Car Hire in Ireland

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Shannon Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 12.43 / per day
Dublin City South
Intermediate Commercial Van/Truck
Citroen Berlingo or comparable
Citroen Berlingo
  • 2
  • 2
  • 4
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 13.01 / per day
Cork Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or comparable
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • Man.
Budget
£ 13.69 / per day
Dublin City South
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 17.84 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Dublin Sallynoggin
Standard Crossover
Ford Kuga or comparable
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 23.81 / per day
City Centre
Full-size
VW Arteon or comparable
VW Arteon
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 60.82 / per day
Dublin Airport
Premium
Tesla Model 3 or comparable
Tesla Model 3
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 98.99 / per day
Cork Airport
Luxury
Mercedes Benz E Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz E Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Flizzr
£ 111.89 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 22:47 on 2024-05-29.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Irish
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+353
Average car hire price
£ 44 per day
Average car hire length
6 days
Speed limit within city centre
30 - 50 km/h or 19 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 120 km/h or 50 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.2 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.55 per litre or £ 5.86 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.37 per litre or £ 5.18 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.70 per litre or £ 6.44 / 1 gallon

One-way Car Hire in Ireland

Here are the most popular one-way car hire options for pickup in Ireland and drop off in another country:

  • From Ireland to United Kingdom - 155 offers from £ 31.37 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in Ireland the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car in Ireland fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Ireland
£ 14.23
January
£ 13.24
February
£ 26.35
March
£ 21.77
April
£ 35.89
May
£ 47.14
June
£ 54.07
July
£ 58.11
August
£ 36.82
September
£ 25.84
October
£ 19.69
November
£ 29.38
December
The best month to hire a car in Ireland is February — when the average price for a hire is £ 13.24 per day. This is 58% less than the yearly average and 77% less than hiring a car in August (when the average price is £ 58.11 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in Ireland?

Car hire lengths can vary according to the time of year. Longer periods of car hire are more common in June with an average of 7 days. Shorter periods of car hire are more common in January with an average of 5 days.
Average number of hire days in Ireland
5
January
5
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
7
September
6
October
5
November
6
December

Which month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Ireland?

Given the number of customers searching for a car in Ireland, the month in which the highest number of people search for a hire car is August, while January is the month that sees the lowest demand for them.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Ireland Compared to the Yearly Average
53%
January
60%
February
75%
March
83%
April
107%
May
130%
June
166%
July
174%
August
127%
September
96%
October
56%
November
74%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 33
Airport locations 6
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 Hire Models

Hire Agency 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
Budget Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Budget Skoda Citigo 3 1 Small cars
Budget Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs

