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Most popular cities to hire a car in Ireland

Compare car hire prices for the most popular cities in the country
Current price range
$31 - $61 per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN IRELAND Cork 22% cheaper Car hire in Cork is usually the cheapest in Ireland at $31 per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN IRELAND Galway 55% more expensive Galway usually has the highest-priced car hire rates in Ireland, with rentals averaging $61 per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN IRELAND Dublin 75% more users visited More momondo users search for car hire in Dublin than any other region in Ireland.

Car hire companies in Ireland

Below is a list of every nation-wide car hire agency, how many locations they have across the country, and what popular cities you can find them in
Enterprise
27 locations
Dublin $44/day
Cork $72/day
Europcar
23 locations
Dublin $29/day
Cork $135/day
Limerick $44/day
Hertz
16 locations
Dublin $46/day
Cork $36/day
Thrifty
10 locations
Dublin $46/day
Cork $68/day
Easirent
9 locations
Dublin $39/day
Cork $18/day
CARHIRE.ie
8 locations
Dublin $28/day
Cork $42/day

Most popular car hire types

Below are the most popular car hire types in Ireland and the cheapest cities in which to rent them
Small
Small

Best value

Knock

$26/day
Small

No. 1 most popular

Shannon

$39/day
Small

No. 2 most popular

Cork

$44/day
Small

No. 3 most popular

Dublin

$36/day
Small

No. 4 most popular

Galway

$44/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Donegal

$55/day
Medium

No. 1 most popular

Shannon

$55/day
Medium

No. 2 most popular

Cork

$68/day
Medium

No. 3 most popular

Dublin

$65/day
Medium

No. 4 most popular

Milltown (Kerry)

$76/day
SUV
SUV

Best value

Kilkenny

$44/day
SUV

No. 1 most popular

Shannon

$57/day
SUV

No. 2 most popular

Cork

$83/day
SUV

No. 3 most popular

Dublin

$54/day
Large
Large

Best value

Cork

$66/day
Large

No. 1 most popular

Dublin

$136/day
Van
Van

Best value

Dublin

$130/day
Van

No. 1 most popular

Cork

$146/day

Hiring a car in Ireland

Before you book your car hire, here are a few tips and rules you should know about driving in Ireland

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Ireland?

According to our data, Easirent is the cheapest car hire agency in Ireland. Users who book a rental car with Easirent often find prices below the $44 average daily rate each day. Depending on the city you visit, what type of car you’re interested in, and the length of your hire, you could find prices for as low as $19 each day when booking with Easirent.

What is the most popular car hire agency in Ireland?

Budget is currently the most popular car hire company in Ireland, with 14% of users selecting their services in the past month. Budget is also popular due to their 143 reviews and average customer satisfaction score of 6.8 out of 10. Keep in mind that your destination within Ireland might not have any Budget car rental locations, so you should always have a backup agency in mind.

What car hire company in Ireland has the most locations?

The car hire company with the most locations in Ireland is Sunnycars. They currently have 29 locations that can be found within airports and cities across the country. If you haven’t picked a city to visit, Dublin is the most popular destination at the moment. Dublin also has 8 Sunnycars car hire centres.

What side of the road do people in Ireland drive on?

Drivers in Ireland, including drivers visiting from foreign countries, are required to travel on the left. Keep in mind that driving on the opposite side can lead to both a traffic violation and serious accidents.

How good are the roads in Ireland?

As of 2019, Ireland ranked 24 out of 137 countries for road quality. Ireland received a road quality score of 5.3, which is based on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being the best possible score.

What is the drink driving limit in Ireland?

The drinking and driving limit in Ireland is 0.05%. Regions and cities within Ireland might have their own local drinking and driving laws on top of the country-wide mandated law, so be sure to check before booking your car hire. Ireland has strict laws against individuals who drink-drive when they are younger than the legal drinking age of 18.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Ireland?

Travellers to Ireland usually opt to hire a Economy as their car of choice. This may be due to the weather during their stay, the activities they have planned, or their budget. In the past 30 days, 35% of our users rented a Economy for their trip to Ireland at an average cost of $22 per day.

How much does petrol cost in Ireland?

On average, the price of petrol last week in Ireland was $2.03 per litre. If you’re looking to hire a car on a budget, consider a country with lower fuel prices such as Kuwait which has an average price of $0.46 per litre. Hong Kong is another great country to visit if you aren’t worried about petrol prices, which tend to be around $2.98 per litre as of last week.


Car hire in other cities in Ireland

Need more destination ideas for your trip to Ireland? Find a car hire in these popular cities across the country
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