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Rated no. 1
Thrifty
thrifty
Best rated
8,4 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Shannon
Thrifty
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Ap
+353 6147 1369
  • 8.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 6.0
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
8,4 Excellent
Mar 13 2017
A Dacia Duster is NOT Similar to a Hyundai Tucson
Pros: Eventually was given an Nissan Qashqai which was a good car and served me well.
Cons: I pre-booked a Hyundai Tucson SUV or similar and was offer a Dacia Duster. That is like saying a skateboard and a car are similar as they both have wheels. Was not happy to take this and the Thrifty agent conceded that I was not going to budge on this.
Rated no. 2
Budget
7,0 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Shannon
Budget
Locations in Shannon
Arrivals Hall
  • 6.6
  • 8.6
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
4,8 Okay
Sep 28 2019
Pros: Good gas mileage, easy to park and maneuver due to size.
Cons: Being up front regarding the cost of insurance, which adds, at minimum, an additional $1000. Also, being scolded for arriving late to pick up was unacceptable.
7,2 Good
May 20 2017
Added costs
Pros: The car itself was decent. Very basic, no special features like power anything or Bluetooth but it was decent on gas and fairly comfortable. The gentleman that returned my car was ex excellent and very helpful making sure I made my flight on time after checking my car back in.
Cons: When I reserved the car I added the coverage and was given one price with no information about a deductible or additional cost. When I picked it up I was charged twice the reservation price because they said I needed to pay the deductible of $1500 or select the more expensive insurance coverage. Costs aren't very clear when reserving and I specifically looked for the information about insurance before I made the reservation. Took a big chunk of my vacation money I hadn't planned on over what I set aside for the rental
9,6 Excellent
Jun 3 2017
Great value
Pros: Very good price, even though it was a very basic car.
3,2 Mediocre
Aug 1 2017
Beware the hidden costs
Pros: Car was comfortable
Cons: Final price came in nearly double what we were originally quoted due to additional services (roadside assistance, personal insurance, etc.) being added by the agent at pickup. We specifically stated that we required no insurance (we have our own) & were not asked or informed about any of the other services/charges that were added. When we inquired about these charges at drop-off we were told it was too late to protest or receive a refund. Absolute rip-off.
4,4 Okay
Jul 1 2018
Price not even close to our quote
Pros: It was clean
Cons: We were told by kayak the rental would be 114 euro, but the rental actually cost us a little over 1000.00. This is a rediculous price for a standard / stick rental. We were hot over the head with extra costs at the counter... and had no choice but to pay. I amputating in a dispute with our credit.
9,6 Excellent
Oct 8 2018
Pros: Great crew at the car lot.
Cons: Billing was confusing, and higher that quoted in the reservation.
10,0 Excellent
Mar 21 2019
Pros: Friendly helpful staff Very organised and effortless Very efficient
Cons: Meet and greet with the car
Rated no. 3
Avis
6,3 Good (16 reviews)
1 location in Shannon
Avis
Locations in Shannon
Arrivals Hall
+353 6171 5600
  • 6.0
  • 7.5
  • 7.0
  • 6.1
  • 5.1
Recent reviews
7,6 Good
Apr 23 2017
Overall good experience but was quoted wrong price
Pros: 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.
6,8 Good
Jun 21 2017
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!
7,2 Good
Jul 7 2017
pick-up drop off
Pros: pleasant staff waving insurance on the car was made very challenging by the check-in person
Cons: Drop off was very busy, many people waiting for the shuttle
4,4 Okay
Sep 15 2017
Cost was twice the quoted price
Cons: 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.
8,0 Excellent
Sep 21 2018
Hard to find, but easy once you do
Pros: Very nice shuttle driver. Easy drop off. In and out!
Cons: When you use the GPS address in Google...it takes you to an industrial part of the airport. Get that fixed because it was frustrating.
7,2 Good
Sep 7 2016
Cons: Both Shannon and Dublin need to get bigger buses....
