Swords car rentals

Swords car rentals

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Swords, Ireland
Oct 23 — Oct 30
Same drop-off
Swords, Ireland
Sat 10/23
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Sat 10/30
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Rated #1
Budget
Best rated
7 Good (69 reviews)
1 location in Swords
Budget
Locations in Swords
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 7 2021
Efficient service for pick-up and drop-off.The outline of the total costs were WAAAAAAAAY off. Will not be using the service again due to this. Gouged us for our trip.
8.4 ExcellentNov 22 2019
Nice staff, didn't pressure upsell the insurance like I was worried about. Drop off in the city center was not as easy as expected, due to the lack of parking instructions. Value was outstanding.Need to provide clear instructions that if you are dropping off at the lower Drumconda location, there are no parking spots in front of the office. You need to pull into a bus lane and park there, which isn't ideal, but workable.
4.8 OkayNov 4 2019
Car well maintainedNot being requested for a credit card hold of €22.000 if no basic insurance of €22 a day was acquired.
4.4 OkayOct 15 2019
PriceThey try to rip you off on extra insurance. Concerned they’ve charged us extra. Have to keep an eye on what they actually charged. They did put a 5000€ hold on the card because we declined their insurance.
9.2 ExcellentSep 28 2019
Staff when doing the paperwork to pick-up the car more helpful & friendly. Staff at the actual car pickup lot less helpful & one a bit dismissive when you asked questions. Staff when dropping off the car a bit unfriendly & seemed a bit irritable.If you are going to Ireland, do your homework about what your personal auto insurance will cover (call them & let them know where you are going) & also call your credit card company to see if they have primary or secondary insurance when renting the car because many credit card companies don't there
6.4 GoodSep 24 2019
On the website it says they do not charge for going to Northern Ireland but I was charged !!?
7.6 GoodSep 3 2019
Picking up and dropping off from The terminal 2 station was very easy.You $5,000 hold on a card if you don't choose their insurance is ridiculous. the car was an automatic, but it felt like it was powered by hamsters.
4.4 OkayAug 29 2019
Pickup and drop off was easy.This company essentially forces you to purchase full insurance. We traveled to Ireland and rented a car for a few days. I put the rental car on my credit card, and they explained to me that if you don’t buy insurance they will put a 5,000€ hold on my card if I don’t buy insurance.
3.2 MediocreAug 17 2019
Having a car in IrelandOnce I got off my plane I had to wait a while to get a budget shuttle to where they keep the cars. Once I got there I waited in line behind maybe 7 people for TWO HOURS before I finally got to checkout with my car. And of course they charged a ridiculous amount of money for everything.
8.0 ExcellentAug 15 2019
20 min line to return car Had to bring back first car after an hour. Was making weird noises
Rated #2
Europcar
6.1 Good (49 reviews)
1 location in Swords
Europcar
Locations in Swords
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 5.7
  • 6.1
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentSep 11 2019
Friendly staff.They tried to blame me for damage that was on the car when I picked it up. Good thing I always take pictures!
6.0 GoodSep 6 2018
Insurance madnessMy credit card covered rental insurance fully and Europcar asked for an email from my bank/credit card company before giving me the car. I had to call my credit card provider and have them send an email to Europcar. Pretty damn ridiculous. All told, I wasted three hours getting all this sorted, and even after I finally got them what they needed, they put a EURO 5,000 authorization charge on my account, an obscene amount for a one-week rental. Also: There's a 25 EURO airport surcharge that I was never made aware of, and a 35 EURO charge to travel into Northern Ireland, which I also wasn't made aware of until the time of payment. I recommend you book elsewhere, because a Google search tells me that not all car rental companies charge for traveling into Northern Ireland.
4.4 OkayJul 3 2018
Rental Quote and Actual Price and Car NOT THE SAMEThe car was grey.Upon arrival in Dublin we were shuttled to an outside airport location. The quoted vehicle was not available, altho we had reserved it several months ahead. In fact they said Dublin NEVER carries that model (a 9 passenger van). So we were given a smaller (7 pax) vehicle which was way too small for our 6 adults to enjoy for a week. The quoted price was 1/4 of what they ended up charging. We had insurance but they would not accept it and required we pay the Europcar offered policy. We have rented in many other countries without all the insurance demands. We would never have booked with them if the initial quote had been correct as other vendors had just what we wanted. Europcar is a real RIPOFF.
