Ireland car rentals

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Jul 7 — Jul 14
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Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in Ireland

Cheap car rentals in Ireland

Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Ireland

    29 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car rental locations in Ireland

    26 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Ireland

    24 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Ireland

    20 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Ireland

    14 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Ireland

    8 Locations

  • carhire

    CARHIRE.ie car rental locations in Ireland

    8 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Ireland

    8 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Ireland

    8 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Ireland

    8 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Ireland

    7 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Ireland

    6 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$157/day

Good deal

$117/day

When to book a rental car in Ireland

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Ireland

  • It is almost always necessary to have a credit card to rent a car in Ireland; if you plan to use a debit card, be prepared to have a large cash deposit on hand. It is also important to have comprehensive car-excess insurance, available either through the rental agency itself or through another reputable company such as a credit card provider.
  • There are many recommended self-driving routes for touring Ireland with a rental car, including a route once named the world’s "Best Self-Drive Holiday Destination": the 2,500 km (1,550 mi) Wild Atlantic Way. Other popular destinations accessible by rental car include the coastal town of Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, Boyne Valley, and the cliff-top "Sky Road".
  • Children under 5 ft (59 in) in height and weighing less than 36 kg (79 lbs.)—usually those younger than 11 or 12 years—are required to be seated in an appropriate child seat or booster seat. Most rental companies like Europcar and Sixt offer baby or child seats, which must be booked in advance and will cost an additional fee, starting from about €6 ($6.80) per day. Note that some agencies do not provide seats for babies under 6 months old.
  • Anyone planning to rent a car in Ireland and travel into Northern Ireland or take a car ferry to the rest of the UK will first need to check with their rental provider. The vast majority of agencies do allow rental cars to be driven into Northern Ireland or even dropped off there; however, they will usually charge an additional fee, e.g., 34 € ($38) for cross-border travel with Europcar. But only a few providers like Easirent allow for trips to Scotland, Wales or England.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Ireland for $117 or less
  • Book your rental car in Ireland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Ireland are around 19% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Ireland are around -15% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Ireland

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.