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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Dublin Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$11.67 / per day
Dublin Airport
Intermediate SUV
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flizzr
$21.55 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Dublin Airport
Standard
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$33.51 / per day
Dublin Airport
Premium
Audi A4 or similar
Audi A4
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$64.32 / per day
Dublin Airport
Special SUV
BMW X1 or similar
BMW X1
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$103.95 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:27 on 2024-06-14. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Irish
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+353
Average car rental price
$40 per day
Average car rental length
6 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
0.05%
Rating
9.1 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.83 per liter or $6.94 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.71 per liter or $6.49 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.99 per liter or $7.55 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Dublin?

Dublin is a great city to explore by car. Large and diverse, yet cozy at the same time, it offers everything from traditional Irish culture to many attractions that characterize a modern metropolis. The distances in Ireland are small and the roads are in good shape, so the capital city also serves as a great base for the exploration of the rest of the country. 

Dublin

One-Way Car Rentals in Dublin

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Dublin and drop off in another city include:

  • From Dublin to Cork - 106 offers from $25.26 per day
  • From Dublin to Shannon - 108 offers from $25.94 per day
  • From Dublin to Knock - 57 offers from $26.61 per day
  • From Dublin to Belfast - 97 offers from $39.54 per day
  • From Dublin to Kerry - 37 offers from $26.61 per day

Top ways to enter Dublin

  • Dublin Airport. By far the largest airport in Ireland and one of the fastest-growing in Europe, Dublin Airport serves more than 30 million travelers every year. The airport is located north of the city center.
  • Knock Airport. Located in County Mayo and also known as Ireland West Airport, the small Knock Airport is only served by four airlines. However, it offers a number of flights to the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Italy. The airport is about a two and a half hours drive northwest of Dublin.
  • Cork Airport. Serving Ireland’s second city, Cork Airport is also the second-busiest in the country. It serves not only Cork, but the rest of Southern Ireland and is about three hours drive from Dublin.
  • Belfast International Airport. Although located in neighboring Northern Ireland and therefore a part of the United Kingdom, Belfast Airport is just a two hours drive north along the coast. This airport serves more than six million travelers every year.
  • Belfast City Airport. Another smaller airport serving the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast City George Best Airport (named so after the famous football player) is served by five different airlines.
  • Shannon Airport in County Clare is a popular point of entry for travelers exploring the West Coast of Ireland. It's the third busiest airport in the Republic of Ireland. It's two and a half hours drive (139 miles) from Dublin

City facts

Dublin has a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. The average daily temperature in July, the warmest month, is around 16 °C  (60 °F),  while the average temperature in January and February is 5  °C  (40 °F). The sunniest months of the year in Dublin are May, June, and July.

It’s important to note that Dublin has an annual rainfall of 19.42". So be sure to pack your rain gear as it’s highly likely you’ll encounter at least a drizzle. 

Although only 555,000 people live within the city proper, more than 1.9 million people call the Greater Dublin region their home, meaning that nearly every second inhabitant of the Republic of Ireland lives in or around its capital city. 

Top destinations and activities

  • Phoenix Park. One of the largest urban parks in Europe and home to the Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park is a great place for a day outdoors. A herd of wild fallow deer inhabit the park. If you’re not lucky enough to see any, you might catch a glimpse of the U.S. ambassador or the president of Ireland, both of whom have their residences inside the park.
  • Dublinia & The Viking World Museum. A heritage center, Dublinia is dedicated to the times when Scandinavian Vikings ruled Ireland. There are many interesting artifacts to observe, such as old weapons and national costumes, but the number one attraction of the place are the scenes of the Viking times reenacted by actors. You can even join one if you would like!
  • The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. The history of the human habitation of Ireland is older than the Vikings and the Celts. In this unique museum, you can learn about the hunter-gatherer tribes who settled the island just after the last Ice Age, see the golden collars and ritual objects of the Bronze Age, and learn about the very first Irish kings who ruled more than 2000 years ago. And yes, there are exhibitions about Vikings, too.
  • Christ Church Cathedral. Located in the western part of the city, the Christ Church Cathedral is, according to some sources, the oldest surviving building in Dublin. Built by the Viking king Sigtryg Silkbeard who ruled the area at the time, it was significantly renovated a number of times before achieving its present Gothic/Romanesque look. Of all the churches in Dublin, this one is perhaps the most impressive and certainly the most historic.
  • Trinity College. Trinity College is located in the center of Dublin and is Ireland’s oldest University and most well known. Its alumni include some of Ireland’s most esteemed authors and poets. The lawns and cobbled quads are a pleasant escape from the mad rush of the city. Travelers love to take a photo in front of the famous Trinity Bell and see the famous Book of Kells, a ninth-century gospel manuscript.
  • Guinness Storehouse. One of the most popular things to do in Dublin is to have a pint of Guinness at the Gravity Bar with 360-degree views.  You won’t find a tastier Guinness than here at its original location. The museum here gives a fascinating insight into the history of Ireland’s favorite drink, how it is made, and the influence it has over the world.
  • The Temple Bar District. This popular cobblestone tourist district thrives both day and night with pubs, live music, street performers, restaurants, markets, exhibitions, theaters and more. It’s a great place to see traditional Irish music and dancing.
  • James Joyce Center. The Dublin Writers Museum has sadly remained closed since the Covid-19 pandemic, but lovers of literature will be relieved to find out that at least the James Joyce Center is alive and well. Dedicated to one of the city’s most famous sons who immortalized Dublin’s atmosphere and the lives of the city’s inhabitants in many of his works, it features a small and interesting permanent collection while also frequently hosting various cultural and literary events.
  • Famine Memorial. While not the most cheerful landmark, the Famine Memorial explains one of the most important pages in Irish history, because it is dedicated to the Great Famine of the 19th century that saw the island’s population reduced in half due to starvation and immigration. The centrally located memorial is made up of six figures dressed in rags and has a sister memorial in Toronto, Canada, which is dedicated to the connected Irish flight to North America.

