Ennis is a good central location for those wishing to visit County Clare, allowing easy access to all the County has to offer.
It is possible to arrange car hire for your trip, but it is not your only option There are several coach companies offering tours and a number of regular daily buses to take you further afield, whether you want to go to the coast or to Galway on market day to wonder around the antique shops there. Bus links to Limerick are also good and the road to Dublin means you can now get there in about two and a half hours.
Shannon Airport (SNN) is just a 20-minute drive from Ennis, making it an ideal base for exploring the county. Shannon Airport is very well served by a wide range of airports from the UK, Continental Europe and the US.
Galway Airport is 66km from Ennis. Kerry Airport is 134km from Ennis with Ireland West Airport Knock and Cork Airport both 143km away. Being just 24km north of Ennis, a taxi/transfer from Shannon airport is considerably less expensive than to Galway.
Taxi companies in Ennis provide a safe, reliable and friendly service to customers every hour of every day. Drivers are friendly, professional and courteous. All hotels can arrange with the operators to book you a taxi for your planned destination. All taxi drivers and vehicles have relevant spsv licences and insurance as set out in Ireland’s regulations.
AAA Taxis Ennis provide a safe, reliable and friendly taxi service and is the only taxi office in Ennis which operates solely out of all the hotels in the town.
The largest taxi service in Ennis is open all day, every-day for a reliable, traceable service for customers.
Ennis has its own railway station that offers regular journeys to Limerick and Dublin, with at least 9 services daily, with additional services to Dublin and Cork on Sundays, but one less to Galway on a Sunday.
- Ennis – Limerick – Nine daily services
- Ennis – Galway – Five daily services except for four on Sunday
- Ennis – Dublin – Nine daily services, 10 on Sunday
- Ennis – Cork – Seven daily services, with nine on Sunday
Bus Éireann have regular buses to Ennis from Shannon, Galway, Limerick, Cork and Dublin. The services are friendly, efficient and good value for money. It is worth checking news pages for bus companies for updates and any temporary changes to services, including bank holiday schedules, road works and more. For buses to Limerick and Dublin, passengers are usually requested to arrive at their stop 10 minutes in advance of the scheduled departure time.
Dublin Coach provides luxury transport to and from Ennis and nationally across Ireland. There are up to 25 services daily at peak times for express journeys between Ennis, Limerick, Kildare and Dublin. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, luxury leather seating and spacious leg room on the fleet of world-class luxury coaches.