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Sydney to Shannon Flights
The Airport in Sydney
Kingsford-Smith Airport, also called Sydney Airport, is one of the oldest airports on the planet. It is located at 1 Link Road, Sydney International Terminal, NSW 2020, just six miles from the centre of Sydney. It is the primary hub for Qantas Airlines but also has gates occupied by Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Jetstar, Regional Express, and Virgin Australia airlines, among many others. Use ebookers to find deals on flights to and from Kingsford-Smith airport.
Sydney Airport Parking
There are several airport parking options available, including valet parking at both the domestic and international terminals. Each terminal also has a multi-level parking garage for short-term parking at a cost of 22 AUD per day. If you are staying longer, there are options starting at 68 AUD for a long weekend, 95 AUD for up to fifteen days, and 199 AUD for up to a month. You can save a significant amount of money by booking your parking space in advance online through the official Sydney Airport website. If you don't have a parking reservation, try calling (02) 9352 7001 to find out if there are parking spaces available.
Ground Transportation from Sydney
In Sydney, the train is a popular way to get to the airport, with departures from the Museum station, St. James station, Circular Quay station, Central station, and more. The city bus will also get you there if you take Route 400, but it doesn't have many stops, so you may be better off taking the train from most areas. Taxis are also available, but a taxi ride can take up to half an hour from downtown and will cost you the fare plus any toll road fees, whereas the train covers the same distance in about ten minutes and costs less.
Restaurants in Sydney Airport
You'll find the usual fast food options at Sydney Airport, but there are some upscale options as well is you have extra time. The Danks Street Depot features a changing menu of local, seasonal, and sustainable food, while the Montreax Jazz Café offers music with your meal. Bambini is the perfect place to unwind before your flight with a glass of wine, while Prunier has cocktails and a selection of cavier. Use ebookers to book flights out of Sydney, and spend the money you save on a nice meal before you depart.
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.