Traffic and parking

  • Driving takes place on the left side of the road in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 120 km/h (75 mph) for motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) for national roads without motorway status, 80 km/h (50 mph) for local and regional roads, and 50 km/h (31 mph) for urban zones and built-up areas. Unlike in the neighboring Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom, the speed limits are indicated in kilometers, not miles, per hour.
  • Finding a parking spot in downtown Dublin can be quite difficult. Short-term paid parking is available, but be careful not to keep your car parked longer than allowed - your vehicle can be “clamped” by the companies in charge of the parking areas and “unclamping” it can be quite expensive. A better idea, perhaps, is to park for a longer term at one of the multi-level car parks. 
  • On the other hand, there are plenty of available parking spaces outside the center of Dublin. Dublin is not too large, so parking near downtown and walking the rest of the way can be a good idea.
  • Most road signs are displayed in both English and Irish. However, in some Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) areas, the road signs are only in Irish. This is important to keep in mind because some Irish city names are different from their English names - for example, the Irish name of Dublin is Baile Atha Cliath. 
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines, an EU-wide licence ban, or imprisonment.
  • The proof of insurance and car registration needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

There are 11 toll roads in the Republic of Ireland. There are also two toll tunnels and two toll bridges. Some of the toll roads are near Dublin.

The payment for using any of the toll roads, bridges, or tunnels can be made with cash at the toll gate. The toll fees for some roads are payable with a credit card. Some rental cars are also equipped with an electronic toll tag that will make the toll payment automatically. Some car rental providers might charge an additional fee for this service. Ask your car rental provider about it in advance. 

For driving on the M50 road that is close to Dublin, you can only pay online. Your vehicle’s registration plate will be photographed when passing through the toll gate. The toll must be paid by 20:00 the following day.

For more information about the toll roads in the Republic of Ireland and for the toll road map, visit the Republic of Ireland’s official toll road website.  

Ideas for day trips

  • Dublin Falconry. Home to hawks, owls, falcons, and buzzards, Dublin Falconry is a conservation project for birds of prey native to the island. You have to book your visit in advance, but the experience is well worth the effort. The falconry is located in Luttrellstown, a small settlement that’s just 14 km (9 mi) from Dublin.
  • Howth. A small coastal town just northeast of Dublin, Howth is a great place for observing ships and fishermen, as well as for sampling the local seafood in one of its many restaurants. If you’re up for something more active, go on a walk along its impressive cliffs, climb the 171m high hill on Howth Head, or drive to the nearby mountains that can be seen from almost anywhere in town. 
  • Ireland's Eye. Located near Howth where you can park your rental car, Ireland’s Eye is an uninhabited island that can be reached by tour boat. It is home to many unique bird species, including cormorants and a small number of puffins. If you’re lucky, you’ll also get to spot one of the grey seals that often come to rest on the coast. If you ever grow tired of the high tempo of Dublin, this island truly is the best place to unwind.
  • Swords. A northern suburb of Dublin, Swords is also a historic town with plenty to explore. Landmarks include the 13th-century Swords Castle; St. Colmcille’s Well that, according to legend, gave the town its name (‘sord’, which means ‘clear’ in Irish, is said to have referred to the waters of the well); and St. Columba’s Church. Swords is also home to two large parks, the Ward River Valley, and Newbridge Demesne. The trip from central Dublin takes only about 20 minutes.
  • Guinness Lake (Lake Lough Tay). Only an hour south of Dublin is a scenic drive that takes you through the Wicklow mountains to an impressive lake set in the valleys, that looks like a pint of Guinness. You can walk around the area to see various waterfalls, large boglands with sheep and streams, forests and historical places such as Glendalough. While you have the car, drive up to Johnny Fox’s Pub for a drink at “Ireland’s highest pub.”
  • Bray. A coastal resort town and a southern suburb of Dublin, Bray is one of the nicest short trips from the Irish capital. Best known for its scenic harbor and promenade (known locally as Esplanade), it also boasts such attractions as the Sea Life Aquarium, the walled garden of Festina Lente, and several heritage buildings. The drive from the center of Dublin takes anywhere between 40 minutes and one hour.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Dublin is the Ford Ka, although travelers also like the VW Up and the Renault Clio. The most popular rental car types are mini, economy, and compact.

