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Shannon car rental information

Pick-up locationShannon
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Standard
Rental locations20
Airport locations20
Popular agenciesSixt, Europcar, Payless, CARHIRE.ie, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Shannon

Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Shannon

  • Most of the roads in Shannon are clear and safe. However, like other cities, there are some roads you need to be extra careful about as you drive cheap car rentals in Shannon. The R458 is a rural road connecting Shannon to the Cliffs of Moher. It's a narrow road with several sharp turns and blind spots, so driving slowly and being aware of oncoming traffic is important. In some rural areas around Shannon, you may encounter narrow, winding roads that are not well marked. These roads may be challenging to navigate, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the area. Be cautious, drive slowly, and be prepared to pull over and allow other vehicles to pass if necessary.
  • If you’re a driver new to Shannon, you need to know some major local roads to get around easily in Shannon car rentals. The Airport Road connects the N19 to Shannon Airport and is an important access road for travelers arriving and departing. Ballycasey Road connects the N18 to the western side of Shannon and provides access to several residential neighborhoods and commercial areas. Smithstown Road runs through the heart of Shannon and provides access to several commercial and retail areas, including the Skycourt Shopping Centre.
  • If you are driving a cheap electric car rental in Shannon, you should be aware of the free EV-charging stations around the city. Two free EV-charging stations are located in the car park of Shannon Town Centre, near the entrance to the shopping center. Two free EV-charging stations are located in the long-term car park at Shannon Airport. These charging stations are available for use by airport customers and visitors. The Inn at Dromoland, located just outside of Shannon, offers free EV charging to guests and visitors. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park offer free EV charging to visitors.
  • A rental car is by far the best and most comfortable way to explore not only Shannon, but also other big destinations in western Ireland. Public transportation often doesn’t take you to some of the region’s best landscapes and tours can be pricey. Galway makes for a great road trip if you’re based in Shannon, as it’s about 55 miles from the city. The majestic Cliffs of Moher, also on the west coast, are about an hour’s drive from Shannon.
  • All the big car rental agencies, including Avis, Budget, and Hertz, can be found at Shannon Airport (SNN), which is less than four miles away from the city center. The car rental desks can be found at the Arrivals Hall of the airport’s main terminal, and the rental cars will be located just outside the building. An International Driving Permit (IDP) is not required when renting a vehicle in Ireland.
  • When driving in Ireland, remember that traffic drives on the left side, and the steering wheel is located on the right side of the car. Although regional roads are usually somewhat narrow, they are well-maintained -- as are the motorways. The roads around Shannon Airport are some of the best for people driving on the left-hand side of the road for the first time; just be extra alert when entering and exiting roundabouts.
  • Although traffic in Shannon itself is very manageable, there is some congestion around the airport, particularly during rush hour. Avoid driving between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and then again between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. so you don’t add unnecessary extra time to your journeys. If you have to be at the airport within those time frames, plan your trip accordingly. If you’re heading to Galway, remember there are lots more people on the roads on the weekend.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Shannon for $25 or less
  • Book your rental car in Shannon at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Shannon are around -124% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Shannon

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Shannon?

    For travelers who don't require much space, a small, compact car is ideal for driving and parking around Shannon. But if you're planning on a road trip to the countryside or to the coast, a sedan or a minivan might be a better option — especially if you're traveling with family or friends, as it offers space for everyone.

  • What’s the speed limit in Shannon?

    The speed limit in urban areas across Clare County is typically 50 km/h (31 mph), but it may be lower on some busy roads, in which case speed limit signs will be posted. The speed limit on rural roads is 50 mph, while highways and motorways have speed limits ranging between 100-120 km/h (62-75 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Shannon?

    Because Shannon is a rather small town, street parking is usually plentiful and, if not free, quite low-cost. However, some street parking meters are time-restricted, so make sure you check the signs if you plan on parking for longer than two hours. Shannon Airport also offers long-term parking, with rates ranging between $9.50 and $11.00 per day.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Shannon?

    On average a rental car in Shannon costs $37 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Shannon found in the last 2 weeks is $23.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Shannon?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Europcar ($12/day), Payless ($12/day) and Budget ($13/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Europcar Main Terminal, Shannon Airport V14 FX54 (3 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Shannon?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Shannon. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Shannon?

    The average gas price in Shannon is $7.11 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $85 and $114, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Shannon?

