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  • Airport Code: SNN
  • Country: Ireland
  • Nearest City: Limerick
  • Timezone: UTC+0
  • Official Website: http://www.shannonairport.ie/gns/Passengers/Home.aspx
  • Address: Shannon Airport, Co Clare
  • Coordinates: 52.69248,-8.92039
  • Distance to City: 26km
  • Terminals: 1
  • Airport Phone: 353 (0)61 712000
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Car Hire at Shannon Airport

Car hire at Shannon Airport puts you at the heart of Ireland's Shannon region, famous for its heritage and scenery. The airport lies 26km from Limerick and 22km from Ennis, making it the perfect gateway to western and southern Ireland. Shannon is the third-busiest airport in Ireland, after Dublin and Cork. Collect your rental car at Shannon and access Clare, Limerick, and Galway via the N18; Cork via the N20; and Kerry via the N21. One of only two airports in Ireland with direct flights to and from the United States and Canada, Shannon now operates flights all-year-round to Boston and New York (JFK).

About the Shannon Region

Also referred to as Ireland's Mid-West Region, the Shannon Region covers Clare, Limerick, and north Tipperary and is called the Shannon Region because the River Shannon passes through it. The region is home to Bunratty Castle and the Cliffs of Moher, but there's a lot more to it than these two internationally famous sites. From the lunar landscapes of the Burren to the exceptional art collection at Limerick's Hunt Museum, the Shannon Region is the ideal place to discover with car hire.

Cruise the mighty River Shannon and the majestic Lough Derg, or head west to the rugged Atlantic coastline with its imposing cliffs and golden sands. Enjoy the pastoral charms of Limerick, with its lush Golden Vale and beautiful Shannon Estuary. The Shannon Region encompasses both the counties of Clare and Limerick, which are easily accessible from Shannon Airport.

Check out our guide to the best drives in Ireland, including the Burren Drive - ideal if you are landing at Shannon.

Image: Clare coast by Annie and Andrew & Shannon River by vreimunde