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Car Hire Ireland
We’ve got the perfect vehicle, for every trip.

Car Hire Ireland

From a quick spin to an extended road trip, will have a quality car that suits your style and budget.

Car Hire Locations

We are located all over Ireland, in all main airports, cities and regional locations. We're nearby.

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Every journey covered

Whether it’s work or play, driving solo or with family or friends, you want to get from A to B with no fuss. We're Ireland's great value car rental company with excellent customer service. We’ve got the whole country covered. offers a huge range of new rental cars in Ireland to suit any budget. We offer a range of 2023 models in automatic, manual and commercial vehicles in different sizes. We are also increasing our range of hybrid and electric cars.

With our car rental Ireland locations in all major airports, city bases in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway, and a nationwide regional network of rental bases, always close by. 24/7 Contactless car rental is available at Dublin Airport. We’ll help you go places.

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Electric & hybrid car hire

Enjoy driving comfort, performance and all while being environmentally friendly!

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Why they love us

Business car rental

Business rentals

When you’re running a small business you’ve got enough to worry about, so you don’t need any unnecessary speed bumps. Hybrid or electric car hire are available for short term and long term business rentals. We’re Ireland’s leading car and van rental company for SMEs because we offer flexible mobility solutions that put you in the driving seat.

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If you can’t find the information you need in this FAQ section, please get in touch through our Contact us page.

We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Discover Cards. We only accept debit or credit cards from the person in whose name the booking is made. GoCar by Europcar bookings have to be prepaid online.

Debit cards will only be accepted if either (1) a credit card is also provided to cover the excess; or (2) the customer purchases our Super Collision Damage Waiver product, which reduces the excess to €250. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions.

Yes, you can check rates through our booking system before making a reservation. Your booking is only complete when you agree to the Terms & Conditions and click the 'Pay now' button.

Most of our basic rental fees include Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Waiver, which have an excess of between €1,500 and €2,500 depending on the vehicle category. For more information, please refer to the Excess Amounts and Coverages section in our Terms & Conditions.

Car hire excess, also known as the excess waiver or collision damage waiver (CDW), is a financial liability that renters are responsible for in the event of damage or theft of the rented vehicle. Read guide on car hire excess.

Drivers must meet the requirement for licence eligibility. If the number of years is eight, this does not mean the driver must have held their licence for 8 years — they must have been eligible to hold their licence for eight years. This information is stated clearly in our Terms & Conditions.

When you arrive at the CARHIRE desk (operated by Europcar), we will ask you to provide a valid unendorsed driving licence issued by your country of residence, and a payment card in the name of the main driver. If your licence is issued in the UK, you must provide the ‘Share Driving Licence’ information, which you can obtain by visiting

Non-EU/EEA driving licences cannot be accepted if the holder has been resident in Ireland for more than 12 months. Holders of UK, US, Canadian, Australian and all EU member states are not required to supply an International Driving Permit (IDP).

If an International Driving Permit is required, it must be accompanied by the driver’s original domestic licence and photo ID or national identity card. If you are using a prepaid voucher (with a specified value or that says group and days apply'), you must also present a credit card for your deposit and charges that have not been prepaid.

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