Further destinations

For more about traveling around Ireland with a rental car, check out our complete guide.

  • Cork. The second-largest city of Ireland is a cozy place that can feel more authentic than Dublin. Known for its impressive fort and many churches, as well as for keeping many Irish traditions alive, it also serves as a great base for exploring the rest of Southern Ireland. Cork is about a three-hour drive south of Dublin.
  • Galway. As famous for its history and culture as it is for its friendly locals and fun nightlife, Galway leaves no one disappointed. Galway is a great base to explore some of Ireland’s top attractions including the Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, and the Aran Islands. The city is about a two-and-a-half hours drive from Dublin with 210 km (130 mi) to cover.
  • Belfast. Located in neighboring Northern Ireland, Belfast is quickly regaining its good name and becoming one of the most interesting cities in Europe. There’s plenty of history, culture, and cuisine to enjoy there, and it is just a two hours drive north of Dublin. Do keep in mind, though, that you’ll be crossing a national border between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom (of which Northern Ireland is a part), so make sure in advance that your rental car provider permits it.
  • Wicklow Mountains. A number of low, but very scenic mountains and a national park, Wicklow is the largest nature refuge near the capital. Inhabited since the Stone Age, the area is home to a number of ancient sites, the highlight of which is the 1,500-year-old Monastery of Glendalough. The national park, meanwhile, has a long network of hiking trails that take you over hills, along valleys, and past waterfalls and lakes. The mountains are about an hour’s drive south of Dublin.

Car Rental Prices in Dublin

  • Station wagons - from $26 per day
  • Large cars - from $16 per day
  • Medium cars - from $14 per day
  • Vans - from $117 per day
  • Premium cars - from $64 per day
  • Small cars - from $12 per day
  • SUVs - from $18 per day

Money-saving tips

There are a number of things you can do to get a good rental car deal in Dublin. Start with:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Dublin is the cheapest in February when renting a car is about 57% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 72% cheaper than renting a car in August.
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This article was reviewed and updated by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, a dynamic duo of travel bloggers, content creators, and entrepreneurs. They are the founders of two online brands: This is Raleigh, a platform for anyone looking to explore the best of Wake county, and YTravelBlog, one of the world's most influential travel blogs.

Top 18 Cities near Dublin

  1. 35.7 km / 22.2 miles
  2. 71.7 km / 44.6 miles
  3. 94 km / 58.4 miles
  4. 109 km / 67.7 miles
  5. 112.5 km / 69.9 miles
  6. 147.7 km / 91.8 miles
  7. 171.1 km / 106.3 miles
  8. 176.5 km / 109.7 miles
  9. 178.5 km / 110.9 miles
  10. 184.7 km / 114.8 miles
  11. 194.6 km / 120.9 miles
  12. 195 km / 121.2 miles
  13. 225.1 km / 139.9 miles
  14. 230.9 km / 143.5 miles
  15. 258.6 km / 160.7 miles
  16. 263.3 km / 163.6 miles
  17. 266.1 km / 165.3 miles
  18. 3,042 km / 1,890.2 miles

Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Dublin?

Car rental prices in Dublin vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Dublin
$17.67
January
$16.92
February
$34.61
March
$29.41
April
$45.00
May
$59.68
June
$68.77
July
$74.07
August
$46.65
September
$32.65
October
$24.39
November
$37.88
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Dublin is February (when prices average $16.92 per day). This is 58% cheaper than the yearly average and 77% cheaper than renting in August (when prices average $74.07).

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.

What’s the usual rental length in Dublin?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in May, the average renter keeps their car for 7 days, and in January, they keep their car for 5 days.
Average number of rental days in Dublin
5
January
5
February
6
March
6
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
7
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Dublin?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Dublin is August, and the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Dublin by pick-up date relative to the average
47%
January
57%
February
70%
March
75%
April
101%
May
135%
June
173%
July
184%
August
128%
September
98%
October
57%
November
76%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 8
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Budget, Easirent, SIXT, Flizzr, Enterprise
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $12 per day
Cheapest supplier Easirent

