Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport CAR HIRE

  • 4.8

location address

Shannon Airport, V14 EE06 Shannon


opening hours

24-hour return
MO - SU:

06:00 - 18:00

Bank holidays:

06:00 - 18:00

How to find us Outside opening hours

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Other SIXT branches in the vicinity of Shannon Airport

What makes Shannon Airport Branch so special?

Top fleet

Shannon Airport offers a wide range of cars for both the premium and economy ranges

One-way options

If you want to drop your car hire off at a different location, SIXT has branches all over the country

Family and groups

Looking to hire more than a 5-seater vehicle. SIXT is here at Shannon Airport (SNN), with a variety of minibuses to choose from

Great customer service

If you ever need assistance, all you need to do is pop us an email or give us a call, and we will be here to help 24/7

Shannon Airport car hire

With SIXT car hire at Shannon Airport you are guaranteed to find your perfect hire car for your trip. There are many cars you can choose from, ranging from economy class hatchbacks to premium 4x4s. There is something for everyone at Shannon Airport: if you are a single traveller with a small amount of luggage and affordable compact car will do just the trick. Shannon Airport car hire is also fully prepared if you require any additional extras, whether it be a baby/child seat, sat nav, or an additional driver added to your package. Remember that if you ever need any help, there are always SIXT employees ready to help.  

Shannon Airport car hire

How to find us at SNN

SIXT Shannon Airport is located on Smithstown Road, which is around a 7-minute drive from the airport. You can easily reach our branch with the shuttle bus which comes at regular intervals daily. You will be able to find the shuttle bus stop as you leave the arrivals terminal. To return your car at the end of your trip simply park it in the area marked returns. The shuttle bus will then be available to take you to the airport terminal. 

Explore Shannon with your car hire

Shannon is a great city to enjoy with your hire car. One of the main benefits of getting your own car is choosing when and what you want to do within the city. Some popular attractions in the area are the Atlantic Air Adventures and Shannon Golf Course. Being a costal town, Shannon is perfect for a scenic drive. A recommended route would be along the coastal roads, where you can enjoy some of Shannon’s best beaches. Some great beaches in the area are Spanish Point, Lahinch Beach, and Kilkee Beach. 


  • Rated 4.8 out of 5 from 159 Ratings


This was my second attempt at renting a car from Sixt. This time successful since they decided to have a car for me. I rented for Sixt simply because it was the one that indicated on its webpage that it would be open for rental at the time I arrived on a Sunday night. So I arrived, severely jetlagged after 23 hours of travel to find the guy with the keys had not given up five minutes before I got to the desk and was waiting there. He might have said something important about the return (a bit of foreshadowing there.) but I was trying hard to remember my name at the time. Car was nice in the interior but the outside look like it had been gently tortured. (All nicely documented on the rental agreement.) Bonus - the fuel was actually full. No need to play the "how much is half a tank game" on the return. So I proceeded to drive off mostly on the correct side of the road and only occasionally on the right. Properly indicating my turns with the windshield wipers and diming my headlights whenever the windshield got splashed with mud. After a joyous three weeks staying within a convenient stagger of a pub I returned. Now, one would think that at the airport there would be signs pointing out the car rental return. This is a common feature. Shannon Airport is no different. It has the signs. They point at a row of dark, vacant buildings with gated and empty parking lots...the only road past them leads to the parking lot where someone had erected a placard in front of the short term parking lot entrance saying " on-line booking only". Not sure what that was about but it turned out that it was right in front of the small print that said "Car rental return". Took a while to figure that out. Parked car and headed somewhat late into the terminal. This time the desk was unmanned. But the comedy gods where not finished with me yet. Sign said to return keys to drop box at end of desk. For those that have not driven a Renault the key fob is a large flat thing more like a tv remote. It does not fit in the slot at the Sixt counter. Fortunately, I noted their failure to use a secure lock so it was a simple mater to open the box, resist the temptation to borrow the BMW keys inside, place key fob in box and relock.

Bethan H.

Cannot rate our car rental experience with Sixt highly enough. Gerald was extremely helpful, kept us fully informed of the process, and ensured that our individual needs were swiftly met; allowing us to select a different car that was better suited to us. Would not hesitate to recommend this company, and will definitely be using them again!

John D.

Rented a people carrier. Hassle renting a car as its not based in Shannon airport but recommend anyway. Good prices and good service

Anna H.

It was our first car rental experience here in Ireland and the gentleman tried his best that we get the best terms and condition, which is very important especially for younger customers. It was possible to rent a car without a credit card under 25y and we could also write an SMS at any time if we had any questions and we received very good and friendly help. Highly recommending to rent a car in there.

John M.

My car had to undergo repairs recently, and it meant I didn’t have it for at least a day. SIXT came to the rescue, and they got me a car for the day, quick and straightforward procedure to rent, staff very helpful, and the whole transaction took only a few minutes. I will go back to the SIXT in Shannon again if I ever need a car for a few days. Great service.

Angela K.

Great value and very straightforward, easy experience! Thanks to all at Sixt Shannon.