6.8 GoodJun 6 2018
Insurance was priceyAgent at airport was very helpful.Insurance charges should be stated more clearly when booking. Insurance was nearly three times the price of the car. Car smelled like someone had been smoking in it.
2.0 MediocreApr 4 2018
No any insuranceI. Didn't like anything.The booking made on kayak did not include any basic insurance, absolutely nothing, which is illegal. That's why kayak gave me low price. So when i arrived to the airport i was told that i didn't have any insurance. So they cancelled the booking and offered me a car for the same price but with insurance. I will never ever again use kayak and i will strongly recommend never to use it.
7.6 GoodMar 26 2018
Perfect car for our tripSmall but fun car for cruising around Ireland. Great gas mileage with diesel and manual shift was crucial for backroads.I told them no coverage but they wouldn’t really take no for an answer and it doubled the cost so really paid WAY too much.
4.4 OkayFeb 20 2018
The MANDATORY insurance fees are absolutely ridiculous. On-wed scammed into thinking that the car rental fee was $4 per day and the insurance cost, which I booked online was another $30 per day. When I arrived, they forced me to pay all insurances or leave a $1,500 deposit, which I wasn't prepared for. The also require me to purchase the full tank of gas, which was 107 Euro, but said it would be refunded upon return if the tank was full. According to the quote thru Budget/Kayak, at the time of booking, it should have cost me approx 250USD. It ended up costing me over 800USD. I returned the car clean, full of fuel, and not a single scratch. I will NEVER rent thru Budget again, neither overseas or domestically!
6.0 GoodNov 3 2017
The carThey did not have the car size for the amount we reserved. So we were up Sold to a $600 car. Also kayak advertised the car we reserved as $100’dollars for the week and that was not what we were told at time of arrival they said it was $400 and we had to ultimately pay $600 up front. This is the last time I will book a car thru kayak.
8.0 ExcellentSep 28 2017
First time renting outside of the USAEasy pick up and drop off and the staff was friendly. They patiently waited while we contacted our CC cards ref the insurance coverage.We had requested an automatic, but Europecar could not find our upgrade request, so we got stuck with what was available which was a BMW. In their defence, we never got a confirmation for our upgrade request, so it might not have been their fault. Our big mistake was not verifying with our credit cards that insurance would be covered. Our AX, MC and Visa did not provide insurance in Ireland, so we had to buy EuropCars insurance and it's not cheap. The total cost of 3 week rental of a BMW X1 SUV diesel was $1400 pounds. Do your homework and if you have a written agreed upon price make the rental company stick to it.
10.0 ExcellentAug 28 2017
Excellent service and ease of use with picking up and dropping car off. Was also quickly able to switch/upgrade car for convenience.N/A
Rated #3
Sixt
5.4 Okay (51 reviews)
1 location in Swords
Sixt
Locations in Swords
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  • 6.2
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  • 5.1
  • 4.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreAug 31 2019
Easy returnI was charged almost $2,000.00 for a 3 week rental. Your deal on Kayak did not include any insurance. 20 previous rentals I had included CDW. Other insurance is extra and I know that. I feel I was ripped off. I have rented from Sixt about 6 times and have always thought they did a good job. No map,
10.0 ExcellentAug 22 2019
100% excellent! Usually dread airport pick up but Sixt was amazing. Sebastian at the counter was fast, efficient and super friendly.
8.0 ExcellentAug 18 2019
we had a tire blowout and had to pay for a tire directly even though we had paid a large sum for insurance to cover this situation when we rented the vehicle. the tire cost should have been paid by Sixt directly. we still haven't been reimbursed for the tire cost.
9.6 ExcellentJun 13 2019
Would be nice to know beforehand that third party insurance is not valid in the Republic of Ireland.
6.8 GoodApr 9 2019
Drop off location at Belfast city was impossible to find and 10 mins away from airport.
2.0 MediocreMar 24 2019
