Car Rental at Shannon Airport

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Shannon Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$13.26 / per day
Shannon Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • Man.
Budget
$16.44 / per day
Shannon Airport
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • Man.
Flizzr
$18.21 / per day
Shannon Airport
Intermediate
VW Jetta A/C or similar
VW Jetta A/C
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$24.46 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Shannon Airport
Standard
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$54.98 / per day
Shannon Airport
Full-size
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$84.01 / per day
Shannon Airport
Premium
Audi A4 or similar
Audi A4
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$86.98 / per day
Shannon Airport
Special SUV
BMW X1 or similar
BMW X1
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$103.59 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 10:32 on 2024-06-17. 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
$50 per day
Average car rental length
6 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
9.4 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.96 per liter or $7.40 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.83 per liter or $6.91 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.06 per liter or $7.81 / 1 gallon
Shannon Airport

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 the western province of Connacht, 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 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 but has a growing reputation as a tourist destination. There’s actually plenty for a curious traveler to discover in this city on the banks of the Shannon. Attractions include a number of impressive castles and cathedrals like King John’s Castle and St. Mary’s Cathedral, as well as the surprisingly diverse Hunt Museum. The trip from Shannon Airport takes only about thirty minutes.
  • Burren National Park. One of Ireland’s six national parks, the Burren might not be especially large but is well known for its unique karst lanscape and features a surprising variety of other 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.The  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 $26 per day
  • Large cars - from $18 per day
  • Medium cars - from $16 per day
  • Vans - from $117 per day
  • Premium cars - from $79 per day
  • Small cars - from $13 per day
  • SUVs - from $18 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)
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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Airport info

Rating
7.8
  • Getting to the airport 8.1
  • Check-in and departures 8.8
  • Terminal facilities 7.5
  • Wi-Fi 7.7
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.3
  • Lounge 7.3

Shannon Airport (SNN)

  • IATA: SNN
  • ICAO: EINN
  • Name: Shannon Airport (SNN)
  • Distance from city: 15.5 miles / 25 km

Top 5 Locations near Shannon Airport

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When are car rental prices the lowest at Shannon Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Shannon 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 Shannon Airport
$15.52
January
$15.45
February
$32.64
March
$29.44
April
$46.13
May
$68.72
June
$66.38
July
$70.78
August
$53.44
September
$29.88
October
$28.23
November
$36.18
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Shannon Airport is February — when rental costs average $15.45 per day. This is 62% cheaper than the yearly average and 78% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $70.78 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 Shannon Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in June the average rental period is 7 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average number of rental days at Shannon Airport
5
January
4
February
5
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
7
July
6
August
7
September
6
October
7
November
6
December

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

Based on how many users search for a car in at Shannon Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Shannon Airport in July, while they are least likely to rent in in January.
Monthly searches at Shannon Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
50%
January
52%
February
90%
March
99%
April
95%
May
140%
June
157%
July
119%
August
148%
September
102%
October
62%
November
86%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Budget, Easirent, SIXT, Thrifty, Flizzr
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price $13 per day
Cheapest supplier Easirent

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Budget Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Budget Renault Clio 4 2 Medium cars
Budget Volkswagen Polo 3 1 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Budget Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
SIXT VW T-Cross 5 1 SUVs
Budget Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs

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

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Ireland
Volvo V60
February 4, 2024
Stayed at Dunraven Hotel in Adare and it was fantastic
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai ix35
June 20, 2023
customer photo customer photo
United States of America (USA)
VW T-Cross Aut.
June 17, 2023
My daughter got married on the CLIFFS OF MOHER it was wonderful!!
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
April 8, 2023
Very happy
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Avensis
March 24, 2023
Enjoyed traveling Ireland; especially enjoyed Galway.
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
customer photo customer photo
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
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
SIXT
9.3 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Easirent
6.8 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
31
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$50.24
Lowest daily price
$13.26
Total cars available
217

Top 12 Suppliers at Shannon Airport in 2024

SIXT
Exceptional 9.3 / 54 reviews
+35312352030
Shannon Airport V14 EE06 Shannon
$19 - $536
Working hours
Mon:05:00-18:00
Tue:05:00-18:00
Wed:05:00-18:00
Thu:05:00-18:00
Fri:05:00-18:00
Sat:05:00-18:00
Sun:05:00-18:00
Thrifty
Exceptional 9.1 / 18 reviews
061471369
Shannon Airport
Working hours
Mon:05:30-22:30
Tue:05:30-22:30
Wed:05:30-22:00
Thu:05:30-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:30; 05:30-23:59
Sat:05:30-23:00
Sun:05:30-23:59
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.1 / 14 reviews
+35361704914
Ground Floor, Terminal Building Shannon Airp
$27 - $131
Working hours
Mon:05:30-22:00
Tue:05:30-22:00
Wed:05:30-22:00
Thu:05:30-22:00
Fri:05:30-22:00
Sat:05:30-22:00
Sun:05:30-22:00
Alamo
Very good 8.8 / 9 reviews
061704914
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:05:30-22:00
Tue:05:30-22:00
Wed:05:30-22:00
Thu:05:30-22:00
Fri:05:30-22:00
Sat:05:30-22:00
Sun:05:30-22:00
Budget
Very good 8.5 / 106 reviews
+35361471361
Shannon Airport, Ballyhennessy, Shannon, Co. Clare
$16 - $259
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
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.3 / 4 reviews
+353061471369
SHANNON AIRPORT
$28 - $302
Working hours
Mon:05:30-22:30
Tue:05:30-22:30
Wed:05:30-22:00
Thu:05:30-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:30; 05:30-23:59
Sat:05:30-23:00
Sun:05:30-23:59
Flizzr
Very good 8.2 / 22 reviews
+35312352030
SIXT, Unit 4, Smithstown Industrial Estate, Shannon
$16 - $638
Working hours
Mon:05:00-18:00
Tue:05:00-18:00
Wed:06:00-18:00
Thu:05:00-18:00
Fri:05:00-18:00
Sat:05:00-18:00
Sun:05:00-18:00
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.1 / 8 reviews
+35361206040
MAIN TERMINAL, SHANNON AIRPORT
$31 - $83
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
Europcar
Good 7.8 / 2 reviews
+35361206040
MAIN TERMINAL, SHANNON AIRPORT
$27 - $141
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
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
+35361715600
Arrivals Hall
$28 - $367
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-21:30
Wed:05:00-21:45
Thu:05:00-22:30
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:45
National
National
Good 7.7
061704914
Shannon Airport Co Clare
Working hours
Mon:05:30-22:00
Tue:05:30-22:00
Wed:05:30-22:00
Thu:05:30-22:00
Fri:05:30-22:00
Sat:05:30-22:00
Sun:05:30-22:00
Easirent
Satisfactory 6.8 / 126 reviews
+353858616180 / +35361260090
Sky Court Centre, 1st Floor Car Park Management Centre, Tullyvarraga
$13 - $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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