Rent A Car Shannon Airport

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Airport - Arrival Hall,
County Clare


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Hertz in Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport is in County Clare, and serves popular destinations in southwest Ireland. It’s just 15 miles northwest of Limerick and around 60 miles south of Galway. This is one of three main airports in the Republic of Ireland welcoming around 1.5 million passengers annually. Whether you’re heading to accommodation in Ennis town, or you’re touring the Emerald Isle, hiring a car is the most convenient way to get where you’re heading.

Hertz Car Rental is a top international provider of affordable rental vehicles. For nearly a century, we’ve given millions of customers the freedom to explore at their leisure with a hire car. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, you can make the most of the self-drive experience when you come to the Shannon Airport brand of Hertz Car Rental. Choose a vehicle from our extensive selection and you’ll be on your way.  

About the airport

Shannon Airport first opened in 1945, and the first scheduled flight from the USA landed here in October of the same year. Over the years, it become known as a gateway between the Europe and the Americas, and it still is today. Did you know that Shannon Airport is one of only handful of European airports to offer US Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance? It can save you lots of time if you’re heading in that direction.

Shannon Airport is operated by Shannon Airport Authority DAC. The upgraded terminal opened in 2000, and there’s just one runway here. You’ll find Hertz Car Rental at Shannon Airport in the arrivals hall, so head to our desks and we’ll direct you to your car.

How to rent a car at Shannon Airport

You’ll want to get started with your onward journey when you arrive, so Hertz Car Rental at Shannon Airport is open Monday to Sunday from 6am to 11.30pm. Hertz also offers an out-of-hours drop-off and pick-up service. It is easy to arrange offline through the Reservation Centre.

You must be 23 years of age or older to rent a Hertz vehicle from Shannon Airport. If you’re under 25, a young driver surcharge will also apply. You will need bring a valid EU licence with you (held for a minimum of one year), or an International Driving Permit (IDP) if you are arriving from outside the EU. We’ll need to see your passport, or a valid photo ID if you’re travelling from an EU member country. Arranged an advanced collection? Bring all the relevant documentation with you. All payments can be made using a credit or debit card.

Additional information:

• Find the most convenient route of travel by selecting a model with integrated satellite navigation.
• Stay connected on the go with the option to connect to Wi-Fi in the car.

Driving in the Republic of Ireland

Visitors to the Republic of Ireland are only allowed to drive hire vehicles with the appropriate insurance and a full licence. More information on driving in the Republic of Ireland is available here.

Nearby attractions

Shannon Airport is situated in County Clare, which is home to some of the finest tourist attractions in the Republic of Ireland. A rental car will give you the freedom to travel around at your leisure, and reach stunning remote destinations. The majestic Cliffs of Moher, which overlook the Atlantic Ocean, are one of the highlights. Located along the Wild Atlantic Way, they rise to 214 meters above sea level, and you can enjoy nature trails and panoramic seascapes here.

Drive half an hour inland from Shannon Airport and you’ll reach Craggaunowen. It’s home to the Craggaunowen Centre, dedicated to Ireland’s prehistoric past and early Christian history, and it’s located within 50 acres of stunning wooded grounded. You can also discover Craggaunowen Castle here. Established in the 16th century, it sits on a crag and overlooks a beautiful lake.