    Standard (Volkswagen Multivan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Shannon.

  • Which car rental companies are at Shannon airport (SNN)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Shannon airport include Europcar, Thrifty, Sixt, Budget, CARHIRE.ie, Dollar, Hertz, Easirent, Payless and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Shannon airport (SNN)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Shannon airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Thrifty, Advantage, Budget, CARHIRE.ie, Dollar, Hertz, Easirent, Payless, and Avis.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Shannon?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Shannon?

    A Standard car rental in Shannon costs $126 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Shannon?

    An Economy car rental in Shannon costs $38 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Shannon?

    A Compact car rental in Shannon costs $48 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Shannon?

    In Shannon, cars are most frequently rented at Payless Shannon Airport (2 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Shannon?

    On average a rental car in Shannon costs $259 per week ($37 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Shannon?

    On average a rental car in Shannon costs $1,112 per month ($37 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Shannon?

    Most car rental providers in Shannon offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Shannon, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Shannon?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 20 car rental agencies in Shannon.

  • Which car rental companies in Shannon have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

    Some car rental companies in Shannon which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Thrifty and Budget

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Shannon?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Shannon?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Shannon so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • Which road trips can I take from Shannon?

    The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland, and they're located about 1.5 hours from Shannon. The Dingle Peninsula is located on Ireland's west coast, about 3 hours away. Galway is a vibrant city on the west coast of Ireland, and it's about 1.5 hours away from Shannon by car.

  • Which Shannon roads have few or no gas stations?

    The L3148 is a local road that runs through the countryside north of Shannon. While some small villages and towns are located along the road, there may be fewer gas stations in these areas compared to more populated areas.

Shannon car rental reviews and directory

Avis

9.0

Wonderful

30 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

Locations in Shannon

Arrivals Hall

Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00
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8.0 Very good

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice shuttle driver. Easy drop off. In and out!

Cons:

When you use the GPS address in Google...it takes you to an industrial part of the airport. Get that fixed because it was frustrating.

3.2 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car itself was fine but given a lesser car than originally booked and for more money.

Cons:

Beware! Counter staff at Avis Ireland seem to work on commission. Our person would not look up our reservation by the reservation #, we were then told the only automoatic available was a lesser car than we had reserved, for more money! Talked to a 2nd person and told it was high season and that was the rate + lots of add ons. If you want to use the insurance provided by your credit card (we have amex platinum - great coverage) they would put a hold on our account for $5000 euros OR we could pay 48 euros per day for their insurance!!!! Complete scam. Opted to have the hold put on our credit card. Other car companies may do this as well in Ireland. Added a huge amount of stress to an otherwise wonderful trip. Advice: do your homework ahead of time with lots of research on car company policies there.

9.2 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at Shannon Airport was super polite and informative. They even threw in a free GPS because they didn’t have the automatic transmission we reserved as we arrived early.

Cons:

The insurance is very pricey - although it’s a must have because the roads in Ireland are pretty treacherous to say the least.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

All good. Efficient & friendly personnel at Shannon Airport. Car was ready when we arrived and was perfect for our needs.

4.4 Mediocre

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The final price was double the price quoted on my confirmation. Complete rip-off. I rented cars around the world for over 40 years and never had such an experience. Shame on Avis.

4.4 Mediocre

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car got good gas milage.

Cons:

The headlights did not work and caused us to almost get in an accident while driving. It was very scary driving on the winding roads of Ireland with no headlights! The car was also way too expensive for the type of car I rented. Disappointed. Also when we returned the car, it took 20 minutes for the counter to close out my account. The guy next to us was able to close out 4 other customers in the time it took the guy helping me to close me out. Frustrating.

1 out of 6

Payless

8.2

Very good

11 reviews
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.2

Locations in Shannon

Shannon Airport

+353 61 650 002

Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00
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8.0 Very good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Our flight was scheduled to arrive at 10:30 pm but delayed over an hour. We called to notify Payless and asked about picking it up the next morning and we were told the car wouldn't be available and we'd have to rebook. We were told that the counter would be open until midnight and there was nothing else they could do.at that time. We did arrive around 11:45 p.m. and the agent was there and pleasant but informed us that no one notified her and she was only there because she was notified that another customer would be late.-otherwise she would have left early The counter agent was very pleasant and helpful. The first person I spoke to with Payless was rude and unwilling to help or offer alternatives-he was unprofessional and had a terrible attitude. He seemed like he didn't care about our concerns and he wasn't going to even attempt to work with us. I was willing to pay the full amount, even if we picked up a day later but the only option he offered was to cancel and rebook . His supervisor was a little better but said we could go online to modify it or to call back in 3 hrs-which would put us in flight and after the customer service number was available. The customer service representative also failed to notify the rental center of our delay even though we provided the information. Luckily it worked out but it is unlikely that I will ever book through Payless again. The car and value were great but not worth the stress of worrying that we'd arrive and not have a car.

