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Irish Car Rentals offers cheap car hire in Shannon Airport. With our low prices; all of our rental cars include the following: 24 hour breakdown cover, theft protection and unlimited mileage. Car Hire at Shannon Airport provides a full range of vehicles from Compact, Intermediate, Full-size, People carrier and luxury. Europcar services vehicles for Irish Car Rentals customers.

The gateway to locations such as Limerick, Ennis, and Galway, Shannon is the third busiest airport in Ireland and handles more than 1.5 million passengers a year through its gates. It’s located just outside the town of Shannon, overlooking the beautiful Shannon Estuary, about 25 kilometres west of Limerick, and has the distinction of being made the world’s first duty-free airport, back in 1947. Much of the airport’s business comes from UK and US flights with Aer Lingus, and European flights by Ryanair. However, there are many seasonal services travelling across the Atlantic through Delta, American and United Airlines.

Irish Car Rentals offers an convenience Shannon Airport rental with easy access to West Ireland; a gateway to Galway, Wild Atlantic Way and the Ring of Kerry. It is also close to the motorway leading to Dublin.

The Burren

Found throughout the stark beautiful of Co. Clare are some of Ireland’s most remarkable natural wonders, as well as some of its most ancient discoveries. The Burren, a prominent location featuring in the Wild Atlantic Way driving tour, is made up from over 250 square kilometres of unique, almost alien landscape, with rolling hills of limestone pavements crisscrossed and separated by deep cracks, called grikes, that support incredibly varied types of plant life, including some tropical species that grow nowhere else at this latitude, thanks to its singular ecosystem.

The Burren is also home to several portal tombs, the most well-known of which, Poulnabrone Dolmen which means ‘hole of the quern stones’, dates back to somewhere between 4200 and 2900 BC. The lid is a 3.5-metre slab of limestone balanced on two slim, upright stones about two-metres-tall and cover a ten-metre deep cairn, or burial chamber.

The Cliffs of Moher

The Burren reaches all the way out to sea. But where it’s been cut off from the mainland, it forms the desolate and beautiful Aran Islands that lay in the water, intersected with ancient stone walls. And towering overhead of those islands, under relentless attack from the strong Atlantic tides, are the mighty Cliffs of Moher.

Measuring around 120-metres-tall at Hag's Head, right up to nearly 214 metres at their highest point just north of O'Brien's Tower, the huge Cliffs have been featured many times in film and television productions, simply thanks to their imposing presence and sheer vastness. Built into the hill side, just back from the cliff-face, is the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre. Coasting €32 million and conceived to make as little environmental impact as possible, the Visitor Centre runs on renewable energy and exhibits interactive displays about the local history, geology, plants and wildlife, as well as multimedia displays showing the cliffs from both the air and the underwater caves below.

Exploring the enormous and occasionally treacherous Cliffs is said to be the most impressive when following the five-kilometre trail from the viewing platforms to Hag’s Head. This takes you away from the crowds that can gather, especially in the summer months. However, if that sounds too arduous for someone on vacation, another incredible way to experience the Cliffs is from below. Whether looking back from the ferry to the Aran Islands or taking one of the boat tours that run from Doolin to the bottom of the Cliffs, looking up at the mammoth rock face of dark limestone is seldom soon forgotten.

The Cliffs of Moher are also one of the many highlights that can be found along the Wild Atlantic Way, and Shannon Airport is the ideal starting point for those looking to begin their Wild Atlantic Way adventure nearer the middle of the tour, as opposed to beginning in Donegal or Cork.

The Shannon Estuary

Surrounded on all side by towns and small fishing villages, the enormous Shannon Estuary is where Ireland’s longest river flows into the sea. The river mouth offers many opportunities for water sports, pleasure boating, and fishing, particularly salmon, brown trout, sea trout and eel angling. The Shannon Estuary is also a famous area for seeing wild dolphins, with several pods that live and breed there.

Shannon Airport Hire Desk

The rental desk is located for your convenience in the flights arrivals hall, after you exit customs, the Irish car Rental desk will be located straight in front of you. Our team of friendly staff will be ready to help you get on the road as quickly as possible.

Van Hire

Shannon Airport Van Hire services customers who are looking to rent a small or large commercial van hire. Hire vans midweek or weekends can be done on short rental or long term hire.

One Way Car Rental is available from collection at Shannon Airport to anywhere in Ireland.

Our Address:

EUROPCAR Desk,
Arrivals Hall
Shannon Airport
Co Clare
Ireland

Our Contact Numbers:

Telephone Number: +353 61 206040

Fax Number: +353 61 471096

Emergency Telephone Number: +353 1 844 1944

Opening Times: Opening Times

Public Transport

Public and private bus stops are located just outside the airport terminal (look to your left). The taxi rank is positioned just outside the airport terminal.

There is no rail service to Shannon Airport, but buses can swiftly deliver passengers to train stations in Limerick and Ennis. In total there are 142 bus services daily at Shannon Airport with 136 operated by Bus Eireann and 6 operated by JJ Kavanagh & Sons.

Car Rental Limerick is available from Shannon Airport location.

If you have any enquiries regarding car hire in Shannon Airport, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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