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Cheap Car Hire in Ireland

Economy $8/day
Mini $8/day
Compact $9/day
Intermediate $16/day
Standard $16/day
4x4 $21/day
Van $34/day
Box truck $38/day
Full-size $47/day
Premium $59/day
Commercial $75/day
Luxury $82/day
People mover $127/day
  • 2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Ireland budget
  • 2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Ireland payless
  • 4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Ireland easirent
  • 5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Ireland advantage
  • 5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Ireland budget
  • 4 Adults, 2 Bags 4x4 car in Ireland avis
  • 4 Adults, 2 Bags Van car in Ireland budget
  • 5 Adults, 3 Bags Box truck car in Ireland enterprise
  • 5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Ireland easirent
  • 5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Ireland europcar
  • 5 Adults, 6 Bags Commercial car in Ireland easirent
  • 5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Ireland thrifty
  • 5 Adults, 5 Bags People mover car in Ireland budget
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Car hire locations in Ireland

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  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Ireland

    34 Locations See all locations

    37 Old Kilmainham, Dublin, DN
    151 Lower Drumcondra Rd, Dublin, DN
    40 Russell Street, Dublin, DN
    Kylemore Road, Dublin, DN
    Navan Road, Dublin, DN
    Old Airport Rd, Dublin, DN
    South Lotts Road, Dublin, DN
    North Road, Dublin, DN
    Pottery Road, Dún Laoghaire, DN
    Charlstown Co Mayo, Knock, MO
    Muckross Road, Killarney, KY
    Kenmare Street, Killarney, KY
    Upper Park Road, Killarney, KY
    Dublin Road, Athlone, WH
    Park Street, Limerick, LK
    12 Eyre Square, Galway, GY
    Ballybrit, Galway, GY
    Cork Road, Waterford, Waterford, WD
    John Joe Sheehy Road, Tralee, KY
    Farranfore, Milltown (Kerry), KY
    Dublin Road, Cavan, CN
    Shannon Clare, Shannon, CE
    Annagry, DL
    Aedcavan Business Park, Wexford, WX
    North Road, Drogheda, LH
    Dublin Road, Portlaoise, LS
    Pearse Road, Letterkenny, DL
    Conolly`s VW Garage, Sligo, SO
    Newhal, Naas, KE
    Dublin Road, Kilkenny, KK
    North Street, Swords, DN
    Cork Airport, Cork, CK
    Kinsale Road, Cork, CK
    Commons Road Blackpool, Cork, CK
  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Ireland

    27 Locations See all locations

    Spencer Dock, Park Lane, Off North Quay, Dublin, DN
    +353 1812 2880
    Terminals 1 And 2, Dublin Airport, Dublin, DN
    +353 1812 2800
    1 Mark Street Off Pearse Street, Dublin, DN
    +353 1648 5900
    Unit E, Eastlands Business Park, Dublin, DN
    +353 1812 2820
    Eastlands Business Park, Block B, Dublin, DN
    26 Lombard Street EastOff Pearse Street, Dublin, DN
    +353 1670 7890
    Main Terminal Knock Airport, Knock, MO
    +353 6120 6094
    Motorpark, Monksland, Athlone, WH
    James Barry Motors, Dock Road, Limerick, LK
    +353 1812 2880
    Ennis Road Motors, Main Opel Car Dealership, Limerick, LK
    Motor Park, 3Rd Exit Off Kirwan Rb, Galway, GY
    The Sweep Garage, Kilmeaden, Waterford, WD
    Century Business Park, Dublin Road, Cavan, CN
    Main Terminal Shannon Airport, Shannon, CE
    +353 6120 6040
    1798 St, Redmond Square, Wexford, WX
    C/o Trinity Motors, Wexford, WX
    Unit 10A Newgrange Business Park, Drogheda, LH
    Farranfore, Farranfore, KY
    Downey'S Auto Stop, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, LS
    Belgard Motors, Old Belgard Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Tallaght, D24, Tallaght, DN
    +353 1536 7071
    Ryan Power Skoda Dealer, Powerstown Road, Clonmel, TY
    +353 526 180 323
    Circular Road, Academy Street, Navan, MH
    Henderson Motorpark, Bundoran Road, Sligo, SO
    Europcar, Smc Car Sales, Naas, KE
    Kilkenny Vehicle Centre, Callan Rd, Kilkenny, KK
    Lee Garage, 11-13 South Terrace, Cork, Cork, CK
    +353 212 400 140
    Main Terminal Cork Airport, Cork, CK
    +353 212 400 100
  • enterprise

