County Clare is home to Shannon International Airport. See the daily services on www.shannonairport.comShannon airport, with services to Europe, the U.K. and the U.S.A., lies at the heart of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s coastal touring route that spans seven of Ireland's counties, taking in breath-taking scenery along the way. From Donegal to Galway, Clare to Kerry and onto Cork, the Wild Atlantic Way is a journey of discovery and has something for everyone to enjoy.
Other airports in Ireland include:
Bus Eireann provides connections to and from all of Ireland's major cities. Main Office: Tel: +353 (0)61 313333.
There is a bus station in Ennis Town which will provide you with a timetable of daily services. Tel +353 (0)65 6824177. There are a number of bus stops located around Co. Clare. Visit the Bus Eireann website for a timetable and Bus Stop locations: http://www.buseireann.ie/site/airport_services/shannon.asp
Other Bus providers in Clare include:
Clare Accessible Transport, Feakle, Co Clare Tel +353 (0)61 924375 http://www.catconnects.ie/ Clare Accessible Transport runs a community transport group, where it operates a travel demand centre to operate a fleet of four low floor accessible buses throughout East Clare and other parts of Co Clare.
Citylink provide a service between Shannon Airport and Galway city. Tel: +353 (0)91 564163 http://www.citylink.ie/timetable-galw2shan.htm
JJ Kavanagh & Sons provide a service between Shannon Airport, Limerick and Dublin Airport. Tel: +353 (0)56 8831106 http://www.jjkavanagh.ie/
Galway to Lahinch Hop on Hop off Bus Service. Service operates seven days a week from April to October 31. Leaving Galway Coach Station, Forster Street at 08.00 a.m. daily the coach stops at various locations along the route and returns to Galway in the evening, to arrive back at Galway Coach Station at 06.35 p.m. www.galwaybayexecutivetravel.ie
Other Local Clare Bus Operators include:
Ennis Town hosts 14 FREE coach parking spaces at Friars Walk Coach Park, Ennis. Facilities at the coach park include:
• Water Supply for Coach Washing
• Waste Water Disposal Facilities (toilet drop)
• 24 hour CCTV Monitoring
• Drivers Lounge in the Temple gate Hotel with CCTV & free wi-fi
• Passenger Drop off/Pick up facility with Bus Shelter
Tel: +353 (0)61 471770
Fax: +353 (0)61 471827
Dooley Car Rentals
Tel: +353 (0)61 471098
Fax: +353 (0)61 472740
Tel: +353 (0)1 429 0200
Tel: +353 (0)61 701200
Fax: +353 (0)61 701201
Hertz Rent a Car
Tel: +353 (0)61 471639
Fax: +353 (0)61 361191
Irish Car Rentals
Tel: +353 (0)61 206088
Fax: +353 (0)61 326766
353 Car Rental
Tel: +353 (0)61 472633
Fax: +353 (0)61 472000
Avis Rent a Car
Tel: +353 (0)61 715600
Fax: +353 (0)61 471672
Budget Rent a Car
Tel: +353 (0)61 471361
Fax: +353 (0)61 471688
Sixt Car Rental
Rhino Car Hire
Tel: +353 (1)800 814105
Cycling in county Clare could not be better with more than a few country roads and byways leading to seaside coves, rural villages and towns, castles and historic sites. There are several places to rent bikes with daily and weekly rates available.
Tierney Cycles, Fishing and Hobbies,
Tephone: +353 (0)65 6829433
Fax: +353 (0)65 6843466
Telephone 00353 (0) 65-9051107
Gleesons Cycles Bicycle Hire,
Telephone 00353 (0)65-9051127
Loop Head Adventures Ltd,
Cycling tours and bike rental,
Telephone:+353 (0)65 905 8875
Burren Bike Rental,
Telephone:00 353 (0)65 707 7061
Williams Rent A Bike,
Telephone: +353 (0)65 9056041
Shannonside Activity and Sailing Centre,
Telephone: +353 (0)61 376714
Irish Bike Hire,
There are two passenger ferry operators which sail from Doolin pier to the Aran Islands:
Doolin Ferries & O’Brien Line
Phone: +353 (0)65 7074189
Fax: 065 7074466
Doolin Ferries & O'Brien Line operate two modern comfortable vessels which meet the highest safety standards set down by the Irish department of the Marine. Doolin Ferries is operated by the local O’Brien family. The service was originally carried out using traditional local boats called “currachs”.
