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Car Rental Shannon Airport
For €18 p/d*

Rent a car at Shannon Airport

Find the Irish Car Rentals desk in the arrivals section of the terminal. We’re opposite the arrivals gate, near the exit doors.

Your reservation will be made through Irish Car Rentals and your vehicle will be provided by Europcar.

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*From price is based on a 7 day rental in Shannon Airport for €129. 16-23rd July 2024. Price checked 15/05/2024

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Frequently asked questions

Although buses are an option, they have a limited schedule, usually only once an hour. Outside of Galway and Limerick the bus routes are very limited which would mean long wait times between destinations. To truly experience the stunning sights of the West of Ireland, hiring a car is a must-have for tourists.

We offer a range of automatic cars available for hire at Shannon Airport (SNN). To see the full list of automatic transmission vehicles, please view our fleet page.

The rates can vary depending on events or seasons of the year, it can sometimes be cheaper to make reservations in advance and are flexible with pick-up and drop-off locations.

For the ultimate road trip for four, look no further than the Ford Focus. Whether you prefer manual or automatic transmission, this car guarantees comfort as you cruise through Clare's Wild Atlantic Way and beyond. Shannon Airport's top car rental agencies like Irish Car Rentals offer unbeatable prices, full insurance coverage, unlimited mileage, and stellar customer service. With these perks, your rental experience will be smooth and stress-free - making the Ford Focus the perfect choice for exploring all that Ireland has to offer.

Transport options at Shannon Airport (SNN)


Bus Eireann has over 130 services passing through Shannon Airport every day. All services on the Galway/Limerick/Cork corridor pass through Shannon. Click below for Bus Eireann timetables.



Shannon Airport Cabs operates a 24/7 taxi and transfer service from the airport, and you can book in advance and even book tours. Click below for more information or to book.

Taxi list

Travel by car

Shannon is easy to reach from anywhere in Ireland, especially with the handy journey planner on the airport’s official website. Click below for directions.

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Explore Co. Clare and beyond

The Irish Car Rentals team is ready to welcome you to Shannon Airport, and start your trip to County Clare in a quality, low-cost rental vehicle. Shannon is Ireland’s third busiest airport, and the first point of entry to the iconic Wild Atlantic Way for international visitors.

When you exit customs, turn right and follow the signs to the Car Rental Shannon Airport desks. You’ll find us at the Europcar service desk in the arrival hall, so come on over and we’ll start the engine on your Irish adventure!

Our fleet is supplied by Europcar, and we have a full range of car types, such as economy, compact, intermediate, people carriers and SUVs.

Driving from Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport is a gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, an epic 1,600km stretch of coastline with over 3,500 attractions and activities along the west coast. The airport is also a short drive away from west and southwestern hotspots such as Limerick city, Ennis, and Galway, with the Ring of Kerry only an hour away. The airport is also close to the motorway leading to Kilkenny and Dublin, where you can explore Ireland's Ancient East.

Moher bang for your buck

But before thinking of a bigger road trip, Co Clare has some of Ireland’s most breathtaking scenery, with postcard images for miles along your driving route. The midwest county is home to the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark. The dramatic, vertical cliffs are 214 metres at their highest point, with 14km of walking trails waiting when you drive to the beauty spot after stopping in quaint and vibrant villages such as Doolin and Ballyvaughan. And the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre is a fascinating way to learn about the history, geology, plants, and wildlife in the area, through innovative, interactive displays.

The Shannon Estuary

The Shannon Estuary Nestled between charming towns and picturesque fishing villages, the Shannon Estuary marks the majestic meeting point of Ireland's longest river and the sea. Dive into thrilling water sports, set sail on a boat adventure, or reel in your own catch before hitting the road again on your Irish journey.

Visiting Shannon

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