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Knock Airport, Knock, Ireland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Knock Airport
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • Man.
Budget
$9.58 / per day
Knock Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • Man.
Europcar
$13.05 / per day
Knock Airport
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • Man.
Avis
$17.04 / per day
Knock Airport
Standard Crossover
Ford Kuga or similar
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$27.90 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Knock Airport
Intermediate SUV
Hyundai Tucson or similar
Hyundai Tucson
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$31.20 / per day
Knock Airport
Premium
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$97.20 / per day
Knock Airport
Full-size SUV
Kia Sportage or similar
Kia Sportage
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • Man.
Budget
$153.73 / per day
Knock Airport
Luxury
BMW 5 series or similar
BMW 5 series
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$187.20 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:59 on 2024-04-21. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Irish
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+353
Average car rental price
$67 per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 50 km/h or 19 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 120 km/h or 50 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.8 / 10
Knock Airport

Airport Car Rental

Knock might be one of the smallest places in the world that has an international airport named after it — according to the latest census, the village in County Mayo has 972 inhabitants. While it doesn’t take long to see everything that this cozy little place has to offer, it can also serve as a starting point from which you can explore the rest of western Ireland. Scenic and culturally unique, these are three of the region’s most interesting attractions: 

  • County Mayo. If you’re arriving in Ireland via Knock Airport, you can’t do much better than explore the region in which you’ve landed. From the Museum of Country Life in Castlebar to the hauntingly beautiful Achill Island, Irish heritage to a good stretch of the Wild Atlantic Drive (often called one of the most scenic drives in Europe), it has plenty to keep you entertained. 
  • Galway. A port city, Galway is known for its active student life, busy cultural scene, colorful architecture, and long, proud history. Galway is also one of the hubs of Irish Gaelic culture (even Galway Cathedral holds mass in both English and Irish). From old castles to great museums and a scenic promenade, the city is a joy to explore.
  • Strandhill. It comes as a surprise to many travelers that Ireland is also a surfing destination! One of the country’s hubs is the coastal village of Strandhill in County Sligo, less than an hour’s drive from Knock Airport. Yes, the water can be cold and the waves powerful, but the magnificent, austere landscapes make this an experience of a lifetime.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Liverpool
  • East Midlands
  • Faro
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham

Main airlines

Ryanair, Flybe, Aer Lingus, AlbaStar, and Evelop Airlines

Terminals

The single airport terminal has two floors with the ground floor divided into an arrivals hall and a departures hall.

Location

Knock Airport is about 20 km (12.5 mi) northeast of the village of Knock, about 55 km (34 mi) south of Sligo, and about 89 km (55 mi) north of Galway.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $31 per day
  • Large cars - from $11 per day
  • Medium cars - from $10 per day
  • Vans - from $125 per day
  • Premium cars - from $97 per day
  • Small cars - from $10 per day
  • SUVs - from $17 per day

Car rental desks

Many are on the ground floor of the terminal building, in the arrivals hall. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

Although the airport is quite small, you’ll find some coffee shops, pubs, and restaurants serving local Irish cuisine, as well as a few shops, including a newsstand and a duty-free outlet, which is in the departures area. There are also ATMs, a currency exchange in both the departures and the arrivals areas, a first aid clinic, a lost property office at the information desk, the Ireland West aviation gallery, and a prayer hall. The airport facilities are equipped for passengers with reduced mobility. Like any other airport in the EU, Knock Airport offers special assistance, but make sure to get in touch with your airline at least 48 hours before arrival if you’d like this service. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Charlestown Service Station at Ballyhaunis Road, Lavy Beg, can be reached in about six minutes and is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. There are many other gas stations near Knock Airport.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Dublin (204 km / 127 mi)
  • Galway (89 km / 55 mi)
  • Cork (271 km / 168 mi)
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Airport info

Rating
8.2
  • Getting to the airport 8.5
  • Check-in and departures 8.8
  • Terminal facilities 8.1
  • Wi-Fi 8.2
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.7
  • Lounge 7.7

Knock Airport (NOC)

  • IATA: NOC
  • ICAO: EIKN
  • Name: Knock Airport (NOC)
  • Distance from city: 3.1 miles / 5 km

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When are car rental prices the lowest at Knock Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Knock Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Knock Airport
$16.52
January
$14.24
February
$25.64
March
$21.13
April
$58.26
May
$46.34
June
$65.64
July
$68.31
August
$38.48
September
$31.39
October
$22.11
November
$34.47
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Knock Airport is February — when rental costs average $14.24 per day. This is 61% cheaper than the yearly average and 79% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $68.31 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Knock Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in June the average rental period is 6 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average number of rental days at Knock Airport
4
January
4
February
5
March
5
April
5
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
5
September
5
October
4
November
6
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Knock Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Knock Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Knock Airport in April, while they are least likely to rent in in November.
Monthly searches at Knock Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
91%
January
106%
February
125%
March
145%
April
81%
May
98%
June
134%
July
127%
August
106%
September
80%
October
49%
November
57%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Budget, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, SUVs
Lowest price $10 per day
Cheapest supplier Budget

