Car Rental at Donegal Airport

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Donegal Airport, Donegal, Ireland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Donegal Airport Car Rental
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • Man.
$35.83 / per day
Donegal Airport Car Rental
Compact SUV
Seat Arona or similar
Seat Arona
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
$40.59 / per day
Donegal Airport Car Rental
Intermediate SUV
Kia Sportage or similar
Kia Sportage
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
$49.03 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 11:09 on 2023-11-27. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

English, Irish
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
Average car rental price
$42 per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 50 km/h or 19 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 120 km/h or 50 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
Average gasoline price
$1.96 per liter or $7.42 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.74 per liter or $6.60 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.17 per liter or $8.21 / 1 gallon
Donegal Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

The northernmost and most remote of all the counties, Donegal is sometimes forgotten by visitors of the Republic of Ireland. Those who choose not to overlook it, however, will find a region of stunning coastline, strong cultural heritage, and plenty of hospitality. These are three of County Donegal’s most interesting attractions:

  • Letterkenny. A lot of people, including some locals, will tell you that Donegal’s largest town is not an especially notable place and can best be used as a hub for exploring the rest of the region. But while the second part of the statement is true, there’s also plenty to see in Letterkenny if you’re ready to scratch beneath the surface. Attractions include the impressive St. Eunan’s Cathedral, the County Museum, and the historical Corn and Flax Mills.
  • Glenveagh National Park. The second-largest national park in Ireland, Glenveagh is the main natural attraction of Donegal. The Derryveagh Mountains, which make up most of the park’s landscape, are home to the red deer and golden eagle, as well as a wealth of local flora. Meanwhile, Glenveagh Castle — the most notable building in the area — is known for its palatial gardens where many unique plant species from abroad can be found.
  • Doagh Famine Village. Located in the northernmost part of Donegal, Doagh explains the Great Famine and the repercussions it had for the people of Ireland. The historical lesson is grim, but there’s also plenty to learn about Irish history, traditions, and the spirit of perseverance of the local people. Visit the village’s website to learn more. Doagh is near Five Finger Strand, a scenic beach known for its towering sand dunes.

Main airlines

Aer Lingus Regional


The single airport terminal serves all domestic and international flights.


Donegal Airport is about 12 km (7.4 mi) west of Gweedore, about 57 km (35 mi) west of Letterkenny, the largest town in County Donegal, and about 91 km (56 mi) west of Derry, the second largest city in Northern Ireland.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Small cars - from $36 per day
  • SUVs - from $41 per day

Car rental desks

Most are inside the terminal building. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

Although the airport is really small, you’ll find a couple of stores, a souvenir shop, and a combination café bar. There are also ATMs, a tourist information center, and a nearby hotel. Donegal Airport facilities are equipped for travelers with reduced mobility; special assistance is also offered, but be sure to contact your airline or Donegal Airport staff in advance if you’d like this service.

Nearest gas station

McDevitt Oil Company gas station in Annagry, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, near Motorway R259, can be reached in about five minutes and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday to Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays. There are many other gas stations near Donegal Airport and in County Donegal.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Sligo (134 km / 83 mi)
  • Derry (91 km / 56 mi)
  • Belfast (216 km / 134 mi)
  • Dublin (288 km / 189 mi)
  • Galway (273 km / 169 mi)
  • Glasgow (402 km / 250 mi)
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Airport info

  • Getting to the airport 7.8
  • Check-in and departures 9.9
  • Terminal facilities 8.6
  • Wi-Fi 7.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.8
  • Lounge 7.8

Donegal Airport (CFN)

  • Name: Donegal Airport (CFN)
  • Distance from city: 2.5 miles / 4 km

Top 5 Locations near Donegal Airport

  1. Car Rental at Knock Airport from $13.81 per day
    129.8 km / 80.7 miles away
  2. 225.1 km / 139.9 miles away
  3. 263.2 km / 163.5 miles away
  4. Car Rental at Kerry Airport from $17.94 per day
    327.8 km / 203.7 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Cork Airport from $9.15 per day
    356.3 km / 221.4 miles away

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When are car rental prices the lowest at Donegal Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Donegal Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Donegal Airport
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Donegal Airport is June — when rental costs average $66.91 per day. This is 15% cheaper than the yearly average and 26% cheaper than renting a car in September (when prices average $90.45 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Donegal Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in June the average rental period is 5 days, while in September, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average number of rental days at Donegal Airport

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Donegal Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Donegal Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Donegal Airport in September, while they are least likely to rent in in June.
Monthly searches at Donegal Airport by pick-up date relative to the average

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Enterprise
Popular car categories SUVs, Small cars
Lowest price $36 per day
Cheapest supplier Enterprise

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Enterprise Seat Arona 5 3 SUVs
Enterprise Ford Fiesta 3 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

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