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Best of Ireland car hire deals

By comparing rental car prices with all major car rental companies in Ireland we can provide the best car rental prices. With our selected partners you will not only find great rental car deals but also companies that provide excellent customer service and quality rental cars. Find a wide range of deals for economy, compact and luxury cars in Ireland. You can compare cheap prices for your car rental in Ireland in simple steps. No hidden fees and 24/7 customer support. Car rental with Unlimited Mileage, Theft Protection, and CDW insurance included in the prices. 

What to keep in mind when renting a car in Ireland

The minimum age to rent a car is 25 years old. With some suppliers for people over 75 years of age, you must also have held a driving license for a minimum of  2-8 years, depending on car rental companies. This information is visible in our search engine. Accidents are something we do not control, therefore it is important to keep in mind what kind of coverage you have. At Orbit you can buy additional coverage so you can travel around the country without worry. In Ireland, you drive on the left side of the road. For the countries that drive on the right lane, this can be confusing but good to know before you begin the journey.

Find a cheap rental car deal in Ireland

Book a cheap car in Ireland and explore all of what the country has to offer. A great way to find a rental car for a low price is to book in advance. At Orbit we have made agreements with some of the best car rental companies for you to compare low rental car prices for all seasons. By doing this you are not only able to find cheap prices but also quality car rental service to make your experience unique. 

Looking for a rent a car for pleasure or business? With our search engine you can find low prices for all categories from economy to luxury, mini-vans to SUV's so you will be able to find the car that suits your trip. The search engine at the top you can enter the pick-up and drop-off locations in the country whether you are looking for a one-way trip or rent a car at an airport location. You will find low prices in the search engine with no hidden fees, filter your preferred transmission type. Book online and help you with our customer support team by phone, email, or Live Chat. 

Best ways to travel to Ireland 

The best way is to travel by plane to Ireland. Many major airlines from all over the world provide direct flights to Dublin Airport. Flying from the UK to Ireland has also many direct flights to all the airports in Ireland. Ireland's national airline is Aer Lingus, low-cost airlines such as Easy Jet, Ryanair also provide low price flights to Ireland. From the USA the airline's Delta and United provide direct flights to Ireland. Driving from Northern Ireland is also possible. Ferry from the UK also goes to Ireland. 

Information about Ireland

Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. Ireland is a large, partly hilly plain surrounded by coastal ridges. It has survived at least two Ice Ages and is therefore dotted with layers of former glaciers, peat swamps, and lakes. The highest point is 1041 m high Mount Carrantuohill, the Shannon is the longest river (340 km), and the highest waterfall is 122 m high Powerscourt Ireland has a very oceanic climate, which means that there is not much temperature difference, between summer and winter, which is perfect for those who do not like hot summers and very cold winters. Large parts of Ireland are still intact and it seems that nature and man live in harmony. Otherwise, Ireland is called "the green island" because it is typical grassland and only 5% is covered with forest. Ireland has become an important tourist destination for Europeans. The importance of tourism to the Irish economy has increased after the government began to systematically support and invest in tourism. Its main advantage is, of course, unspoiled nature, a healthy environment, and friendly people. Ireland has many faces and diversity in a relatively small area, so there is really a lot for tourists to see and experiences, such as Celtic remains, unique landscapes, the Hill of Tara, numerous legends that can be experienced with a little imagination in enchanting castles, the highest cliffs in the world, great views and people who love music and dance. And there is no seasonality. Ireland is perfect to visit all year round. With a car rental at the airport, you have the opportunity to see all the great sights of Ireland and learn about great legends. It borders Northern Ireland and is close to the United Kingdom. The capital city of Ireland is Dublin. The population of Ireland is about 4.8 million people. The currency used in Ireland is the Euro. 

Why do you need a car in Ireland? 

To hire a car means you are independent and free to explore all the beautiful and hidden places in Ireland. You can get a car at Dublin Airport; rent a car in Cork, Shannon, Knock, or many other attractive places in Ireland. With Orbit  you can rent a car in Ireland or anywhere in the world. With cheap car rentals, we make your trip even better. We offer great deals and transparent prices with no hidden extras. On our easy-to-use website, you can choose the right vehicle for your trip to Ireland. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure we can provide a car for all your needs at great prices.

