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Shannon, Ireland
12 May — 19 May
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Shannon, Ireland
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Shannon car hire information

Pick-up locationShannon
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini, Passenger van
Hire locations17
Airport locations17
Popular agenciesCARHIRE.ie, Sixt, Thrifty, Europcar, Budget

Cheap car hire in Shannon

€24/dayEconomy
€24/dayCompact
€55/dayIntermediate
€23/dayMini
€247/dayPassenger van
€82/dayLuxury
€40/dayCompact estate car
€42/dayCompact SUV
€44/dayIntermediate SUV
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Shannon car hire reviews and directory

From €22/dayRated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
7.7 Good (30 reviews)
1 location in Shannon
Avis
Locations in Shannon
Arrivals Hall+353 61 715 600
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent21 Sep 2018
Hard to find, but easy once you doPros: Very nice shuttle driver. Easy drop off. In and out!Cons: When you use the GPS address in Google...it takes you to an industrial part of the airport. Get that fixed because it was frustrating.
3.2 Mediocre30 Jul 2018
Avis and Ireland: don’t do it!Pros: Car itself was fine but given a lesser car than originally booked and for more money.Cons: Beware! Counter staff at Avis Ireland seem to work on commission. Our person would not look up our reservation by the reservation #, we were then told the only automoatic available was a lesser car than we had reserved, for more money! Talked to a 2nd person and told it was high season and that was the rate + lots of add ons. If you want to use the insurance provided by your credit card (we have amex platinum - great coverage) they would put a hold on our account for $5000 euros OR we could pay 48 euros per day for their insurance!!!! Complete scam. Opted to have the hold put on our credit card. Other car companies may do this as well in Ireland. Added a huge amount of stress to an otherwise wonderful trip. Advice: do your homework ahead of time with lots of research on car company policies there.
9.2 Excellent23 Apr 2018
Easy, Clean, PolitePros: The staff at Shannon Airport was super polite and informative. They even threw in a free GPS because they didn’t have the automatic transmission we reserved as we arrived early.Cons: The insurance is very pricey - although it’s a must have because the roads in Ireland are pretty treacherous to say the least.
10.0 Excellent8 Oct 2017
Smooth All The Way Through!Pros: All good. Efficient & friendly personnel at Shannon Airport. Car was ready when we arrived and was perfect for our needs.
4.4 Okay15 Sep 2017
Cost was twice the quoted priceCons: The final price was double the price quoted on my confirmation. Complete rip-off. I rented cars around the world for over 40 years and never had such an experience. Shame on Avis.
4.4 Okay5 Sep 2017
Way too expensivePros: The car got good gas milage.Cons: The headlights did not work and caused us to almost get in an accident while driving. It was very scary driving on the winding roads of Ireland with no headlights! The car was also way too expensive for the type of car I rented. Disappointed. Also when we returned the car, it took 20 minutes for the counter to close out my account. The guy next to us was able to close out 4 other customers in the time it took the guy helping me to close me out. Frustrating.
9.6 Excellent31 Jul 2017
The girl who helped with our pick up was very good. Super friendlyPros: Suggested a larger vehicle for our group which was definitely neededCons: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre25 Jul 2017
Cons: Price quoted not same at time of pick up! Very confused reps at counter! I had a quote with CDW insurance yet they said I did not and then tried to almost triple my quote to add coverage!! VERY DISSAPOINTING! While waiting in line a woman told me that she was charged double her quoted rate! Long lines to rent car and I guess that would be why since others were having rate issues as well! Car uncomfortable and under powered!!! Especially, for Irish roads!! Car exterior was dirty. Upon return no agent at counter, had to wait 10-15 mins once he returned computers were down so he could not give us a receipt of charges and to date still have no breakdown receipt of charges.
7.2 Good7 Jul 2017
pick-up drop offPros: pleasant staff waving insurance on the car was made very challenging by the check-in personCons: Drop off was very busy, many people waiting for the shuttle
6.8 Good21 Jun 2017
Quick drop and great airport in shannon!Pros: It was quick and easy- literally 10 mins from pulling up to being on our shuttle to the airport!Cons: It's hard to let the experience at the counter in Dublin out of my mind. I hate when I feel taken advantaged of- and that is what Avis did!
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From €30/dayRated no. 2
Sixt
9 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Shannon
Sixt
Locations in Shannon
Smithstown Industrial Estate+353 1 235 2030
Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00
  • 9
  • 9
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  • 9
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 Oct 2019
