Ireland

Cheap Car Rentals in Ireland from C$ 7

Dublin, Ireland
18 Apr — 25 Apr
Driver's age: 26-65
Dublin, Ireland
Thu 18/4
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Thu 25/4
Noon

Ireland car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Ireland. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Most popular company

Europcar

Most common car type

Economy

Average price per day

C$ 34

Cheapest price per day

C$ 7

What are the car hire rental for popular cities in Ireland?

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Ireland, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 164 pickup locations in Ireland to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Price

C$ 11 - C$ 33

Out of all the popular cities in Ireland, Cork is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just C$ 11/day. Renting a car in Cork is 67% cheaper than renting one in Galway where the per day rate is around C$ 33. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Ireland to get a rental car in are: Dublin (C$ 20/day), Shannon (C$ 21/day), and Knock (C$ 25/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Dublin should expect to spend around C$ 20/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Ireland is Dublin.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Ireland?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Ireland and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

January

C$ 25

February

C$ 21

March

C$ 42

April

C$ 40

May

C$ 66

June

C$ 62

July

C$ 79

August

C$ 84

September

C$ 49

October

C$ 35

November

C$ 28

December

C$ 50

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Ireland is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is August. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Ireland

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in Ireland and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

There are currently 270 rental locations operating in Ireland spread across 28 car rental agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to rent in Ireland is medium car at C$ 7 a day. Below are all the 5 car types available for renting in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Economy

Economy

C$ 7+

Compact

Compact

C$ 8+

Intermediate

Intermediate

C$ 26+

Standard

Standard

C$ 7+

Minivan

Minivan

C$ 74+

Mini

Mini

C$ 7+

Premium

Premium

C$ 58+

Passenger Van

Passenger Van

C$ 72+

Compare available car types for rental in Ireland

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Ireland to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Small cars

C$ 24 - C$ 53

All Car Types

C$ 38 - C$ 90

To rent a small car in Ireland, you would pay an average price of C$ 35/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Ireland (~C$ 24/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 53/day). In fact, January is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Ireland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Ireland, renting a small car saves you 43% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Ireland small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Ireland, you would pay an average price of C$ 62/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Ireland (~C$ 32/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 97/day). In fact, February is about 49% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Ireland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Ireland, renting a medium car is 2% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Ireland medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Ireland, you would pay an average price of C$ 174/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Ireland (~C$ 96/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 270/day). In fact, January is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Ireland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Ireland, renting a large car is 66% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Ireland large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Ireland, you would pay an average price of C$ 49/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Ireland (~C$ 27/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 74/day). In fact, February is about 45% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Ireland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Ireland, renting a SUV saves you 20% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Ireland SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Ireland, you would pay an average price of C$ 155/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a van in Ireland (~C$ 102/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 197/day). In fact, March is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Ireland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Ireland, renting a van is 61% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a luxury car in Ireland, you would pay an average price of C$ 156/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Ireland (~C$ 52/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 270/day). In fact, February is about 67% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Ireland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Ireland, renting a luxury car is 61% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Ireland luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Honda FitC$ 7/day
2
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Honda Fit
Nissan VersaC$ 8/day
4
M
A/C
Nissan Versa

Tips for renting a car in Ireland

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Ireland including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 11 April 2024.
  • If you are going to Ireland and will be traveling with your kids, it is important to know the child safety seat rules before getting behind the wheel of Ireland car rentals. In Ireland, all kids under the weight of 36 kg (79 lbs.) or under the height of 150 cm (4’9”) must be in a child restraint seat appropriate for their size. If you need a child seat for your car rentals in Ireland, be sure to request one in advance to make sure it is available for you when you arrive to pick up your vehicle.
  • If you are getting car rentals in Ireland and you want to drive across the international border into Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK, you need to let your rental car company know in advance. As Ireland is part of the EU and Northern Ireland is not, you will most likely need to pay an extra fee, get extra insurance, and complete extra paperwork before driving across the border. Doing this without letting your rental car company know is not allowed.
  • There are a few toll roads in Ireland that you should be aware of when driving car rentals in Ireland. These include the M1, the M3, and the Limerick Tunnel, among a few others. Most of the time, you will be able to make payments in cash at the payment plaza or pay with coins at the automated coin machines. However, you can also ask your car rental agency if they provide any prepaid pass options to make your life easier and more convenient when travelling in Ireland car rentals.