2,0 Mediocre
Sep 20 2016
Horrible and misleading service
Cons: The total bill was twice what we were quoted. When we dropped the car off in Dublin it was in an empty parking lot and left a key at a desk. Then two days later received a bill for a price we were not quoted for. Over all the car cost over $100 a day for a size basic car. I called customer service to let them know we were charged an amount we didn't agree to and they told me to dispute it to my credit card company.
9,2 Excellent
Oct 10 2016
Excellent car, great service, misleading cost
Pros: The car was in excellent condition and was ready for us when we arrived in the airport. Drop off was a breeze and we easily extend our rental by a day.
Cons: The cost of renting the car was much greater than the cost advertised when reserved. The reservation price did not include any of the taxes, fees, etc. that we were responsible for when picking up the car. In effect, the actual cost of rental was three times higher than what was shown when reserved. Still not a terrible price for a week long rental, but I'm greatly disappointed by the lack of up front transparency in cost.
7,2 Good
Nov 20 2016
Final price 2 times quoted price: security fee, lo
Cons: Price not same as quoted
3,6 Mediocre
Apr 8 2017
Shannon Rental
Pros: 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.
Rated no. 4
Dollar
6,1 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Shannon
Dollar
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Ap
+353 6147 1369
  • 5.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.7
  • 7.3
  • 4.0
Recent reviews
7,6 Good
Nov 7 2016
Hidden costs
Pros: I liked the Jetta for size, handling, comfort as I drive VW/Audi cars at home. The drop off and pickup was at Shannon Airport which was very easy and quick. Sales agent was friendly and expeditious.
Cons: The Dollar/Thrifty rental was connected with Hertz - which I did not know at the time and will not rent from Hertz due to a bad experience previously. Once at the counter, I found some "hidden" costs and an"upgrade" charge for an automatic that cost significantly more than a base rental for a standard and that were not listed on the rental information I had secured in advance - more than doubling the price. Buyer needs to beware about what the exact costs you are paying for since a good price that I found in advance became costly once at the rental counter and should have meant that I looked elsewhere. Since it was so early and after a long flight, I did not pursue other options in the airport.
8,8 Excellent
Mar 17 2017
Would recommend and use again
Pros: Was handy to be able to get out luggage, rent out car, and be driving through the countryside within a 10 min period. Will definitely use this company again.
Cons: The insurance seems quite expensive (understandably).
2,0 Mediocre
Jun 3 2018
STAY AWAY!!
Cons: The absolute worst customer service. I would spent the money renting with another rental car company. They were cheaper at the beginning, but at the end they charged me €165 for a 1” “scratch” on the wheel. I was not the only one. At the time of return 3 other customers were complaining about getting charged for bogus “Damage” that comes from normal wear and tear of driving through Ireland roads. Some were getting charged up to €350. When asked to speak with a manager about the issue, I was denied and told that the “customer service representative” could help me. Obviously they did nothing. This place will try to scam you out of every last dollar! Since they are part of the Hertz name and all employees at Shannon airport worked under Hertz, do yourself a favor and stay away from Hertz and their underling names of Thrifty and Dollar.
Rated no. 5
Payless
6,1 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Shannon
Payless
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Airport
+353 6165 0002
  • 4.5
  • 7.0
  • 7.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
4,4 Okay
Oct 24 2016
just dropped off
Pros: it was one guy working and he refunded our gas and then took us to the airport
Cons: we had to wait for the van guy to come back from the airport since he was the only one working but it wasn't long
2,0 Mediocre
Jul 22 2017
Cons: what a rip off,,$99 rental turned into $1,000,, buyer beware budget and payless are bait and switch..don't do it go somewhere else.
10,0 Excellent
Mar 20 2018
Pros: Quick and painless.
Cons: Not their fault, but there should be a gas station closer to the airport or more clearly visible.
