Car Rental at Shannon Airport

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Shannon Airport, Shannon, Ireland
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500+ Trusted Suppliers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$12.44 per day
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • Man.
Flizzr
$16.67 per day
Compact
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • Man.
Budget
$22.39 per day
Intermediate
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$36.97 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$41.80 / per day
Full-size
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$59.43 / per day
Luxury
Volvo V60 or similar
Volvo V60
  • 5
  • 6
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
$71.30 / per day
Premium
BMW 5 Series or similar
BMW 5 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$90.22 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2023-01-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
English,
Irish
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Left-hand side
Country code
353
Average car rental price
$43.90 / per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.9
Shannon Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Located in County Clare in the western part of Ireland, Shannon Airport serves not only the nearby town of the same name but also the larger surrounding region. Here are three of the most interesting attractions near the airport that can be easily reached with a car:

  • Galway. The largest city in Western Ireland, Galway is one of Ireland’s most popular destinations — some travelers even prefer it over Dublin. A student city, it is known for its colorful architecture, strong Irish Gaelic heritage, and access to famous nature sites like the Aran Islands and Connemara Mountains. The trip from Shannon Airport takes about one hour.
  • Limerick. The city of Limerick might seem rough around the edges and might not have much of a reputation as a tourist destination, but there’s actually plenty for a curious traveler to discover. Attractions include a number of impressive castles and cathedrals like King John’s Castle and St. John’s Cathedral, as well as the surprisingly diverse Hunt Museum of art. The trip from Shannon Airport takes only about thirty minutes.
  • Burren National Park. One of Ireland’s six national parks, Burren might not be especially large but features a surprising variety of landscapes like woodlands, meadows, and limestone hills. Go on a walk along one of its many hiking trails and you might spot an otter, a wild goat, a golden plover, or one of the other wildlife species inhabiting the area. Burren is about half an hour’s drive northwest of the airport.

Top international routes

  • London
  • New York City
  • Boston
  • Manchester
  • Malaga
  • Faro

Main airlines

Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Air Europa, Delta Air Lines, and Helvetic Airways

Terminals

The single airport terminal serves all domestic and international flights.

Location

Shannon Airport is about 5.5 km (3.4 mi) southwest of Shannon Town, 25 km (16 mi) west of Limerick, and 93 km (58 mi) south of Galway. Motorway N19 and Smithstown Road are the main roads connecting the airport to Shannon. Motorways N19, N18, R445, Clonmacken Road, and Cratloe Road are the main routes connecting the airport to Limerick.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $37 per day
  • Large cars - from $53 per day
  • Medium cars - from $42 per day
  • Vans - from $96 per day
  • Small cars - from $31 per day
  • SUVs - from $70 per day

Car rental desks

Many are located on the ground floor of the airport. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

You’ll find some shops, including a gift shop, a bookstore, a newsstand, and a duty-free shop that’s located after the security check. There are a few coffee shops, snack bars, and a full-service restaurant. You’ll also find ATMs, currency exchanges, a bank, a hotel opposite the main terminal, a children’s play area, baby changing facilities, a Catholic prayer room, a post office, and an amusement arcade. Luggage storage is located in the arrivals hall and is open daily from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. The airport is well equipped for travelers with reduced mobility, and special assistance is offered, but be sure to contact your airline in advance if you’d like this service. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Top Oil gas station, at N19 E20, can be reached in about six minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near Shannon Airport and on the way to Shannon and Limerick.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Dublin (228 km / 142 mi)
  • Cork (125 km / 78 mi)
  • Galway (93 km / 58 mi)
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Airport info

Rating
7.4
  • Getting to the airport 6.8
  • Check-in and departures 8.0
  • Terminal facilities 6.6
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 7.0
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.2
  • Lounge 5.5

Shannon Airport (SNN)

  • IATA: SNN
  • ICAO: EINN
  • Name: Shannon Airport (SNN)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 19,296
  • Passengers (per year): 1,751,500
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Email: customercomments@shannonairport.com

Top 6 Locations near Shannon Airport

  1. 17.3 km / 10.8 miles away
  2. Car Rental at Kerry Airport from $16.71 per day
    70.8 km / 44.0 miles away
  3. Car Rental at Cork Airport from $13.86 per day
    100.1 km / 62.2 miles away
  4. Car Rental at Knock Airport from $16.71 per day
    134.5 km / 83.6 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Dublin Airport from $13.86 per day
    194.6 km / 120.9 miles away
  6. 263.2 km / 163.6 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Shannon Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Shannon Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Shannon Airport
$15.41
January
$32.16
February
$35.68
March
$20.54
April
$60.98
May
$18.65
June
$34.33
July
$49.17
August
$48.48
September
$40.73
October
$132.92
November
$132.92
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Shannon Airport is January when prices for an Economy class start from $15.41. You can see that this is 70% cheaper than the yearly average and 88% cheaper than renting a car in November (when rental prices start at $132.92 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are just average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most frequent rental length at Shannon Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in December the average rental period is 9 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length
7
January
6
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
6
August
8
September
5
October
7
November
9
December

Which is the busiest month for car rental at Shannon Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Shannon Airport in July, while they are least likely to to rent in in December.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
93%
January
84%
February
93%
March
111%
April
137%
May
122%
June
144%
July
123%
August
88%
September
81%
October
65%
November
60%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Budget Renault Clio 4 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
SIXT VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Budget Volkswagen Polo 3 1 Small cars
Budget Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Budget Ford Ka 2 1 Small cars
SIXT Toyota Yaris Aut. 5 1 Small cars

FAQ

What are the categories of vehicles available on DiscoverCars.com?
The categories of vehicles available include Mini, Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, and Minivans.
What is the minimum age to rent a car?
The minimum age to rent a vehicle in Shannon is 23. Keep in mind that drivers under the age of 25 will also be charged a young driver fee.
Is it compulsory to have a credit card to rent a car?
Yes, a credit card issued in the name of the driver is required to rent a car in most cases.
Can I rent a baby or child seat?
Yes, it is possible to rent a baby or child seat. You may either request this at the time of booking or at the rental desk. There is an additional fee that will be listed on the booking page and your voucher in most cases.

