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

Arrive and drive

Book contactless car rental, skip the queue and go direct to your car. Premium protection with zero excess included.

Car Hire Locations

You can find us in 22 locations across Ireland, in all main airports, cities and regional locations. We're nearby.

Flexible car hire

We offer free changes to your reservation up to 4 hours before pick up! Plus free cancellations up to 48 hours before pick up.

Our best prices are always available online

For 1 - 84 day hire

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For 85+ days hire

family car rental Ireland

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. As Irish car hire company, we pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and outstanding customer service. Our extensive network spans 22 locations across the country, including a convenient presence at Dublin Airport, ensuring we're always within reach.

CARHIRE.ie offers a huge range of new cars in Ireland to suit any budget. Our fleet features a variety of 2024 models, available in automatic, manual, and commercial options to suit you. CARHIRE.ie is committed to sustainability and are progressively expanding our range of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Our car hire facilities cover all major Irish airports, with city bases in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and Galway, complemented by a nationwide regional network. This ensures that wherever you are in Ireland, CARHIRE.ie is never far away. For added convenience, we offer 24/7 Contactless car hire services at Dublin Airport, making your travel experience smoother and accessible.

Choose CARHIRE.ie for your next journey and experience the ease and comfort of exploring Ireland at your own pace.

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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 hire

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 hires. We’re Ireland’s leading car and van hire company for SMEs because we offer flexible mobility solutions that put you in the driving seat.

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Car Hire Ireland

FAQs

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.

You can easily compare prices and choose the one that best fits your budget. Booking in advance and being flexible with pick up and drop-off locations can help you secure better rates. Remember that demand, the season, and the length of your rental can all have an impact on costs.

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.

Choosing a vehicle should be done with consideration for your own requirements, the number of passengers, and the kind of trip you expect to drive while in Ireland.

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 gov.uk/view-driving-licence.

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.

If cancelling more than 48 hours before the pick up date and time, you will get a full refund.
There is free changes to your booking 4 hours before pick up.

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