    Enterprise car hire locations in Ireland

    27 Locations See all locations

    Kylemore RoadDublin 12, Dublin, DN
    +353 1450 3150
    Russell Street 10a, Dublin, DN
    +353 1836 6577
    Mckee Avenue, FinglasFinglas, Dublin 11, Dublin, DN
    +353 1838 3300
    Eastlands Car Hire FacilityCloghran, Swords, Dublin, DN
    1844 5848
    Pottery House, Pottery RoadDublin, Dún Laoghaire, DN
    +353 1284 7204
    Gleneagles HotelMuckross Road, Killarney, KY
    +353 646 631 393
    Unit 4, Kenna CentreDublin Road, Athlone, WH
    +353 906 491 030
    Upper William Street 14, Limerick, LK
    +353 6131 9200
    Oldenway Business ParkBallybrit, Galway, GY
    +353 9177 1200
    Cork RoadWd, Waterford, WD
    +353 5130 4804
    Ground FloorTerminal Building Shannon Airp, Ennis, CE
    +353 6170 4914
    John Joe Sheehy RoadKerry, Tralee, KY
    +353 667 119 304
    Kerry Airport, FarranforeCo.kerry, Milltown (Kerry), KY
    +353 669 763 522
    Hamill Business Park OldOld Dublin Road Mullingar, Mullingar, WH
    +353 906 491 030
    C/o Autotech GarageDublin Road, Cavan, CN
    +353 494 330 856
    Doyles KiaArdcavn Business, Wexford, WX
    +353 539 174 678
    Dublin RdDrogheda, Drogheda, LH
    +353 419 803 055
    Dublin RoadPortlaoise, Portlaoise, LS
    +353 578 634 066
    Pearse Road, Letterkenny, DL
    +353 749 103 202
    Clancy MotorsCarraroe, Sligo, SO
    +353 719 133 150
    Donegal AirportCarrickfinn, Kincasslagh, Donegal, DL
    +353 749 103 202
    Kilcullen Rd, Naas, Co Kildare, Naas, KE
    +353 4589 5756
    Kilkenny Car ComplexDublin Road, Kilkenny, KK
    +353 567 753 318
    North Street Business ParkDublin, Swords, DN
    +353 1840 4315
    Kinsale Road Business ParkKinsale Road, Cork, CK
    +353 214 975 133
    Ground FloorTerminal Building Cork Airport, Cork, CK
    +353 214 838 973
    Commons Road BlackpoolCork, Cork, CK
    +353 214 395 464
  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Ireland

    22 Locations See all locations

    Terminals 1 And 2, Dublin Airport, Dublin, DN
    +353 1812 2800
    Unit E, Eastlands Business Park, Dublin, DN
    +353 1812 2820
    26 Lombard Street EastOff Pearse Street, Dublin, DN
    +353 1670 7890
    Park Lane, Spencer DockOff North Quay, Dublin, DN
    +353 1648 5900
    Main Terminal, Farranfore AirportKillarney, Killarney, KY
    +353 6120 6080
    Quinn MotorstoreAthlone Business Park, Dublin Road, Athlone, WH
    +353 906 400 560
    James Barry Motors, Dock Road, Limerick, LK
    +353 6120 6021
    MOTOR PARK, 3rd EXIT OFF KIRWAN RBHeadford Road, Galway City, Galway, GY
    +353 9139 6555
    The Sweep Garage, Kilmeaden, Waterford, WD
    +353 5138 4134
    Century Business Park, Dublin Road, Cavan, CN
    +353 494 361 441
    Main Terminal, Shannon AirportShannon, Shannon, CE
    +353 6120 6040
    Trinity Motors, Trinity St.Maudlinstown, Wexford, WX
    +353 539 122 455
    Unit 10a Newgrange Business ParkNewgrange Business Park, Louth, LH
    +353 412 145 290
    Belgard Motors, Old Belgard RoadTallaght, Dublin 24, Tallaght, DN
    +353 1536 7071
    Ryan Power Skoda Dealer, PowerstownRoad, Clonmel, TY
    +353 526 180 323
    Main Terminal, Knock Airport, Charlestown, MO
    +353 6120 6094
    Circular Road, Academy Street, Navan, MH
    +353 469 015 090
    Old Dublin RoadCarraroe, Sligo, SO
    +353 719 326 910
    Europcar, Jigginstown Business ParkNewbridge Road, Naas, KE
    +353 4525 7441
    Kilkenny Vehicle Centre, Callan Rd., Kilkenny, KK
    +353 567 803 370
    Main Terminal, Cork Airport, Cork, CK
    +353 212 400 100
    Lee Garage, 11-13 South Terrace, Cork, CK
    +353 212 400 140
  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Ireland

