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Car Hire in Ireland

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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Shannon Airport Car Hire
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 8.23 / per day
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Cork Airport Car Hire
Mini
Ford Ka or comparable
Ford Ka
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • Man.
Budget
£ 8.51 / per day
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Cork Airport Car Hire
Economy
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 8.56 / per day
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Shannon Airport Car Hire
Mini
VW Up or comparable
VW Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • Man.
Budget
£ 8.65 / per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Kerry Airport Car Hire
Economy
VW Polo or comparable
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Man.
Budget
£ 8.78 / per day
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Cork Airport Car Hire
Mini
Ford Ka or comparable
Ford Ka
  • 4x
  • x
  • 3x
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 8.83 / per day
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Shannon Airport Car Hire
Compact
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Man.
Budget
£ 8.93 / per day
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City Centre Car Hire
Economy
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 9.04 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 11:56 on 2020-05-25.

Travel Information

Language
English,
Irish
Currency
EUR
Dialing code
353
Average car hire length
3 days
Budget car hire price
£ 28.00 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

One-way Car Hire in Ireland

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

  • From Ireland to United Kingdom - 155 offers from 32.96 GBP per day

Top 15 Most Popular Cities in Ireland

  1. Car Hire in Dublin starting at £ 8.23 per day
  2. Car Hire in Cork starting at £ 8.23 per day
  3. Car Hire in Knock starting at £ 10.19 per day
  4. Car Hire in Shannon starting at £ 8.23 per day
  5. Car Hire in Kerry starting at £ 8.51 per day
  6. Car Hire in Galway starting at £ 20.02 per day
  7. Car Hire in Donegal starting at £ 30.31 per day
  8. Car Hire in Tralee starting at £ 20.02 per day
  9. Car Hire in Mullingar starting at £ 34.11 per day
  10. Car Hire in Naas starting at £ 20.22 per day
  11. Car Hire in Athlone starting at £ 20.02 per day
  12. Car Hire in Letterkenny starting at £ 30.32 per day
  13. Car Hire in Sligo starting at £ 20.34 per day
  14. Car Hire in Cavan starting at £ 20.34 per day
  15. Car Hire in Kilkenny starting at £ 20.02 per day

Top 17 Most Popular Destinations in Ireland

  1. Car Hire at at Dublin Airport starting at £ 8.23 per day
  2. Car Hire at at Cork Airport starting at £ 8.23 per day
  3. Car Hire at at Knock Airport starting at £ 10.19 per day
  4. Car Hire at in Dublin (Downtown) starting at £ 8.83 per day
  5. Car Hire at at Shannon Airport starting at £ 8.23 per day
  6. Car Hire at at Kerry Airport starting at £ 8.51 per day
  7. Car Hire at in Galway (Downtown) starting at £ 20.02 per day
  8. Car Hire at in Cork (Downtown) starting at £ 18.28 per day
  9. Car Hire at at Donegal Airport starting at £ 30.31 per day
  10. Car Hire at in Tralee (Downtown) starting at £ 20.02 per day
  11. Car Hire at in Mullingar (Downtown) starting at £ 34.11 per day
  12. Car Hire at in Naas (Downtown) starting at £ 20.22 per day
  13. Car Hire at in Athlone (Downtown) starting at £ 20.02 per day
  14. Car Hire at in Letterkenny (Downtown) starting at £ 30.32 per day
  15. Car Hire at in Sligo (Downtown) starting at £ 20.34 per day
  16. Car Hire at in Cavan (Downtown) starting at £ 20.34 per day
  17. Car Hire at in Kilkenny (Downtown) starting at £ 20.02 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Ireland?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Ireland fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Ireland
£ 16.63
January
£ 18.66
February
£ 23.71
March
£ 23.85
April
£ 43.53
May
£ 38.98
June
£ 34.91
July
£ 44.09
August
£ 29.48
September
£ 25.57
October
£ 55.71
November
£ 47.35
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Ireland is January with prices starting at £ 16.63 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is November with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 55.71. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 34. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

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

Hirers picking up a car in Ireland keep them for an average of 7 days during in March, while those picking up their cars in January keep them for an average of 5.
Average Hire Length in Ireland
5
January
5
February
7
March
5
April
7
May
7
June
5
July
5
August
7
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

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

Though Ireland is popular for travellers all year long, the month for which the highest number of people search for a hire car is in March. in November is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in IrelandCompared to the Yearly Average
84%
January
298%
February
311%
March
31%
April
37%
May
30%
June
37%
July
34%
August
24%
September
48%
October
20%
November
246%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Budget Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Budget VW Polo 3 1 Small cars
Budget Renault Clio 4 2 Medium cars
Budget Ford Ka 2 1 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Budget VW Up 5 1 Small cars
Budget Toyota Avensis 4 1 Large cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars

Top 11 Hire Companies in Ireland in 2020

National
National
Remarkable 9.2
018445848
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, IN TERMINAL NO DEBIT CARDS
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.1
+3530214838973
Cork Airport, Kinsale Rd, Cork
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.7
+353906400560
QUINN MOTORSTORE
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:30
Tue:09:00-17:30
Wed:09:00-17:30
Thu:09:00-17:30
Fri:09:00-17:30
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.5
0906491030
HAMILL BUSINESS PARK OLD, OLD DUBLIN ROAD MULLINGAR
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.5
+35312352030
Kinsale Road
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+353214327460
Cork Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:59
Tue:07:30-23:59
Wed:07:30-23:59
Thu:07:30-23:59
Fri:07:30-23:59
Sat:07:30-23:59
Sun:07:30-23:59
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.3
+353906493999
MOTORPARK, MONKSLAND
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:30
Tue:09:00-17:30
Wed:09:00-17:30
Thu:09:00-17:30
Fri:09:00-17:30
Sat:10:00-14:30
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.1
+353214314000
Cork Airport, Kinsale Road, Cork, T12 AC0H
Working hours
Mon:07:00-00:00; 00:00-00:30
Tue:07:00-00:00; 00:00-00:30
Wed:07:00-00:00; 00:00-00:30
Thu:07:00-00:00; 00:00-00:30
Fri:07:00-00:00; 00:00-00:30
Sat:07:00-00:00; 00:00-00:30
Sun:07:00-00:00; 00:00-00:30
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.7
+353214321099
Cork Airport, Co. Cork, Ireland
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.5
+353212363163 / 3172487251
Airport East Bus & Tech park
Easirent
Easirent
Acceptable 5.5
353 / 212 / 363 / 163
Airport East Business & Technology Park, Rathmacullig W, Ballygarvan, Cork
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00

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