Ireland car hire

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Aug 19 — Aug 26
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Fri 19/8
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Fri 26/8
Noon
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Cheap car hire in Ireland

EconomyR634/day
CompactR760/day
IntermediateR1 033/day
MiniR634/day
PremiumR2 283/day
LuxuryR2 117/day
Compact SUVR895/day
Intermediate SUVR1 138/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car hire directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Ireland

    29 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car hire locations in Ireland

    26 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Ireland

    24 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Ireland

    20 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Ireland

    14 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Ireland

    8 Locations

  • carhire

    CARHIRE.ie car hire locations in Ireland

    8 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Ireland

    8 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Ireland

    8 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Ireland

    8 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Ireland

    7 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in Ireland

    6 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Easirent

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

R1 425/day

Good deal

R1 049/day

When to book a rental car in Ireland

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

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.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Ireland for R1 049 or less
  • Book your car hire in Ireland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Ireland are around 12% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact car hires in Ireland are around 13% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Ireland

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