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Recent reviews

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Hard to find, but easy once you doPros:Very nice shuttle driver. Easy drop off. In and out!Cons:When you use the GPS address in takes you to an industrial part of the airport. Get that fixed because it was frustrating.Reviewed 21 Sept 2018
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Avis and Ireland: don’t do it!Pros:Car itself was fine but given a lesser car than originally booked and for more money.Cons:Beware! Counter staff at Avis Ireland seem to work on commission. Our person would not look up our reservation by the reservation #, we were then told the only automoatic available was a lesser car than we had reserved, for more money! Talked to a 2nd person and told it was high season and that was the rate + lots of add ons. If you want to use the insurance provided by your credit card (we have amex platinum - great coverage) they would put a hold on our account for $5000 euros OR we could pay 48 euros per day for their insurance!!!! Complete scam. Opted to have the hold put on our credit card. Other car companies may do this as well in Ireland. Added a huge amount of stress to an otherwise wonderful trip. Advice: do your homework ahead of time with lots of research on car company policies there.Reviewed 30 Jul 2018
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Easy, Clean, PolitePros:The staff at Shannon Airport was super polite and informative. They even threw in a free GPS because they didn’t have the automatic transmission we reserved as we arrived early.Cons:The insurance is very pricey - although it’s a must have because the roads in Ireland are pretty treacherous to say the least.Reviewed 23 Apr 2018
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Smooth All The Way Through!Pros:All good. Efficient & friendly personnel at Shannon Airport. Car was ready when we arrived and was perfect for our needs.Reviewed 8 Oct 2017
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Cost was twice the quoted priceCons:The final price was double the price quoted on my confirmation. Complete rip-off. I rented cars around the world for over 40 years and never had such an experience. Shame on Avis.Reviewed 15 Sept 2017
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Way too expensivePros:The car got good gas milage.Cons:The headlights did not work and caused us to almost get in an accident while driving. It was very scary driving on the winding roads of Ireland with no headlights! The car was also way too expensive for the type of car I rented. Disappointed. Also when we returned the car, it took 20 minutes for the counter to close out my account. The guy next to us was able to close out 4 other customers in the time it took the guy helping me to close me out. Frustrating.Reviewed 5 Sept 2017
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The girl who helped with our pick up was very good. Super friendlyPros:Suggested a larger vehicle for our group which was definitely neededCons:NothingReviewed 31 Jul 2017
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Cons:Price quoted not same at time of pick up! Very confused reps at counter! I had a quote with CDW insurance yet they said I did not and then tried to almost triple my quote to add coverage!! VERY DISSAPOINTING! While waiting in line a woman told me that she was charged double her quoted rate! Long lines to rent car and I guess that would be why since others were having rate issues as well! Car uncomfortable and under powered!!! Especially, for Irish roads!! Car exterior was dirty. Upon return no agent at counter, had to wait 10-15 mins once he returned computers were down so he could not give us a receipt of charges and to date still have no breakdown receipt of charges.Reviewed 25 Jul 2017
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pick-up drop offPros:pleasant staff waving insurance on the car was made very challenging by the check-in personCons:Drop off was very busy, many people waiting for the shuttleReviewed 7 Jul 2017
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Quick drop and great airport in shannon!Pros:It was quick and easy- literally 10 mins from pulling up to being on our shuttle to the airport!Cons:It's hard to let the experience at the counter in Dublin out of my mind. I hate when I feel taken advantaged of- and that is what Avis did!Reviewed 21 Jun 2017
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Overall good experience but was quoted wrong pricePros:The staff on both ends were great and the car was fine. My only complaint was that the price quoted did not include some type of "administrative fee" of 30 Euro. Why was this not on the original quote? I know the quote says that it's an estimate but to tack on more than 50% of the original quote seems fishy.Cons:Extra fee charged, not on original quote.Reviewed 23 Apr 2017
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Shannon RentalPros:When the car broke down the Kerry Airport staff were wonderful.Cons:That when I went to pick up two cars that were supposed to seat 7 people and hold 4 suticases I realized even for 10 people between cars that was impossible. The car had no storage. So I had to take a much larger 9 person van and was charged an extra $500. It was really highway robbery that their ad quoted the space and the actual car was something entirely different. The one of the cars broke down because the clutch went. it was a new car and a few miles from the airport it kept popping at low speeds. It seemed to be okay on the highway and I made it to Killarney. The next day when I went to road test it to make sure with my husband it totally broke down. It took a few hours to wait for car and tow to reach us and entire group delayed for the morning.Reviewed 8 Apr 2017
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Avis car hires near Shannon Airport