Pros: The car we requested was too small for our luggage. Sean worked very hard to find us a car that would work without charging us more.Cons: A larger selection of vehicles on site.
From €11/dayRated no. 3
Thrifty
8.1 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Shannon
Thrifty
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Ap+353 61 471 369
Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30
  • 9
  • 8.5
  • 7.5
  • 8
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent25 Jul 2018
Pros: Team at Shannon were wonderful, thorough and moved us along quickly so we could catch our flight. Thank you for the great experence.
4.0 Okay10 Jun 2018
Cons: We rented a car that Thrifty said online was the proper size for 5 people with 5 large bags. On arrival at Shannon, they said the car we reserved was too small and we had to upgrade to a larger vehicle and pay almost twice as much. They are scam artists.
8.4 Excellent13 Mar 2017
A Dacia Duster is NOT Similar to a Hyundai TucsonPros: Eventually was given an Nissan Qashqai which was a good car and served me well.Cons: I pre-booked a Hyundai Tucson SUV or similar and was offer a Dacia Duster. That is like saying a skateboard and a car are similar as they both have wheels. Was not happy to take this and the Thrifty agent conceded that I was not going to budge on this.
Rated no. 4
Dollar
7.5 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Shannon
Dollar
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Ap+353 61 471 369
Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 7.4
  • 8.2
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre3 Jun 2018
STAY AWAY!!Cons: The absolute worst customer service. I would spent the money renting with another rental car company. They were cheaper at the beginning, but at the end they charged me €165 for a 1” “scratch” on the wheel. I was not the only one. At the time of return 3 other customers were complaining about getting charged for bogus “Damage” that comes from normal wear and tear of driving through Ireland roads. Some were getting charged up to €350. When asked to speak with a manager about the issue, I was denied and told that the “customer service representative” could help me. Obviously they did nothing. This place will try to scam you out of every last dollar! Since they are part of the Hertz name and all employees at Shannon airport worked under Hertz, do yourself a favor and stay away from Hertz and their underling names of Thrifty and Dollar.
8.8 Excellent17 Mar 2017
Would recommend and use againPros: Was handy to be able to get out luggage, rent out car, and be driving through the countryside within a 10 min period. Will definitely use this company again.Cons: The insurance seems quite expensive (understandably).
7.6 Good7 Nov 2016
Hidden costsPros: I liked the Jetta for size, handling, comfort as I drive VW/Audi cars at home. The drop off and pickup was at Shannon Airport which was very easy and quick. Sales agent was friendly and expeditious.Cons: The Dollar/Thrifty rental was connected with Hertz - which I did not know at the time and will not rent from Hertz due to a bad experience previously. Once at the counter, I found some "hidden" costs and an"upgrade" charge for an automatic that cost significantly more than a base rental for a standard and that were not listed on the rental information I had secured in advance - more than doubling the price. Buyer needs to beware about what the exact costs you are paying for since a good price that I found in advance became costly once at the rental counter and should have meant that I looked elsewhere. Since it was so early and after a long flight, I did not pursue other options in the airport.
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From €11/dayRated no. 5
Budget
7.4 Good (9 reviews)
1 location in Shannon
Budget
Locations in Shannon
Arrivals Hall
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00
  • 8.8
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  • 7.1
  • 7.5
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay28 Sep 2019
Pros: Good gas mileage, easy to park and maneuver due to size.Cons: Being up front regarding the cost of insurance, which adds, at minimum, an additional $1000. Also, being scolded for arriving late to pick up was unacceptable.
10.0 Excellent21 Mar 2019
Pros: Friendly helpful staff Very organised and effortless Very efficientCons: Meet and greet with the car
9.6 Excellent8 Oct 2018
Pros: Great crew at the car lot.Cons: Billing was confusing, and higher that quoted in the reservation.
4.4 Okay1 Jul 2018
Price not even close to our quotePros: It was cleanCons: We were told by kayak the rental would be 114 euro, but the rental actually cost us a little over 1000.00. This is a rediculous price for a standard / stick rental. We were hot over the head with extra costs at the counter... and had no choice but to pay. I amputating in a dispute with our credit.
3.2 Mediocre1 Aug 2017
Beware the hidden costsPros: Car was comfortableCons: Final price came in nearly double what we were originally quoted due to additional services (roadside assistance, personal insurance, etc.) being added by the agent at pickup. We specifically stated that we required no insurance (we have our own) & were not asked or informed about any of the other services/charges that were added. When we inquired about these charges at drop-off we were told it was too late to protest or receive a refund. Absolute rip-off.