Cons:

The customer service representatives who answer the phone need to be trained to be more professional and to treat customers with respect rather than treat us like we were a nuisance that he couldn't bother with. I wish I had his name to file an specific complaint.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick and painless.

Cons:

Not their fault, but there should be a gas station closer to the airport or more clearly visible.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

what a rip off,,$99 rental turned into $1,000,, buyer beware budget and payless are bait and switch..don't do it go somewhere else.

4.4 Mediocre

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

it was one guy working and he refunded our gas and then took us to the airport

Cons:

we had to wait for the van guy to come back from the airport since he was the only one working but it wasn't long

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Everything was super easy. We had a tire blowout on a back road. Took a bit t find us, but Dave the repair man was very nice. We followed him to the tire shop. They replaced it, and getting reimbursed at the Payless counter was simple.

8.0 Very good

May 2023

KAYAK
Comfortable and easy to handle vehicle. Service was quick and easy!

1 out of 3

Hertz

8.0

Very good

17 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

Locations in Shannon

Shannon Airport

+353 61 471 369

Monday05:30 - 23:00
Tuesday05:30 - 23:00
Wednesday05:30 - 23:00
Thursday05:30 - 23:00
Friday05:30 - 23:00
Saturday05:30 - 23:00
Sunday05:30 - 23:00
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5.6 Fair

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Drop-off was incredibly confusing: the drop off section was closed and directions to the after hours drop off were not well written and could have been more detailed. It ended up taking a half hour to return the vehicle.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I brushed a stone wall in Ireland to avoid a head on collision and was horrified to learn that the two insurance coverages I thought did not, in fact, cover Ireland. It seems that it would have been a courtesy for the rental agent to mention that, but I must take responsibility for my ignorance. The manager at the airport was rude, unhelpful, and sent me away in an uninsured car because he did not want to deal with the problem at 8:30 pm. I was told to come back in the morning. I drove long distances to get back and forth, wasted a day, and was horrified to learn Hertz has charged me $13,000 to fix cosmetic damage that can be filled and buffed. 20% of the value of a car to repair cosmetic damage?! There will be no opportunity to receive fair estimates, and no proof that the work is ever done. Do your insurance homework before you rent, and above all never use Hertz! I will be living with their nightmare for years to come.

3.6 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

car mechanically was OK

Cons:

Had to wait around half an hour to get the car when I had booked in advance, I would have expected them to know I was coming and therefore had a car ready. They didn't even have the one I booked (a Qashqai) so was given a Dacia Duster instead which was smaller than I was expecting. When I got it it was still muddy on the outside, probably because they had rushed to clean it.

4.4 Mediocre

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The location is very convenient

Cons:

This is as close to an extortion racket that I have ever experienced. The staff at the Hertz near Shannon Airport will charge you exorbitant amounts for any tiny scratch. We were assessed over $700 for three very short (the largest was less than 2 cm) thin (a couple of millimeters thick maybe) on the front bumper. These were not dents at all, just superficial scratches on a plastic bumper. In case you are thinking that this was just one person's bad experience be advised that 3 other people dropped off cars here while we were waiting for the "damage" report to be completed. All three of them were also being assessed for scratch damages. I do not know if those assessments were valid or not but they do illustrate a pattern. OK... you have been warned.

9.2 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I had hit a Pothole and had damage to the rim, the woman was still able to process my return quickly and will be e-mailing me the report to submit to insurance.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was the promised size.

Cons:

Extra fees changed despite information from Kayak. No assistance for a damaged tire. The agency tried to insist on purchase of insurance despite me providing proofs of insurance.

1 out of 3

Europcar

7.7

Most popular

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

6.2

Locations in Shannon

Main Terminal, Shannon Airport

+353 61 206 040

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off are easy and the staff are helpful.