Orbit is offering your own personal guide for Ireland

To have a great experience in a foreign country, you need guidance. Orbit is always one step ahead. With affordable offers and your personal guide, you'll be well equipped for your independent adventure. The guide is completely customized for your trip. You can create it for the dates you want to travel and it includes all the events, travel information, maps, weather, custom chapters, and much more. You don't have to spend your valuable time trying to figure out when and where you want to travel. With just a few clicks, you'll have everything together and ready for your trip.

Fun facts about Ireland 

  • English is not the first language of IrelandCastles in Ireland
  • Wild Atlantic Way is the longest coastal driving way in the world
  • Wet summers are indeed no myth 
  • The oldest yacht club in the worlds is in Ireland 
  • Halloween is originally from Ireland

One Way Car Rental in Ireland

When finding offers through Orbit Car Hire and its Car Rental companies, you can rent a car from one pick-up location in Ireland and return to another location. One-way fees may apply, and they are included in Orbit Car Hire deals when searching for one-way car hire. Both domestic one-way rentals and one-way rentals between UK and Ireland are available. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to rent a car in Ireland?

A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. In many European Union countries, a National ID is sufficient. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.

How old do I need to be to rent a car in Ireland?

The minimum age to rent a car is 25 years old. With some suppliers for people over 75 years of age, you must also have held a driving license for a minimum of  2-8 years, depending on car rental companies. This information is visible in the Orbit search engine.

Do I need car rental insurance in Ireland?

Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Ireland with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.

Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Ireland?

In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit Car Hire you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.

Do I need an international driving license when renting a car in Ireland?

It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese)

How do I find the cheapest car in Ireland?

You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit Car Hire. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period. You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Ford Ka and Opel Insignia often provide the best prices.

What is the best rental company in Ireland?

You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Enterprise rent a car, Alamo, National, Europcar, and Keddy. 

What types and makes of deals can I find in Ireland?

You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are Ford Ka, Ford Fiesta, Opel Insignia, and Nissan Qashqai.

Does my rental car have unlimited mileage in Ireland?

Most car rentals in Ireland offer unlimited mileage in their offers. 

Most popular cities

Most popular destinations

  1. Dublin
  2. Cork
  3. Shannon
  4. Kerry
  5. Athlone
  6. Donegal
  7. Naas
  8. Kilkenny
  9. Tralee
  10. Cavan
  1. Dublin Airport
  2. Shannon Airport
  3. Cork Airport
  4. Kerry Airport
  5. Donegal Airport

All Car Rental Companies in Ireland with Orbit Car Hire 

Enterprise rent a car in Ireland Europcar in Ireland Alamo Car Rental in Ireland
Keddy car rental in Ireland National car rental in Ireland  
     

FAQ

What you need to know about renting a car

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How to make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you have to choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick out the vehicle you want from the list provided. After filling out the personal information form there is a step where you choose the payment method and you simply fill in your credit card information. In the end, you can print out your voucher, which is needed at the time of pick-up.

What are the charges for security deposits?

Every car rental has its security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

What if I would like to change my booking?

If you need to change your booking you have made through Orbit Car Hire please contact our customer support team at customerservice@orbitcarhire.com or by phone at +354 823 0165. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Terms of Use. 

How do I cancel my booking?

You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

When do I pay for the rental car?

You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

What is included in the price?

Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

Are there any hidden fees?

There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in case of:

  • Out of hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle out of office hours),
  • One way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
  • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
  • Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
  • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring you to need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid any surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

What is a voucher and why do I need it?

A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price for your booking, and the payment of your booking. It is mandatory to have your voucher with you at the time of pick up. If you do not have the voucher with you at the time of pick up, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or can change the price of the rental.

What is an airport or premium location fee?

Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

What is Premium Coverage and how does it work?

Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire which, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover that refunds you in case the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. For more information, you can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us.

How do I get the cheapest car hire?

Prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Alicante!

How many countries does Orbit Car Hire compare?

We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, Germany. 

What currency should I use to pay for the car?

You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire you will pay the remaining balance in the currency that is in the country of pick up. 

Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

What is the cheapest car to rent?

The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

Can I add an additional driver to my booking?

You can always add an additional driver to your booking when you are finding your deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add an additional driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

What payment methods are accepted by Orbit Car Hire

You can pay with a debit card and credit card when making a booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

Can I drop off my car at a different location?

Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage you can press "Yes" to "Different drop off location" and you will see all the best deals for a one-way car hire. 

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