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Donegal car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Donegal

  • When you hire a car in Donegal, you will have additional flexibility with your onward trip, compared to if you made the same trip using public transport, such as a train or bus. It can be pretty difficult trying to get around Ireland with only public transport, with few buses and trains and large distances between towns. For example, if you want to go to Laghey, you can get there in about 7 minutes by car. Whereas if you make the same journey by bus it takes around 13 minutes and you have to rely on the bus timetable.
  • Donegal Airport (CFN) has a great choice of car hire companies, including Enterprise, so you will find it easy to get the ideal vehicle. If you want to use Enterprise, you can find them easily in the terminal. After you have collected your luggage, head to the arrivals hall, where you’ll see the Enterprise counter. This agency is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekends.
  • When you hire a car in Donegal, you will see that the town is a popular place for locals and tourists to visit, offering a lot of history. As there are many visitors, you must remain vigilant when driving in the centre, as many people cross the road at places that are not designated pedestrian crossings. There are also many cyclists in Ireland, with Donegal no different. So you should always drive cautiously in the city and check your mirrors regularly, especially if you are making a turn.
  • When you pick up your Donegal hire car, you will find that the town centre can be very busy with traffic at certain times. The roads tend to get particularly busy during rush hour, between 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., when many locals head to and from work. So if you want to avoid congestion, it’s wise to stay off the road during these times. The R267 is one road that is especially busy during this time as it goes through the town centre, so it’s best to find an alternative route if you need to drive.
  • Book your car hire in Donegal at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Donegal are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Donegal

  • How much is the price of fuel in Donegal?

    The average price of fuel in Donegal is R136,14 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 634 and R2 178, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Donegal?

    Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Donegal.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Donegal?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Donegal?

    An Economy car hire in Donegal costs R979 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Donegal?

    A Full Size car hire in Donegal costs R947 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Donegal?

    A Compact car hire in Donegal costs R939 per day, on average.

  • What type of car do you recommend for driving in Donegal?

    The town is a favourite with history lovers and hikers who want to explore the castle and the countryside. Due to narrow roads in the town, you could go for a small car such as a Ford Fiesta, which makes navigating the streets and parking easier. However, a more robust vehicle might be better if you plan to take a trip to the countryside. A compact SUV or 4x4 car will provide better handling and superior grip across various terrains.

  • What's the speed limit in Donegal?

    When driving in Ireland, you must not drive faster than the speed limits, or you risk a fine. For instance, you can drive on motorways at a maximum of 120 kph. You can drive at 100 kph on other roads that aren't motorways. In Donegal and other urban and suburban settings, you must reduce your speed limit to 50 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Donegal?

    There is a lot of public parking for you to use when you hire a car in Donegal. For example, you can park at Parkplatz in the centre, a pay and display car park that costs 10 € for the whole day. You will also find a lot of on-street parking, which is pay and display between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The first 30min is usually free, with a maximum stay of up to 2 hours in the bays. After the free slot, the parking costs about 2 € per hour.

Donegal car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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2 locations in Donegal

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Donegal Airport

+353 74 910 3202

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday12:00 - 20:00
Sunday12:00 - 20:00

Pearse Road

+353 74 910 3202

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Free2Move

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101 Irvinestown Road

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

22 Tempo Road

+44 28 6632 4366

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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Easirent

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One location in Donegal

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Donegal Airport

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Europcar

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Drumnahoe

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Hertz

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Wine Street Car Park

+353 71 914 4068

Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00

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9,2 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice at counter

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Cost of insurance

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keddy by Europcar

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Pat Kirk Showroom 53 Brookmount Road

+44 871 384 5953

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Sunnycars

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Pearse Road

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