Enjoy the Best Deals When Comparing Prices of Car Hire in Ireland
Céad míle fáilte, a hundred thousand welcomes! Booking Car Hire in Ireland with DriveNow is quick and easy with the latest prices from
leading Irish Car rental companies including Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar and SIXT.
One of the world's most picturesque counties, Ireland's lush green fields, ancient monuments and warm engaging people make the Emerald Isle one of the most
memorable places to visit and offers over 100,000kms of some of the safest roads in Europe.
Whether you looking to hire a car in Ireland
for business or pleasure, DriveNow enables you to find and compare car rental in Ireland
and prices on one easy
to view page and book online with instant confirmation, locked in rates and no credit card details required (with most suppliers), all backed up by our lowest rate guarantee.
DriveNow's Car Rental booking service is absolutely Free with no booking, admin or other fees and the price on your Irish Car Hire is immediately locked in with your booking
and email confirmation. With nothing to pay upfront booking ahead is risk free and ensures you of the best rate, you simply pay with your credit card when you pick up your
car in Ireland and the only other costs are optional extras you wish to take at that time.
At DriveNow we pride ourselves in our customer service and understand that it's not just about finding an online booking service and good price. Our reservations team are there to help and answer
any questions you may have on hiring a car in Ireland and can be reached on the numbers listed on this page.
Why use DriveNow to book car rental in Ireland?
- Price - We constantly check for the latest prices on car hire in
- Currency - Prices are shown in Euros so you know exactly what you will pay when you pick up your
- No Booking Fees - What fees? DriveNow charges No booking, No admin
nor any other fees
- Trusted Suppliers - We only work with the leading rental companies in
- No Credit Card details are required when making your booking (with most suppliers)
- Simplicity - Quick and easy with instant rate comparison
- Immediate Booking confirmation and locked in rates
- Drive away Prices including all taxes and levies (excludes young
driver surcharges where applicable)
- Lowest Price Guarantee
- Trust and Experience - DriveNow has been comparing the best deals in Car Rental for over 10 years
Driving in Ireland
How old must I be to rent a
car in Ireland?
The minimum age is 21, however some locations insist that drivers below the age of 25 have held their licenses for 2 years, impose restrictions on the types
of vehicles available for under 25s and impose insurance levies. As restrictions vary between suppliers and locations, if you have any concerns about age limits
or restrictions please use the comments field and we will confirm any that apply to you. There are no cancellation fees so book with confidence knowing you can cancel at no cost.
What driving license do I
You can rent a car using your own driving license as long as it is English
based - other licenses should be supported by an international Driving Permit.
Good advice is to always carry your passport when driving a rental car and
ensure you have this available when picking up the vehicle.
The Irish drive on the left and distance and speed are measured in kilometres.
Fuel is delivered in litres. In built-up areas the speed limit is 50kmh, 80 on
non-urban roads, 100 on national roads and 120kmh on motorways. Speed limits are
enforced with on the spot fines issued and speed cameras. Locations of cameras
are available on www.garda.ie .
Irish Car Hire - Automatic or Manual Transmission?
Although the majority of rental cars in Ireland come with manual transmission automatics are available
Paying for Car Hire in Ireland
You will be required to pay for your vehicle using a credit card. A bond will
be taken against the credit card unless an insurance waiver option is taken out
when collecting the car.
Are seat belts mandatory in Ireland?
Yes, all passengers are required to use seat belts. Small children must use child or booster seats in the rear.
These can be hired for a small fee from your Irish car rental supplier - please
include requirements in the comments field of your DriveNow booking.
Using Daytime Running Lights in Ireland
Daytime Running Lights are highly recommended by the Irish Road Safety Authority.
Town Parking in Ireland
Many Irish towns operate on street disk parking. This may require that you purchase a parking disk from a local retailer. When visiting a town check what parking system is in place
to avoid parking fines.
Drinking and Driving
Ireland is very strict on drink driving and severe penalties are applied. The legal alcohol limit is 50 milligrams per 100ml.
The Police, An Garda Siochana, conduct random breath testing and have the right to stop and
Using a Mobile Phone whilst driving
Holding a mobile phone whilst driving is illegal in Ireland with on the spot fines and penalty points.
Penalty Points and on the Spot fines
The hirer is responsible for any infringements and subsequent penalty notices incurred during the period of hire. Most rental companies impose an administration fee when passing on infringement
notices. Ireland retains a database of foreign drivers who incur penalty points and should those drivers subsequently apply for a Irish driving license those points are applied against the license.
Irish Touring Information
There are Tourist Information Offices across Ireland offering tips and advice on route planning. Information is also available at www.failteireland.ie. Your Irish
rental car supplier will also be able to offer advice on driving conditions and best routes.