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Budget Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Budget Renault Clio 4 2 Medium cars
Budget Volkswagen Polo 3 1 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Budget Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Flizzr Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 SUVs
Budget Skoda Citigo 3 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Canada
Opel Astra
May 26, 2024
The drive for the ring of Kerry was best
Ireland
Volkswagen Passat STW
May 17, 2024
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Croatia
Volkswagen T-Cross
May 13, 2024
We visited several towns in southeastern Ireland.
Romania
Renault Clio
May 11, 2024
Fascinating landscapes, wonderful art galleries..
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United States of America (USA)
Toyota Aygo
May 7, 2024
The people are what made the trip. Many relationships started.
Australia
Nissan Qashqai
May 6, 2024
The whole of Ireland was amazing
France
Opel Astra
May 4, 2024
Many beautiful spots in Ireland. The Ring of Kerry, Doolin and Moher cliffs. Friendly Irish people.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
April 23, 2024
Fantastic! I was able to drive all over Ireland and see sights from the Cliffs of Moher to the Ring of Kerry! I definitely wouldn’t have been able to do everything I did without a rental car!
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
April 6, 2024
The car was great. It has a lot of options making it fun and easy to drive, especially getting use to driving on the lefthand side
Jersey
Skoda Citigo
April 5, 2024
Visiting a family member who is ill so this question is not relevant but having the car allowed us assist family. From that perspective the trip was a good one.
Malaysia
Volvo V60
March 27, 2024
We drove from Dublin to Knoxk and back. Ireland is impeccably clean, people are very warm and friendly, road signages /markings are really, really good / clear / highly visible and Ireland is simply beautifil☘️
United States of America (USA)
VW T-Roc
February 20, 2024
Went to cork and Kerry love that area …Killarney and west cork was my favorite
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
February 11, 2024
We had a great trip! We will be back the people in Ireland were awesome everywhere we went!
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Australia
VW T-Cross Aut.
January 17, 2024
Windows dangerously dirty on the inside, annoying dash rattle, wobbling tyres, had to have a tyre replaced due to tyre pressure problems.
Canada
VW Polo
January 14, 2024
I would definitely rent a car and roadtrip around Ireland, whether you decide to go north or south, east or west shores... Enjoy! It will be awesome.
Canada
Volkswagen Golf
January 3, 2024
Wonderful trip home to family for the Christmas break. Lots of house visits South and North of the boarder and some site seeing too.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
January 1, 2024
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Denmark
Hyundai ix35
December 29, 2023
Just spending time with family. Travelling between appointment and family house. We went to Marlay park with the kids and it was great.
Netherlands
Audi A4
December 16, 2023
Small dark roads towards Killybegs.... 😀
United States of America (USA)
VW Polo
December 11, 2023
Wonderful tour of Ireland beautiful country, great friendly polite people. Roads very narrow!
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
December 10, 2023
Our immediate travel from Dublin Airport to the west coast of Ireland was absolutely the right decision. It afforded us time to become accustomed to traffic signs, narrow roads, and of course driving on the left side of roadways under rural Ireland conditions. In turn, all that Ireland has to offer - that is far too much to list - opened up to us without the fear of a traffic accident.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
December 9, 2023
I was able to take my rental car over 2,000 miles over Southern Ireland. I was able to see cliffs, mountains, small towns, and beautiful sights.
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United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
December 4, 2023
Packed with sites, exploration and tastes. Need more time at each location.
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South Africa
Volkswagen Polo
November 28, 2023
We went to the cliffs of Moher and stayed in the Barren.It was beautiful.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
November 27, 2023
I was visiting family in a remote location, and having access to a car was a great help for me and my relatives.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
November 7, 2023
Went to the Wicklow mountains
Denmark
Volkswagen Polo
November 1, 2023
Fantastic scenery
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris Aut.
October 29, 2023
We rented a Dacia. Perfect size for the two of us. Drove the circle around Ireland. Easy to pull in parking lots. The rolling hills were amazing as the rainbows! Really glad we had the car we rented!
Australia
VW Jetta Aut.
October 29, 2023
We had an 8 day driving holiday around the south of Ireland. Having a car allowed us to adjust our travel plans given variable weather conditions. Overall we loved the countryside and friendliness of our hosts.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris Aut.
October 23, 2023
Beware if your over 75
Canada
Ford Fiesta
October 19, 2023
Enjoyed visiting so many historical and ancient sites. We enjoyed our Irish pub experience. The accomodations at Irish Cottages Seabank were excellent and very peaceful.
Canada
Ford Focus
October 18, 2023
People of Ireland were amazing, amazing history, never had a bad meal anywhere and we went B&B and was awesome, .
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United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
October 16, 2023
ALL
United States of America (USA)
Kia Sportage
October 16, 2023
We drove from Dublin down and around to Galway before heading back to Dublin. Definitely enjoyed driving the back roads and seeing so much of the country!
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
October 16, 2023
