Dublin Van Centre
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Business with CARHIRE.ie
For over 30 years CARHIRE.ie has been a rental partner of choice for Ireland’s SMEs — find out how we can give your company a business edge.Learn more
Self service car rental
With our 24/7 contact-free service you don’t need to visit a rental office — just book GoCar by Europcar and find a car parked near you, all through the app. It’s the future of car rental!Learn more
We’re always driving the conversation about the best road trip experiences in Ireland. Keep up with our expert travel tips and insider insights.Read blog
We’re a long-established Irish rental company, not a broker or third-party site, so you’ll never be surprised by hidden costs.
Don't worry if there's a change of plan - you can amend your booking for free up to 4 hours before pick up.
We’re always overtaking our competitors when it comes to value and premium customer service — that’s our promise to you!
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.