Car Hire in Ireland

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Car Hire in Ireland with Enterprise

 

Rural Ireland is filled with fairy-tale scenery, seemingly untouched by urbanisation, but its cities also offer unique experiences. With rolling fields of grass and sheep, jagged cliffs adorned with over 30,000 castle ruins and colourful coastal villages, the countryside is a unique drive you will never forget. Whether you plan to drive on the breath-taking Ring of Kerry or decide to drive to the Wicklow Mountains from Dublin, an Enterprise rental car is the ultimate way to experience what the ‘Emerald Isle’ has to offer. With branches in the capital Dublin, Ireland’s main airports, the port city of Cork and many more, we are here to help you rent a car no matter where your Ireland travels start or end. 

A Wide Range of Vehicles for Hire

Whether you are planning a family road-trip along the coast or simply need a nifty city car, we are here to find the ideal rental car for your stay in Ireland. If you are after minibus hire to fit nine people or a simple four-door hatchback, our fleet is here to accommodate any of your requirements. Our vehicles come with either petrol, diesel or hybrid engines, with a choice of manual or automatic in some. Our fleet features the latest vehicle models, which are well maintained to ensure you enjoy your driving experience.

We provide additional equipment such as child seats and boosters, GPS or extra drivers on request. Get a quote above or look at our fleet page to explore what vehicles we can offer you during your stay in Ireland.

Are you after Van Hire in Ireland?

If you need extra cargo space when in Ireland, an Enterprise Rent-A-Car van hire is an ideal solution. Whether you are tackling a house-move, transporting furniture or simply need space for equipment during your travels, we have vans to cater to your needs. Our vans range from small and short wheelbase vans, all the way to Luton cab vans. Have a look at our van fleet with the latest models on offer, and pre-book one for your haulage in Ireland.

Cheap Car Hire in Ireland

If you are after cheap car hire for your trip to Ireland, look no further! With over 20 million happy customers every year, we always try to work around your specific needs and your budget. Thanks to our clear pricing, transparency on extra charges and our high customer satisfaction, we are a Which? Recommended Provider. If you want to gain even more out of renting with us, you should join the Enterprise Plus loyalty membership scheme and earn points that can redeem you free rental days. To see our current best offers, visit the deals page and see how you can save with us on your rental and more.

Airport Car Hire in Ireland

Our branches cover Ireland’s main airports. You are likely to fly into the capital city’s Dublin airport, but you can also find us in Cork Airport in the south, the north-western Donegal Airport known for its scenic landing approach, Shannon Airport in the west and Kerry Airport in the south-west.

We understand that some flights are outside of normal business hours, so our pick-up and return times are flexible. If you want to return your rental earlier outside of our opening times or you want to return the car to a different branch, our helpful staff will provide you with all the necessary information.

Enterprise Car Rental Services

At Enterprise, we understand our customers need flexibility when hiring a car or van.  To ensure you recieve the best experience, we offer a number of car rental services that would help meet customer needs.

Need to drop off in a different location?

One Way Car Hire

Looking to hire a car for a one-way trip? No problem! Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers easy and convenient one-way car rentals from most of its 10,000 locations in 90+ countries. Choose from a great selection of vehicles, including economy, saloons, SUVs, people carriers and vans.
Need help picking up and returning car?

Free Pick Up and Drop Off Service

Our free pick-up & drop-off service is available at non-airport branches and during normal business hours. To schedule your pick-up time or make additional arrangements, ask for this when your rental branch calls to confirm your reservation.
Need a car for an extended time?

Long Term Car Hire Service

Looking for a flexible alternative to a traditional rental or lease agreement? If so, we've got a programme for you — it's our Month-or-More℠ Plan. We've set up dedicated long-term branches throughout UK to provide our customers one-on-one attention. Just let us know when and where you need to rent a vehicle, and we'll take care of the rest.

Things to do in Germany

 

The Emerald Isle, as it is sometimes known, has a myriad of locations and plenty of things to do for all. If you are after untainted nature and breath-taking scenery, you can enjoy scenic routes along the coastlines, but if you want to experience a true Irish pub and have a pint of Guinness, you can stop-off in lively Dublin and visit the Guinness Storehouse. After experiencing the Irish capital, take a short one-hour drive down to Wicklow Mountains National Park for a hike.

The North of Ireland is home to Glenveagh National Park, a forested mountain range with plenty of Loughs (lakes) and a castled mansion to visit. The park is a short drive away from Donegal, which is home to the restored Donegal Castle. You can start the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ scenic drive in County Donegal – a route full of breath-taking views and unforgettable roads. If you follow the drive into the County of Mayo, it’s worth stopping in the Céide Fields, which is home to Stone Age structures and tombs.

In the West of Ireland, you can visit the medieval city of Galway. From there, you can take a ferry to the secluded Aran Islands where you can visit the 1100 B.C. fort of Dún Aonghasa, or witness the natural rectangular Wormhole rock pool. The Cliffs of Moher are also a short drive south from Galway and they are one of the most iconic sights of the Island.

In the South of the country, you can drive on the scenic Ring of Kerry, which is filled with rugged coastal landscapes and traditional villages, or you can visit the famous Star Wars filming location on Skellig Michael. The County of Cork is also a must-see, if not just to visit Cobh – the last port RMS Titanic left before its tragic sinking. Thanks to an Enterprise rental car, you will be able to experience the less accessible parts of the Emerald Isle and create unforgettable memories.

Driving Information in Ireland

 

When driving in Ireland, there a few key things to remember:

  • Ireland drives on the left, like the rest of the British Isles.
  • Unless specified otherwise, the speed limit in cities and built-up areas is 50km/h, 80km/h on Regional roads labelled with R, 100km/h on National roads (designated with N) and 120km/h on motorways.
  • Some roads in Ireland have tolls and most of those do not take cards, so make sure you have some spare change in Euros to pay with.
  • Dublin’s M50 orbital motorway is a great way to avoid the busy city roads, although during peak hours allow extra time due to possible traffic. The M50 has speed limits ranging from 120km/h to 80km/h in the Airport Motorway-Port Tunnel section.
  • Rural coastal roads and some in-land roads can get very tight and often have stone walls on each side, so be wary of oncoming traffic on tight turns where visibility is obstructed.
  • If you use a GPS map or a mobile app that warns you of speed cameras, you must turn the function off due to such equipment being illegal in Ireland.
  • In emergencies, dial 112 to contact the police, ambulance or fire services.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What do I need to hire a car with Enterprise?
    The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are a valid drivers licence, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when hiring here.
  2. Do I need insurance to rent a car or van?
    No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car hire insurance page for further details.
  3. How old do I need to be to hire a car or van?
    All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Younger drivers might be interested in Enterprise Car Club. Learn more about age requirements for hiring a vehicle here.
  4. What are the driver's licence requirements for car hire in the UK & Ireland?
    All drivers must produce a full, valid driving licence. Non-EU licence holders are required to have an international driving permit if the licence is not in English. All renters must produce photographic ID - this can be a passport or driving licence. Learn more about car hire driving licence requirements here.
  5. Can I hire a car with a debit card?
    We accept all major debit cards except for Maestro, Electron, Solo and pre-paid cards. To hire our 4x4s and premium vehicles, we require a credit card. All cards MUST have the main driver's name on it. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.

For more FAQs, please visit our FAQ page.

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