Drove Ireland from Dublin all the way around the island and it was amazing - the highlights were Cliffs of Moher, Downpatrick Head, Giants Causeway, amazing castles and ruins, beautiful coasts, great food and accomodations and overall an amazing trip!
United States of America (USA)
Skoda Citigo
October 5, 2023
We enjoyed the scenery - the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Peninsula, Kerry Cliffs, hiking in Conamarre, Killarney Park and Glendalough. We also enjoyed the pub life, breweries and distilleries (see a pattern?). We were able to catch a women’s soccer game which was fun as well as some traditional music and dance. Lots of castles and visits to historical sites
United States of America (USA)
Ford Mondeo
September 24, 2023
As primary driver I experienced so many different roads and conditions in Ireland. It was an adventure just driving. The country side was beautiful.
Guernsey
Toyota Corolla
September 23, 2023
Our trip was to visit family and friends back in Ireland!
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
September 22, 2023
Dublin is not all city, there is lovely countryside on the outskirts of the city centre. It is very easy to get around by car and the roads are good.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
September 22, 2023
I can't say enough good things about the Ford Puma rental car we were provided. Starting in Dublin, Ireland, we made a full circuit of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Ford Puma was easy to drive.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Golf
September 14, 2023
Ireland is amazing but driving is only for the confident and brave.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
September 13, 2023
Doolin, Dingle, Kilkenny National Park, the Cliffs of Moher.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
September 12, 2023
The Wild Atlantic Way! Gorgeous coastal drive. County Cork and all its villages. Perfect trip.
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Australia
VW Polo
September 3, 2023
Great lap of Ireland . Loved cliffs of moher and ring of Kerry etc but it was just the everyday countryside scenery that is so green and picturesque - very different for an Australian!
Australia
Renault Clio
August 31, 2023
Visited all places we wanted in Ireland.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
August 29, 2023
Travelled to Co Tipperary met up with friends. Enjoyed good food and company
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
August 29, 2023
Ireland is truly a magical country. The friendliness of the people is equaled by the beauty of the countryside.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
August 28, 2023
Wonderful time visiting my family!
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Denmark
VW T-Cross Aut.
August 28, 2023
Ireland is a wonderful country and the natural side is stunning. I would love to come back in the future
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris Aut.
August 27, 2023
Traveled around Ireland - lots of tiny windy roads but beautiful. The Ring of Kerry was spectacular.
Portugal
Ford Focus
August 27, 2023
Stayed around mulligar, visited many very cool lakes and the Kilbeggan distillery. All to be recommended.
South Africa
Fiat 500
August 25, 2023
We really enjoyed the trip from Dublin via Thurlas to Limerick to Caherciveen, the Ring of Kerry and back to Dublin. Stunning roads and sights. I recommend catching the train from Dublin to Killarney and hiring a car there than driving all the way.
United States of America (USA)
Skoda Citigo
August 23, 2023
Family, fun, history, exploration
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
August 16, 2023
Beautiful country, friendly people, great pints of Guinness!
Canada
Toyota Yaris Aut.
August 15, 2023
By car, It's the perfect way to discover Ireland. Be very carefull because the roads are very narrow
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Passat STW
August 13, 2023
Enjoyed the history and visiting many of the typical tourist locations. Spent a lot of time with a large extended family group and overall had a great time!!
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
August 8, 2023
Sight seeing around Kilkenny
Netherlands
Skoda Citigo
August 4, 2023
We drove approx 3k km. Drove the entire wild atlantic way
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France
VW T-Cross
August 3, 2023
Ireland is awesome!
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
July 28, 2023
we drove most of Ireland, from Galway to Kilkenny. We experienced so much that wouldn't have been possible on a bus tour. Driving got easier each day.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
July 25, 2023
Attending my son’s wedding
Israel
Kia Sportage
July 22, 2023
Ireland is beautiful
United Kingdom
Skoda Yeti
July 22, 2023
Great time spent with friends in lovely Ireland
United States of America (USA)
Renault Megane STW
July 19, 2023
We were in Galway during their film festival, so much fun!
United States of America (USA)
Opel Astra
July 13, 2023
We loved visiting Galway, Clifden, Kylemore Abbey, Clonmacnoise, Connemara National Park, Ashford Castle, Adare, Killarney National Park, and the Ring of Beara. Some of the roads were crazy narrow and unnerving but we managed it and had a great time. Fabulous trip!
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
July 10, 2023
Dingle Peninsula, Rock if Cashel, Belfast Hop on/of Red Bus, Titanic Museum, train ride to Dublin was beautiful! LA Maisson, Sole, Brookside are excellent restaurants.
South Africa
Volkswagen Polo
June 29, 2023
Renting a car in Ireland is the way to go. I travelled east coast to west and the roads were unbelievably great. Such a breeze to drive in this country and gave me the freedom to explore the most beautiful coastal towns, beaches and places!
Belgium
Volkswagen Polo
June 14, 2023
We made a week-long trip along the West coast of Ireland, enjoying the amazing scenery and wonderful hospitality of the Irish.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
June 8, 2023
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United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris Aut.
June 7, 2023
