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Volkswagen UP is amongst the cheapest cars in the fleet of Shannon Airport car rental companies.
Shannon Airport – SNN is located in the south west of Ireland. Limerick, Ennis and Galway are the major cities in the airport’s catchment area. The airport is a convenient destination for business travellers as well as for leisure tourists visiting Ireland’s northern coast.
Shannon Airport has a long tradition of transatlantic flights to the United States and is equipped with US border pre-clearance facilities. Amongst US destinations available from Shannon Airport are: New York JFK, Boston, Chicago and, from summer 2017, also Providence.
European routes at Shannon Airport include popular beach resorts of Spain and Portugal (Malaga, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Faro), London, Manchester, Berlin, Zurich, Warsaw and Krakow, to mention the most important ones.
Shannon Airport is located along the M18 motorway which allows quick access to Galway, Limerick and connects to major motorways leading east towards Dublin and south to Cork.
See the approximate road distances from Shannon Airport further below.
Shannon Airport car rental companies
Car rental at Shannon Airport is available both from well known, global rent-a-car brands as Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty and Enterprise Rent A Car, as from the local car hire providers, Dooley and Carhire. If you are looking for low-cost car rental deals, those will be often provided by the budget brands as Keddy or Easirent.
Please note that not all of the above mentioned rent-a-car companies have desks directly at the airport; some require a short shuttle ride from the terminal to the rental station. When searching for Shannon Airport car hire on Cartrawler, you can find the information regarding the pick-up method in the description of each offer.
Shannon Airport car hire is available in a very complete range of classes, which includes all the most popular groups (economy and compact), as well as specialty vehicles, such as premium class cars for business executives or 9-seaters / minibuses for larger groups of travellers.
Ford Transit (or Ford Tourneo) 9-seater in the offer fleet of Easirent and other Shannon Airport rent-a-car suppliers.
Although the airfield of Shannon has existed since the 40’s, the town of Shannon itself is fairly new and was only developed in the 60’s, mainly to support the rapidly growing airport. It does not have a significant historic heritage and a large part of visitors to Shannon are business travellers heading to Shannon Free Zone. This special economic area, also established in the 60’s, is home to operations of major global brands, amongst them Intel, Symantec, RSA Security or GE Capital.
Leisure tourists can use Shannon Airport to travel to several places of interest in western Ireland.
- distance from Shannon Airport to Limerick: 15 mi / 25 km
- Shannon Airport to Galway: 50 mi / 80 km
- Shannon Airport to Ennis distance: 12.5 mi / 20 km
- distance from Shannon Airport to Tralee: 78 mi / 125 km
- distance from Shannon Airport to Killarney: 81 mi / 130 km
Ireland roadtrip idea – The Wild Atlantic Way
Shannon Airport is also an excellent access point to the Wild Atlantic Way, a popular touristic trail running along the western coast of Ireland.
See the beautiful landscapes of the Wild Atlantic Way:
This spectacular scenic route stretches over 1500 miles, between Cork in the south and Donegal in the north and comprises countless vantage points and historic monuments set in a beautiful and unspoilt scenery.
If you are planning a road trip in a Shannon Airport hire car, make sure to check the offer’s mileage policy before booking. Although unlimited mileage is common in Ireland car rental, there may be exceptions.