Best in Ireland
Find your car rental
Most Popular Rental Companies
Orbit Car Hire has car hire offers in over 2000+ locations in over 100 countries worldwide. We continue to work with selected car rental companies from all over the world to ensure only the best service possible with no hidden fees. Orbit Car Hire values each of its customers. We provide 24/7 customer service, so we are with you throughout your journey from when you book the car until you return it at your location.
What you need to know about renting a car
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 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 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 Budget.
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.