Top rental agencies in Ireland

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Ireland known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Ireland. Reviews were last updated on 11 April 2024.
Rent a car with one of the top providers serving the Ireland region, including those located within the Dublin, Galway and Cork area. Make sure to read through user feedback, confirm pickup locations, and check the fine print before choosing.

keddy by Europcar

33 locations

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

29 locations

Europcar

28 locations

Sunnycars

28 locations

Hertz

16 locations

CARHIRE.ie

10 locations

Dollar

10 locations

Thrifty

10 locations

Best Ireland car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Ireland. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Ireland with an average daily rate of C$ 40. Data was last updated on 11 April 2024.
These are some the most attractive deals we've found on rentals cars within the Ireland region, including options close to Dublin, Galway and Cork. Make sure to examine important information for each deal, including price, car type, and pickup location.
Honda FitC$ 7/day
2
5
M
Honda Fit
Chrysler 200C$ 7/day
5
4
M
A/C
Chrysler 200
Nissan SentraC$ 8/day
4
M
A/C
Nissan Sentra

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Ireland, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 11 April 2024.
  • Should I rent a car in Ireland?

    Definitely. Renting a car in Ireland is the best and most popular way fortravellerss to experience everything this beautiful green country has to offer. This island nation is known for its scenic rural drives where you can encounter sheep, farms, and ruins, as well as its stunning coastline. Driving rental cars in Ireland also allows you to create your own itinerary and stop along the way at things that peak your fancy on a whim. Ireland car rentals are a sure way to give yourself the classic Irish road trip that you have always wanted.

  • What is driving like in Ireland?

    The most important thing to know about driving rental cars in Ireland is that you need to drive on the left-hand side of the road. In addition, you will encounter many roundabouts. In cities, you may experience some traffic as people commute to and from work, school, and events, but in rural Ireland, you will not encounter much traffic at all. You may, however, encounter sheep and other wildlife, and you must always let them safely cross the road before proceeding. Drivers in Ireland are typically friendly and patient, and the roads are in good condition. Occasionally, you can find steep hills and winding roads, so be sure your car is well-equipped to handle this type of terrain.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Ireland?

    To get car rentals in Ireland, you need to be at least 21 years old. Some agencies, though, have their minimum ages set to 23 or even 25. Others may charge a daily young driver’s fee for renters under the age of 25, and you may not be able to rent certain classes of vehicles if you are not yet 25. Aside from your driver’s license, you will also need a passport and an International Driver’s Permit to rent a car. You will also need a major credit card to use for payment.

  • Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Ireland?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Enterprise Rent-A-Car (9.4 rating), keddy by Europcar (9.0 rating) and Alamo (8.6 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Ireland.

  • What is the most popular car rental provider in Ireland?

    The most popular car rental company in Ireland is Europcar. With prices on ECONOMY starting at C$ 6/day about 321% more people book with Europcar than other companies in the country.

  • What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in Ireland?

    At C$ 13/day, it is 72% cheaper on average to rent a car in Limerick than any other city in Ireland. The cheapest price found in Ireland was for C$ 6/day in Limerick.

  • What side of the road do you drive on in Ireland?

    Cars in Ireland are to be driven on the left side of the road.

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Car rentals by fuel type in Ireland

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Ireland. Currently, Gas/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Ireland. Deals were last updated on 11 April 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Ireland. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Gas/Diesel being the cheapest (C$ 5+).

Electric

Electric

C$ 21+

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

C$ 5+

Hybrid

Hybrid

C$ 9+

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