Chicago to Shannon Flights
Chicago Airports: O'Hare and Midway
There are two major international airports serving the greater Chicago area. O'Hare International Airport, the fourth busiest airport in the world with more than sixty-six million travellers per year, is located at 10000 West O'Hare Avenue, just nineteen miles north-west of downtown Chicago. Midway International Airport is located at 5600 South Cicero Avenue, just eleven miles south-west of the city's centre. The two airports are serviced by most major domestic airlines and many of the largest international air passenger carriers, offering direct and connecting flights to cities across the country and around the world. Visit ebookers when you're ready to begin your travel planning to get access to some of the most affordable air fares available.
Parking at the Chicago Airports
O'Hare and Midway both offer a variety of parking options, including hourly, daily, short-term, long-term, and economy parking. Expect to pay between $14 and $53 per day at Midway airport, plus city and country taxes. O'Hare offers rates of $9 to $53 per day for parking. The $9 rate is offered in the economy lot, which also offers free shuttle service to and from the airport. There are several hotels that offer stay-and-park options near both airports as well as off-site lots that also offer free shuttle service to and from the airports.
Ground Transportation in Chicago
The most affordable airport transportation options are the CTL "L" train or the Pace bus. Both offer scheduled service to and from the airports for just a few dollars. You can also hop on the Metra North Central Service train to get to O'Hare. Taxis are plentiful in the Chicago area. Expect to pay between $35 and $40 to get to O'Hare from downtown Chicago and $25 to $30 to Midway. Once you've figured out your ground transportation in Chicago, visit ebookers to reserve your rental car at your final destination.
Restaurants at Chicago Airports
Midway airport offers a variety of eating places throughout the terminals and in the airport's food court. You'll be able to grab a bite at eateries such as Hudson's Euro Café, Get Snacked, and Manny's Express. At O'Hare, you'll have even more options. You can grab a pretzel at Auntie Anne's, get a cup of java at Berghoff Café, indulge in tasty baked goods at Brioche Doree, or get a healthy smoothie at B-Smooth. If you prefer to nosh before you arrive at the airport, you'll find plenty of diners, cafes, and coffee shops surrounding each of the airports in and around the Chicago suburbs.
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.
Cheap flights from Chicago to Shannon
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Chicago and Shannon airports and terminals
Airports in ChicagoIL, US
Midway Airport (MDW)
Distance from City Center: 15.3 kilometers
O'Hare Airport (ORD)
Distance from City Center: 24.3 kilometers
Terminals and carriers for flights from ORD to SNN
Terminal Carriers Terminal 1 United Airlines
Aircraft options between Chicago and Shannon
|Boeing 757-200 Passenger||United Airlines|
Flight schedule for flights from Chicago to Shannon on Mon, Dec 9, 2013
|Carrier||Flight #||Departing||Arriving||Aircraft||Flight time|
|American Airlines/Aer Lingus||AA1119/EI134||ORD||13:20||SNN||06:10||738/332||10hr 50min|
|American Airlines/United Airlines||AA1119/UA7634||ORD||13:20||SNN||06:10||738/332||10hr 50min|
|American Airlines/Lufthansa||AA3748/LH7980||ORD||12:35||SNN||06:55||CR7/752||12hr 20min|
|American Airlines/United Airlines||AA3748/UA25||ORD||12:35||SNN||06:55||CR7/752||12hr 20min|
|American Airlines/Lufthansa||AA4281/LH7980||ORD||14:55||SNN||06:55||E75/752||10hr 0min|
|US Airways/Lufthansa||US6408/LH7980||ORD||13:00||SNN||06:55||320/752||11hr 55min|
|US Airways/United Airlines||US6408/UA25||ORD||13:00||SNN||06:55||320/752||11hr 55min|
|US Airways/Lufthansa||US6862/LH7980||ORD||14:10||SNN||06:55||320/752||10hr 45min|
|US Airways/United Airlines||US6862/UA25||ORD||14:10||SNN||06:55||320/752||10hr 45min|
|American Airlines/Aer Lingus||AA54/EI3601||ORD||18:00||SNN||10:35||757/AT4||10hr 35min|
|Finnair/Aer Lingus||AY5792/EI3601||ORD||18:00||SNN||10:35||757/AT4||10hr 35min|
|British Airways/Aer Lingus||BA1500/EI3601||ORD||18:00||SNN||10:35||757/AT4||10hr 35min|
|Iberia/Aer Lingus||IB4194/EI3601||ORD||18:00||SNN||10:35||757/AT4||10hr 35min|
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