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Car Rental in Kerry

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Kerry Airport Car Rental
Mini
Ford Ka or similar
Ford Ka
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • Man.
Budget
$21.45 / per day
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Kerry Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • Man.
Budget
$22.44 / per day
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Kerry Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • Man.
Budget
$22.53 / per day
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Kerry Airport Car Rental
Compact
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • Man.
Budget
$22.89 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Kerry Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Man.
Europcar
$23.23 / per day
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Kerry Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Man.
Europcar
$23.23 / per day
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Kerry Airport Car Rental
Mini
Ford Ka or similar
Ford Ka
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • Man.
Europcar
$23.23 / per day
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Kerry Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Man.
Europcar
$23.23 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 06:30 on 2020-08-10. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English,
Irish
Currency
EUR
Country code
353
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$28.76 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
10.0

Why rent a car in Kerry?

County Kerry, a region located in the southwestern part of Ireland, is a great place to explore, especially if you have a rental car. Often considered the most scenic part of the country, it is home to the famous Ring of Kerry, beautiful nature, impressive hills, and traditional little villages. After seeing the best that County Kerry has to offer, you can easily explore the rest of Ireland - the distances are small and the roads are in great condition.

Kerry Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Kerry

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

  • From Kerry to Dublin - 34 offers from 29.14 USD per day
  • From Kerry to Knock - 34 offers from 29.14 USD per day

Top ways to enter Kerry

  • Kerry Airport: Also known as Kerry-Farranfore, this small airport is only served by two airlines, the national flag carrier Aer Lingus and the low-cost company Ryanair. The airport hosts some domestic flights as well as flights to and from the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, and Portugal. Kerry Airport is 20km (13 miles) southeast of Tralee, the county town of County Kerry.
  • Knock Airport: Located in County Clare, this small airport served 1.7 million travelers in 2018. In addition to providing domestic and European connections, it also hosts flights to and from a number of destinations in the USA and Canada. Located near the city of Limerick, Shannon Airport is 125km (78 miles) northeast of Tralee and can be reached in about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • Cork Airport: Serving Ireland’s second city, Cork Airport handled about 2.4 million travelers in 2018. The airport has flights by ten different airlines, including low-cost carriers like Volotea. Located 120km (75 miles) southeast of Tralee, Cork Airport can be reached in about 1 hour and 50 minutes.
  • Knock Airport: Also known as Ireland West Airport, it served 770,000 travelers in 2018. The small airport hosts flights to and from many cities in Ireland and the United Kingdom as well as some holiday destinations in the south of Europe. Located in County Mayo, Knock Airport is 270km (168 miles) north of Tralee and takes about 3 hours and 15 minutes to reach.
  • Dublin Airport: By far the largest airport in the country, and among the 15 busiest in Europe, Dublin Airport handled 31 million travelers in 2018. The airport is served by more than 40 airlines with most of the air traffic provided by Aer Lingus, Ryanair, and TUI Airways. Located in the northeast of the country, Dublin Airport is 304km (189 miles) from Tralee and can be reached in just over three hours.

Useful city facts

  • Like much of the rest of Ireland, County Kerry has a temperate oceanic climate. The average high temperature is 20°C  (68°F) in July, the warmest month, and 9°C  (48°F) in January, the coldest. Precipitation is constantly high, with an exceptional increase from October to January. Kerry is known as one of the warmest, but also rainiest places in Ireland.
  • Even much more than in the rest of the country, County Kerry is known as a center of Gaelic football. An old sport that could be loosely characterized as a mixture between rugby and football (or soccer), Gaelic football is played in every town of the region, and its senior team is the most successful in Ireland in the history of the sport. Other traditional games like hurling and rounders are also very popular in the region.

Top destinations and activities

  • The Ring of Kerry. About 180km (111 miles) long, the Ring of Kerry is a tourist route that’s often mentioned as one of the most scenic drives in the world. Though it passes through a few small Irish towns and villages, the main attraction of the drive is the spectacular green nature of southwest Ireland. There are also some landmarks on the way including the Staigue stone fort and the Ladies View to the beautiful Gap of Dunloe mountain pass and Torc Waterfall. If you’re in County Kerry and have a rental car, this is the one thing you should not miss doing. The usual entry point of the Ring of Kerry is Killarney.
  • Killarney. Speaking of Killarney, the picturesque town has a number of attractions itself. Visitors love it for the ruins of Muckross Abbey, Ross Castle, and its excellent dining opportunities. Killarney is 34km (21 miles) southeast of Tralee, the county town of County Kerry, and can be reached in about 35 minutes.
  • Portmagee. A quiet and quaint fishing village, Portmagee is the best place to see what life in County Kerry is really all about. Visit a local pub, catch a traditional Irish music concert, or watch Gaelic football (you can even join a match yourself if you’re brave enough). If you’re up for something more spectacular, there are also a number of whale watching tours taking off from Portmagee (although these usually need to be booked in advance). About 80km (50 miles) southwest of Tralee, Portmagee takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach. 