    14 Locations See all locations

    151-157 South Circular Rd, Dublin, DN
    +353 1709 3060
    Dublin Airport T1/T2, Dublin, DN
    1844 5466
    2 Haddington Road, Dublin, DN
    +353 1668 7566
    294a North Circular Road, Dublin, DN
    +353 1817 8476
    South Lotts Road, Dublin, DN
    +353 1667 5028
    Charlestown, Knock, MO
    +353 719 144 068
    Butlerstown Roundabout, Waterford, WD
    +353 5130 7012
    Farranfore, Milltown (Kerry), KY
    +353 669 763 270
    Shannon Airport, Shannon, CE
    +353 6147 1369
    Ferrybank,wexford, Wexford, WX
    +353 539 152 500
    Wine Street Car Park, Sligo, SO
    +353 719 144 068
    Cork Airport, Cork, CK
    +353 214 965 849
    Railway Street, Cork, CK
    +353 214 552 240
    Kent Train Station, Cork, CK
    +353 214 552 240
  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Ireland

    10 Locations See all locations

    Arrivals Hall, Dublin, DN
    1844 5150
    151 Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin, DN
    +353 1837 9611
    37 Old Kilmainham, Dublin, DN
    +353 1605 7580
    Arrivals Hall, Knock, MO
    Kenmare Street, Killarney, KY
    +353 646 634 341
    12 Eyre Square, Galway, GY
    +353 9156 6376
    Arrivals Hall, Milltown (Kerry), KY
    +353 643 4341
    Ferry Port, Rosslare, WX
    +353 539 133 318
    Arrivals Hall, Shannon, CE
    Arrivals Hall, Cork, CK
    +353 214 314 000
  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Ireland

    9 Locations See all locations

    Q-Park, Marlborough Street, Dublin, DN
    +353 1235 2030
    Terminal 1 and 2, Dublin, DN
    1844 5691
    Rochestown Ave, Dublin, DN
    +353 1235 2030
    Eastlands Car Hire facility, Dublin, DN
    1844 5691
    Rochestown Ave, Dublin, DN
    +353 1235 2030
    Eastlands Car Hire facility, Dublin, DN
    1844 5691
    Conrad Hotel,Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, DN
    +353 1235 2030
    Unit 3 Lismaclane, Shannon, CE
    +353 1235 2030
    Kinsale Road, Cork, CK
    +353 1235 2030
  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in Ireland

    9 Locations See all locations

    Easirent Dublin Airport Collinstown Business Park Airport Road, Colghran, Dublin, DN
    +353 1695 0324
    East Dublin City - Unit 10 Naas Road Business Park, Dublin, DN
    +353 1695 0678
    Ireland West Airport Knock, Knock, MO
    Waterford Airport, Waterford, WD
    Kerry Airport, Milltown (Kerry), KY
    Shannon Springs Hotel, Ballycasey, Shannon, CE
    Donegal Airport, Annagry, DL
    Sligo Airport, Sligo, SO
    Cork Airport - In Shuttle, Cork, CK
    +353 212 363 163
  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Ireland

    8 Locations See all locations

    Dublin Ap, Dublin, DN
    1844 5466
    Dublin Downtown, Dublin, DN
    +353 1667 5028
    294a North Circular Road, Dublin, DN
    Charlestown, Knock, MO
    +353 719 144 068
    Farranfore, Milltown (Kerry), KY
    +353 669 763 270
    Shannon Ap, Shannon, CE
    +353 6147 1369
    Cork Ap, Cork, CK
    +353 214 965 849
    Railway Street, Cork, CK
    +353 214 552 240
  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Ireland

    8 Locations See all locations

    Dublin Ap, Dublin, DN
    1844 5466
    Dublin Downtown, Dublin, DN
    1844 5466
    294a North Circular Road, Dublin, DN
    Charlestown, Knock, MO
    +353 719 144 068
    Farranfore, Milltown (Kerry), KY
    +353 669 763 270
    Shannon Ap, Shannon, CE
    +353 6147 1369
    Cork Ap, Cork, CK
    +353 214 965 849
    Railway Street, Cork, CK
    +353 214 552 240
  • carhire

    CARHIRE.ie car hire locations in Ireland

    8 Locations See all locations

    Service provided by EUROPCARPlease follow the signs to the EUROPCAR shuttle bus to collect your rental car, Dublin, DN
    +353 1812 2800
    26 Lombard Street East, Dublin, DN
    +353 1670 7890
    Spencer Dock, Park Lane, Dublin, DN
    +353 1648 5900
    Arrivals Hall, Knock Airport (Meet & Greet service), Knock, MO
    +353 6120 6094
    Desk in arrivals Hall, Kerry Airport, Farnhore (Meet & Greet service), Killarney, KY
    1844 1944
    Ennis Road Motors, Main Opel Car Dealership, Limerick, LK
    Serviced By EuropcarShannon Airport. Desk in Arrivals Hall, Shannon, CE
    1844 1944
    Main Terminal, Cork Airport, Cork, CK
    1844 1944
  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Ireland