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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
January 24, 2023
Saw multiple elderly relatives whom I had not seen for years, as well as some old friends I have known for decades. Not much sightseeing but all family events went well. Very glad for a reliable car from Flizzr!
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
December 18, 2022
Cliffs of Moher Shops Food
United States of America (USA)
VW Touran
November 27, 2022
Drive slow and safe...Enjoy every moment, the people are lovely..Countryside is beautiful..My family and I will be back☘
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Rav4
October 18, 2022
Drove around Northwest Ireland for two weeks. Driving there is challenging but the beauty of the country makes it well worth it. Just get the smallest car that will comfortably fit the number of occupants and luggage.
United States of America (USA)
VW Polo
September 23, 2022
For people not used to driving on left, the roundabouts need to be entered at a slow pace. Navigation is important to help drivers see where they enter and leave roundabouts. Tolls on the motorway should be clearer. 2 euro coins in the basket is certainly the best way to be prepared and have on hand.
Poland
Toyota Corolla
February 16, 2020
Little choice of places to eat at departures. Duty free is good.
Ireland
Renault Clio
January 28, 2020
Before you reach the airport at least two days you can find a car with a good prices
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
January 12, 2020
First class
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
August 27, 2019
Get off plane quickly
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
August 20, 2019
Easy collection and return of car. Travelled all over south west Ireland, better keeping to the main roads. Signposts went missing on minor roads.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
July 26, 2019
Shannon airport is a lovely airport, which is very well laid out with very friendly and supportive staff.
United States of America (USA)
Skoda Octavia Combi
May 12, 2019
Easy pickup and shuttle to the location

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
SIXT
9.01 / 10
Lowest rated company
Easirent
7.6 / 10
Total number of reviews
14
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$43.90
Lowest daily price
$12.44
Total cars available
145

Top 12 Suppliers at Shannon Airport in 2023

SIXT
Exceptional 9 / 10 reviews
+35312352030
Shannon Airport V14 EE06 Shannon
$30 - $129
Thrifty
Exceptional 9 / 8 reviews
061471369
Shannon Airport
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:00
Tue:05:30-23:00
Wed:05:30-23:00
Thu:05:30-23:00
Fri:05:30-23:59
Sat:05:30-23:00
Sun:05:30-23:00
Budget
Excellent 8.9 / 61 reviews
+35361471361
Shannon Airport, Ballyhennessy, Shannon, Co. Clare
$22 - $216
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Alamo
Excellent 8.9 / 5 reviews
+353061704914
Ground Floor Terminal Building Shannon Airp, Ayle, Ennis, Co. Clare
$33 - $111
Working hours
Mon:05:30-15:30
Tue:05:30-15:30
Wed:05:30-15:30
Thu:05:30-15:30
Fri:05:30-15:30
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7 / 4 reviews
+35361704914
Ground Floor, Terminal Building Shannon Airp
$33 - $112
Working hours
Mon:05:30-15:30
Tue:05:30-15:30
Wed:05:30-15:30
Thu:05:30-15:30
Fri:05:30-15:30
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.7 / 6 reviews
+35361206040
MAIN TERMINAL, SHANNON AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-22:00
Wed:05:00-22:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
Fri:05:00-22:00
Sat:05:00-22:00
Sun:05:00-22:00
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.6
+353061471369
SHANNON AIRPORT
$18 - $49
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:00
Tue:05:30-23:00
Wed:05:30-23:00
Thu:05:30-23:00
Fri:05:30-23:59
Sat:05:30-23:00
Sun:05:30-23:00
National
National
Excellent 8.5
061704914
Shannon Airport Co Clare
Working hours
Mon:05:30-18:00
Tue:05:30-18:00
Wed:05:30-18:00
Thu:05:30-18:00
Fri:05:30-18:00
Sat:05:30-18:00
Sun:05:30-18:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.4 / 1 reviews
+35361715600
Arrivals Hall
$17 - $204
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:15; 05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-21:00
Wed:05:00-21:00
Thu:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-22:30
Sat:05:00-22:30
Sun:05:00-23:45
Europcar
Excellent 8.4
+35361206040
MAIN TERMINAL, SHANNON AIRPORT
$22 - $90
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-22:00
Wed:05:00-22:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
Fri:05:00-22:00
Sat:05:00-22:00
Sun:05:00-22:00
Flizzr
Excellent 8.1 / 12 reviews
+35312352030
SIXT, Unit 4, Smithstown Industrial Estate, Shannon
$16 - $203
Working hours
Mon:06:00-18:00
Tue:06:00-18:00
Wed:06:00-18:00
Thu:06:00-18:00
Fri:06:00-18:00
Sat:06:00-18:00
Sun:06:00-18:00
Easirent
Very good 7.6 / 63 reviews
+353858616180 / +35361260090
Sky Court Centre, 1st Floor Car Park Management Centre, Tullyvarraga
$12 - $156
Working hours
Mon:06:00-00:30
Tue:06:00-00:30
Wed:06:00-00:30
Thu:06:00-00:30
Fri:06:00-00:30
Sat:06:00-00:30
Sun:06:00-00:30
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