Your flexible business partner
CARHIRE.ie is the rental partner of choice for Ireland’s SMEs — backed by over 30 years of business success stories.Get a quote
No restrictive contracts, so we are a real alternative to long term leasing or buying.
We understand business dynamics so you can change your fleet size and mix as your business demands it.
Service and maintenance covered
All servicing and maintenance is included in our pricing, so that’s one less thing to worry about. We also cover road tax.
Short or long-term rental
Ease your capital and cashflow complications by renting from CARHIRE.ie instead of buying or leasing vehicles that mightn’t be the best fit. Through our flexible short or long-term rental service, you only pay for what your business needs, and you can take a vehicle for any length of time between one day and two years — free from a rigid long-term contract.
You can also change cars, vans or groups of vehicles at any stage, so you always have your strongest fleet on the road. We take care of the boring stuff like vehicle tax, servicing and maintenance — another reason why we’re the smart alternative to buying or long-term leasing.
We own the vehicle, but it’ll feel like yours with our customisation offers for long-term business rentals. We’ll help you stand out. We’ve partnered with hundreds of businesses over the last 30 years, so we know how to respond to your unique set of needs.
Treat a customisation project like it’s your own vehicle, and let us know how we can go the extra mile. Talk to us about shelving, dashcams, roof racks, tow bars, beacons, chevrons, rear cameras, and branded vehicles with your logos and signage. That personal touch goes a long way.
If your vehicle is off the road, we make sure that you don’t have to be. We will keep you on the move by acting quickly with our replacement service to keep your business running smoothly.
If your vehicle is out of service for any reason, let us know right away and we will provide a temporary replacement van or car of a similar type and size, so you can keep serving your customers and reduce any business disruption.
Make your rental vehicles work even harder for you with our telematics systems. Unlock the power of your data and see the road ahead more clearly. Our in-vehicle tracker measures vehicle performance and driver behaviour, and helps you save money on fuel by monitoring consumption.
You can also get an edge through powerful analytics, controlled by a centralised desktop dashboard that’s easy to use, and offers insightful reports on many aspects of your fleet.
CARHIRE.ie is continuing to expand its hybrid and electric vehicle fleet further with latest model additions. New arrivals include Tesla Model 3 EVs for long-term business rental. Our hybrid and electric vehicle range is also available within our short or long-term rental.
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For 1 - 84 day rentals, please book online
For rentals of 85+ days, please complete our enquiry form below.
Express pick ups with GoCar by Europcar
With GoCar by Europcar you don’t need to go to a rental station. Simply book online, making sure to choose ‘GoCar by Europcar’, then download the GoCar app and upload your driving licence. Once validated just use the app to locate and unlock your car. The keys are in the glove box so you can just drive away. Try it today!Find out more
Our top locations
A small capital with a big cultural footprint, you’ll find wonder in Dublin’s unique history, nightlife and natural beauty just minutes away.Search rental cars in Dublin
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 rental cars 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 rental cars in Cork
From mediaeval buildings to galleries, museums and the home of Munster Rugby, you’ll treasure a trip to the Treaty City.Search rental cars in Limerick
Ireland West Airport Knock is a perfect hub for exploring the West, and the iconic Wild Atlantic Way for world-famous stunning coastal drives.Search rental cars in Knock
A bustling town surrounded by Ireland’s most cherished scenery and bucket list road trips, including the iconic Burren region.Search rental cars in Shannon
From the majestic Ring of Kerry coastal drive, to idyllic tourist towns like Dingle, Killarney and Tralee, explore the magic of the Kingdom.Search rental cars in Kerry
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.
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 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.