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23 Locations in Ireland
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Car Hire in Ireland
We’ve got the perfect vehicle, for every trip.
Hire a car in Ireland
From a quick spin to an extended road trip, CARHIRE.ie will have a quality car that suits your style and budget.
Car Hire Locations
You can find us at 23 destinations 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.
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 23 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.Start your search
Our top locations
Dublin rental locations
A small capital with a big cultural impact, discover wonder in Dublin’s unique history, nightlife and nearby natural beauty.Search car hire in Dublin
Dublin Airport is an international airport serving Dublin, Ireland. The gateway to Ireland, explore with ease of a rental car.Search car hire at Dublin Airport
The City of the Tribes is Ireland’s Bohemian capital. From bustling streets to day trips in the county, it’s the gem of the West.Search car hire in Galway
Locals will tell you it’s the real capital — a former European Capital of Culture, and a gateway to breathtaking road trips.Search car hire in Cork City
Cork Airport is the second-largest international airport in Ireland, after Dublin. It is located in 6.5 south of Cork City.Search car hire in Cork Airport
From mediaeval buildings to galleries, museums and the home of Munster Rugby, you’ll treasure a trip to the Treaty City.Search car hire in Limerick
Ireland West Airport Knock is a perfect hub for exploring the West, and the Wild Atlantic Way for world-famous coastal drives.Search car hire at Knock Airport
A bustling town surrounded by Ireland’s most cherished scenery and bucket list road trips, including the iconic Burren region.Search car hire at Shannon Airport
From the majestic Ring of Kerry coastal drive, to idyllic tourist towns like Dingle, Killarney and Tralee, explore the magic of the Kingdom.Search car hire in Kerry
Electric & hybrid car hire
Enjoy driving comfort, performance and all while being environmentally friendly!Find out more
Why they love us
Your team are always so professional
I absolutely love the customer service... I used to rent with other rental companies before, but I now prefer you and encourage my friends, family and colleagues to use you. Even your car options are better. Huge thank you to all.
Kieran, UK, June 2022
SNN staff are always wonderful to work with...it makes my frequent travel and rentals very pleasant.
Kate, UK, June 2023
Our experience was wonderful!
Debbie helped get us checked in and she was delightful. She answered all my questions and was so helpful in explaining the rules of renting the vehicle as well as the tollways. The return was simple, quick, and so efficient. Everything was labeled perfectly and finding the location was easy as well.
Sheena, June 2023
The car was perfect for what we needed.
Kelly, UK, June 2023
It was our first time in Ireland
We were nervous about the whole process. The staff at Galway and at Dublin Airport were all so kind and informative. They made the entire process so much easier for us. Thank you!
Duane, USA, May 2023
Always a helpful friendly service
Everything went very smoothly. The desk clerk recommended a car with GPS/better gas mileage and this was a very helpful recommendation.
Jonathan, Ireland, June 2023
Best service I have ever received.
The entire staff we came into contact with were kind and knowledgeable. Keep up the exceptional service. It made for the start, duration and finish to our trip.
Micheal, UK, May 2023
Faultless experience as always
Very happy with our rental car plus price of rental was really good.
Geraldine, Ireland, May 2023
Very helpful staff
Would definitely come to you first. Thank you
Pauline, UK, May 2023
Great experience and the customer service from pick up to drop off was perfect. Very friendly and informative.
Sarah, UK, May 2023
The assistant at beginning of rental was more than excellent. Nassar I believe. So courteous, helpful and friendly.
Barbara, Australia, May 2023
Very friendly communicative easy experience
Darragh, UK, May 2023
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.Enquire now
Car Hire Ireland
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.