8,0 Excellent
Oct 15 2019
Pros: Our flight was scheduled to arrive at 10:30 pm but delayed over an hour. We called to notify Payless and asked about picking it up the next morning and we were told the car wouldn't be available and we'd have to rebook. We were told that the counter would be open until midnight and there was nothing else they could do.at that time. We did arrive around 11:45 p.m. and the agent was there and pleasant but informed us that no one notified her and she was only there because she was notified that another customer would be late.-otherwise she would have left early The counter agent was very pleasant and helpful. The first person I spoke to with Payless was rude and unwilling to help or offer alternatives-he was unprofessional and had a terrible attitude. He seemed like he didn't care about our concerns and he wasn't going to even attempt to work with us. I was willing to pay the full amount, even if we picked up a day later but the only option he offered was to cancel and rebook . His supervisor was a little better but said we could go online to modify it or to call back in 3 hrs-which would put us in flight and after the customer service number was available. The customer service representative also failed to notify the rental center of our delay even though we provided the information. Luckily it worked out but it is unlikely that I will ever book through Payless again. The car and value were great but not worth the stress of worrying that we'd arrive and not have a car.
Cons: The customer service representatives who answer the phone need to be trained to be more professional and to treat customers with respect rather than treat us like we were a nuisance that he couldn't bother with. I wish I had his name to file an specific complaint.
Rated no. 6
Europcar
5,4 Okay (8 reviews)
1 location in Shannon
Europcar
Locations in Shannon
Main Terminal, Shannon Airport
+353 6120 6040
  • 4.3
  • 6.8
  • 6.0
  • 5.8
  • 4.3
Recent reviews
6,4 Good
Sep 24 2017
Initial Customer service excellent.
Pros: The guy I met initially at desk who dealt with me, he very nice, so helpful, gave me a good deal, very pleasant to deal with, it was more straightforward than I thought it woud be. he also went with me to car to get me started. Brilliant. At time of breakdown those I dealt with professional and helpful, AA guy, Customer service breakdown at Europcar, guy towing car, garage holding replacement car.
Cons: A New car I got broke down, issue with clutch, had problems with changing gears, I ended up having to park up on hard shoulder on a very busy motorway near to Nenagh, so dangerous, I could have been killed, , very shaken, got so lucky, I was able to park safely. This car should have been checked to ensure it was ok to be driven. Ended up not being able to restart car, had to call for help, This took a bit of time, affected time I had in Dublin. The new car I then got in Nenagh was grand but the radio was so bad, most of time only got one station, made drive very long. Follow up customer service experience when highlighting my dissatisfaction both on phone and eventually face to face after dropping car back not great but hopefully when it's hightlighted to Manger it will have a more positive outcome.
2,0 Mediocre
Jul 27 2018
Failure to Communicate
Cons: I'm 77. Europcar (Ireland) won't rent a car without a letter from a doc if you're over 75. Fine (maybe). But there was NO warning about that -- so they turned me down and I got no car for my vacation. This is just horrible!
5,6 Okay
Apr 30 2017
Highway Robbery - Entrapment!
Pros: Nice vehicle, staff were very polite
Cons: Initially I was delighted when booking the car when I received an email stating the estimated cost of the rental would be about $150. This was the best deal that I had seen in years so I went ahead and booked my car months ahead of my arrival. Upon landing at the car pick-up office I was informed that fully comprehensive insurance would cost €40 per day. This put the rental on the vehicle at around $600 for the 9 day trip. What was I supposed to do when stuck without internet or phone access at 6:30am on the morning of arrival but only accept. I informed one of the Europe car staff that I have never payed this much for a vehicle in my whole and was promptly informed that insurance prices have gone up recently. I informed the staff member that I visit home/Ireland at least twice a year and that I have never paid so much for a vehicle (I was actually in Ireland just 6 weeks earlier) The main reason of my discontent is that the overall cost was withheld when booking and did not become apparent until I arrived at the vehicle rental office. I never would have used this company at that cost I was changed and this was quite literally a case of rip-off Ireland. The rest of my trip was good but the initial experience with getting hosed with the overall cost of the car was terrible I can imagine what first-time visitor to Ireland would think. The hidden (cost) overall cost was too much and the the manner in which was rolled out would not be acceptable anywhere in the retail industry. Feel free to use my last name also. Thank you! Mark Sheehan
6,4 Good
Jul 16 2017
Insurance gotcha
Pros: Car and service were good.
