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Car Rental Shannon

EasyTerra Car Rental Shannon is an independent car rental comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always reserve your rental car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Shannon

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Shannon.
  • For example: Ford Ka
    Mini class
    For example: Ford Ka
  • Popular category
    For example: Ford Fiesta
    Economy class
    For example: Ford Fiesta
  • For example: Opel Astra
    Compact class
    For example: Opel Astra
  • For example: VW Jetta
    Intermediate class
    For example: VW Jetta
  • For example: Ford Kuga
    Standard class
    For example: Ford Kuga
  • For example: Audi A4
    Full-size class
    For example: Audi A4
  • For example: Volvo S90
    Luxury class
    For example: Volvo S90
  • For example: Renault Grand Megane Estate
    Station wagon class
    For example: Renault Grand Megane Estate

Car rental companies in Shannon

Below are the car rental companies in Shannon with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
  • Alamo Rent a Car
    8.3 (7079)
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  • Thrifty
    8.1 (4155)
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  • National Car Rental
    8 (321)
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  • Enterprise
    7.8 (1482)
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  • Hertz
    7.7 (5445)
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  • SIXT Rent a Car
    7.5 (2228)
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Car rental companies in and around Shannon

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Car rental locations in Shannon

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Location information for Shannon

Introduction

The city of Shannon is unique because of its late birth: after the Second World War. Despite its modernity, the city is located in a remote area in the west of Ireland. A few kilometers away from the town you will find a world-famous airport, an industrial center and beautiful landscape. Many people use Shannon as a base for going to one of these three places. Shannon itself offers good shopping and restaurants.

Population

Shannon was built after the Second World War on what was at the time moor land. The city was designed to house the thousands of employees of Shannon Airport, the industries and supporting services. The city did not grow as fast as expected, among other things because many people preferred to live in the beautiful villages nearby. At the moment, Shannon has about 9,000 inhabitants.

Location

Shannon is situated in the west of Ireland. A huge land tongue protects Shannon from the wrath of the Atlantic Ocean. Shannon has the same name as the river Shannon, which has its origins in central Ireland, flows through the town of Limerick and ends up in the Mouth of Shannon, where the city is located.

Economy

Shannon's economy is dependent on tourism only to a small extent. The tourists that are there use the town as a "gateway" to the magnificent countryside, beautiful villages and other Irish cities nearby. The economy depends much more on the industry in the vicinity of the city. n

Many international companies are located in the industrial zones around the city and they provide many jobs. Among others, Shannon Aerospace, Molex, Intel and Avocent are located around Shannon. The international airport also provides many jobs, as do the companies that start up because of the airport and the industries. Examples are hotels, restaurants, financial services, construction companies, etc.

The reason that there is so much activity in Shannon is that it offers cheap labor and low business taxes. This goes for the whole of Ireland.

Airports

Shannon has a world-famous airport, which lies a few kilometers outside the town center. Shannon Airport processes flights from Ireland, Europe and other parts of the world, in particular America. There are also low cost carriers that use this airport.

Public transport

From Shannon Airport buses depart bound for all major cities in Ireland. There is no train connection from Shannon Airport. The nearest railway link is in Limerick, which lies about 18 kilometers to the east of the airport. This means that there is no train station in Shannon itself. Nor is there a city bus, for which the town is too small. There are local and regional bus connections, however.

Traffic and Parking

First of all, it is important to remember to drive on the left side of the road in Ireland. The cars in Ireland have the steering wheel on the right side of the car, which means that the gear shift will be to your left. The maximum speed in inhabited areas is 48 kilometers (30 miles), in rural areas it is 96 km/h (60 miles), and on motorways the speed limit is 112 kilometers per hour (70 miles). Cars are parked on the left side of the road. In Shannon itself, you are unlikely to experience any trouble at all driving and parking. The town is simply too small for that.

Hotels

In and around Shannon there are hotels in all price ranges. The hotels are used primarily by business people. There are also tourists who stay for one night and move on the next day to discover beautiful Ireland. If you have a certain preference with regard to costs, luxury or location, we recommend you book in advance. If you have no preference, there is no need to book ahead, unless there is a (business) event.

External Sources

For more information about Shannon, we recommend Google, and the following sources:

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Irish
  • Popular car category
    intermediate
  • Popular rental companies
    Budget

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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