9.6 Excellent3 Jun 2017
Great valuePros: Very good price, even though it was a very basic car.
7.2 Good20 May 2017
Added costsPros: The car itself was decent. Very basic, no special features like power anything or Bluetooth but it was decent on gas and fairly comfortable. The gentleman that returned my car was ex excellent and very helpful making sure I made my flight on time after checking my car back in.Cons: When I reserved the car I added the coverage and was given one price with no information about a deductible or additional cost. When I picked it up I was charged twice the reservation price because they said I needed to pay the deductible of $1500 or select the more expensive insurance coverage. Costs aren't very clear when reserving and I specifically looked for the information about insurance before I made the reservation. Took a big chunk of my vacation money I hadn't planned on over what I set aside for the rental
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From €9/dayRated no. 6
Payless
Cheapest deal
7.1 Good (6 reviews)
1 location in Shannon
Payless
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Airport+353 61 650 002
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 22:00
  • 8
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  • 5.6
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent15 Oct 2019
Pros: Our flight was scheduled to arrive at 10:30 pm but delayed over an hour. We called to notify Payless and asked about picking it up the next morning and we were told the car wouldn't be available and we'd have to rebook. We were told that the counter would be open until midnight and there was nothing else they could do.at that time. We did arrive around 11:45 p.m. and the agent was there and pleasant but informed us that no one notified her and she was only there because she was notified that another customer would be late.-otherwise she would have left early The counter agent was very pleasant and helpful. The first person I spoke to with Payless was rude and unwilling to help or offer alternatives-he was unprofessional and had a terrible attitude. He seemed like he didn't care about our concerns and he wasn't going to even attempt to work with us. I was willing to pay the full amount, even if we picked up a day later but the only option he offered was to cancel and rebook . His supervisor was a little better but said we could go online to modify it or to call back in 3 hrs-which would put us in flight and after the customer service number was available. The customer service representative also failed to notify the rental center of our delay even though we provided the information. Luckily it worked out but it is unlikely that I will ever book through Payless again. The car and value were great but not worth the stress of worrying that we'd arrive and not have a car.Cons: The customer service representatives who answer the phone need to be trained to be more professional and to treat customers with respect rather than treat us like we were a nuisance that he couldn't bother with. I wish I had his name to file an specific complaint.
10.0 Excellent20 Mar 2018
Pros: Quick and painless.Cons: Not their fault, but there should be a gas station closer to the airport or more clearly visible.
2.0 Mediocre22 Jul 2017
Cons: what a rip off,,$99 rental turned into $1,000,, buyer beware budget and payless are bait and switch..don't do it go somewhere else.
4.4 Okay24 Oct 2016
just dropped offPros: it was one guy working and he refunded our gas and then took us to the airportCons: we had to wait for the van guy to come back from the airport since he was the only one working but it wasn't long
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From €34/dayRated no. 7
Europcar
6.7 Good (12 reviews)
1 location in Shannon
Europcar
Locations in Shannon
Main Terminal, Shannon Airport+353 61 206 040
  • 7.6
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  • 5.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Jun 2020
Pros: Pick up and drop off are easy and the staff are helpful.Cons: Nothing
4.4 Okay3 Jul 2019
Pros: Car was as generally clean as expected. Otherwise, my experience was bad.Cons: Did not have the 5 dr hatchback I reserved or "similar" and charged upgrade for a larger hatchback to avoid downgrade. I was essentially ignored at pick-up and had to call-out to get attention. Attendant then pointed out my car and said "keys are in it". GPS did not work.
7.2 Good30 Jul 2018
Clarifying car sizePros: The agent in Dublin was excellent, Ivan, I think.Cons: we rented the car through carrentals.com. it was supposed to be large 7 passenger with 4 suitcases. unfortunately we had to fly into Dublin instead of Shannon. We could not get a clear understanding from Europcar whether you rented this size car in Ireland. 2 agents said no, one agent said yes. The two that said no, indicated the broker was mistaken and should not have offered the size we booked. This seems strange since Im sure we are not the first to rent a large Europcar in Ireland through your representative, carentals.com
2.0 Mediocre27 Jul 2018
Failure to CommunicateCons: I'm 77. Europcar (Ireland) won't rent a car without a letter from a doc if you're over 75. Fine (maybe). But there was NO warning about that -- so they turned me down and I got no car for my vacation. This is just horrible!