Arrivals Hall


Monday05:00 - 22:00
Tuesday05:00 - 22:00
Wednesday05:00 - 22:00
Thursday05:00 - 22:00
Friday05:00 - 22:00
Saturday05:00 - 22:00
Sunday05:00 - 22:00

Top tips for hiring a car from Avis at Shannon Airport

  • Book Avis car hire at Shannon Airport and you'll have the independence to explore or get where you need to be on business without having to rely on public transport schedules and boarding locations. The airport serves many small cities and towns on the west coast of Ireland, so hiring a car will also make it a lot easier to get to these. You can expect to do quite a bit of driving to get to the nearby towns in County Clare, like Cloughlea or Sixmilebridge, and you can also easily reach Limerick from here.
  • Another advantage when you book Avis car hire at Shannon Airport is that there's a selection of useful bookable extras available. Given the number of towns that the airport serves, a sat nav unit is likely to come in very useful. If you're visiting Ireland with your family and have young children, you can hire various sizes of child seats too. And you can share the driving with your partner by nominating them as an additional driver.
  • You can also book Avis car hire at Shannon Airport with complete confidence in the company's bona fides. A long-established track record of both clean high-quality vehicles and friendly service is one reason. You also don't have to worry about painstaking admin in the unfortunate event that you get some minor damage while driving. Avis will handle it all for you with its Comprehensive Zero-Excess cover. The Avis services offers 25% off the zero-excess insurance, plus free roadside assistance.
  • Avis also offers further benefits, particularly if you always choose it for your car hire. The Avis Preferred perk can really help you at busy airports, as you'll get priority service at the car collection counter. Another way to speed up your collection process is to use the online QuickPass platform to register all your details and upload the necessary documents. Then when you land, all you need to do are show your photo ID and pick up the keys.
  • Book your hire car at Shannon Airport from Avis at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size hire cars from Avis at Shannon Airport are around 100% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Avis at Shannon Airport

  • What kind of vehicles can I hire from Avis at the airport?

    The vehicles available at Shannon Airport car hire are ideal for the short drives from the airport to many surrounding towns. The roads are good, so you can hire something like an economy or compact city car if you're on your own or with another person. A hatchback will be fine too. For larger parties, the Avis Airport branch offers a range of SUVs of different sizes, people carriers and passenger vans. Luxury saloons are also available, as are sportier models.

  • What are the requirements to hire an Avis car at Shannon Airport?

    You're only allowed to hire a car in Ireland from the age of 25, and Avis requires that you've had your driver's licence for eight years. This applies to standard cars, as there are extra conditions to rent larger and premium vehicles. If you want to book a people carrier, you must have had your licence for at least 10 years. To hire premium cars, 4x4s, a minibus or luxury cars this requirement increases 12 years. Other than that you'll need to provide a payment card, and an international driver's permit if you're not from the UK.

  • What else should I know about Avis car hire at Shannon Airport?

    You'll find the Avis desk in the Arrivals Hall at Shannon Airport. It's very conveniently placed in the baggage claim area. The desk is open from 5:30 am till 11:00 pm every day of the week, but if your return flight leaves outside of those hours you can use the after-hours returns service. Simply park your car the car and put your completed contract and the car keys into the drop box. And if you want to change your booking you can do it right there at no charge.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car from Avis at Shannon Airport?

    On average a hire car from Avis at Shannon Airport costs £25 per day.

  • What is the most popular hire car from Avis at Shannon Airport?

    Full-size (Opel Combo or similar) is the most frequently booked hire car type from Avis at Shannon Airport.

  • Does Avis offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Shannon Airport (SNN)?