Cons: Requirement to have a physical letter from credit card company stating that Ireland was not exempt from standard insurance coverage was not disclosed in advance. Having that thrown at me at 7am local/2am Eastern time upon arrival was extremely aggravating. I realize I could have been more diligent in mutt research upfront, but this should have been clearly disclosed at time of reservation. Was left with option of buying supplementary insurance through Eurocar or trying to connect with credit card company and get them to fax letter too rental car desk. Extremely pissed off and exhausted I bit the bullet and bought the insurance through Eurocar, which effectively doubled the cost of the rental. That's a poor way to do business and I will not rent from Eurocar going forward.
2,0 Mediocre
Jul 26 2017
Problem after problem
Cons: We weren't told about the insurance required until we arrived and didn't get insurance notification from my credit card in advance so our original payment options had to change very quickly. We had a boulder from a tunnel fall onto our car and they were of little help and wanted us to drive an unsafe car. When they replaced the car they didn't fill out paperwork with us or go over the car, and we had problems with the new car. Would not recommend them to anyone.
9,2 Excellent
Aug 16 2017
Advice
Pros: Car was excellent - new Audi.
Cons: I was 2 hours late returning the car and they tried to bill me $70 for another day! Highway robbery! Guy said that there was nothing he could do. It was hardwired into their computer. I called their main office and got the charge removed...on the spot. Also was told that I had to buy insurance - not sure if this was true.
7,2 Good
Jul 30 2018
Clarifying car size
Pros: The agent in Dublin was excellent, Ivan, I think.
Cons: we rented the car through carrentals.com. it was supposed to be large 7 passenger with 4 suitcases. unfortunately we had to fly into Dublin instead of Shannon. We could not get a clear understanding from Europcar whether you rented this size car in Ireland. 2 agents said no, one agent said yes. The two that said no, indicated the broker was mistaken and should not have offered the size we booked. This seems strange since Im sure we are not the first to rent a large Europcar in Ireland through your representative, carentals.com
4,4 Okay
Jul 3 2019
Pros: Car was as generally clean as expected. Otherwise, my experience was bad.
Cons: Did not have the 5 dr hatchback I reserved or "similar" and charged upgrade for a larger hatchback to avoid downgrade. I was essentially ignored at pick-up and had to call-out to get attention. Attendant then pointed out my car and said "keys are in it". GPS did not work.
Rated no. 7
Easirent
easirent
5,1 Okay (6 reviews)
1 location in Shannon
Easirent
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Springs Hotel, Ballycasey
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Rated no. 8
Hertz
4,4 Okay (7 reviews)
1 location in Shannon
Hertz
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Airport
+353 6147 1369
  • 4.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 4.0
  • 3.7
Recent reviews
3,6 Mediocre
Aug 11 2017
waiting around
Pros: car mechanically was OK
Cons: Had to wait around half an hour to get the car when I had booked in advance, I would have expected them to know I was coming and therefore had a car ready. They didn't even have the one I booked (a Qashqai) so was given a Dacia Duster instead which was smaller than I was expecting. When I got it it was still muddy on the outside, probably because they had rushed to clean it.
2,0 Mediocre
Sep 14 2016
Hertz wouldn't rent to me
Pros: After extensive research on renting a car in Ireland for people under 25... Hertz seemed like the best option.. No where on their site did it say they couldn't rent to you if you were under 25.. Nor that was going to be a problem when we arrived. Even reserved the car online, but still didn't ask my age, or say anything about them requiring you to be 25. I've renting many cars, some in Iceland, Thiland, Nepal, Laos, always been fine.. Usually just charged an extra amount per day because you are 25. After tons of trouble at the London airport, we land in Shannon, Ireland... And Hertz wouldn't rent us car because we were under 25. In fact, none of the 7 car rental places would rent to us.. So, I would say it would be nice to know that a head of time. It's very frustrated planning a whole trip around renting a car, because Hertz said it wouldn't be a problem... Only to find out we have to take a bus across Ireland, and not anything we wanted to.