6.4 Good24 Sep 2017
Initial Customer service excellent.Pros: The guy I met initially at desk who dealt with me, he very nice, so helpful, gave me a good deal, very pleasant to deal with, it was more straightforward than I thought it woud be. he also went with me to car to get me started. Brilliant. At time of breakdown those I dealt with professional and helpful, AA guy, Customer service breakdown at Europcar, guy towing car, garage holding replacement car.Cons: A New car I got broke down, issue with clutch, had problems with changing gears, I ended up having to park up on hard shoulder on a very busy motorway near to Nenagh, so dangerous, I could have been killed, , very shaken, got so lucky, I was able to park safely. This car should have been checked to ensure it was ok to be driven. Ended up not being able to restart car, had to call for help, This took a bit of time, affected time I had in Dublin. The new car I then got in Nenagh was grand but the radio was so bad, most of time only got one station, made drive very long. Follow up customer service experience when highlighting my dissatisfaction both on phone and eventually face to face after dropping car back not great but hopefully when it's hightlighted to Manger it will have a more positive outcome.
9.2 Excellent16 Aug 2017
AdvicePros: Car was excellent - new Audi.Cons: I was 2 hours late returning the car and they tried to bill me $70 for another day! Highway robbery! Guy said that there was nothing he could do. It was hardwired into their computer. I called their main office and got the charge removed...on the spot. Also was told that I had to buy insurance - not sure if this was true.
2.0 Mediocre26 Jul 2017
Problem after problemCons: We weren't told about the insurance required until we arrived and didn't get insurance notification from my credit card in advance so our original payment options had to change very quickly. We had a boulder from a tunnel fall onto our car and they were of little help and wanted us to drive an unsafe car. When they replaced the car they didn't fill out paperwork with us or go over the car, and we had problems with the new car. Would not recommend them to anyone.
6.4 Good16 Jul 2017
Insurance gotchaPros: Car and service were good.Cons: Requirement to have a physical letter from credit card company stating that Ireland was not exempt from standard insurance coverage was not disclosed in advance. Having that thrown at me at 7am local/2am Eastern time upon arrival was extremely aggravating. I realize I could have been more diligent in mutt research upfront, but this should have been clearly disclosed at time of reservation. Was left with option of buying supplementary insurance through Eurocar or trying to connect with credit card company and get them to fax letter too rental car desk. Extremely pissed off and exhausted I bit the bullet and bought the insurance through Eurocar, which effectively doubled the cost of the rental. That's a poor way to do business and I will not rent from Eurocar going forward.
5.6 Okay30 Apr 2017
Highway Robbery - Entrapment!Pros: Nice vehicle, staff were very politeCons: Initially I was delighted when booking the car when I received an email stating the estimated cost of the rental would be about $150. This was the best deal that I had seen in years so I went ahead and booked my car months ahead of my arrival. Upon landing at the car pick-up office I was informed that fully comprehensive insurance would cost €40 per day. This put the rental on the vehicle at around $600 for the 9 day trip. What was I supposed to do when stuck without internet or phone access at 6:30am on the morning of arrival but only accept. I informed one of the Europe car staff that I have never payed this much for a vehicle in my whole and was promptly informed that insurance prices have gone up recently. I informed the staff member that I visit home/Ireland at least twice a year and that I have never paid so much for a vehicle (I was actually in Ireland just 6 weeks earlier) The main reason of my discontent is that the overall cost was withheld when booking and did not become apparent until I arrived at the vehicle rental office. I never would have used this company at that cost I was changed and this was quite literally a case of rip-off Ireland. The rest of my trip was good but the initial experience with getting hosed with the overall cost of the car was terrible I can imagine what first-time visitor to Ireland would think. The hidden (cost) overall cost was too much and the the manner in which was rolled out would not be acceptable anywhere in the retail industry. Feel free to use my last name also. Thank you! Mark Sheehan
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From €33/dayRated no. 8
Hertz
5.7 Okay (13 reviews)
1 location in Shannon
Hertz
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Airport+353 61 471 369
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday08:30 - 17:30
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Recent reviews
5.6 Okay20 Sep 2017
Cons: Drop-off was incredibly confusing: the drop off section was closed and directions to the after hours drop off were not well written and could have been more detailed. It ended up taking a half hour to return the vehicle.
2.0 Mediocre4 Sep 2017
