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Last Updated: 24th April, 2024

Shannon Airport Car Hire Network provides discount car rental from the following rent a car companies. Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Budget Dollar, National Car Rental, Sixt rent a car, Thrifty Europcar. Shannon Airport is a great location to rent a car fro touring the West of Ireland. Car Hire for 19 to 80 years All Inclusive Greece

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Shannon International Airport located in Co Clare beside the Shannon Estuary in the West of Ireland. It allows passengers easy access to travel on to Limerick, Galway, Dublin, Tipperary, Kerry, Cork, or Waterford. Shannon International Airport offers a stop off point for many transatlantic flights. We can arrange one way rentals so you can drop the car back at Dublin Airport, Cork Airport or Kerry Airport.

Shannon Car Rental FAQ

Which is the best car hire company at Shannon Airport in Ireland?

Based on feedback from over 10,000 customers who hired a car at at Shannon Airport, Thrifty Car Hire have the best customer satisfaction rating with a score of 9.4 out of a maximum of 10 points.

Can I rent a car at Shannon Airport Ireland if I am over 70?

Yes, you can hire a car in Shannon from some car rental companies up to 75 years of age with no extra charges. Contact us we will be glad to assist you by comparing the leading car hire companies to get you the best deal.

Can I rent a car at Shannon Airport if I am under 25?

You can hire a car at Shannon Airport at 21 years of age, with additional fees. Young driver's age: 21 to 24 years. Charge 38 EUR per day. Includes 18% tax. Please contact us and we will be glad to explain how to get the best deals for your age group.

Can I take a car cross border from Shannon Airport to Belfast Northern Ireland?

Yes this is possible, however some of the car hire companies in Ireland will charge fa small fee for this. Compare car companies in seconds on AirportCarHire.com to see which ones are free

Can I take a rental car from Shannon and drop it off in Dublin, Cork or Belfast?

Yes some car hire companies will allow you to pick up your rental car at Shannon and drop it off in Dublin, Cork or Belfast. You will need to let them know before hand. There may be an additional one way rental fee if you leave the car in a different location to the pick location.

How long do I need to hold a licence in order to rent a car at Shannon Airport?

A full licence held for minimum of 1 year with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photo card.

What documents do I need to hire a car at Shannon Airport?

The principle driver will need to have the following documents in his or her name. A full licence, a credit card, the voucher we will send you when you complete your booking, and a passport. A printed version of your voucher must be produced upon arrival at the rental desk. Failure to present the voucher means the car rental agent may charge you at the local rates. If your form of identification does not include or match your current address, then a separate printed proof of address is required

What is the fuel policy for a hire car at Shannon Airport?

This will depend on the car hire supplier you select. The vast majority of cars have a full to full fuel policy, which means your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel. To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it. You can also choose pick up full return empty. This maybe more convenient if you wish to drop the car back without delays, but it will be more expensive.

Car Rental Companies in Shannon

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Car Hire Companies Rating at Shannon Airport

This rating is taken from feedback we received from over 10,000 customers that booked car hire at Shannon Airport Ireland in the last 12 months.

Easirent 6.1

Avis 7.9

Budget 7.9

Europcar 7.9

Alamo 8.0

Enterprise 8.0

Hertz 8.2

Carhire.ie 8.3

Sixt 8.4

Thrifty 9.4

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Shannon Airport Information

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Cork City

Airport Name: Shannon International Airport
Address: Shannon Airport, Co Clare, Ireland
City: Shannon
Country: Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)61 712000
Time Zone: GMT
Driving Directions to Shannon Airport From Limerick take the N18 - 24 kms
From Galway take the N18 - 92 kms
From Cork take the N20 129 kms
From Waterford take the N24 - 153 kms
From Kerry take the N21 - 135 kms
Car Parking: Long and Short Term Parking Facilities available
Taxi service: Available in front of terminal
Bus service:
Car Hire: The car rental desks are located in the arrivals hall
Information Desk: Information Desk is located in Shannon Airport terminal along with the tourist information office and tour desks.
Disabled Facilities: Facilities: Passengers should make arrangements for Person with Reduced Mobility assistance directly with their airline, however non pre-booked assistance can also be requested from One Complete Solution Ltd (OCS) at the airport on the day of travel. The service is available daily between 04:30 and midnight and shall be extended for situations such as delayed / diverted flights outside of normal hours of operation. On arrival at the airport OCS can be contacted for assistance from any of the contact points in the short term car park or long term car parks 1, 2 or 3.

Shannon International Airport offers shops, pubs, restaurants and Bureau de Change :
Executive Lounges
VIP rooms for corporate events
Free Wifi Access throughout Shannon Airport
Left Luggage Facility
Porterage Facility for bags
A small oratory for visitors with Roman Catholic Mass on Sunday at 08.45
Full US Preclearance facilities to passengers travelling to the USA.

