Modern travellers endure time-consuming security measures, weather-related flight delays and a host of potential setbacks in today's airports. Luckily, everyone who capitalises on cheap car hire at Shannon Airport enjoys a hassle-free return procedure.
The car hire return depot is located in the same area where vehicles are picked up, just a couple-minutes' shuttle ride from the airport terminal. The turn-off from Airport Road (N19) is clearly marked, and Europcar associates are on site from 06:00 to 18:00 to handle your return.
Odds are, the return procedure will just take a few minutes, and then you'll be shown to the airport shuttle and delivered to the Departures Hall. The Europcar team recommend allotting 30 minutes for the entire operation, though it rarely takes even half this time. In any event, arriving at the terminal a few minutes early will help you avoid queues at the check-in desks and security checkpoints.
The drop-off point is manned during major hours of operation. If you need to return your Shannon Airport car rental before 06:00 or after 18:00, then you can simply park the vehicle in the short-term car park, which is located directly across from the terminal entrance. Deliver the keys to the keys to an associate at the Europcar counter in the Arrivals Hall, and you'll be on your way.
Shannon Airport is located about 25 kilometres west of Limerick on a small peninsula. It's easy to reach along the N18 motorway, turning off onto Airport Road just past Drumline. Outside of rush hour, the commute takes around 30 minutes.