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Budget Renault Clio 4 2 Medium cars
Budget Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Budget Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Budget Volkswagen Polo 3 1 Small cars
Budget Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs
Budget Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Budget Skoda Citigo 3 1 Small cars
Budget Dacia Jogger 5 2 Vans
Avis Opel Corsa 4 2 Small cars
Budget Opel Insignia 4 2 Large cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
November 24, 2023
Westport is always lovely
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
October 27, 2023
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United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
September 12, 2023
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Spain
Renault Clio
August 10, 2023
We picked up the car at Knock. Our first stop was Co. Sligo where we stayed in a B&B near to our family - we were there for 4nights. We then drove on to Donegal - a lovely B&B in the town (10 out of 10) only one night, so we will be back. We then drove on to Portrush - we had 2 nights there and it was superb - the countryside and Giants Causeway were stunning. We then headed south to the Midlands to visit more family in Co. Offaly. Total of 12 nights in Ireland and it was fabulous.
Netherlands
Renault Clio
August 8, 2023
Ireland is beautiful💚
Italy
Ford Ka
August 13, 2020
Small airport, excellent service. Beautiful location.
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
August 11, 2020
Seamless from arrival to drop-off. Friendly customer service.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
August 4, 2020
Lovely small airport which provides a great personal service
Australia
Hyundai ix35
January 11, 2020
Great airport to visit the west.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
November 25, 2019
good if you are travelling to County Mayo and don't want to have to drive all the way from Dublin.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
November 13, 2019
Small friendly airport with easy access to rentals.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
October 28, 2019
Make sure they don’t try to sell U the Airport
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
October 4, 2019
Westport is a lovely town. Also drive to Achill island and trip out to Clare island.
United Kingdom
VW Up
September 16, 2019
I love the west coast of Ireland. People so friendly and scenery out of this world.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
August 23, 2019
Knock is a small airport so everything is done with ease
United Kingdom
Toyota Avensis
July 30, 2019
The only reason I would recommend renting at Knock airport is because there is no alternative.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
June 20, 2019
Beautiful coast. Very enjoyable fishing on the Moy river. Friendly people.
United Kingdom
VW Up
June 19, 2019
Knock shrine is a beautiful place to visit, there are lots of shops and places to eat too.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
May 1, 2019
Nice airport. Sligo is a beautiful county. Yeats poems set in area.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
March 29, 2019
Wonderful airport
United Kingdom
VW Up
March 23, 2019
Tiny airport, so quick and efficient
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
March 14, 2019
Pick up area is across a windy and frequently wet walkway!
Ireland
Toyota Corolla
February 11, 2019
Knock, because it is a smaller airport, makes service quick and easy. We have travelled globally and find Knock to be one of our favorite places.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
January 4, 2019
Knock is a good airport, it’s easy to navigate and usually fast to get through. The car hire options are usually good, but the cost is more expensive than other airports. The €10 fee to leave the airport is annoying. It’s a ‘suggested’ fee which is actually compulsory.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
December 11, 2018
I like the airport - very relaxed and friendly.
United Kingdom
VW Up
October 31, 2018
small friendly airport easy to get round
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
October 23, 2018
Pick up keys in airport then an outside walk to the car
Ireland
Toyota Corolla
October 7, 2018
I only wish the autos could either be brought to the terminal or else a shuttle (golf cart) is offered to take us to the cars. We are older and weather is most times inclement at the airport making exposure to the elements to the cars difficult.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
October 5, 2018
Lovely little airport with everything close to hand.
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
September 18, 2018
Never had a problem renting cars at Knock airport. Being a small airport everything is close to hand which gives the personal touch. Have rented cars from the different companies based there, based on price, and hope to continue doing so! Thanks
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Budget
9.1 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Europcar
8.1 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
48
Total rental companies
6
Average daily price
$67.11
Lowest daily price
$9.58
Total cars available
59

Top 6 Suppliers at Knock Airport in 2024

Budget
Exceptional 9.1 / 319 reviews
+353949367577
Knock Airport, Knock, Co. Mayo, F12 C6X9
$10 - $320
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.9 / 9 reviews
+3530719144068
Horan International Airport Knock , Ireland
$14 - $46
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-18:30
Sat:08:00-18:30
Sun:08:00-19:00
Thrifty
Very good 8.5 / 7 reviews
353949367333
CHARLESTOWN
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:30
Tue:07:30-18:30
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-18:30
Sat:08:00-18:30
Sun:08:00-19:00
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.3 / 11 reviews
+353949367707
Arrivals Hall
$13 - $187
Working hours
Mon:08:30-18:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:30-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:30-18:00
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.2 / 21 reviews
+35361206094
MAIN TERMINAL, KNOCK AIRPORT
$14 - $52
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-15:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
Europcar
Very good 8.1 / 7 reviews
+35361206094
MAIN TERMINAL, KNOCK AIRPORT
$13 - $46
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-15:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
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