    8 Locations See all locations

    38 Old Kilmainham Rd, Dublin, DN
    +353 1605 7500
    Terminals 1&2, Dublin, DN
    +353 1605 7500
    39 Old Kilmainham Rd, Dublin, DN
    +353 1605 7501
    Knock Airport, Knock, MO
    +353 949 367 707
    Arrivals Hall, Milltown (Kerry), KY
    +353 669 764 499
    Arrivals Hall, Shannon, CE
    +353 6171 5600
    Strand Hill, Sligo, SO
    +353 1605 7500
    Arrivals Hall, Cork, CK
    +353 214 327 460

Top tips for hiring a car in Ireland

It is almost always necessary to have a credit card to rent a car in Ireland; if you plan to use a debit card, be prepared to have a large cash deposit on hand. It is also important to have comprehensive car-excess insurance, available either through the rental agency itself or through another reputable company such as a credit card provider.
There are many recommended self-driving routes for touring Ireland with a rental car, including a route once named the world’s "Best Self-Drive Holiday Destination": the 2,500 km (1,550 mi) Wild Atlantic Way. Other popular destinations accessible by rental car include the coastal town of Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, Boyne Valley, and the cliff-top "Sky Road".
Children under 5 ft (59 in) in height and weighing less than 36 kg (79 lbs.)—usually those younger than 11 or 12 years—are required to be seated in an appropriate child seat or booster seat. Most rental companies like Europcar and Sixt offer baby or child seats, which must be booked in advance and will cost an additional fee, starting from about €6 ($6.80) per day. Note that some agencies do not provide seats for babies under 6 months old.
Anyone planning to rent a car in Ireland and travel into Northern Ireland or take a car ferry to the rest of the UK will first need to check with their rental provider. The vast majority of agencies do allow rental cars to be driven into Northern Ireland or even dropped off there; however, they will usually charge an additional fee, e.g., 34 € ($38) for cross-border travel with Europcar. But only a few providers like Easirent allow for trips to Scotland, Wales or England.

FAQs about hiring a car in Ireland

How much does it cost to hire a car in Ireland?

On average a car hire in Ireland costs $35 per day.

What is the most popular car hire in Ireland?

Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ireland.

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Ireland?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Easirent ($7/day), Budget ($12/day) and keddy by Europcar ($15/day).

What is the best car hire agency in Ireland?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company in Ireland is Budget (6.4, 70 reviews).

How can I find a car hire near me in Ireland?

Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

Where should I hire a car in Ireland?

Based on car searches on KAYAK. The most popular cities to hire a car in Ireland are Dublin (85% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Ireland). Cork (8%) and Kilkenny (3%).

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Ireland?

On average hiring a car in Ireland costs $232 per week ($33 per day).

How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Ireland?

On average a car hire in Ireland costs $996 per month ($33 per day).

What is driving like in Ireland?

Travelers who choose to rent a car in Ireland will find driving around a straightforward procedure: roads are usually paved and well maintained. Do, however, be aware of very narrow roads and note that in Ireland people drive on the left-hand side, like in the UK. Toll roads are not especially common—there are only 8 in the entire country—but they include some popular roads like the M50 highway around Dublin.

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Ireland?

To rent a car in Ireland, drivers need to be at least 21 years of age and have possessed a valid driver’s license for 12 months or longer. Most drivers between 21 and 25 years old will find themselves paying a daily surcharge (for example, about 24 € ($27) per day with Hertz), though a few smaller local companies may choose to waive this fee. A US or other English-language driver’s license can be used to rent a car in Ireland.

How much does petrol cost in Ireland?

Petrol prices in Ireland are relatively average for Europe. Compact or midsize cars often run on diesel, which may help to save on fuel costs. Payment is usually made inside the station, with most accepting cash or credit card. In rural areas, petrol stations can be few and far between, so make sure to fuel up regularly. Expect to pay around 1.30 € ($1.47) per liter of diesel and 1.45 € ($1.64) per liter of petrol.

What are the speed limits in Ireland?

Different speed limits are enforced throughout Ireland, with speed cameras regularly operated from visibly marked vans. In towns and cities, the limit is usually 30 or 50 km/h (19 or 31 mph), while regional and local roads have a maximum speed limit of 80 km/h (50 mph). National roads, including highways, carry a limit of 90 km/h (56 mph), while motorways allow up to 120 km/h (75 mph).

Ireland

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car hires for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Car hires are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some car hire providers charge additional fees for other services (gps, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car hire providers' sites.