The Region is easily reached by road or rail and the mileage chart featured gives distances.

Ennis, Limerick and Galway City are on the National Train grid and have daily services from Dublin. Limerick City is the Shannon Region's major rail hub and bus connections can also take you onward to Ennis and points in Clare. Clare and Galway are also well serviced by a network of Bus Routes.

By air the easiest way to reach Clare is via Shannon International Airport. There are scheduled flights to Shannon daily, on a year-round basis from Dublin, London, Manchester and Birmingham and a several times weekly service between Belfast and Shannon. From Europe, there is a high frequency service from Paris (from 1999) And during the summer there are charter series directly to Shannon from cities in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Norway and Denmark.

High frequency direct schedule or charter flights, year-round, to Shannon operate from some of the major cities in North America including New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Toronto.
Shannon also has a number of schedule flights weekly from Moscow, Minsk and Amman.
There is also an Airport in Galway which offers domestic flights.

Sea ferry services operate, year-round, from the U.K. and France.
Ferries travel to Cork, Rosslare, Dun Laoghaire and Dublin ferryports.
Larne is approx. 5 hours.