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An Irish Car Rentals welcome
at Shannon Airport

Explore Co. Clare and beyond

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 2022 fleet is supplied by Europcar, and we have a full range of car types, such as economy, compact, intermediate, people carriers and SUVs. Cars in our fleet have an average age of only eight months, so you’ll be driving away from Shannon Airport in modern comfort, in a vehicle perfectly suited to your needs. And with our Price Promise, you won’t find a better deal in Ireland.

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 Surrounded by towns and fishing villages, the Shannon Estuary is where Ireland’s longest river flows into the sea. Take a time out and try water sports, boating or fishing — before getting behind the wheel to continue your Irish Car Rentals road trip.

Visiting Shannon
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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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How to find Shannon Airport car rental

Bus

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.

buseireann.ie

Taxi

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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Express pick-ups with
GoCar by Europcar

With GoCar by Europcar you don’t need to go to a rental station, so you can get on the road …fast! Just book online, choosing ‘GoCar by Europcar’, and then download the app. Upload your licence to the app and once we validate it you can use the app to locate and unlock your car directly. The keys are in the glove box so you can just drive away. The future of car rental doesn’t get any easier! You can book below before downloading the app.

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