There is car hire firms at Shannon Airport with desks to flank the entrance and exit of the arrivals area in the main concourse.

The rental cars can be collected from companies’ deport across the terminal building.

Car Hire Firms;

Europcar logo

+353 61 206025

Note: Those renting with, Irish Car Rentals or Car Rental Ireland brands will be collecting their vehicles from Europcar desk, they provide the rental fleet to these companies. logo

+353 61 206025

Irish Car Rentals Logo
Irish Car Rental
+353 61 206088

Car Rental Ireland Logo
Car Rental Ireland

Budget Logo
+353 61 206088

+353 61 206088

Dan Dooley Logo

Dooley Car Rentals
+353 61 206088

Rental guide and a checklist are available here for those looking for advice on renting a car in Ireland.

Once you have completed the rental procedure and collected your bags, you will be directed to a shuttle bus. From here, it’s a short ride pick-up point, where an associate will walk you through a vehicle inspection.

Of all the major airports in Ireland, Shannon Airport may be best-suited for hiring a car as it is not close to cities. Once you touch down, at least 30 minutes to 1 hour of onward travel by road is going to be necessary unless you plan on staying at the airport hotel.

Once behind the wheel, you’ll be ready to explore south-west Ireland. Airport road connects to the N18, which links to the East to Limerick. Opposite this, the M18 connects North to Ennis.

Most visitors do plenty of self-driving around County Clare, visiting cities such as Galway, Ennis, and Limerick. Car rental companies will have sat nav devices available to hire should you need assistance getting to your next destination.