Wild Atlantic Way can not be beat, of course. This was our third trip to see family up north but we had never seen the southern part. Just loved the Wicklows, and the small towns we drove through and to. The SUN. Three weeks of sunshine and the countryside looked so different. Just be cautious driving—the roads are narrow and locals drive fast. Just take your time within reason or pull over where you can. ( that's hard sometimes).
United States of America (USA)
Renault Megane STW
June 6, 2023
We toured Ireland and it was the first time driving on the left side of the road. We felt so lucky to get exactly the car that fit our needs.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
June 4, 2023
The warmth of the Irish people stood out
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
June 4, 2023
Saltee Islands. Glendalough. Bree Cliff Walk.
Ireland
Opel Astra
June 2, 2023
Travel, and relaxing
United States of America (USA)
Skoda Citigo
May 27, 2023
We traveled around Ireland from Dublin, to Waterford for the history and crystal. We then made it to cork and participated in an alpaca hike and shopped in center city. Portmagee was next for the Skellig Michael Island and then the cliffs of moher in Doolin was the end. Very nice trip and the rental help with making traveling very convenient and easy.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
May 21, 2023
We drove down to cork spent a night and headed to Killarney National park which was amazing. We then explored the dingle peninsula before heading to Doolin to see the cliffs of Moher.
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United States of America (USA)
Renault Megane STW
May 15, 2023
The whole trip was wonderful.
United States of America (USA)
VW Jetta Aut.
May 15, 2023
Travelled through much of Ireland and Northern Ireland without issue.
Malaysia
Opel Astra
May 10, 2023
Made the round trip from Dublin to the west coast and back to Dublin. First stop at Ring of Kerry. Quiet roads and amazing views with plenty of hiking trails. Continue to Cliff of Moher with more stunning views. Stayed in Ballintoy, in Northern Ireland which is a nice quiet village with plenty of short drives to visit the harbour as well as lookouts including the amazing Giant Causeway. Overall, the locals are friendly with low traffic except for Dublin and Belfast
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Belgium
Toyota Corolla
May 7, 2023
Visited Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, travelling along the coastal route, which is a beautiful part of Northern Ireland. We then travelled to Donegal where we visited Glenveagh National Park which is absolutely stunning. Hired bikes there and cycled, completely lost in nature. We walked along some of the amazing beaches in the area too and did some surfing in Dunfanaghy. Great trip!
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
May 2, 2023
Ireland, fantastic country! Geography, people, food, great!
Italy
Hyundai ix35
May 2, 2023
cliffs of Moher, the hand of the God
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris Aut.
April 29, 2023
Our trip was very short, only 5 days, but so glad we booked a car to get a brief glimpse of some of the parts of the country--our tourist highlights were the cliffs of Moher, gap of Dunloe in Killarney, exploring Muckross abbey, house, and gardens, and walking around in Dublin. Food was delicious -- people were nice -- so much more to see. We will be back!
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
April 26, 2023
See the country take any labeled scenic route. Get out of the car and walk. Go to ruins. Find a trad band and thump your feet.
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United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
April 18, 2023
See above
United States of America (USA)
Seat Arona
April 18, 2023
We had a great holiday in Ireland driving through both the country and towns.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
April 9, 2023
We travelled nearly 1000km around Ireland and experienced some of the most amazing countryside and coastal views
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
April 8, 2023
Ireland is a wonderful country to tour by car!
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
April 7, 2023
It was just work related
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
March 22, 2023
Lots of beautiful places along the way.
India
Toyota Corolla
March 15, 2023
Amazing country
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Jetta
March 12, 2023
Unfortunately i was back home to bury my mother who had passed away so not really a pleasure trip.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
February 22, 2023
Nature
Australia
Nissan Qashqai
January 15, 2023
We had a fantastic trip exploring Ireland I would recommend to anyone wanting to experience such a beautiful country with so much rich history and untouched landscapes. The food here was absolutely delicious!!!! also the people were all very friendly and happy to have a chat. We had a very happy and enjoyable visit from Australia
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Ireland
Toyota Yaris
January 5, 2023
It was a great drive clean and comfortable
Ireland
VW Polo
January 3, 2023
Ireland is beautiful country. The scenery is amazing whenever you go, thought we went down to South-East. We stopped in Kilkenny to visit Truffles restaurant where we had a fantastic experience. The food was delicious and the hospitality overall was excellent. Another gem that we discovered in Kilkenny was Petronella restaurant which also serves tasty food. We hiked in Comeragh mountains every day and would recommend spending time in Dungarvan or Clonmel as the nature around is beautiful.
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Belgium
Nissan Qashqai
December 22, 2022
Family visit to North County Dublin and also to Galway.
United Arab Emirates
Volkswagen Golf
December 20, 2022
We drove from Dublin to Galway - very scenic drive and Galway was great
United States of America (USA)
Ford Ka
December 4, 2022
Smaller car needed for western Ireland country roads as they are quite narrow and have stone walls from time to time along either sid
United States of America (USA)
Opel Astra
November 19, 2022
Ireland was really great there is simply not enough space here to list all of the good experiences we had. But some highlights were the glenvaugh national park blarney castle the giants causeway and the cliffs of moher
