Shannon Airport Guide to Shannon Airport - SNN

Car Hire Shannon Airport


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If you seek for a more independent way to move through Shannon, Limerick, Ennis and many more cities, the best option for you is without any doubt to hire a car.


See attached the available car hire companies in Shannon Airport:

- Avis / Budget: +353 61 715600
- Enterprise: +353 1 460 5042
- Europcar: +353 61 206040
- Hertz: +353 61 471639
- Dooley: +353 61 471098

Opening hours: 24 hours. 


Find car hire companies’ booths located in the Arrivals Hall at Shannon Airport. 

Online car rental

Just remind you can book your car online through our search engine, it’s easy and fast to use! 

Hiring a car in Ireland – Tips and advices

- You need a valid driving license from a EEA country to drive in Ireland (in case you’re UE citizen). Instead, there is no need to possess the International Driving Permit (IDP) to do so. 

- Bear in mind that vehicle full coverage insurance in Ireland does not cover tyres, wheels, mirrors, keys nor glass loses, you’ll have to pay it in case of accident. 

- Be careful while putting the wrong fuel in the tank. The diesel in Ireland is dispensed with the black pump and the green handle is just for the unleaded fuel. 

- Many car rental companies charge the airport tax (including Hertz and Budget) while hiring a car in Shannon Airport. Negotiate it so you can avoid paying this tax that is illegal since 2005 before contracting.

- If you choose to drive through Dublin, it can be really though since it isn’t designed for it. Signage is sometimes really poor and you can get easily lost if you don’t drive with GPS.