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  • Airport Code: SNN
  • Country: Ireland
  • Nearest City: Limerick
  • Timezone: UTC+0
  • Official Website:
  • 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

Shannon Airport is located about 26 km from Limerick and 22 km from Ennis. The third-busiest airport in Ireland, after Dublin and Cork, it is a gateway to western and southern Ireland. You can access Clare, Limerick, and Galway from the airport via the N18, Cork is reached via the N20, and Kerry is on 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

The Shannon Region is home to Bunratty Castle and the Cliffs of Moher, but there's a lot more to the area 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