Didn’t even rent the car _ they wanted too much of a high deposit for insurance. Such a rip off
9.2 ExcellentMar 6 2019
Really easy to find and return. Good car and clean.I didn't know I'd to pay a mandatory full insurance of 400 euros that increased the price 5 times more
3.2 MediocreFeb 25 2019
The staff when I picked up the car was not helpful and there were hidden fees that were not disclosed when I booked online. Really upsetting.
7.6 GoodJan 23 2019
Email customer service is not responsive
2.0 MediocreDec 20 2018
insurance rip offzeroforced me to buy unnecessary excess insurance
Rated #4
Enterprise
9.2 Excellent (13 reviews)
2 locations in Swords
Enterprise
Locations in Swords
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 29 2021
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9.2 ExcellentAug 13 2019
The staff were wonderful and very helpful.We had difficulting finding the drop off location when we wanted to return the car. Once we made it to the return location we were told the directions were located in the love compartment. We wish someone had emphasized this when we were picking up the car.
10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2019
The staff was sooooo nice and friendly! They made the process smooth and easy and answered all my questions.
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2017
It was all great
6.0 GoodSep 6 2017
Sorry car too small for me and getting stung with extra insurance, over twice as much as the car rental.
9.2 ExcellentMar 10 2017
Gasoline/diesel is outrageous at liter ratesI didn't get insurance.. broke a mirror and they added insurance after the fact. Changed a near 3000 euro bill into a $250 euro deductible plus daily insurance fees.Gasoline is so expensive due to liters.. not on website.. not close to advertised price
10.0 ExcellentNov 15 2016
Wouldn't Use Anybody Else!Best customer service I've experienced in a long time. Went out of their way to make sure our trip was a success and the staff was very friendly.Nothing!
10.0 ExcellentOct 16 2016
Staff Very Customer Service OrientedThe staff was responsive to my needs and very helpful. Make sure you consider insurance and GPS needs prior to arriving. You should get both if you don't have adequate coverage from your personal insurance company...or have a GPS option. Also, do not get a manual shift. It's challenging enough to drive with an automatic. It is preferred to get a diesel vehicle as 70% of the cars in Ireland are diesel. The roads are narrow...get a "small" car!! Over all it was a positive experience and I will use Enterprise again when in Dublin.Transfer from the airport to the car lot is confusing. Make sure to clarify how to get transported to the car lot.
10.0 ExcellentSep 1 2016
Painless, niceFast pickup and dropoff, and the car was spotless and low mileage.
Rated #5
Alamo
7.8 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Swords
Alamo
Locations in Swords
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
3.6 MediocreAug 7 2017
Drop off was quickOverpriced
Rated #6
FLIZZR
6.4 Good (1 review)
1 location in Swords
FLIZZR
Locations in Swords
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  • 10
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  • 2
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Swords
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Swords
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National
1 location in Swords
National
Locations in Swords
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Sunnycars
1 location in Swords
Sunnycars
Locations in Swords
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190 travelers who rented a car in Swords gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

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Car rental insurance in Swords

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Swords car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Swords.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Swords car rental.

FAQs about renting a car in Swords

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Swords. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Swords is $6.73 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $81 and $108, depending on the car size.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Dublin airport include Sixt, Hertz, Dollar, Europcar, Budget, Alamo, Avis, Easirent, Enterprise and keddy by Europcar.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dublin airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Hertz, Dollar, Europcar, Budget, Alamo, Avis, Easirent, Advantage, and Enterprise.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

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