Shannon See & Do

Bunratty Castle

The Shannon area has a wealth of visitor attractions in the County Clare area and is also close for touring Limerick, Kerry and Galway.

The County of Clare offers many visiting experiences such as Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, just a short distance from Shannon Airport and also enjoy an overnight stay in the wonderful Dromloand Castle. The Burren area in County Clare known for its unusual flora and fauna in this area, and walking in Kilfenora, also enjoy a traditional Irish music session and dancing in Doolin and Miltown Malby or visit the breath taking Cliffs of Moher with views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Allwee Caves

Explore the Ailwee Caves and Doolin Cave. The Shannon Region is home to the River Shannon, Irelands longest river which offers a chance for visitors to enjoy a cruise or barge holiday on the Shannon which has 150 miles available to navigate on these beautiful Irish waterways.  Lough Derg the largest lake of this waterway offers some beautiful scenery and enjoy walking the Slieve Felim Way through Limerick & Tipperary. Take a visit to the beautiful medieval village of Adare,  with its picturesque thatched cottage lined main street, just 40 minutes from Shannon Airport. While in Adare visit the sights such as Desmond Castle, The Augustinian Priory, the beautiful Adare village park, The Holy Trinitarian Abbey, The Franciscan Friary and home to the renowned Adare Manor.

Proceed to Limerick with attractions such as King John's Castle, the Hunt Museum to a visit of Foynes Flying Boat Museum.

A trip to Kerry would not be possible without viewing Muckross House & Gardens, Ross Castle in Killarney and a trip out to see Killarney Lakes by pony and trap (jaunting cars), passing through Molls Gap, enjoy the view from Ladies View and the Torc Waterfall. Visit the Dingle region in Kerry and take a ferry to look for the friendly dolphin "Fungi" and maybe enjoy a swim with him! The beauty of the Dingle Peninsula has played host to many films including Ryan's Daughter with Robert Mitchum and John Mills and Sarah Mills and Far & Away staring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

Muckross House Killarney

Travel on and enjoy Sneem, take a boat trip out to Skellig Michael monastic UNESCO World Heritage site. Waterville a favourite visiting spot of Charlie Chaplin and his family. Kerry offers some wonderful beaches and bays around the area including Dingle Bay, Kells Bay, Rossbeigh Strand, Brandon Bay and Ballyheigue and Ballybunion Beaches.  Derrynane, Ventry and Inch Beach, all Blue Flag beaches.

A visit to Birr Castle Demesne in South Offaly can be enjoyed, home to 'The Great Telescope' build in the 1840's by the Third Earl of Rosse, or walking in the Slieve Bloom mountains and take in a visit to the large monastic site of Clonmacnoise. Birr Castle Demesne plays host also to the Irish Hot Air Balloon Championships in September. Explore Nenagh Castle in Tipperary built by an ancestor of the Butlers of Ormonde, Theobald FitzWalter, also in Nenagh see the remains of the Franciscan Friary, the Gate House of the former Gaol and an example of Gothic architecture in the local parish Church of St Mary's.

Golf in the Shannon and surrounding areas is plentiful, choose from any of the below for just a selection of Irish Golf Links and Courses:

  • Lahinch Golf Course - Links golfing
  • Doonbeg Golf Club
  • Woodstock Golf Club
  • Kilrush Golf Club
  • Ennis Golf Club
  • Shannon Golf Club
  • Dromland Golf Course
  • Adare Manor Golf Club
  • Waterville Golf Course - Links golfing

Hotels Near Shannon Airport

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Park Inn Shannon

The Park Inn Shannon Airport Hotel is the ideal stopover for those catching an early flight or arriving late and offers excellent value to both business and leisure guests. Shannon Free Zone & Technology Park, Westpark and Smithtown Industrial Estate are only 5 minutes drive from the Park Inn Shannon Airport making it the perfect hotel for business travellers. The hotel is also an ideal base to explore popular attractions such as Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Ballycasey Craft and Design Centre, the Burren, County Clare, Adare or Limerick with attractions such as King John's Castle, Hunt Museum and the newly built Thomond Park, home of Munster Rugby in Ireland.

Oak Wood Arms Hotel

Oak Wood Arms Hotel The hotel is just 3km from Shannon Airport and provides an excellent base from which to explore all that the West of Ireland has to offer - including Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cragganowen & The Cliffs of Moher. Relax with a pint in Sophies Lounge while watching a match on on our big screen. Alternative enjoy dinner in our Palm Court Restaurant, which offers a mouth watering selection of options in a beautiful setting.

Shannon Court Hotel

Shannon Court Hotel, Ballycasey , Shannon Town, Just minutes from Shannon International Airport & Industrial area, Shannon Court Hotel serves as an ideal base for exploring the surrounding Clare & Limerick region. The Old Lodge Pub & Rising Dragon Oriental & European Restaurant are a lively centre of activity, complemented by superb accommodation of a 3 star standard. Close to Limerick, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher and Ennis Town

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