Renting a Car at Shannon Airport
CARHIRE.ie provides low cost Shannon Airport car rental in the arrivals hall inside the terminal with an entire range of cars located on site. Once you have gone through a few minor details with our friendly staff they’ll escort you outside the terminal to our car depot and you’ll be on your way in no time.
CARHIRE.ie Price Promise
CARHIRE.ie offers a price promise on all rent a cars. In fact, if you can find the same car for less, CARHIRE.ie will match the price and beat it by 10% of the difference! If you happen to find a cheaper alternative, simply contact us and send us the comparison.
On Airport Car Hire
All rental cars at Shannon Airport are serviced by Europcar. Once you’ve landed and exited baggage claim you’ll see our desk in the arrivals hall. Renting a car is the best way to experience everything the beautiful south west has to offer as well as the freedom to set off on tour around the surrounding areas or the entire country if you wish.
CARHIRE.ie offers a wide range of rental cars at all locations throughout Ireland to suit any budget. At Shannon Airport, there are a range of automatic and manual cars available in all car sizes. CARHIRE.ie prides itself on offering customers an extremely high quality fleet. If you are planning to rent a very specific car, such as an automatic MPV, ensure you book early to avoid disappointment.
Shannon Airport is located approximately 25km north of Limerick City and roughly 15km south of Ennis on the west coast of Ireland. Our desk is located in the Arrivals Hall and is clearly visible once you turn right out of baggage claim. We are desk partners with Europcar so look out for both signs to easily find our desk.
Shannon Airport’s location gives you easy access to the entire south west of Ireland including the Ring of Kerry, Galway City and access to the Wild Atlantic Way.
Shannon Airport serves a wide range of routes including transatlantic flights to the United States, flights to most of the major European cities as well as seasonal routes to popular summer destinations such as the Canary Islands and the Algarve for example.
In 1936 the Government of Ireland put plans in place to develop a site as the country’s first transatlantic airport. It wasn’t until 1942 a serviceable airport had been established and named Shannon Airport. In 1945 the runways at the airport were then extended to allow for transatlantic flights to land.
Once World War 2 had ended the airport was ready for commercial use by many of the new airlines of Europe and North America. On the 16th of September 1945 the first transatlantic flight landed at Shannon Airport from New York City. In the following months the first scheduled commercial flight took place as an American Overseas Airline passed through Shannon Airport on its way to Europe.
In the following years the number of transatlantic flights rose sharply as Shannon Airport became known as the gateway between Europe and the Americas. The limited aircraft range meant that Shannon was the perfect point for the refuelling of aircrafts making long journeys from mainland Europe to the Americas and vice versa.
Over the course of decades airlines from around the world decided to set up routes connecting Shannon Airport to the outer regions of Europe and multiple airports in major American cities.
Attractions in the South West of Ireland
Once you’ve arrived at Shannon Airport you’re within reach of some of the best attractions in the whole of Ireland.
The Cliffs of Moher are an hour’s drive away and are recognised as one of, if not, the best attractions in Ireland. These cliffs rise to over 200 metres and stretch for over 8 kilometres above the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean offering spectacular views of the Atlantic as well as the famous Aran Islands lying off Galway bay.
The Burren is about 40 minutes from the airport and is a must see if you’re in the area. This unique karst landscape stretches out over 96 square miles of rolling limestone hills, criss-crossed with cracks full of floral species including arctic, Mediterranean and alpine varieties. The area is circled by many small villages each offering a truly rural Irish experience as well as plentiful accommodation and things to do.
The close by village of Bunratty offers visitors the chance to enjoy and experience the 15th Century Bunratty Castle and 19th Century Bunratty Folk Park. The castle itself is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland and today is furnished with genuine articles of history interest dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. The folk park allows people the opportunity to explore what village life would have been like during the 19th Century. The village comes complete with a school, doctor’s office, post office, shops and a bar.
Shannon Airport’s location also gives you easy access to the counties of Cork, Kerry and Galway where you’ll find a variety of attractions and cultural experiences.
The Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way is a newly opened driving route that starts at Ireland’s southernmost point in County Cork and stretches to the northern heights of Donegal. The route is the longest defined coastal route in the world and passes through some of the best attractions Ireland has to offer while travelling through a constant flow of majestic natural beauty.
- On airport car depot
- Wide range of cars & vans to rent
- Excellent customer service record
- Price Promise: Find a better price elsewhere & we’ll beat it
CARHIRE.ie offers customers discount car rental at Shannon Airport, with a location on site at Shannon Airport and a rental desk in the main Arrivals Hall. Our Shannon Airport location gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore the entirety of the south west of Ireland and beyond.
Car Rental at Shannon Airport
Collecting your car hire at Shannon Airport:
The airport is located approximately 25km north of Limerick city and roughly 15km south of Ennis town on the west coast of Ireland.
Our entire range of cars are located on the grounds of the airport. After arriving at our desk and, you will be transported by shuttle to our nearby Shannon car hire depot where your car will be ready.
Shannon Car Hire Location:
CARHIRE.ie has a rental desk in the arrivals section of the terminal. To rent a Car, the desk is located here, opposite the arrivals gate, near to the exit doors.