Cons: I brushed a stone wall in Ireland to avoid a head on collision and was horrified to learn that the two insurance coverages I thought did not, in fact, cover Ireland. It seems that it would have been a courtesy for the rental agent to mention that, but I must take responsibility for my ignorance. The manager at the airport was rude, unhelpful, and sent me away in an uninsured car because he did not want to deal with the problem at 8:30 pm. I was told to come back in the morning. I drove long distances to get back and forth, wasted a day, and was horrified to learn Hertz has charged me $13,000 to fix cosmetic damage that can be filled and buffed. 20% of the value of a car to repair cosmetic damage?! There will be no opportunity to receive fair estimates, and no proof that the work is ever done. Do your insurance homework before you rent, and above all never use Hertz! I will be living with their nightmare for years to come.
3.6 Mediocre11 Aug 2017
waiting aroundPros: car mechanically was OKCons: Had to wait around half an hour to get the car when I had booked in advance, I would have expected them to know I was coming and therefore had a car ready. They didn't even have the one I booked (a Qashqai) so was given a Dacia Duster instead which was smaller than I was expecting. When I got it it was still muddy on the outside, probably because they had rushed to clean it.
4.4 Okay13 Jun 2017
Warning - Do not rent from Hertz at ShannonPros: The location is very convenientCons: This is as close to an extortion racket that I have ever experienced. The staff at the Hertz near Shannon Airport will charge you exorbitant amounts for any tiny scratch. We were assessed over $700 for three very short (the largest was less than 2 cm) thin (a couple of millimeters thick maybe) on the front bumper. These were not dents at all, just superficial scratches on a plastic bumper. In case you are thinking that this was just one person's bad experience be advised that 3 other people dropped off cars here while we were waiting for the "damage" report to be completed. All three of them were also being assessed for scratch damages. I do not know if those assessments were valid or not but they do illustrate a pattern. OK... you have been warned.
9.2 Excellent8 May 2017
Pros: I had hit a Pothole and had damage to the rim, the woman was still able to process my return quickly and will be e-mailing me the report to submit to insurance.
4.0 Okay18 Mar 2017
Pros: Car was the promised size.Cons: Extra fees changed despite information from Kayak. No assistance for a damaged tire. The agency tried to insist on purchase of insurance despite me providing proofs of insurance.
2.0 Mediocre14 Sep 2016
Hertz wouldn't rent to mePros: After extensive research on renting a car in Ireland for people under 25... Hertz seemed like the best option.. No where on their site did it say they couldn't rent to you if you were under 25.. Nor that was going to be a problem when we arrived. Even reserved the car online, but still didn't ask my age, or say anything about them requiring you to be 25. I've renting many cars, some in Iceland, Thiland, Nepal, Laos, always been fine.. Usually just charged an extra amount per day because you are 25. After tons of trouble at the London airport, we land in Shannon, Ireland... And Hertz wouldn't rent us car because we were under 25. In fact, none of the 7 car rental places would rent to us.. So, I would say it would be nice to know that a head of time. It's very frustrated planning a whole trip around renting a car, because Hertz said it wouldn't be a problem... Only to find out we have to take a bus across Ireland, and not anything we wanted to.Cons: .
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24 Hour Rent A Car
1 location in Shannon
24 Hour Rent A Car
Locations in Shannon
SERVICED BY EUROPCAR12345
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From €10/day
CARHIRE.ie
1 location in Shannon
CARHIRE.ie
Locations in Shannon
Serviced By Europcar1844 1944
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Dooley Car Rentals
1 location in Shannon
Dooley Car Rentals
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Airport
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From €9/day
Easirent
Most popular
1 location in Shannon
Easirent
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Springs Hotel, Ballycasey
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From €9/day
FLIZZR
1 location in Shannon
FLIZZR
Locations in Shannon
Unit 3 Lismaclane+353 1235 2030
Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in Shannon
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Airport
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From €11/day
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Shannon
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Shannon
Main Terminal Shannon Airport+353 6120 6040
Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00
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Smile Rent
1 location in Shannon
Smile Rent
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Shannon
Sunnycars
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Clare
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83 travellers who hired a car in Shannon gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car hire locations in or near Shannon

