Car Hire Services in Galway

Opt for a Ford or Hyundai when booking your Galway car hire. Enjoy a complimentary free cancellation and convenient drop-off at 23 locations.

C/O Motorpark, Headford Road, Galway City, Co Galway, H91 X7PD
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Change of plans? You can amend your booking for free up to 4 hours before pick up. Free cancellations up to 48 hours before pick up.

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Can you hire automatic cars in Galway?

Whether you're arriving for business or leisure, offers a variety of automatic cars to suit your needs. You can pick a wide range of cars from compact Ford Fiesta to the bigger Hyundai Tuscon at Headford Road in Galway City.

Best car hire deals

Our customers get the best value for their money when they hire a car for more than five days. The best range are the most popular cars on the market, such as the Ford Focus, which is comfortable for 4 people, or the Nissan Qashqai which is a large family car. Best available rates is always online!

Can you get around Ireland without renting a car

While public transportation options like buses and trains exist, they may not offer the same flexibility and convenience as having your own vehicle. Rural areas like Connemara may have limited or infrequent public transport connections, making it difficult to reach them without a car. Having a car also allows you to plan your trip, making spontaneous detours and discovering lesser-known attractions along the way.

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Electric cars
Family / Large cars
Luxury cars

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Galway City

Hire a car in Galway

Galway’s Car rental depot is located at the Motorpark, which lies on Headford Road near its intersection with the N6. This is roughly halfway between the city centre and the airport, which can be reached by Car in about ten minutes. The city centre lies another five minutes to the south. can offer you low cost car hire from Galway City.

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Visiting Galway

Galway's reputation as a travel destination is partly due to the city's relaxed and bohemian vibe. The scene is set by art galleries, vibrant bars, and a bustling medieval town center. There are many ways to pass the time, from live street performances to exciting yearly events. But a vacation in Galway is just getting started.

The city's function as the entry point to western Ireland makes it equally significant. Visitors who stay in this area enjoy kilometers of breathtaking coastline landscape to explore, which culminates in the magnificent Cliffs of Moher.

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Public Transport

Galway city is located in County Galway in the West of Ireland. The city is served by a number of Bus Eireann services and taxi services which can be accessed in the center of the city.

Make your travel around Ireland easier by visiting Transport For Ireland to find out more information on public transport services.

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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.

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

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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