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.
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.
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.
Winter in Ireland
The winter season in Ireland is jacket and long pants weather. It is a great time to visit Maamturk Mountains where you can do some hiking, fishing and horseback riding. Skiing and snowboarding are also possible in Kilternan or Armagh. In the winter, festivals such as the Fairyhouse Winter Festival and the Darklight Film Festival are popular with tourists.
Good to know when renting in Ireland
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.
Accepted payment methods
All major credit cards are accepted at SIXT locations in Ireland, but not debit cards, cash or checks.
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Very happy with my experience with Sixt, Dublin south. The car was very clean. Very easy process in the check in and out. Employees are very nice and kind. Special mention to Elaine, who looked after me at the check in, and came to me to say hello at my check out even if she was busy doing something else.
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FAQs about rentals in Ireland
One-way car rental in Ireland
Rentals between SIXT stations in Ireland are allowed, depending on the rate the rental was booked under.
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.
You are allowed to cross into Northern Ireland with written permission from the SIXT branch. A fee applies for this service.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Ireland?
To rent a car with SIXT at Ireland you need to be at least 21 with a valid license. Some car categories have a higher minimum rental age, and an underage driver fee may apply.
Can I modify, extend, or cancel my reservation?
At SIXT you can either pay online or when you pick up your car in Ireland.
What documents do I need to rent a car in Ireland?
You need a valid driver’s license held for at least 1 year, depending on the car category. You might also need an International Driving Permit or official translation of the license.
Can I book a long-term car rental in Ireland?
Whether you’re planning to stay in Ireland or travel beyond, it’s easy to reserve a long-term rental. Enter your trip dates and pick-up/drop-off locations and we’ll find you affordable long-term car rental deals.
Do I need to purchase insurance or protection packages with my rental in Ireland?
A damage waiver is included with your car rental. You can add other protection products to reduce your excess.