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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Ireland?

DRIVALIA tends to have the cheapest cars for hire in Ireland. Users can often find prices for as low as £7/day when booking through DRIVALIA . You are more likely to find car hire deals through DRIVALIA for less than the average national price of £28/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 84 reviews, with an average customer satisfaction score of 6.7 out of 10. 40% 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?

keddy by Europcar has the most car hire locations across Ireland. The company has 33 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 11 keddy by Europcar car hire centres.

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, 49% of our momondo users rented this type of car in the past 30 days and paid an average of £30 per day.

Best deals found for Ireland car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Ireland
Fiat 500
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£7/day

12 Mar - 16 Mar
Fiat 500
Chevrolet Spark
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£7/day

5 Mar - 7 Mar
Chevrolet Spark
Ford Ka
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£8/day

13 Mar - 16 Mar
Ford Ka
Fiat Panda
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£8/day

8 Mar - 10 Mar
Fiat Panda
Hyundai i10
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£8/day

7 Mar - 13 Mar
Hyundai i10
MG ZS
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£9/day

12 Mar - 16 Mar
MG ZS
Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£9/day

13 Mar - 19 Mar
Kia Picanto
MG ZS
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£9/day

13 Mar - 19 Mar
MG ZS
Volkswagen Golf
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£9/day

12 Mar - 18 Mar
Volkswagen Golf

Ireland car hire information

Does Ireland have any unique traffic laws?

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.

What are the legal documentation requirements for renting a car in Ireland?

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.

Which areas of Ireland have the most traffic?

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.

What are the best scenic roads in Ireland?

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

£12 - £44

All Car Types

£20 - £88

The average price of a small car hire in Ireland is £26. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Ireland is in February. The price is 54% lower than the rest of the year at just £12 per day. A small car rental is typically 50% less expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Ireland is £56. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Ireland is in February. The price is 58% lower than the rest of the year at just £24 per day. A medium car rental is typically 9% more expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Ireland is £122. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Ireland is in November. The price is 51% lower than the rest of the year at just £61 per day. A large car rental is typically 59% more expensive than the average rental car 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 £40. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Ireland is in February. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just £21 per day. A SUV rental is typically 22% less expensive than the average rental car 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 £133. The cheapest time to hire a van in Ireland is in February. The price is 53% lower than the rest of the year at just £63 per day. A van rental is typically 62% more expensive than the average rental car 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 van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in Ireland is £76. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in Ireland is in December. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just £58 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 34% more expensive than the average rental car 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 car hire in Ireland is £131. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Ireland is in February. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just £80 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 62% more expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Fiat 500
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£7/day

12 Mar - 16 Mar
Fiat 500
Chevrolet Spark
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£7/day

5 Mar - 7 Mar
Chevrolet Spark
Ford Ka
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£8/day

13 Mar - 16 Mar
Ford Ka

Ireland car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Ireland

keddy by Europcar

33 locations

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

29 locations

Europcar

28 locations

Sunnycars

28 locations

Hertz

16 locations

CARHIRE.ie

10 locations

Dollar

10 locations

Thrifty

10 locations

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
Glasnevin Museum4.1 mi
Croke Park4.5 mi
Phoenix Park5.3 mi
Dublin Zoo5.4 mi

Nearby attractions:

INEC Killarney45.3 mi
Cliffs of Moher87.4 mi
Curracloe Beach97.7 mi
South Park101.1 mi
Eyre Square101.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Cliffs of Moher28.4 mi
South Park39.5 mi
Eyre Square40.1 mi
INEC Killarney51.6 mi
Knock Shrine75.4 mi

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Ireland

Below are the most popular hotels in Ireland
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport

Stockhole Lane, Dublin, Ireland

5.0 mi from city centre

Marlin Hotel Stephens Green

Marlin Hotel Stephens Green

11 Bow Lane East, Dublin, Ireland

0.3 mi from city centre

Staycity Dublin Mark Street

Staycity Dublin Mark Street

12-17 Mark Street, Dublin, Ireland

0.4 mi from city centre

Wren Urban Nest

Wren Urban Nest

9 St Andrew's Ln, Dublin, Ireland

0.1 mi from city centre

Staycity Aparthotels Dublin City Centre

Staycity Aparthotels Dublin City Centre

Mary Street Little, Dublin, Ireland

0.4 mi from city centre

Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin

Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin

23 Upper O Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland

0.5 mi from city centre

Keavan's Port Hotel , Dublin

Keavan's Port Hotel , Dublin

Dublin 1-5 Camden Street Upper and 49-51 Camden Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland

0.8 mi from city centre

Beckett Locke

Beckett Locke

North Wall Avenue, Dublin, Ireland

1.3 mi from city centre

Dublin Skylon Hotel

Dublin Skylon Hotel

27 Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin, Ireland

2.0 mi from city centre

Maldron Hotel Merrion Road

Maldron Hotel Merrion Road

Merrion Rd, Dublin 4, Dublin, Ireland

2.3 mi from city centre

Jacobs Inn - Hostel

Jacobs Inn - Hostel

21-28 Talbot Place, Dublin, Ireland

0.6 mi from city centre

Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street

Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street

Moore Street Plaza, Parnell St, Dublin,1, Dublin, Ireland

0.5 mi from city centre

Plaza Hotel Tallaght

Plaza Hotel Tallaght

Belgard Road 24, Dublin, Ireland

5.9 mi from city centre

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

Burlington Road, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4, Dublin, Ireland

1.1 mi from city centre

The Trinity City Hotel

The Trinity City Hotel

Pearse Street Dublin Ie 2 IE, Dublin, Ireland

0.3 mi from city centre

Anantara The Marker Dublin

Anantara The Marker Dublin

Grand Canal Square, Docklands,2, Dublin, Ireland

0.9 mi from city centre

Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport

Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport

Northwood Park, Dublin, Ireland

4.2 mi from city centre

Temple Bar Hotel

Temple Bar Hotel

13-17 Fleet Street Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

0.1 mi from city centre


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

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.

How much does petrol cost in Ireland?

On average, the price of petrol last week in Ireland was £1.46 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 £2.47 per litre.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Ireland?

Prices for cars in Ireland were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Ireland?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Ireland?

Among different countries, including Ireland, the minimum age for drivers varies. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be imposed. It's recommended that you review the policy of the rental company you're considering before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Ireland?

To rent a car in Ireland, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Ireland?

You should use momondo to book a car hire in Ireland because it could save you time and money. momondo fetches and allows you to compare car hire prices and policies from thousands of car hire websites.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Ireland?

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.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Ireland with free cancellation?

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

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Ireland on momondo?

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

Can I find a car hire in Ireland which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car hire in Ireland.

Can I search for car hire in Ireland with unlimited mileage on momondo?

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


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