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SIXT Car Rental in Ireland

Visit the beautiful castles and landscapes of the Emerald Isle on your next vacation. You can easily tour the entire country with a car rental in Ireland. You'll also have the freedom to plan your own itinerary when you have access to a car.  With each standard car rental in Ireland, you'll have unlimited mileage and your choice of a wide variety of vehicles. Choose a compact car for better control on Ireland's narrow roads. A van is a good choice if you're traveling with a large group or need additional space for sports equipment. Pick up and drop off your car at a convenient location in Ireland including the Cork or Dublin Airports. 

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Sixt services in Ireland

Book your rent a car in Ireland online in just minutes with SIXT. Whether you need a car for only a weekend or a long-term rental for a business trip, SIXT can accommodate your needs. All of our vehicles are relatively new – an average of three months old. They include economy as well as luxury vehicles from top carmakers like Mercedes-Benz. When making your reservation, don't forget to add GPS to your package to help you to get around the countryside. If you will be driving a lot, be sure to add an additional driver to your rental agreement so that you can get a break from behind the wheel. 

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Good to know when you’re visiting Ireland

Driving tips in Ireland

You will be driving on the left-hand side of the road in Ireland. Also keep in mind that many roads are narrow and require parallel parking. There are also many roundabouts, which you should familiarize yourself with before driving in Ireland. 

Cross-border travel

You are allowed to cross into Northern Ireland with written permission from the SIXT branch. A fee applies for this service. 

Accepted payment methods

All major credit cards are accepted at SIXT locations in Ireland, but not debit cards, cash or checks.  

One-way car rental in Ireland

Rentals between SIXT stations in Ireland are allowed, depending on the rate the rental was booked under. 

Car rental under 25 in Ireland

You can rent a car with SIXT in Ireland from the age of 21, having held a driver’s license for at least 4 years. Some vehicle categories have higher minimum age requirements, and a young driver surcharge applies to those under 25. 

Documents you need to rent a car in Ireland

 All drivers need a valid license, plus an ID or passport for rental. If your license uses a non-Roman alphabet like Arabic, you will also need an international driving permit. 

Best places to visit in Ireland

  • Dublin: Dublin is the largest and perhaps the most well-known city in Ireland. Make a visit to this historical city where you can tour an array of museums, art galleries and Gothic cathedrals including St. Patrick's and Christ Church. If you're into the outdoors, you can enjoy a hike up Howth Cliff or enjoy a boat ride on the River Liffey. 
  • Dingle Peninsula: Located on the southwestern coast of Ireland, the Dingle Peninsula offers breathtaking views of the sea and the mountains. It is also home to Coumeenoole, Inch and Fermoyle beaches where you can surf, cycle and swim. 
  • Waterford: This quaint town is a great place to shop. It has several boutiques, antique shops and pubs where you can grab a bite. The House of Waterford Crystals is also located here, and no visit would be complete without a tour of the Waterford factory. 

Summer in Ireland

In the summer months, you can enjoy water activities on the sea. You can try kayaking, fishing or doing a little bird watching. Popular festivals such as the Dublin Pride Parade, the Cat Laughs Festival and the Galway Oyster Festival are all held during the months of June, July, August and September. 

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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