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United Kingdom
Fiat 500
November 5, 2022
Just visiting family& socialising
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
November 4, 2022
Was over visiting family in Tipperary, Kildare and Mayo and my only recommendation would be just to visit any one of these very different counties and enjoy the wonderful scenery together with the hospitality and the craic.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
October 25, 2022
Seeing family that was scattered across the country, seeing what we could along the way.
Canada
VW T-Cross Aut.
October 8, 2022
Keep your tank full as petrol stations can be difficult to find our in the rural areas. Keep Euro coins handy in the car for those tolls that require change.
India
VW T-Cross
October 4, 2022
If you want to enjoy natural beauty of Ireland then only option travel by a CAR
United States of America (USA)
VW T-Cross
October 1, 2022
Dingle, Slea Head, Skellig Michael and Killarney National Park were all amazing
United States of America (USA)
VW Jetta Aut.
September 26, 2022
We drove from Dublin south and west and up the wild atlantic way. It was a beautiful trip.
Canada
Ford Ka
September 22, 2022
Visit the whole Ireland island Connemara and Kerry need most of you attention. Don’t spend too much time in cities or castle. Sea cliffs, hiking, beach that’s all
New Zealand
Ford Fiesta
September 20, 2022
Had a great trip.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
September 11, 2022
Drove to Kinsale and loved the town.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Rav Aut.
September 5, 2022
We took the car all around Ireland and Northern Ireland, through country roads and cities, and the car ran beautifully the whole time.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
August 28, 2022
Great experience.
Australia
VW T-Roc
August 21, 2022
Parking around towns is difficult,book hotels with car parking
Italy
VW Jetta A/C
August 13, 2022
Wonderful experience around Ireland
Canada
Toyota Yaris Aut.
August 11, 2022
We basicly visit all of Ireland, bur the west coast and the moer cliff the small port beac town the castle church
New Zealand
Ford Focus
August 10, 2022
Don't rely on the car gps in Ireland as the bed and breakfast places give you the eircode which is a Google map code not a car gps code. It caused us lots of anguish we didn't need
Norway
Seat Arona
August 2, 2022
We went to Galway, which was nice and interesting.
Sweden
Opel Astra
July 29, 2022
We went to the west coast and stayed at different B&B and also down to the south part. Nice road trip
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
July 28, 2022
We did a family trip to Ireland. Amazing to see the history as well as meet the people. They are very nice and had great conversations everywhere. We saw everything from Hill of Tara and Newgrange to Trim Castle and Temple Bar. We highly recommend Kylemore Abbey. Best gardens in our opinion. We stayed in various locations for about 2 nights each. We attempted to see too much. Limit the moving around and stay in fewer places for longer was the lesson we learned.
Greece
Ford Ka
July 28, 2022
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New Zealand
Toyota Rav 4
July 28, 2022
Ireland 10/10
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
June 5, 2022
Having a car meant we could go as we liked. The car we had was comfortable and easily held our luggage out of sight. I wondered if all the Sixth tagging makes it a target for vandals.
Netherlands
Toyota Aygo
May 12, 2022
to get around Ireland, so out of Dublin its handy!
United States of America (USA)
Skoda Citigo
April 5, 2022
Most of the cars in Ireland are manual transmissions, and they drive on the left. I would advise Americans (even if you're sufficient with manual transmissions) to rent an automatic transmission. It takes more focus than you'd think to drive on the other side of the road (at least at first, you get used to it fairly quickly) and adding shifting gears with your left hand plus narrow roads (on smaller streets, the highways are great) is a bit stressful. Just my two cents and feedback to my fellow right-side drivers.
United States of America (USA)
VW Passat
March 29, 2022
The roads (especially back roads) are narrow and windy. It was very stressful to drive a large car and I was not the one driving. That said, we saw amazing things that we would not have if we had not driven and with four of us plus luggage, the car we had was very comfortable. I would not recommend driving in Ireland unless your driver is very confident and experienced.
Switzerland
Renault Clio
October 20, 2021
Renault Clio, just OK. Would rent a car a little more powerful and bigger - to feel safer
Belgium
VW Polo
October 2, 2021
friendly desk and easy return, for a hassle free rental, don't hesitate to use these services. They know what they are doing!
Belgium
VW Polo
August 25, 2021
Dublin rental car park not easy to find, especially when it’s dark. The document says drop off in terminal 1. There are 3 parkings, it’s C. Please include this. Key dropoff ( agency in terminal 2)is very far. Because of all this I nearly missed my flight. Please inform a bit more. All in all very happy with the rental car and service !
Italy
Fiat 500
October 9, 2020
Dublin is great all-aroumd but of you want to see more of Ireland, you'll need a car!
United States of America (USA)
VW Polo
March 25, 2020
very small streets
United Kingdom
VW Golf
March 5, 2020
Traffic can be a nightmare and parking is expensive, bu sometimes a car is very handy....
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
February 22, 2020
Dublin is not car friendly, and even parking outside your accommodation can be difficult/expensive. But, for a family or group intending to also visit the surrounding area a hire car is economically attractive and provides enormous flexibility.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
February 12, 2020
Ireland is a joy to visit. Excellent road system with motorways very well sign posted. Friendly locals and so much to visit!
Ireland
VW Up
February 8, 2020
