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    Car Hire Ireland

    Ireland Car HireCompare all the major suppliers in one place to save time and money with your car hire in Ireland with Auto Europe. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Ireland at your own pace with a car hire when you book with Australia's experts in worldwide car hire. Get your quote online today!

    Popular Transportation Terminals with Car Hire Services in Ireland

    Allow Auto Europe help with your car hire needs, while on holiday in Ireland. We offer great prices at all major transportation hubs throughout Ireland, enabling you to see more of the sites and sounds that Ireland has to offer. Use the booking engine at the top of the page to reserve your car today!

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    Book With the Top Car Hire Suppliers in Ireland

    Auto Europe has established unique relationships with the top, trusted suppliers in the industry, allowing us to offer our clients the guaranteed best rates in the industry. We work with trusted suppliers such as Avis, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty at our convenient locations across Ireland, including major cities such as Dublin, Shannon and Cork. With diverse travel options such as luxury hires and passenger vans, Auto Europe has the vehicle that will fit your travel plans. Compare rates from our top car hire suppliers in Australia and book with confidence knowing that Auto Europe will be there every step of the way.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Car Hire in Ireland

    Can I hire a car with a debit card in Ireland?

    Travellers looking to hire a car and who do not have a credit card are in luck, as Auto Europe knows which suppliers in Ireland offer alternative payment options. For more information on how to book a car hire in Ireland without a credit card, call our live reservation specialists toll-free and 24/7 at 1300-656-601.

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

    Third party insurance can be used for car hires in Ireland and insurance plans are typically offered by credit card companies such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX. Compare plans from your credit card provider and find out the best coverage plan available for you.

    Contact Auto Europe - IrelandCan I book a one-way car hire in Ireland?

    Whether you are planning a one-way hire within a single city or across an entire country, Auto Europe offer fantastic rates on one-way car hires in Ireland. Plan your dream holiday today by checking multiple drop-off locations and comparing rates in our booking engine.


    Driving in Ireland

    Steeped in legend and myth, the Emerald Isle is a great place to get off the beaten track and get friendly with the locals. The open road can lead to the breathtaking scenic countryside, quaint rural villages, and to the busier towns and cities. In the capital, you can learn about Ireland's most famous and recognizable export at the Guinness Storehouse, and stretch your legs on walking tours of the city with themes from Irish mythology and the paranormal to historical events. Get an insight into Irish pastimes at a Gaelic Football or Hurling match, or head east and watch the surfers braving the North Atlantic elements.

    Country Essentials

    Ireland is a largely rural country and if you plan on covering a large area in the countryside in your car hire, sharing the road with slow-moving farm machinery, livestock and wildlife are not uncommon. As with the UK and Northern Ireland, in the Republic of Ireland, you will drive on the left-hand side of the road. 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 additional 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.SUV Rental

    Licence Requirements

    It is a requirement that visiting motorists carry their valid Australian State or Territory driving licence. It is recommended that you also carry with you an International Driving Permit, which must be obtained before you leave Australia. Some suppliers require this document to hire a car. The minimum age to hire a car in Ireland is 23 years, though most suppliers may have a minimum age of between 25 and 30 years. Most suppliers charge a fee for young drivers (25 and under) usually for insurance purposes.

    Tolls and Freeways

    There are a number of toll roads, bridges and tunnels in Ireland. Generally, you will pay at the barrier to the toll zone. The toll charges vary anywhere from €2 to €10, depending on the time of day, the type of vehicle, and the particular road, bridge or tunnel used.

    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 allow car hires to be driven in Ireland and Northern Ireland without restrictions. Some cars are permitted to travel to the United Kingdom for an additional fee, though you will need to confirm at the time of booking that the car is permitted to be transported on ferries. Both international and domestic one-way car hires are on a request basis with the suppliers and include minimum duration conditions.

    Useful Distances 

    • Dublin to Dublin Airport - 10km (approx. 15 mins)
    • Cork to Waterford - 121km (approx. 1hr 45mins)
    • Limerick to Galway - 99km (1hr 20mins)
    • Dublin to Drogheda - 50km (approx. 45mins)
    • Dublin to Belfast - 166km (1hr 45mins)

    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

    In addition to offering the guaranteed best rates in the industry on traditional car hires, we also offer numerous alternative transportation services to provide our clients with even more value. With options such as luxury, motorhome, van hires and more, Auto Europe has the ideal vehicle to accommodate almost any travel plan. From coastal road-trips to camping out in the mountains, use our booking engine at the top of the page to compare rates and start the next step of planning your trip.

    Luxury Car Hire Ireland
    Luxury Car Hire Ireland -  Make your trip to Ireland a memorable one and travel behind the wheel of a luxury car hire. Compare rates on models from Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more, to find the ideal vehicle for your trip. Start comparing rates and make your dream trip in Ireland a reality
    Van Hire Ireland
    Van Hire Ireland -  Travelling with a large party or transporting large/heavy luggage? Don't fret! Auto Europe offers competitive rates on small, medium and large van hires able to accommodate your needs during your time in Ireland. Use our booking engine to compare rates, capacity, detailed specs and more.
    Motorhome Hire in Ireland
    Ireland Motorhome Hire -  A motorhome or RV hire in Ireland allows travellers to explore the country on their own terms. Explore the roads your way and pitch at one of the many safe and accommodating locations throughout the nation. Your travel dreams have no limits behind the wheel of a motorhome hire. Compare rates and see for yourself why RV hires in Ireland are on the rise!