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4,0 Okay
Mar 18 2017
Pros: Car was the promised size.
Cons: Extra fees changed despite information from Kayak. No assistance for a damaged tire. The agency tried to insist on purchase of insurance despite me providing proofs of insurance.
9,2 Excellent
May 8 2017
Pros: I had hit a Pothole and had damage to the rim, the woman was still able to process my return quickly and will be e-mailing me the report to submit to insurance.
4,4 Okay
Jun 13 2017
Warning - Do not rent from Hertz at Shannon
Pros: The location is very convenient
Cons: This is as close to an extortion racket that I have ever experienced. The staff at the Hertz near Shannon Airport will charge you exorbitant amounts for any tiny scratch. We were assessed over $700 for three very short (the largest was less than 2 cm) thin (a couple of millimeters thick maybe) on the front bumper. These were not dents at all, just superficial scratches on a plastic bumper. In case you are thinking that this was just one person's bad experience be advised that 3 other people dropped off cars here while we were waiting for the "damage" report to be completed. All three of them were also being assessed for scratch damages. I do not know if those assessments were valid or not but they do illustrate a pattern. OK... you have been warned.
2,0 Mediocre
Sep 4 2017
Cons: I brushed a stone wall in Ireland to avoid a head on collision and was horrified to learn that the two insurance coverages I thought did not, in fact, cover Ireland. It seems that it would have been a courtesy for the rental agent to mention that, but I must take responsibility for my ignorance. The manager at the airport was rude, unhelpful, and sent me away in an uninsured car because he did not want to deal with the problem at 8:30 pm. I was told to come back in the morning. I drove long distances to get back and forth, wasted a day, and was horrified to learn Hertz has charged me $13,000 to fix cosmetic damage that can be filled and buffed. 20% of the value of a car to repair cosmetic damage?! There will be no opportunity to receive fair estimates, and no proof that the work is ever done. Do your insurance homework before you rent, and above all never use Hertz! I will be living with their nightmare for years to come.
5,6 Okay
Sep 20 2017
Cons: Drop-off was incredibly confusing: the drop off section was closed and directions to the after hours drop off were not well written and could have been more detailed. It ended up taking a half hour to return the vehicle.
24 Hour Rent A Car
24hourrentacar
1 location in Shannon
24 Hour Rent A Car
Locations in Shannon
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Ace
ace
1 location in Shannon
Ace
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Springs Hotel
+353 1695 0326
Advantage
advantage
1 location in Shannon
Advantage
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Int`l Airport - Europcar Main Arrivals Hall
+353 6120 6040
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Shannon
AutoEurope
Locations in Shannon
Europcar
CARHIRE.ie
carhire
1 location in Shannon
CARHIRE.ie
Locations in Shannon
Serviced By Europcar
1844 1944
Dooley Car Rentals
dooleycarrentals
1 location in Shannon
Dooley Car Rentals
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Airport
FLIZZR
flizzr
1 location in Shannon
FLIZZR
Locations in Shannon
Unit 3 Lismaclane
+353 1235 2030
GREEN MOTION
greenmotion
1 location in Shannon
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Airport
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Shannon
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Shannon
Main Terminal Shannon Airport
+353 6120 6040
Sixt
sixtrentacar
1 location in Shannon
Sixt
Locations in Shannon
Unit 3 Lismaclane
+353 1235 2030
Smile Rent
smilerent
1 location in Shannon
Smile Rent
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Airport
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Shannon
Sunnycars
Locations in Shannon
Shannon Clare
46 travellers who hired a car in Shannon gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6,0

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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Shannon?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget (R85/day), FLIZZR (R138/day) and Thrifty (R247/day).

What is the best car hire agency in Shannon?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Shannon are Avis (7,6, 2277 reviews), Budget (7,4, 4182 reviews), and Hertz (7,4, 3843 reviews).

What is the cheapest car hire location in Shannon?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget Arrivals Hall V14 CV04 (3 kilometres from the city centre).

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