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    Car Hire Ireland

    Ireland Car HireSave on your car hire in Ireland when you compare major suppliers with Auto Europe. Explore all that Ireland has to offer by car relax, knowing that Auto Europe can take care of all your auto hire needs. Book your car hire in Ireland with Auto Europe and start saving.

    Popular Transportation Terminals with Car Hire Services in Ireland

    Hiring a car in Ireland is quick and easy with Auto Europe. By partnering with industry leaders in the car hire industry, Auto Europe is able to ensure that our customers are able to hire a car from any major transportation hub throughout Ireland. To reserve your car today, simply use the booking engine at the top of the page.

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    Book with the Top Car Hire Suppliers in Ireland

    Auto Europe works with the top car hire suppliers who do business in Ireland in order to provide a great experience for our customers. We have been working with the top, trusted suppliers in the industry, including Avis, Hertz, Sixt and Dollar, for over 60 years and our unique relationships with these suppliers allow us to provide our clients with fantastic rates. Compare rates between suppliers using our booking engine above, find the ideal car hire for your travel plans and see why you should book with Auto Europe.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Ireland

    Can I hire a car with unlimited mileage in Ireland?

    Yes, most car hire suppliers in Ireland offer unlimited mileage options. Restrictions may apply on luxury and SUV hires, however, this varies depending on the car hire supplier.

    Can I use third party insurance from my car hire in Ireland?

    Major credit card companies, like Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX, do offer car hire insurance plans that vary by the card and provider. Compare insurance plans and find out what coverage is available for your travel plans.

    Contact Auto Europe - IrelandCan I pick-up my car hire in Dublin and return in Cork?

    Yes, Auto Europe offers great rates on one-ways in Ireland. Use our booking engine to request a free quote and check multiple drop-off locations to find the best rate for your travel plans.


    Driving in Ireland

    For a memorable experience, be sure you pay a visit to historical Newgrange. This 5,000-year-old tomb was covered for over 4,000 years, which helped to preserve it so visitors can still enjoy it today. There are numerous stone tombs in the area, but Newgrange is by far the oldest. The burial site was designed in such a way that on the winter solstice, which is the shortest day of the year, a thin beam of sunlight shines through a window, illuminating the floor below. This is impressive particularly considering it was engineered over 5,000 years ago. No trip to Ireland is complete without a tour of Blarney Castle. The famed building is the home of the Blarney Stone. This legendary stone is rumoured to have magic powers. Those who kiss the stone are believed to be given the eloquence of speech and to never be at a loss for words again.

    Ireland Travel Essentials

    You will drive on the left side of the road in the Republic of Ireland. Ensure you familiarise yourself with the legal driving requirements, road symbols and stick to the legal speed limit, which can change during poor weather. For more information on driving in Ireland, we encourage our clients to refer to our specialised Ireland Driving Information page.

    Standard Inclusions

    All of our car hire bookings include Value Added Tax (VAT) and third-party liability insurance. You can also have peace of mind with 24-hour emergency roadside assistance and 24/7 phone support.

    Licence Requirements

    Drivers in Ireland must have their valid New Zealand drivers licence on them at all times as well as an International Driving Permit which must be obtained before leaving New Zealand. It is a requirement that those who hire vehicles in Ireland are a minimum of 23 years old and have held their licence for at least one year. Drivers under 25 may incur a young drivers surcharge from the supplier.

    Tolls and Freeways

    You will find a number of toll roads, bridges and tunnels in Ireland. Depending on a number of factors, the toll can cost you between 2 and 10 euros. You generally have to pay at the barrier of the toll zone. Some suppliers offer prepaid toll options. Ask about this when you pick up your vehicle.

    Fleet Guide

    You can find details and compare all the great cars available for hire in Ireland by checking out our fleet guide. Please note that not all cars are available at all locations.

    Border Crossings

    Some suppliers will allow you to travel from Ireland into Northern Ireland and into the United Kingdom but additional fees may apply. If you would like to travel to these locations this must be confirmed at the time of booking to ensure that the vehicle can be transported on ferries. International and domestic one-way hires are possible however this is on a strict request basis only with suppliers and minimum durations and fees may apply.

    Useful Distances

    • Dublin to Dublin Airport (10km approx.15 mins)
    • Cork to Waterford (120km approx.2hr)
    • Limerick to Galway (100km approx.1hr30min)
    • Dublin to Drogheda (50km approx.50min)
    • Dublin to Belfast (165km approx.1hr45min)

    Car Hire in Ireland with Auto Europe

    Book your car hire in Ireland with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. Our exceptional customer service and Beat Rate Guarantee assure the best savings and quality of service on your car hire. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.


    Ireland Driving Inspiration

    To make your Ireland self-drive adventure that little bit easier we have a range of resources to assist! You can download Auto Europe's Ireland Travel & Driving Guide for free which provide useful information and touring ideas to create your own holiday itinerary or for the latest and greatest in Ireland events and itineraries check out our blog

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    Additional Transportation Services in Ireland

    No matter what your travel plans are, Auto Europe can provide the ideal mode of transportation. We take pride in providing our customers with affordable, and competitive rates in the industry for their transportation needs. Use our booking engine at the top of the page to compare daily car hire rates with luxury, motorhome, van or any type of transportation to find the ideal option for you and your travel party.

    Luxury Car Hire Ireland
    Luxury Car Hire Ireland -  Take to the streets of Ireland in style with a luxury car hire. Compare rates between Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more to find the ideal vehicle for your trip to Ireland. Start comparing rates for your trip today!
    Van Hire Ireland
    Van Hire Ireland -  Customers travelling in large parties or transporting large/heavy luggage may find a van hire the ideal option for their time in Ireland. Auto Europe has great rates on small, medium and large van hires in Ireland. Find rates, capacity, detailed specs and more with Auto Europe
    Motorhome Hire in Ireland
    Ireland Motorhome Hire -  A motorhome or RV hire unlocks a whole new level of opportunity and exploration for your trip to Ireland. With many safe and accommodating locations to pitch and explore it is no surprise motorhome hires in Ireland are on the rise!