Traffic and parking tips

  • Driving takes place on the left side of the road in the Republic of Ireland. 
  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 120km/h (75 mph) for motorways, 100km/h (62 mph) for national roads without motorway status, 80km/h (50 mph) for local and regional roads, and 50km/h (31 mph) for urban zones and built-up areas. Unlike in neighboring Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom, the speed limits are indicated in kilometers per hour, not miles per hour.
  • 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 than their English names - for example, the Irish name of Cork is Corcaigh. 
  • 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 license ban, or even imprisonment.
  • The proof of insurance and car registration needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, 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. One of the toll bridges is the Suir Bridge on the Cork-Rosslare Highway.

Payment for using any of the toll roads, bridges, or tunnels can be made with cash at the toll gate. The tolls for some roads are payable with a credit card. For driving on the M50 road you can pay online. 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 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 a day-trip

  • Skellig Michael. A beautiful island and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Skellig Michael is one of the main tourist attractions of County Kerry. A monastery was established there in the 6th century, and 300 years later it even survived Viking raids. But there’s even more ancient history to be found, namely, a megalithic stone row dating back to pre-Christian times. You cannot access the island with a car, but it’s possible to drive to Portmagee or Derrynane, park there, and then take a boat.
  • Killarney National Park. A large area of oak forests, wet woodlands, bogs, and beautiful lakes, Killarney National Park is the largest protected area in the region. The national park is home to wildlife species like red deer, osprey, golden eagle, and heron. Located 37km (23 miles) southeast of Tralee, the national park can be reached in about 40 minutes.
  • Annascaul. Surfing might not be the first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think of Ireland, but this is exactly what this small village offers. Located on the south coast of the Dingle Peninsula, Annascaul’s Inch Beach is considered the best place to hit the waves in the whole country. Just 32km (19.8 miles) southwest of Tralee, it takes 35 minutes to reach.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Kerry is the Toyota Corolla, although many travelers also go for the Toyota Avensis and the Ford Ka. The most popular rental car types are economy, standard, and mini.

Further destinations

  • Cork. Ireland’s second city and the largest in the south of the country, Cork has its fair share of attractions. Travelers like the Elizabeth Fort, St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, and Lough Park. The city also hosts many festivals, and, of course, is home to an even larger number of pubs. Located 112km (70 miles) southwest of Tralee, Cork can be reached in about 1 hour and 50 minutes.
  • Cliffs of Moher. One of the most famous attractions of Ireland, the beautiful Cliffs of Moher are located in County Clare near the village of Doolin. Home to around 30 species of birds, the cliffs offer spectacular views of the ocean. The cliffs are home to Moher Tower and O’Brien’s Tower. Located 175km (108 miles) north of Tralee, the cliffs can be reached in about 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  • West Ireland. The least densely populated part of Ireland and the one where the Irish language is still spoken on a daily basis, West Ireland is a unique travel destination. The area is home to the fun university city of Galway, the beautiful Aran Islands, and many little traditional villages and spectacular nature areas. Galway is 200km (125 miles) north of Tralee and can be reached in about 2 hours and 50 minutes - you can explore the rest of the region from there.

Car Rental Prices in Kerry

  • Large cars - from $61 per day
  • Medium cars - from $46 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $114 per day
  • Small cars - from $40 per day
  • SUVs - from $76 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Land a great rental car in Ireland by following these simple tips:

  • Compare 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 on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Kerry is the cheapest in February when renting a car is about 65% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 83% cheaper than renting a vehicle in May.

Top 14 Cities near Kerry

  1. Dublin Car Rentals from $14.48 per day
    258.6 km / 160.7 miles away
  2. Cork Car Rentals from $14.48 per day
    80.1 km / 49.8 miles away
  3. Knock Car Rentals from $21.53 per day
    198.0 km / 123.0 miles away
  4. Shannon Car Rentals from $14.48 per day
    70.8 km / 44.0 miles away
  5. Donegal Car Rentals from $39.97 per day
    327.8 km / 203.7 miles away
  6. Galway Car Rentals from $24.99 per day
    127.1 km / 79.0 miles away
  7. Mullingar Car Rentals from $44.98 per day
    209.5 km / 130.2 miles away
  8. Letterkenny Car Rentals from $48.50 per day
    330.2 km / 205.1 miles away
  9. Naas Car Rentals from $28.04 per day
    223.4 km / 138.8 miles away
  10. Sligo Car Rentals from $24.66 per day
    238.5 km / 148.2 miles away
  11. Cavan Car Rentals from $48.50 per day
    248.5 km / 154.4 miles away
  12. Tralee Car Rentals from $24.99 per day
    15.3 km / 9.5 miles away
  13. Athlone Car Rentals from $24.99 per day
    173.1 km / 107.6 miles away
  14. Kilkenny Car Rentals from $39.58 per day
    161.8 km / 100.5 miles away

