Munster car hire

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Cheap car hire in Munster

StandardR1 782/day
LuxuryR1 989/day
Intermediate SUVR796/day
Compact SUVR805/day
Compact estate carR847/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Munster

  • If you’re visiting Munster, you can fly into Cork Airport (ORK), a major airport serving the province and one of the busiest airports in the Republic of Ireland. The airport hosts various car rental agencies, including Avis, Payless, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, Europcar, and Sixt. The car rental desks are conveniently located in the Arrivals Hall. You can also fly into Shannon Airport (SNN), another major airport in the province. It hosts different car rental agencies in the Arrivals Hall.
  • The roads in Munster, Ireland, are generally good. National roads and motorways are paved and well maintained. Likewise, most local roads are well maintained, but a few need repair. You’ll come across some with potholes, which may pose driving challenges, requiring you to slow down as you approach such sections of the road. The province has several narrow, winding roads, so you should drive carefully across these zones. Most roads are properly lit, so driving at night isn’t a challenge.
  • Munster is home to three of the largest industrial cities in Ireland and key ports: Waterford, Limerick, and Cork. You can expect busy roads and heavy traffic around the cities. Traffic in various towns in the province usually gets busy during morning and evening commutes. The region is also a popular tourist destination, so roads can get very busy during peak season, especially during the summer. Plan your trip to avoid getting caught in traffic.
  • Munster has several toll roads that include the Limerick Tunnel, the East-Link Toll Bridge, and the Dublin Port Tunnel. These toll roads connect different cities in and out of Munster. You can pay for tolls in the province using cash, a credit card, or eToll. Consider renting a car fitted with a transponder or automatic toll payment system if you plan to use toll roads in the province. Research the routes you plan to cover to confirm if they have toll roads.
  • Book your car hire in Munster at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Munster are around 70% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Munster

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Munster?

    On average a car hire in Munster costs R1 031 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Munster?

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

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Munster?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget (R579/day), (R667/day) and Payless (R796/day).

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

    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 Munster?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Munster are Limerick (33% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Munster), Cork (22%) and Killarney (22%).

  • Should I rent a car in Munster, Ireland?

    Car rentals in Munster offer a convenient option for exploring the vast Irish province. You can drive to various destinations with no public transportation coverage. Renting a car in Munster saves you the hassle of moving around with a lot of luggage and allows you to avoid the congestion that comes with public transportation. You can travel to cities like Limerick and Shannon at your own pace and stop at popular attractions. Renting a car is more affordable when you look at the cumulative costs of hiring taxis to various destinations in the Irish province.

  • What is it like driving in Munster, Ireland?

    Like most parts of Ireland, driving is on the left-hand side of the road in Munster. Drivers are generally courteous and follow traffic rules. Driving in major cities and towns in the province can be challenging due to high human and motorized traffic. Slow down as you approach highly populated areas in the region. The general speed limit in Munster is 30 mph (50 km/h) on urban roads (towns and cities), 50 mph (80 km/h) on non-urban roads, 62 mph (100 km/h) on national highways, and 75 mph (120 km/h) on motorways. Speed limits are strictly enforced, so adhere to the posted speed limits.

  • How old should I be to rent a car in Munster, Ireland?

    To rent a car in Munster, Ireland, you must be at least 21 years old. You’ll come across a few companies with a 25-year-old rental age limit. These companies charge an additional fee for drivers between 21 and 24 years old. You must provide a driver’s license that has been valid for at least a year to rent a car in Munster. Other documentation requirements include an International Driving Permit (IDP) for foreign renters, additional identification documents (passport or photo ID), and an internationally recognized credit card for payment.

Car hire directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Munster

    7 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Munster

    7 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Munster

    7 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Munster

    6 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Munster

    5 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Munster

    4 Locations

  • carhire car hire locations in Munster

    4 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Munster

    4 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Munster

    4 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Munster

    3 Locations

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car hire locations in Munster

    3 Locations

  • payless

    Payless car hire locations in Munster

    3 Locations

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