Good to know

Most popular agency

Easirent

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

€24/day

Good deal

€14/day

When to book a car hire in Shannon

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Shannon

  • A hire car is by far the best and most comfortable way to explore not only Shannon, but also other big destinations in western Ireland. Public transportation often doesn’t take you to some of the region’s best landscapes and tours can be pricey. Galway makes for a great road trip if you’re based in Shannon, as it’s about 55 miles from the city. The majestic Cliffs of Moher, also on the west coast, are about an hour’s drive from Shannon.
  • All the big car hire agencies, including Avis, Budget, and Hertz, can be found at Shannon Airport (SNN), which is less than four miles away from the city center. The car hire desks can be found at the Arrivals Hall of the airport’s main terminal, and the hire cars will be located just outside the building. An International Driving Permit (IDP) is not required when renting a vehicle in Ireland.
  • When driving in Ireland, remember that traffic drives on the left side, and the steering wheel is located on the right side of the car. Although regional roads are usually somewhat narrow, they are well-maintained -- as are the motorways. The roads around Shannon Airport are some of the best for people driving on the left-hand side of the road for the first time; just be extra alert when entering and exiting roundabouts.
  • Although traffic in Shannon itself is very manageable, there is some congestion around the airport, particularly during rush hour. Avoid driving between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and then again between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. so you don’t add unnecessary extra time to your journeys. If you have to be at the airport within those time frames, plan your trip accordingly. If you’re heading to Galway, remember there are lots more people on the roads on the weekend.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Shannon for €14 or less
  • Book your car hire in Shannon at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Shannon are around 66% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Shannon

  • Some car hire companies in Shannon which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Thrifty and Avis

  • On average a hire car in Shannon costs €24 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Sixt (€20/day), CARHIRE.ie (€20/day) and Europcar (€29/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at CARHIRE.ie Serviced By Europcar null (4 kilometres from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Shannon is €5.54 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €66 and €89, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Shannon.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Shannon airport include Easirent, CARHIRE.ie, Budget, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Payless, Sixt, FLIZZR and Europcar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Shannon airport to off-airport locations include Easirent, CARHIRE.ie, Budget, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Payless, Alamo and Europcar.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Shannon costs €17 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Shannon costs €19 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Shannon costs €23 per day, on average.

  • In Shannon, cars are most frequently rented at Easirent Shannon Springs Hotel, Ballycasey (1 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Shannon costs €170 per week (€24 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Shannon costs €729 per month (€24 per day).

  • For travelers who don't require much space, a small, compact car is ideal for driving and parking around Shannon. But if you're planning on a road trip to the countryside or to the coast, a sedan or a minivan might be a better option — especially if you're traveling with family or friends, as it offers space for everyone.

  • The speed limit in urban areas across Clare County is typically 50 km/h (31 mph), but it may be lower on some busy roads, in which case speed limit signs will be posted. The speed limit on rural roads is 50 mph, while highways and motorways have speed limits ranging between 100-120 km/h (62-75 mph).

  • The average petrol prices in Shannon are the equivalent of about $6.01 per gallon. You can find lower prices of around $5.19 per gallon, and the higher prices are usually $6.40 per gallon. Don‘t forget that petrol in Ireland is known as petrol and that it is priced by liter rather than gallon.

  • Because Shannon is a rather small town, street parking is usually plentiful and, if not free, quite low-cost. However, some street parking meters are time-restricted, so make sure you check the signs if you plan on parking for longer than two hours. Shannon Airport also offers long-term parking, with rates ranging between $9.50 and $11.00 per day.