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Most popular cities to hire a car in Ireland

Compare car hire prices for the most popular cities in the country
Current price range
£18 - £36 per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN IRELAND Cork 21% cheaper Car hire in Cork is usually the cheapest in Ireland at £18 per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN IRELAND Galway 56% more expensive Galway usually has the highest-priced car hire rates in Ireland, with rentals averaging £36 per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN IRELAND Dublin 84% more users visited More momondo users search for car hire in Dublin than any other region in Ireland.

Car hire companies in Ireland

Below is a list of every nation-wide car hire agency, how many locations they have across the country, and what popular cities you can find them in
Enterprise
27 locations
Dublin £34/day
Cork £32/day
keddy by Europcar
27 locations
Dublin £20/day
Cork £27/day
Europcar
23 locations
Dublin £35/day
Cork £33/day
Hertz
16 locations
Dublin £37/day
Cork £39/day
Knock £48/day
Sligo £31/day
Dollar
10 locations
Dublin £44/day
Cork £63/day
Knock £43/day
Thrifty
10 locations
Dublin £25/day
Cork £18/day
Knock £21/day
Milltown (Kerry) £33/day
Easirent
9 locations
Dublin £18/day
Cork £16/day
CARHIRE.ie
8 locations
Dublin £23/day
Cork £25/day
Knock £25/day
Killarney £26/day
Limerick £42/day

Most popular car hire types

Below are the most popular car hire types in Ireland and the cheapest cities in which to rent them
Small
Small

Best value

Shannon

£26/day
Small

No. 1 most popular

Cork

£34/day
Small

No. 2 most popular

Letterkenny

£35/day
Small

No. 3 most popular

Knock

£42/day
Small

No. 4 most popular

Dublin

£40/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Shannon

£48/day
Medium

No. 1 most popular

Cork

£51/day
Medium

No. 2 most popular

Milltown (Kerry)

£52/day
Medium

No. 3 most popular

Dublin

£66/day
Medium

No. 4 most popular

Knock

£104/day
SUV
SUV

Best value

Cork

£39/day
SUV

No. 1 most popular

Shannon

£41/day
Van
Van

Best value

Shannon

£89/day
Van

No. 1 most popular

Cork

£101/day
Van

No. 2 most popular

Knock

£157/day
Large
Large

Best value

Dublin

£71/day
Large

No. 1 most popular

Shannon

£75/day
Large

No. 2 most popular

Cork

£74/day
Large

No. 3 most popular

Milltown (Kerry)

£97/day
Large

No. 4 most popular

Knock

£152/day

Hiring a car in Ireland

Before you book your car hire, here are a few tips and rules you should know about driving in Ireland

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Ireland?

Easirent tends to have the cheapest cars for hire in Ireland. Users can often find prices for as low as £14/day when booking through Easirent. You are more likely to find car rental deals through Easirent for less than the average national price of £32/day. These prices may be different depending on the type of car you hire and the city you hire it in.

What is the most popular car hire agency in Ireland?

The most popular car hire company in Ireland is Budget. This agency currently has 152 reviews, with an average customer satisfaction score of 6.9 out of 10. 27% of momondo users recently selected Budget as their rental car company of choice for their travels in Ireland.

What car hire company in Ireland has the most locations?

Sunnycars has the most car hire locations across Ireland. The company has 29 locations, many of which can be found in airports and city centres. If you haven’t picked a city to visit, Dublin is the most popular destination at the moment. Dublin also has 8 Sunnycars car hire centres.

What side of the road do people in Ireland drive on?

Whether you hire or own a car in Ireland, you are required by law to drive on the left. Keep in mind that if you do not feel comfortable driving on this side of the road, you can always call a taxi or opt for a ride share.

How good are the roads in Ireland?

Out of 137 countries, Ireland ranked 24 for road quality. On a scale of 1 to 7, where 7 is the highest score, Ireland scored 5.3 for their road quality. The quality of the roads within the country may vary based on where you visit and the weather.

What is the drink driving limit in Ireland?

The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in Ireland is 2.38 mg/l. However, it’s important to check regional or local city laws because sometimes this limit might be different. The BAC in Ireland may also vary based on age, driving experience, and whether or not you are driving a commercial vehicle. Be aware that 18 is the legal drinking age in Ireland, and there are strict laws that prohibit drivers under this age from drink driving.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Ireland?

When it comes to hiring a car in Ireland, travellers prefer to rent a Economy. In fact, 36% of our momondo users rented this type of car in the past 30 days and paid an average of £16 per day.

How much does petrol cost in Ireland?

On average, the price of petrol last week in Ireland was £1.12 per litre. In contrast, Kuwait currently has the lowest average petrol prices at £0.27 per litre. You should also consider visiting Hong Kong, though here you will find the most expensive average petrol prices at £1.73 per litre.


Car hire in other cities in Ireland

Need more destination ideas for your trip to Ireland? Find a car hire in these popular cities across the country

Car hire in other regions in Europe

Find the perfect car hire for your trip to any of these must-visit regions throughout the country

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