Cons:

Nothing

4.4 Mediocre

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was as generally clean as expected. Otherwise, my experience was bad.

Cons:

Did not have the 5 dr hatchback I reserved or "similar" and charged upgrade for a larger hatchback to avoid downgrade. I was essentially ignored at pick-up and had to call-out to get attention. Attendant then pointed out my car and said "keys are in it". GPS did not work.

7.2 Good

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The agent in Dublin was excellent, Ivan, I think.

Cons:

we rented the car through carrentals.com. it was supposed to be large 7 passenger with 4 suitcases. unfortunately we had to fly into Dublin instead of Shannon. We could not get a clear understanding from Europcar whether you rented this size car in Ireland. 2 agents said no, one agent said yes. The two that said no, indicated the broker was mistaken and should not have offered the size we booked. This seems strange since Im sure we are not the first to rent a large Europcar in Ireland through your representative, carentals.com

2.0 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I'm 77. Europcar (Ireland) won't rent a car without a letter from a doc if you're over 75. Fine (maybe). But there was NO warning about that -- so they turned me down and I got no car for my vacation. This is just horrible!

6.4 Okay

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The guy I met initially at desk who dealt with me, he very nice, so helpful, gave me a good deal, very pleasant to deal with, it was more straightforward than I thought it woud be. he also went with me to car to get me started. Brilliant. At time of breakdown those I dealt with professional and helpful, AA guy, Customer service breakdown at Europcar, guy towing car, garage holding replacement car.

Cons:

A New car I got broke down, issue with clutch, had problems with changing gears, I ended up having to park up on hard shoulder on a very busy motorway near to Nenagh, so dangerous, I could have been killed, , very shaken, got so lucky, I was able to park safely. This car should have been checked to ensure it was ok to be driven. Ended up not being able to restart car, had to call for help, This took a bit of time, affected time I had in Dublin. The new car I then got in Nenagh was grand but the radio was so bad, most of time only got one station, made drive very long. Follow up customer service experience when highlighting my dissatisfaction both on phone and eventually face to face after dropping car back not great but hopefully when it's hightlighted to Manger it will have a more positive outcome.

9.2 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was excellent - new Audi.

Cons:

I was 2 hours late returning the car and they tried to bill me $70 for another day! Highway robbery! Guy said that there was nothing he could do. It was hardwired into their computer. I called their main office and got the charge removed...on the spot. Also was told that I had to buy insurance - not sure if this was true.

1 out of 5

Easirent

7.6

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

8.0

Locations in Shannon

Shannon Springs Hotel, Ballycasey

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Even though they were not located at the airport, there was a shuttle that picked me up within minutes, supplied me with an upgrade at a cost much lower than other companies. The return process was also seamless, no lines, quick processing and dropped off at the airport within minutes.

6.0 Okay

Aug 2022

KAYAK
We were told at pick up that cars could be left at the hotel at the airport. But when I spoke to the team the day before drop off they said this was not possible and that we would need to bring the car to the rental office location. They also said they would be open at 6. However on the day the first employee showed up at 610. To be fair to him he brought us straight to the airport in the vehicle so we did not have to transfer luggage across and he was very pleasant and helpful when he arrived.

6.0 Okay

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Our rental car started having issues so we called and were told they would meet us with a new rental at 1:30. They didn’t come until 3 so we ended up waiting three hours.

8.0 Very good

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Flight was cancelled by United and car cannot be held or paid for over the phone. Car rental said contact Kayak and Kayak said contact car rental. Easirent finally fixed it so we had a car for our month long visit. Would’ve been disastrous otherwise. Thanks Paddy and James!!

6.0 Okay

Apr 2022

KAYAK
My reservation (through Kayak) did not have the vender phone number printed so upon arrival to Shannon airport I couldn’t contact them for pickup, wasted a taxi fee to get to off site location. Is that Kayak or Easirent? The car was great, with navigation system, which was of value throughout trip. Return of car & shuttle to airport was trouble free.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
We had a smooth, perfect rental experience. Airport pickup and obtaining the car was quick and easy. We ended up with a free upgrade. Upon return, Patrick even shuttled us to the covid testing site, waited, then delivered us to the airport. I would highly recommend!

