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Car hire Ireland

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Car hire Ireland Ireland is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Ireland

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Ireland.

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Station wagon
Passenger van

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When to book a rental car in Ireland

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Location information for Ireland

Ireland is best explored by rental car. has over 28 pick-up locations in Ireland. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

Ireland is a country full of history, culture and natural wonders. With its reliable road network, self-driving is the best way to explore the coastal areas as well as the interior of this aptly named Emerald Isle. Visitors planning to drive should make sure to compare car hire rates online before arriving to secure the best deals.



Ireland has numerous international airports, including Cork, Dublin and Shannon, as well as several smaller regional airports. Visitors from Britain can also reach Ireland via ferry, such as between Dublin and Holyhead. Distances between towns can be far but the roads are good, making car hire in Ireland the best mode of transportation for freedom and flexibility.

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Relying on public transportation can be cumbersome, particularly outside the city centres. Visitors have the most options for renting a vehicle in the capital, Dublin, with most of the leading global companies such as Budget, Thrifty and Europcar. If not in Dublin, then airports in Ireland are a reliable and convenient place to pick up a rental.


Irish cities can be easily explored on foot or by public transportation. However, for those wanting to explore the countryside, self-driving will be the key to a rewarding trip. Ireland has a good road network, with motorways emanating from Dublin in all directions like the M-6, M-7, M-9 and E-1. Roads are well-signposted and easy to navigate.

Things To See and Do

With a car rental in Ireland it is easy to explore the country's wealth of attractions. There are plenty of UNESCO World Heritage sites to explore such as the monastic complex of Skelling Michael (County Kerry) and the Bend of the Boyne (County Meath), a prehistoric archaeological site. There are also many castles to be explored such as Lynch's Castle (Galway), Kelkenny Castle (Kilkenny) and Dromoland Castle (Newmarket-on-Fergu), to mention a few.

Best Time To Visit

Ireland is not particularly known for its pleasant weather. It is an island, and the coastal areas tend to be wet and windy most of the time. Visitors typically come in the summer months, which tend to be mild and have the least amount of rainfall. Summer temperatures range from 16°C to 21°C, while in winter the mercury drops to between 4°C to 10°C.

Practical information

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  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Irish
  • Popular car category

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

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