Car Hire in Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
19 Aug — 26 Aug
Same drop-off
Dublin, Ireland
Fri 19/8
Noon
Fri 26/8
Noon
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Best deals found for Ireland car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Ireland
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£56/day

30 Oct - 7 Nov
Nissan Qashqai
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£31/day

30 Oct - 7 Nov
Toyota Yaris
Kia Sportage
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£60/day

8 Nov - 15 Nov
Kia Sportage
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers

£101/day

1 Nov - 8 Nov
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£61/day

8 Nov - 15 Nov
Nissan Qashqai
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£44/day

3 Nov - 10 Nov
Toyota Yaris
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£48/day

10 Nov - 17 Nov
Ford Focus
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£50/day

7 Nov - 14 Nov
Audi A3
Kia Sportage
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£54/day

20 Aug - 27 Aug
Kia Sportage

Ireland car hire information

Driving your car hire in Ireland will give you a chance to explore this ancient country's coastlines, charming villages and lush green mountains with freedom and independence. Being a left-side driving country, UK residents will feel at home in their rental cars, and with good roads, you will find cheap rental cars ranging from compact economy to 4x4. If you choose to go on more rural roads with your car hire in Ireland, be aware that you may encounter more farm life on the roads than expected. Cows and sheep may be your pedestrians, and keeping it slow is the best solution. Pay attention and stick to speed limits on urban roads, on open roads, on national roads and on motorways to avoid a camera fine. The local traffic police, the Gardaí, can fine you for driving while speaking on the phone or if you don't have an appropriate seat for your child. Not wearing seat belts also results in a fine. When you rent a car in Ireland, you will find many roundabouts in the towns and cities. For the most part, car rental in Ireland is much the same as in the UK in terms of traffic laws and sticking to the rules of the road will keep you from getting fined on your road trip.

If you are looking for car hire in Ireland and are already a British citizen, you will not need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Members of the EU will need to provide an EU drivers license, and other foreign tourists will need to provide their car rental companies with an IDP. You will also need to provide photo ID such as a passport and your credit card. Depending on which company you choose your rental car from, you may also need to show proof of residence, so check the requirements if you are unsure.

Of Ireland's main cities, Dublin and Cork, have the country's most congested streets and motorways. When you collect your car hire in Ireland, we recommend a Sat Nav, which can help you avoid congested areas. The M50 motorway is Dublin’s busiest road by far, with commuting traffic favouring this route to get to the city. The N4 around Liffey Valley and the Quays roads are also notoriously busy streets around rush hour. In Cork, there are several sections of the N40 around the South Ring Road that have bad traffic at most times of the day, as well as the M8, R623, Merchants Quay and Wilton Road.

Ireland is a road-trippers delight. Good rental car comparison can help you determine the best vehicle for your planned trip through either the coastlines or the mountains - or both. The Ring Of Kerry is a famous drive with views of the Atlantic Ocean, quiet mountain-based villages and wonderful stops along the way. It runs in a loop to and from Killarney. Another popular coastal drive is the Wild Atlantic Way which traverses miles of coastline and includes roughly eight Irish counties. Shorter drives include the Sheep’s Head Peninsula drive, a short road meandering through coastal towns. It is a great trip to stop and start with your car hire in Ireland and enjoy the scenery on the way without the pressure of covering distance. Rental cars in Ireland are truly the best way to enjoy this unique, breath-taking landscape. The Boyne Valley drive is great for history fanatics as you can see sites and ruins that go back thousands of years.


Ireland car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Ireland that's right for you

Small cars

£9 - £155

All Car Types

£39 - £421

The average price of a Small hire in Ireland is £67. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Ireland is in January. The price is 87% lower than the rest of the year at just £9 per day. A Small car hire is typically 62% less expensive than the average car hire in Ireland. The average price of a car hire in Ireland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Ireland Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Ireland is £97. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Ireland is in January. The price is 78% lower than the rest of the year at just £22 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 45% less expensive than the average car hire in Ireland. The average price of a car hire in Ireland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Ireland Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in Ireland is £191. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Ireland is in February. The price is 74% lower than the rest of the year at just £50 per day. A Large car hire is typically 9% more expensive than the average car hire in Ireland. The average price of a car hire in Ireland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Ireland is £97. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Ireland is in February. The price is 72% lower than the rest of the year at just £28 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 45% less expensive than the average car hire in Ireland. The average price of a car hire in Ireland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Ireland SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in Ireland is £204. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Ireland is in January. The price is 72% lower than the rest of the year at just £58 per day. A Van car hire is typically 14% more expensive than the average car hire in Ireland. The average price of a car hire in Ireland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Pick-up truck hire in Ireland is £799. The cheapest time to hire a Pick-up truck in Ireland is in June. The price is 93% lower than the rest of the year at just £61 per day. A Pick-up truck car hire is typically 78% more expensive than the average car hire in Ireland. The average price of a car hire in Ireland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Luxury hire in Ireland is £234. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in Ireland is in January. The price is 66% lower than the rest of the year at just £81 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 26% more expensive than the average car hire in Ireland. The average price of a car hire in Ireland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Ireland Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£31/day

30 Oct - 7 Nov
Toyota Yaris
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£32/day

7 Nov - 13 Nov
Ford Focus

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Ireland

Nearby attractions:

Santry Park1.7 mi
Malahide Castle3.7 mi
Fairview Park4.4 mi
Croke Park4.5 mi
St Annes Park4.8 mi

Nearby attractions:

Cliffs of Moher28.4 mi
South Park39.5 mi
INEC Killarney51.6 mi
Cork City Gaol58.0 mi
Curracloe Beach109.2 mi

Nearby attractions:

Cork City Gaol4.0 mi
INEC Killarney45.3 mi
Cliffs of Moher87.4 mi
Curracloe Beach97.7 mi
South Park101.1 mi

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Car hire in Ireland

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Ireland so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

Europcar tends to have the cheapest cars for hire in Ireland. Users can often find prices for as low as £28/day when booking through Europcar. You are more likely to find car rental deals through Europcar for less than the average national price of £93/day. These prices may be different depending on the type of car you hire and the city you hire it in.

The most popular car hire company in Ireland is Budget. This agency currently has 9 reviews, with an average customer satisfaction score of 7.3 out of 10. 30% of momondo users recently selected Budget as their rental car company of choice for their travels in Ireland.

Enterprise 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 6 Enterprise car hire centres.

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.

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.

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.

When it comes to hiring a car in Ireland, travellers prefer to rent a Economy. In fact, 40% of our momondo users rented this type of car in the past 30 days and paid an average of £62 per day.

On average, the price of petrol last week in Ireland was £1.70 per litre. In contrast, Algeria 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 £2.45 per litre.


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By the use of filters, momondo makes finding a great car hire in Ireland easier. Whether it is price, car type, amenities or policies, momondo allows you to refine your search with these and more filters to find the best deal for you.

Yes, whether it is for cars in Ireland or elsewhere, momondo allows you to filter specifically for policies that offer free cancellation.

Fair fuel policies are specifically available to select on momondo, allowing you to refine your search for car hire in Ireland.

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Unlimited mileage is indeed an option momondo offers on car hire in Ireland.


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