1 out of 2

Sixt

7.0

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

5.8

Locations in Shannon

Shannon Airport

+353 1 235 2030

Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Nov 2022

KAYAK
No staff at drop off even after 10-11 in the morning? Made the drop off very confusing and frustrating

6.0 Okay

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Pick up was extremely slow. Other companies served 2 customers to Sixt one. The problem seemed to be regarding insurance provided by credit card companies. I used a Chase issued card and was told that I must contact Chase and have them email a letter to confirm that they would provide coverage. I had never experienced anything like this and had to spend time on vacation dealing with it from Another country. They should make it clear at the time of reservations that this is necessary!

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Would have been nice to ask if, as an American, I had any preference of standard or automatic. But customer service person was great.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
First rental car was unsafe, and I had to return it.....Paperwork totally messed up....paid way more than I should have......will never do business with SIXT again, or recommend them to anyone.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2022

KAYAK
We did not have a good experience with Sixt. We had just come from Scotland where we rented with Arnold Clark and the contrast was notable to say the least. I feel badly for the guys that work at sixt - they were forced to deal with angry customers constantly for all of the hidden charges and fees that the company requires. Sixt charges a lower rate up front but when you get there, they need a written letter from your credit card company that your credit card covers car insurance in Ireland - what?! Why was that not something they told me 6 months prior when I booked the rental. So then we sat there on the phone with capital one for 20 min; only to find out that we were not covered so therefore required to buy their insurance. Then we were not allowed to switch the driver to my fiancé (I booked the car but he was going to drive) without adding him and paying an additional 25 euro a day. So we ended up essentially paying $200 in insurance and adding a driver which really seemed unnecessary. Overall it felt like such a dishonest experience. Lots of fine print and hidden fees that made it more expensive and more frustrating than just paying up front more and having a smooth experience. If you’re going to go with sixt- do your homework ahead. Make sure the driver is the one booking the car, that your credit card has insurance for the country, and have a written letter from them resdy to go. And be ready to be frustrated. Apologies to the kind man that helped us - it wasn’t his fault the company has terrible policies he has to enforce.

8.0 Very good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
The only issue I had was that there was no mention of Third party insurance, the options or the cost of it until I was picking up the car in Shannon. I was a little blind sided by the amounts quoted at the counter. This should be part of the booking process. Also with returning the car, we should have been given better instructions on where to leave it. I assumed to leave it at the Sixt return location, as done in all other car rental returns, but when there, they told me to leave it in temporary parking lot. not a big deal, but took extra time. All else was great !!

1 out of 6

Budget

6.7

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

5.6

Locations in Shannon

Arrivals Hall

Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Your Є2K deposit is unnecessary and a way to force people to buy the expensive insurance. Also, you took Є2,200 instead of actually Є2K. I also extended the day to return the car on and it was literally half the price of the previous 6 days. Disgusting.

4.8 Mediocre

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Good gas mileage, easy to park and maneuver due to size.

Cons:

Being up front regarding the cost of insurance, which adds, at minimum, an additional $1000. Also, being scolded for arriving late to pick up was unacceptable.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly helpful staff Very organised and effortless Very efficient

Cons:

Meet and greet with the car

9.6 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great crew at the car lot.

Cons:

Billing was confusing, and higher that quoted in the reservation.

4.4 Mediocre

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It was clean

Cons:

We were told by kayak the rental would be 114 euro, but the rental actually cost us a little over 1000.00. This is a rediculous price for a standard / stick rental. We were hot over the head with extra costs at the counter... and had no choice but to pay. I amputating in a dispute with our credit.

3.2 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was comfortable

Cons:

Final price came in nearly double what we were originally quoted due to additional services (roadside assistance, personal insurance, etc.) being added by the agent at pickup. We specifically stated that we required no insurance (we have our own) & were not asked or informed about any of the other services/charges that were added. When we inquired about these charges at drop-off we were told it was too late to protest or receive a refund. Absolute rip-off.

1 out of 3

Dollar

4.0

Mediocre

9 reviews

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

4.0

Locations in Shannon

Shannon Ap

+353 61 471 369

Monday05:30 - 23:00
Tuesday05:30 - 23:00
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2.0 Poor

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The absolute worst customer service. I would spent the money renting with another rental car company. They were cheaper at the beginning, but at the end they charged me €165 for a 1” “scratch” on the wheel. I was not the only one. At the time of return 3 other customers were complaining about getting charged for bogus “Damage” that comes from normal wear and tear of driving through Ireland roads. Some were getting charged up to €350. When asked to speak with a manager about the issue, I was denied and told that the “customer service representative” could help me. Obviously they did nothing. This place will try to scam you out of every last dollar! Since they are part of the Hertz name and all employees at Shannon airport worked under Hertz, do yourself a favor and stay away from Hertz and their underling names of Thrifty and Dollar.