Aran Island Fast Ferries
Phone: +353 (0)65 7074550
Aran Islands Fast Ferries is the fastest recorded ferry service ever to the Aran Islands with sea travelling time of only 20 minutes, from Doolin to Inis Óirr.
You can enjoy the indoor luxury accommodation and panoramic views from this 36 seater fast ferry and enjoy the safety and comfort or embarking and disembarking from the pier at Doolin without the use of currachs to get to bigger boats.
This luxury fast ferry assures you speed and comfort at all times. An hourly service operates at peak periods, the only re-scheduling of sailings which may occur will be at spring tides.
A courtesy bus shuttle is available from local hostels and hotels.
There is one car/passenger ferry which operates from Killimer to Tarbert:
Shannonferry Group Limited
Phone: +353 (0)65 9053124
The main tourist routes of the West of Ireland's Shannon Region are linked via the Killimer-Tarbert car ferry.
This pleasant, 20 minute journey across the Shannon Estuary will save 85 miles (137 km) from ferry terminal to ferry terminal providing a staging point for the many attractions of Clare, Kerry and adjoining counties.
Taxi companies in County Clare
East Clare Region
East Clare Cabs (9 Seater- Airport Transfers & Day Tours)
T: 087 2704380
AAA Taxi 065 - 6892999
Ace Taxis 065 - 6845678
Base Taxi 065 - 6820511
Burren Taxi 065 - 6823456
The Taxi Company 065 - 7075000
Eoin Corry 087 - 2875155 (car)
Noel O Connor 086 - 8127049 (car)
Tom 086 - 8139090 (car)
Tonys cab 087 - 2422950 (car)
Dial a Merc 086 - 1937114 (car)
Around the Loop Transport 087 - 9602047
Serving: Kilkee, Kilrush, Doonbeg and Loophead Area
Joe Carmody (Killimer) 086 - 2741947 (7-seater and mini-bus)
Tom and Sue Garrihy 086 - 2516173 (7-seater)
Liscannor Cab and Mini Bus 086 - 834 6450 (car & mini bus)
Peter Mooney 087 - 2069019 (car)
Milltown Malbay/Quilty Region
Jim and Bernie Hamilton 086 -2537080 (car)
J.J. Clancy 087 - 2776393 (bus)
Johnny Foran 087 - 9527323 (bus)
Josie Killeen 087 - 2778307 (wagen)
Kara Foran 086 - 0741487 (7-seater)
Luke and Patricia Flannery 086 - 6027000 (7-seater)
Matt Keating 086 - 6049444 (car)
Pat Lysaght 086 - 8457131 (mini-bus) 085 - 1319798 (mini-bus)
Peter Murrihy 087 - 6110887 (mini-bus)
Peter Power 087 - 262369 (mini-bus)
P.J. OConnor 086 - 8237171 (mini-bus)
Tom O Halloran 087 - 9683427 (car)
Tony Dooley 087 - 2737018 (mini-bus)
Tony McInerney 087 - 2504667 (mini-bus)
Paul Donnelan 087 - 6534962 (7-seater)
Shannon Airport Region
A2B Cabs 061-705366 / 087-6871985 open 24hours
Car and 7 seater Mini bus available. Airport transfers and tours of the Southern Region.
Shamrock Cabs Shannon 061 - 364544 (car and 6-seater)
Website: http://www.shannon2galway.com/. Website to book tours and airport transfers in the west of Ireland
McLoughlin Taxi operates chauffeured limo services from Shannon Airport
The only train station in County Clare is in Ennis town which offers daily services to Limerick, Cork, Dublin and Galway.
Ennis Train Station
Telephone 00353(0) 65-6840444
Visit http://www.irishrail.ie/home/ to view the timetable.
Ireland is famous for its wild beauty and no trip is complete without visiting Co. Clare.
Outdoor adventure, hiking and walking tours are just some of the things to do!.
Plan your holiday or weekend break in Clare. Whether travelling by plane, train or automobile, check out the transport available and save time for when you are out and about.