Renting a car in Ireland allows you to discover the unique beauty of the Emerald Isle - pausing to linger when you come across a special landmark or stunning vista. Whether you're planning to rent a car in Dublin and tour the historic city by car, or prefer a day trip to the famous St. James Gate brewery where Guinness is produced, when you arrange a vehicle with Auto Europe you'll be free to explore this historic island at a pace which suits your itinerary. Start your adventure today with a free online car hire quote - we guarantee the lowest car rental rates with our trusted suppliers in Ireland.
To rent a car in Ireland you must be at least 21 years old and have held your license for a minimum of 2 years. Most rental car companies will enforce a young driver surcharge for renters under 25 years old. This surcharge varies by supplier but can range between €8-€22 per day.
In addition to the minimum age requirement, many suppliers in Ireland have a maximum age requirement of 70 years old. Travelers over the age of 70 looking to rent a car in Ireland may be required to present documentation from a doctor or their current insurance company stating they have not been in an accident in the past 5 years. Some suppliers can be very strict in regard to age requirements, check with your Auto Europe reservations agent at 1-888-223-5555 to ensure there are no surprises at the rental counter if you fall into one of these age ranges.
Similar to many European countries, travelers from the United States and Canada can pick up a car in Ireland and drive off the lot with a domestic driver's license in good standing. That being said, it is highly encouraged that all travelers acquire an international driver's license. While you may not be legally required to possess one, you may receive a fine if you're pulled over without an IDP. These can be purchased from your local AAA branch for only $15, which is a mere fraction of what you may be fined should you be pulled over without an international driver's license on-hand.
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Auto Europe offers competitive rental car rates at major transportation stations in Ireland. Find detailed information about our most popular pick-up and drop-off locations in Ireland. Looking for a location closer to your final destination? Don't worry, use our car rental booking engine to find additional transportation stations where we offer car rental services.
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Cars rented in the Republic of Ireland can be taken to Northern Ireland free of charge as long as the renter does not hold a Northern Ireland drivers license. Cars rented in Ireland can travel to the United Kingdom for an additional fee, but cannot be taken to the European continent. Domestic one-way car rentals are available between select locations. The only international one-way rental available is to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Additional fees may apply and not all vehicles are available.
If you're looking for the best rate and award-winning service on your next Ireland car hire, then Auto Europe is the perfect choice. Browse our fleet of Ireland vehicles and when you find a car that will work for you, browse our extensive guides to road trips in Ireland, and book online or call our team of Ireland travel specialists toll-free at 1-888-223-5555. Our representatives are available 24/7 for your convenience. For an unbiased opinion read our clients' reviews of their car rental experience in Ireland.