Kilkenny car hire

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Kilkenny car hire information

Pick-up locationKilkenny
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Hire locations4
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Kilkenny

  • Besides the tourist attractions in the town itself, you'll want to drive out to places like Dunmore Caves, with its famous Market Cross. This is about a 15min drive from central Kilkenny. Jerpoint Abbey is another important landmark that lies roughly 25min from Kilkenny. You could take a taxi to these destinations, but it's more cost efficient to opt for car hire in Kilkenny. This will also give you the independence to visit these tourist attractions on your own schedule.
  • Dublin Airport (DUB) is a nearby international flight hub to Kilkenny, which is where you'll likely arrive by air. All of the Kilkenny car hire companies are located in Arrivals Hall 1 or in Terminal 2, which is linked to the airport car park. Once you collected your luggage and cleared customs, you merely have to look for the signage of the company through whom you've booked car hire in Kilkenny. Dublin Airport is roughly a 1h 20min drive from Kilkenny.
  • You're not likely to have negative driving experiences if you book car hire in Kilkenny. The roads are good and well maintained, and the local residents are polite and rule observant. It's quite a sedate town, so your best bet is to relax completely behind the wheel and enjoy the relatively calm driving conditions. No one seems to be in a hurry here, and pedestrians are generally given the right of way, for no reason other than politeness.
  • The town doesn't have much of a rush hour to speak of, so you don't have to factor that in when booking car hire in Kilkenny. You're unlikely to encounter congestion at any time of the day. Winter brings a few challenges, however. Tarred roads can become icy surfaces, so slow down, drive defensively and maintain an extra following distance. If you haven't driven on ice-covered roads before, don't exceed your comfort zone – the locals won't get impatient if you take it slowly.
  • Book your car hire in Kilkenny at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Kilkenny are around 31% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Kilkenny

  • How much is the price of fuel in Kilkenny?

    The average price of fuel in Kilkenny is R131,64 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 580 and R2 106, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Kilkenny?

    Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kilkenny.

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

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

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Kilkenny?

    A Mini car hire in Kilkenny costs R704 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Kilkenny costs R802 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Kilkenny costs R1 214 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Kilkenny?

    You have a pretty free range of choices when it comes to the type of car to hire in Kilkenny, barring the weather conditions in winter, so base your choice on your specific needs. If you're on a solo visit, perhaps on holiday or on business, you won't need more than a compact economy car that's ideal for negotiating the narrow roads in the centre of town. Choose between a hatchback or a sedan model. Families can hire a medium-sized saloon or an all-purpose SUV, with lots of room and big windows for sightseeing visibility. For larger groups, book a passenger van that can accommodate everyone with their luggage.

  • What's the speed limit in Kilkenny?

    Speed limits in Kilkenny are governed by a series of municipal schedules and special bylaws. These range from 20 km/h in housing estates to 100 km/h motorway speed limits. In general, you shouldn't drive at more than 50 km/h in built-up areas. On local and regional roads, you can travel at up to 80 km/h. Once you're on the dual-carriage motorways, you can increase your speed to 100 km/h. Kilkenny also has 30 km/h and 60 km/h zones by special dispensation. These are only active at certain times on weekdays, so just make sure that you follow the posted speed limit signs and you'll be fine.

  • Where are the best places to park in Kilkenny?

    There's plenty of parking available in Kilkenny, as it isn't a particularly busy town. However, you'll have to pay for most of it. This includes both street parking and privately run car parks. Parking costs are very reasonable, though. The Kilkenny-Market Cross Car Park is convenient and centrally located on Parliament Street. Another popular place to park is at Ormonde Street Car Park. There are plenty of others too, so don't worry about parking when it comes to hiring a car in Kilkenny. You'll invariably be able to find a spot where you want to be when you're out sightseeing.

Kilkenny car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,6

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10.0

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10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Kilkenny

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Dublin Road

+353 578 634 066

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Kilkenny Car Complex

+353 56 775 3318

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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9,2 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Service at pick up was good.

Cons:

Tried to sell extra unnecessary liability insurance while allocating the car....this should be offered at the reception desk.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The clerk went over to the neighboring business to get their wi-fi password so I could contact my friend, and she also let me use the phone.

Cons:

The car could not be rented to me because my card was combination debit/credit, not just credit. The policy is to allow only credit cards to rent a car. I found another business to accept my card, but it was triple the cost.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car.

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

9,0

Wonderful

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3 locations in Kilkenny

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Downey'S Auto Stop, Dublin Road

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Kilkenny Vehicle Centre, Callan Rd

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Ryan Power Skoda Dealer, Powerstown Road

+353 526 180 323

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Budget

6,9

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One location in Kilkenny

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East Car Park Road

+44 344 544 9748

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Europcar

6,1

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2 locations in Kilkenny

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Kilkenny Vehicle Centre, Callan Rd.

+353 56 780 3370

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Ryan Power Skoda Dealer, Powerstown

+353 52 618 0323

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Kilkenny

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Cork Road, Waterford

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Dublin Road

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4 travellers who hired a car in Kilkenny gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6,6

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Most popular car type

Mini

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