Our Customers' Reviews

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United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
2 May 2024
Enjoyed a fabulous break touring in the West of Ireland.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
23 April 2024
Dublin Botanic was amazing on a late Spring morning.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
10 March 2024
Donegal was so beautiful, we were lucky with the weather too which we weren’t expecting. Lovely trip
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
24 February 2024
Perfect relaxing time spent in the wilds of the West of Ireland.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Cross
17 February 2024
Catching up with family
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
3 February 2024
It’s a regular trip for us so we are used to being there. The food is amazing and great choice of restaurants both in and around the city.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
27 January 2024
Visiting family
United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Cross
22 January 2024
Great service , we will use again
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
14 January 2024
Beautiful scenery especially in the western coast of Ireland
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
30 December 2023
Friendly welcoming staff, no hard sell on the extras. Cheap car rental, so quality of car reflected the price, but perfectly fine.
United Kingdom
VW T-Cross
14 November 2023
We travelled to see my brother and family but we had a lovely time exploring Cork and the Marina and Black Markets - definitely worth a visit. Kinsale was nice, as was Youghal, Lismore and Cappoquin. Our accomodation was amazing at the Gabriel House B&B in Cork. Breakfast is a MUST - absolutely awesome. The Staff make you feel right at home and are so friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and basic but that is exactly what you need when you're travelling.
United Kingdom
Hyundai ix35
29 October 2023
All around Wicklow mountains. Smooth drive on highway and country side roads, great sound system. Comfirable and spacey.
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
24 October 2023
Home to see family for the weekend which was lovely
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
17 October 2023
just the best. drove to Galway with my sons as a week end treat for my birthday. no hitches and we had a ball.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
27 September 2023
West coast of Ireland is stunningly beautiful.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
20 September 2023
Coast of County Mayo is very scenic, and roads generally very empty and in good condition.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
25 August 2023
West coast of Ireland has some amazing landscapes including beaches and cliffs plus very interesting cities and towns such as Limerick, Galway and Westport.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
13 August 2023
Lovely time driving around and attending a wedding.
United Kingdom
VW T-Cross
6 August 2023
We did the self Father Ted tour so we saw new parts of Clare. We were in Ailiwee Cave which was informative and interesting. Also we were in Bunratty Castle and Folke park.This has plenty of history and people who are informative about the era. There are also plenty of places to eat. We loved the Creamery and had lovely food. We were in Fanny Odeas pub and restaurant. Lovely food and staff and we tried the secret recipe Egg flip 😁
United Kingdom
Skoda Citigo
15 July 2023
Giants causeway, game of thrones trees … great scenery
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
12 July 2023
Toured from Clare to Antrim. Rained the whole time but enjoyable all the same!
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
20 June 2023
We were attending a family wedding and we had the most amazing time, the car was essential so we could get around.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
27 May 2023
O’Dowd’s Seafood Bar in Roundstone was very good.Keem Beach and Silver Beach on Achill Island we’re spectacular.Joe Watty’s Bar in Inishmore was very good.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
27 May 2023
Scenery, food especially the lunch at Dunmore hotel, Irish hospitality
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
18 May 2023
Great opportunity to visit friends and family
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
17 May 2023
We were visiting family
United Kingdom
Hyundai ix35
10 May 2023
Family wedding. Very enjoyable
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
1 May 2023
Visited sligo, galway, longford westmeath, killyneed lakes in cavan. Beautiful weather and roads were amazing.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
9 April 2023
Used car to visit family
United Kingdom
Ford Puma
31 March 2023
Scenery and people were great.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
25 January 2023
Overall great and very helpful staff Very happy
United Kingdom
Peugeot 2008
1 November 2022
Visited Tralee. Beautiful drive there and surrounding area.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
24 October 2022
I spent the first 3 nights in my parents house. Definitely would not recommend lol.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
16 October 2022
Galway , a wonderful place to visit
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
8 September 2022
West Cork a fantastic place, very tranquil and empty compared to, say, Cornwall with superb vistas and scenery - and the sun shone!
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
18 August 2022
Always check your car booking two days before you travel as you will invariably find better deals even with the same agent and supplier.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
17 August 2022
Cork, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Mohar finishing in Galway for a couple of nights. Excellent round trip to see the west coast of Ireland.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
7 August 2022
We drove to Boyle Co Sligo for three days exploring the area. Very pretty.Staying in an Air b&b. Great walking country and very peaceful. Then drove down to Galway for the Galway Festival (horse racing). Galways a great place. Good shops bars and restaurants. The town really comes alive after 7pm. Good craic!!
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
4 April 2022
For going around the Irish countryside, a car is essential.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
19 March 2022
Likable representative, car great only minor scratches
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
28 February 2022
Galway is always amazing
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
13 February 2022
Visited Wexford and Skerries - both stunning places and we will definitely be back
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
29 October 2021
Friendly people, great craic
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
10 September 2021
Go to Connemara, breath views
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
2 September 2021
West Cork was a delightful destination, with a beautiful coastline along the Wild Atlantic Way
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
17 August 2021
Good service excellent car and simple.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
7 January 2021
Excellent value, I would definitely recommend and would this company again.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.9 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Easirent
6.5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
210
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
£ 44.06
Lowest daily price
£ 12.43
Total cars available
1791

Top 12 Suppliers in Ireland in 2024

Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.9 / 208 reviews
25 locations
£ 13 - £ 164
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.9 / 186 reviews
5 locations
£ 24 - £ 81
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.7 / 975 reviews
7 locations
£ 16 - £ 577
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.7 / 104 reviews
14 locations
£ 15 - £ 463
Flizzr
Flizzr
Very good 8.6 / 539 reviews
3 locations
£ 22 - £ 506
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.5 / 2,732 reviews
9 locations
£ 13 - £ 914
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.4 / 100 reviews
11 locations
Avis
Avis
Good 7.9 / 87 reviews
6 locations
£ 22 - £ 289
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.7 / 128 reviews
18 locations
£ 25 - £ 92
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.7 / 87 reviews
20 locations
£ 16 - £ 102
National
National
Good 7.7
5 locations
Easirent
Easirent
Satisfactory 6.5 / 1,410 reviews
3 locations
£ 12 - £ 125
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