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Columbus to Shannon Flights
Port Columbus International Airport
Travellers leaving Columbus, Ohio, by air will fly out of Port Columbus International Airport, located at 4600 International Gateway, about six miles east of downtown. This airport is a major travel hub, offering over one hundred direct flights to thirty-four airports in many major domestic and international cities. Fifteen airlines fly out of this airport, including American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, and US Airways. The airport has three terminals and forty-four gates. The best way to find cheap airfare from Columbus to your desired destination is to use ebookers to compare flights and book your travel.
Parking at Port Columbus International Airport
If you plan to drive yourself to the airport, you have a number of parking options. The airport offers a six-level parking garage that is connected to the terminals by a walkway. Levels three through six offer long-term parking at a rate of $17 per day. Short-term parking is located adjacent to levels four through six, and the cost is $27 per day. The airport also offers green, red, and blue long-term parking lots. The green lot is the cheapest and farthest away, charging only $4 per day. The red lot is a bit closer to the terminal and charges $6 per day. The blue lot is the closest to the terminal and charges $7 per day for the uncovered portion of the lot and $9 per day for the covered portion. There is a free shuttle service that will take you from these lots to the terminals. The blue lot offers shuttles that will pick you up and drop you off at your car.
Airport Ground Transportation
Getting to the airport is a breeze. You can take a ten-minute taxi ride from downtown for about $25. Two public bus routes stop at the airport. Route 92 runs to the airport regularly throughout the year, and Route 52 runs during school breaks. The bus fare is $2 per passenger. A dedicated airport shuttle service operated by Arch Transportation (614-252-2277) also runs from downtown to the airport every twenty minutes.
Dining Options at the Airport
Port Columbus International Airport has a number of options for grabbing a bite to eat before your flight. Tim Hortons, Cup O' Joe, and Burger King sell coffee and pastries for morning travellers, while Charley's Grilled Subs and MoJoe Lounge offer lunch for the midday traveller.
Flying to Shannon
Travellers flying into the relatively new Irish town of Shannon will land at Shannon Airport, a little over three miles south-west of the town. The airport was founded in 1942, forty years before Shannon was given township status. Several airlines serve the airport, including British Airways, Atlasjet, and Aer Lingus. Find great fares on these and other airlines with ebookers.
Transportation from Shannon Airport
Renting a car can be a convenient option for your visit, and five rental car agencies have on-site desks at the airport. If you would rather hail a taxi, the airport cab desk is located in the arrival area of the terminal and can assist you in scheduling transportation. The cab fare to the centre of town will cost approximately €10, although exact fares are agreed upon by driver and passenger. Bus services are also available through Bus Eireann. If you are traveling to another city, JJ Kavanaugh and Sons runs service to Limerick and Dublin Airport.
Weather in Shannon
The weather in Shannon tends to be cool and damp throughout most of the year, so bringing along jackets, warm clothing, and gloves is always a good idea. The high temperature in the warmest month of August averages 20°C, while the average low temperature in the coldest months of January and February is 2°C. December receives the most rain, so make sure to pack your umbrella.
What to Do in Shannon
The summer months of July through August are the busiest for tourism in Shannon, so expect to pay more for hotel rooms and flights during these months. If cold and wet weather doesn't bother you, plan to visit the area in February, when hotels are relatively empty and great rates can be had. Make sure to visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park while you're in Shannon, and take part in a fabulous medieval banquet. The Cliffs of Moher and the adjacent O'Brien's Tower are two popular tourist attractions located just a short drive from Shannon. Bring your binoculars and spend some time bird watching among Ireland's largest colony of puffins.