If you’re flying to Shannon Airport and want to hire a car we have lots of cheap car hire tips. They’re guaranteed to save you money!
Our best cheap car hire tip is to book well in advance, especially if you’re travelling in the summer. At the last minute there’s usually only limited availability and prices to way up the later you book. There’s also a better chance of getting a special offer or discount if you book your Shannon car hire several months in advance.
It also pays to plan. Watch out for any special deals and if your travel dates are flexible, travel when you get the best Shannon car hire deal. Another way to keep your car hire costs down is to travel at off-peak times – cheap car hire means more money for touring so try and get the best car rental deal.
Another thing to keep in mind is that most car hire companies work on a 24 hour basis. For example if you pick up your car hire at 10am on Day 1 and drop it off at 10am on Day 2 this is one day’s car rental. If you return your car rental at 12pm on Day 2 you’ll probably be charged for another day.
If you pick up your car hire at Shannon Airport after the car hire desks (due to a late flight) have closed there may be an ‘out of hours’ surcharge. It could work out cheaper to wait until the next day.
The size of the hire car is also important – the smaller the car the better the chance of a cheap car hire deal. If there are just two of you travelling maybe a smaller car will do. Do consider, however, the amount of luggage you’ll have, you don’t want to get there and realise that your bags won’t fit in the car.
Also to save some money, consider exactly what you’ll need. Do you really need a convertible? Do you want air conditioning or a CD player?
Try to drop off your car rental at the same location as the pick up point. Returning your car hire to a different location probably will cost more so try to avoid one way rentals.
It’s worth considering all the above when looking for cheap car hire at Shannon Airport. We offer value for money fully inclusive prices – get a cheap Ireland car hire quote. And remember cheap car hire should never compromise on service.
We work with the most reputable car hire companies. In Shannon Airport we have access to Irish Car Rentals, Budget and Alamo’s cheapest car hire rates so you’re guaranteed cheap car hire in Ireland.
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