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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. 


Crystal J.

All employees were very friendly and professional. Saw a credit on my statement and was very pleased, customer service couldn't be better. Will definitely use Sixt again if available wherever I travel. Will definitely recommend also. Thanks to all the great Dublin crew, and making my first experience not my last.

Marc A.

Very polite and helpful service team. Easy rent and return. Every time again.

Mark L.

Very professional and efficient. Plus, they don’t use signs in their back windows like others indicating it is a rental. Their shuttle service made it all easy. If you get a chance, drive their Cupra Formentor!

Judith C.

Very helpful staff at Shannon Airport. I would not hesitate to recommend SIXT.

Saeed Al F.

Amazing services and excellent car was provided, am From Dubai and its my first time for me to drive right side car , the staff give me necessary information to be safe driver


May thanks for Mr Sebastian you are amazing person in customer care

Paul R.

Always an incredible service, with a high quality selection of cars on offer in first class condition. Having rented from Sixt (Dublin Airport) several times over recent weeks, they always offer a level of service not previously experienced at other airports. A special mention must go out to Sinead Long (Branch Manager) for always ensuring everything is perfect! Highly recommend Sixt at Dublin Airport…keep up the great work !

Mark J B.

The staff at the Sixt Car Rental Shannon Airport were super, there was no waiting, he was professional and he explained everything plus provided tips for driving on the left side. Will certainly rent from this company again.

Ray M.

Very friendly and efficient staff at counter. Pickup and drop off was very easy. Car ran great and was clean. Would definitely use them again.

Dan D.

Very quick getting you checked in, and guiding you in right direction. Also drop off is super easy, nothing to fill out and you are on your way. Highly recommend

Klaudia R.

Best customer service experience always from sixt cork. Thanks to Richard for looking after me

Patrick M.

Customer service was excellent at Dublin Airport SIXT. They went over everything on our contract and did it with a charming Irish smile! Gave us some tips and insight (just stay left) and we were on our way in no time. First time to rent with SIXT but would it won’t be the last!

Clare K.

Great experience with Sixt. I have rented a few times and staff have always been helpful and welcoming. Highly recommend.


Rented a car for a week. The process took a bit longer than I expected. The guy explained nearly everything and even offered places to visit on our way to Galway. As usual, we don’t get the car we want -always something similar. Our rental car did not have any problem during our entire trip. Return was quick and you get a shuttle ride to the airport terminal. Prices though are exorbitant - 1,800 euros for 6 days. I know that the cost of renting has skyrocketed. Still….


I want to add, too that I booked an automatic car 3 months before our trip in July 2022. Sixt was the only rental agency that had the car I needed. Thank you for that.

Erich Z.

The team handle our rental really well - we were guided to take pictures of the car before leaving (that should be an option of the app) and everything else was superbly explained.

Natacha P.

Perfect experience ! Nice contact at Cork Airport

Azzam A.

We got a Renault Clio with a manual.


It fit a baby stroller, an infant chair, 3 personal bags and one baby bag.


The customer service itself is pretty good, and they're nice. The shuttle is frequent and arrives on time. However, when riding it back to the airport don't count on a proper queueing system. It's a bit messy. There is no prioritization for kids.


The car itself was damaged from the front left, like it hit an animal. The left side scrit was damaged as well. The vehicle has been driven over 55K miles, was in German, and both first gear and rear were a bit of a mess.

André B.

Very friendly staff, ready to answer any of my questions. The cars were always in excellent condition and returning them was even easier. One of the best experiences I had renting cars. The app had a glitch once and the price is not always the cheapest. But the service is the best.

Eamon B.

Very helpful staff. Would certainly use again.

Jonelle D.

Richard was absolutely phenomenal with helping us out. We were in a tricky situation and he did everything in his power to make things as easy as possible and to provide good recommendations for us. Very much appreciated!

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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