Top 17 Locations near Kerry

  1. Kerry Airport Car Rentals from $21.53 per day
  2. Downtown Car Rentals from $24.99 per day
    15.3 km / 9.5 miles away
  3. Shannon Airport Car Rentals from $14.48 per day
    70.8 km / 44.0 miles away
  4. Downtown Car Rentals from $24.99 per day
    78.9 km / 49.0 miles away
  5. Cork Airport Car Rentals from $14.48 per day
    80.1 km / 49.8 miles away
  6. Downtown Car Rentals from $24.99 per day
    127.1 km / 79.0 miles away
  7. Downtown Car Rentals from $39.58 per day
    161.8 km / 100.5 miles away
  8. Downtown Car Rentals from $24.99 per day
    173.1 km / 107.6 miles away
  9. Knock Airport Car Rentals from $21.53 per day
    198.0 km / 123.0 miles away
  10. 209.5 km / 130.2 miles away
  11. Downtown Car Rentals from $28.04 per day
    223.4 km / 138.8 miles away
  12. Downtown Car Rentals from $24.66 per day
    238.5 km / 148.2 miles away
  13. Downtown Car Rentals from $48.50 per day
    248.5 km / 154.4 miles away
  14. Downtown Car Rentals from $14.48 per day
    255.3 km / 158.6 miles away
  15. Dublin Airport Car Rentals from $14.48 per day
    258.6 km / 160.7 miles away
  16. Donegal Airport Car Rentals from $39.97 per day
    327.8 km / 203.7 miles away
  17. Downtown Car Rentals from $48.50 per day
    330.2 km / 205.1 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Kerry?

Car rental prices in Kerry vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Kerry
$16.43
January
$8.74
February
$14.08
March
$23.47
April
$51.12
May
$29.00
June
$23.77
July
$44.34
August
September
$19.32
October
November
$23.00
December
The best month to rent a car in Kerry is February (when prices for an Economy class start from $8.74). This is 65% cheaper than the yearly average and 83% cheaper than renting in May (when rental prices start at $51.12 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Kerry?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in June, travelers rent a car for an average of 6 days in January, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Kerry
5
January
5
February
5
March
5
April
5
May
6
June
5
July
5
August
5
September
5
October
5
November
6
December

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

While travelers visit Kerry year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is October, and the least popular is November.
Popularity of Car Rental in Kerry by Monthly Searches
69%
January
61%
February
64%
March
73%
April
86%
May
43%
June
78%
July
94%
August
67%
September
469%
October
42%
November
54%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Budget Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Budget Renault Clio 4 2 Medium cars
Budget VW Polo 3 1 Small cars
Budget Ford Ka 2 1 Small cars
Budget Toyota Avensis 4 1 Large cars
Budget VW Up 5 1 Small cars
Budget Kia Sportage 5 2 SUVs
Budget Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Budget Skoda Citigo 4 1 Small cars
Thrifty VW Golf 4 2 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

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Toyota Corolla
April 25, 2019
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Top 7 Suppliers in Kerry in 2020

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
+353669763522 / +353667119304
Kerry Airport Farranfore, Co Kerry
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.7
+35361206080
MAIN TERMINAL, FARRANFORE AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:10:00-18:00
Sun:10:00-18:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.5
0667119304
KERRY AIRPORT, FARRANFORE, CO.KERRY
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+353669764499
Kerry Airport
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:15
Tue:09:00-18:15
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-18:15
Fri:09:00-18:15
Sat:11:00-18:15
Sun:11:00-18:15
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.3
+35361206080
MAIN TERMINAL, FARRANFORE AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:09:30-18:30
Tue:09:30-18:30
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:30-18:30
Fri:08:30-18:30
Sat:10:00-19:00
Sun:11:00-19:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.1
+353669763199
Kerry Airport, Crag, Farranfore
Working hours
Mon:06:00-00:00
Tue:06:00-00:00
Wed:06:00-00:00
Thu:06:00-00:00
Fri:06:00-00:00
Sat:06:00-00:00
Sun:06:00-00:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
353876776068
Kerry Airport, Farranfore, -

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