8.8 Very good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Was handy to be able to get out luggage, rent out car, and be driving through the countryside within a 10 min period. Will definitely use this company again.

Cons:

The insurance seems quite expensive (understandably).

7.6 Good

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked the Jetta for size, handling, comfort as I drive VW/Audi cars at home. The drop off and pickup was at Shannon Airport which was very easy and quick. Sales agent was friendly and expeditious.

Cons:

The Dollar/Thrifty rental was connected with Hertz - which I did not know at the time and will not rent from Hertz due to a bad experience previously. Once at the counter, I found some "hidden" costs and an"upgrade" charge for an automatic that cost significantly more than a base rental for a standard and that were not listed on the rental information I had secured in advance - more than doubling the price. Buyer needs to beware about what the exact costs you are paying for since a good price that I found in advance became costly once at the rental counter and should have meant that I looked elsewhere. Since it was so early and after a long flight, I did not pursue other options in the airport.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Expensive insurance. Car was not equal with reservation (no ac, 3 doors car)

6.0 Okay

May 2023

KAYAK
I liked my rental car in Shannon, Ireland. I felt some dishonesty at the time of completing the contract. I asked for upgrades such as insurance, automatic transmission, glass and theft coverage. The sales rep advised all the upgrades were available but because their computers were “offline” he couldn’t offer a firm price. Another customer in line told me he has seen this technique with your company in the past. This may cause me to book elsewhere in the future.

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

3.6

Locations in Shannon

Ground Floor

+353 61 704 914

Monday05:30 - 23:00
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice representative

Cons:

Enterprise provided 6 passenger van as "similar" to 9 passenger. Charged me a day for reservation

5.2 Fair

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

We returned the car in perfect condition but the guy who checked us out went out to the car and promptly removed the side mirror cover, then proceeded to tell us that he had to charge €1000 to my credit card because he said the cover was loose and would not go back on. Then he offered for me to come with him to try to put it on but he would not allow me to put it on and said we had damaged it. It was in perfect condition when I pulled into the parking lot and there was not a scratch on it but he said he has to charge me for the so called “damage” and that I might be able to get some of it refunded. He was obviously trying to generate more revenue for the car rental.

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

8.6

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Shannon

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Locations in Shannon

Main Terminal Shannon Airport

+353 6120 6040

Monday05:00 - 23:00
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FLIZZR

6.9

Okay

No reviews available

Locations in Shannon

Unit 3 Lismaclane

+353 1235 2030

Monday06:00 - 22:00
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CARHIRE.ie

6.7

Okay

No reviews available

Locations in Shannon

Serviced By Europcar

1844 1944

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DRIVALIA

5.1

Fair

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One location in Shannon

Locations in Shannon

Sky Court Centre, 1st Floor Car Park Management Centre

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GREEN MOTION

4.2

Mediocre

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Locations in Shannon

Shannon Airport

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Thrifty

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One location in Shannon

from $17/day

Locations in Shannon

Shannon Ap

+353 61 471 369

Monday05:30 - 23:00
Tuesday05:30 - 23:00
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Thursday05:30 - 23:00
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8.4 Very good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Eventually was given an Nissan Qashqai which was a good car and served me well.

Cons:

I pre-booked a Hyundai Tucson SUV or similar and was offer a Dacia Duster. That is like saying a skateboard and a car are similar as they both have wheels. Was not happy to take this and the Thrifty agent conceded that I was not going to budge on this.

24 Hour Rent A Car

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SERVICED BY EUROPCAR

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Dooley Car Rentals

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Shannon Airport

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Shouqi

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One location in Shannon

Locations in Shannon

Main Terminal, Shannon Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

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Smile Rent

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One location in Shannon

Locations in Shannon

Shannon Airport

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Sunnycars

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Locations in Shannon

Shannon Clare

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127 travelers who rented a car in Shannon gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.4

Car rental locations in or near Shannon

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Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$37/day

Good deal

$25/day

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