As public transport in Dublin is very lame - very often commuting via car is the only option unless somebody has half a day to spare trying to get somewhere on a public transport.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
February 1, 2020
Would recommend hiring a car if you wish to visit various locations outside the city & in the countryside. If you have free parking included, it is definitely worth while. Would recommend Powercourt Gardens, a beautiful place outside Dublin. Drive around the coast even when cold but dry. It is beautiful. All worth a visit.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
January 31, 2020
just not at christmas
Ireland
Toyota Corolla
January 26, 2020
If you are travelling at busy times please allow for the possibility of a long queue at the counter. The trams to and from the terminal to car hire always run frequently
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
November 27, 2019
Beautiful countryside, people are friendly with lovely pubs and restaurants
Ireland
Renault Clio
November 7, 2019
It is a good idea to rent a car to visit howth, bray and phoenix park
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
November 6, 2019
Cheaper and quicker than public transport for remote locations
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
September 18, 2019
To find places off the beaten track and explore the countryside and take your time getting around with opportunities to stop and take photos a car is essential.
South Africa
VW Polo
September 9, 2019
Dublin is Awesome
Switzerland
VW Polo
August 26, 2019
Dublin is a great place with great people! Love it and will definitely enjoy to come back again! Renting a car from Terminal 1, however is not the best. Certainly there is a room for improvement. For the car rental we were picked from the terminal with a bus to the car pickup location and there we waited for more than an hour to reach the agent at the desk to go through paper formalities. Overall it took us about 2 hours until we got the car key.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
August 22, 2019
Love Dublin great city
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
August 15, 2019
You need a car to travel around and in and about Dublin efficiently.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
August 14, 2019
Drove to near Bray (Kilcoole) for a wedding. Best way to travel
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
August 11, 2019
Night life was amazing and the people very friendly
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
August 8, 2019
We visited Galway for the races and had a great day.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
June 17, 2019
Love Dublin. Lovely city to wander about. Other drivers very patient and courteous of my chaotic lane changing when frequently lost.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
June 13, 2019
Dublin is always and please god will always be a great place to visit
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
May 30, 2019
Seven wonders of Fore is a must
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
April 24, 2019
Much more to Dublin than just the city centre, try Howth on the coast.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
March 13, 2019
Class - Go to teh west of IRELAND, Mayo,Clare,Sligo are beutifull and worth visit . Achill is must see.
United States of America (USA)
VW Polo
February 13, 2019
ireland is a great place to visit. Driving was pretty easy relatively speaking.
United Kingdom
VW Up
February 2, 2019
Leave your fancy phone securely locked in a bag or pocket; walk everywhere, talk to everyone, open your eyes and your mind and read your travel guide on your return journey!
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
November 12, 2018
Drove to Giants Causway, Absolutely Brilliant !
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
October 24, 2018
Gorgeous place.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
October 11, 2018
Loved having a car! We staying an in awesome hotel (carton house) about 30 mins from the city. Drove to Dublin and saw Guinness factory, st Stephens green, shopping and pubs. There are plenty of parking garages throughout the city. The next day we drove through the country to the cliffs of Moher and had a great time seeing the county!
United States of America (USA)
Ford Galaxy
September 13, 2018
I definitely recommend renting a car in Dublin, but just not from Easirent.
Netherlands
Renault Clio
September 12, 2018
driving around dublin is not for the faint-hearted
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
September 8, 2018
freindly and lovely scenery
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
September 4, 2018
Traffic can be bad in the city centre so try and avoid peak times between 5 & 6PM Jervis Street car park is excellent and so central for the North & South side of the inner city & is only Euro3/hour with a maximum daily rate of euro 13 which is excellent value
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
August 31, 2018
Check everything on the car before setting off....including the refuelling mechanism and that the satnav works if using one (previously had a dead power socket for satnav and had to change cars).
United States of America (USA)
Vauxhall Insignia
August 28, 2018
Only issue I had was the deposit asked for in the beginning and the choice of paying up front for gas. I saved 30 e not opting for that choice.
Australia
VW Polo
July 25, 2018
Rent directly with an actual car hire company. Avoid online businesses that are a third party supplier.
Ireland
Renault Clio
July 20, 2018
Giant Causeway is impressive
Canada
VW Polo
July 17, 2018
Great city, but be very focused while you drive!
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
June 22, 2018
Beautiful country and magnificent roads
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
June 19, 2018
Driving in Dublin is totally easy and doable. It takes a while to figure out the highway, but it gets easier.
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Lowest rated company
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Total number of reviews
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Average daily price
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Lowest daily price
$11.67
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