Car hire in Ireland with SIXT

Discover the wonders of the Emerald Isle with your car hire in Ireland. We’re at various locations in Dublin alone, including at Dublin Airport as well as in the city centre. Find us also at the airport in Cork, the gastronomic capital of Ireland; or at the airport in Shannon, home to incredible historic sites and natural views; and we’re also there to welcome you at the beautiful coastal city of Dun Laoghaire. Make the best of our fleet of new and luxurious vehicles at affordable prices. If you’re staying in the city, our economy cars are the best option to navigate its narrow lanes and find convenient parking spaces. But if you’re planning on cross-country drives, our 4x4 will help you conquer any terrain. 

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SIXT's services in Ireland

When you hire a car in Ireland, you can choose from a broad range of vehicles and budgets and add bookable extras like sat nav and child seats. Browse our economy compact cars to our bigger 4x4s, MPVs and vans, including premium cars from top brands like BWM and Mercedes-Benz. We have attractive options tailored for the length of your car hire in Ireland. One of our most popular is the weekend rental, perfect for impromptu getaways. If you want a longer stay, we also offer weekly rental and long-term rental, so your hire car can adjust to your schedule, not the other way around. 

SIXT's services in Ireland

Good to know when you're visiting Ireland

Flexible Hiring Options

Cancellation is free any time up to the day of booking when you choose to ‘pay later’ as we understand journeys can deviate. 

Under 25 Car Hire

In Ireland the minimum age is 21 years old for standard, smaller vehicles, though be aware you must hold a valid licence for at least a year and charges apply. 

Driving Tips Ireland

Ireland has beautiful countrysides but that means small, narrow and winding roads so drive very carefully, and remember, always on the left!  

Driving Licence Requirements

UK driving licences are valid to use in Ireland along with licences from EU countries. Non-EU licences are accepted for up to a year in Ireland.


All tolls are automatically added to the vehicle on the M50 motorways only. If you pay a toll during your journey we will not be able to refund it. 

One-Way Car Hire

Select a different drop-off location while booking to check availability, please note that a small charge may incur.   

Best places to visit in Ireland

  • Dublin: Discover the capital’s historic city centre, home to a bustling nightlife full of restaurants, pubs, and cultural entertainment. Soak in the city’s architecture and visit Dublin’s Castle, Malahide Castle and Trinity College and Christ Church Cathedral and take a tour and stop for a pint at Guinness Storehouse. 
  • Galway: This important port city located on the west coast of Ireland is a picturesque wonder full of beautiful historic architecture. Visit the Spanish Arch and Eyre Square to get a feel of medieval Galway. Enjoy its internationally famous pubs and enjoy the vibrant nightlife in Ireland’s unofficial pub capital. 
  • Limerick: If contact with nature is what you seek, enjoy Limerick’s great outdoor spaces and trails, such as the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail and the Great Southern Trail. For a relaxed afternoon, take the University of Limerick Riverbank Walk and behold Limerick’s historic city centre and beautiful sights. 

Summer in Ireland 

Get ready to drive down 1,500 mi from Malin Head to Kinsale: the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s most scenic route. Enjoy the drier season and warmer temperatures to explore amazing outdoor scenery, like the Cliffs of Moher, the Voya Seaweed Baths, the Ring of Kerry and the UNESCO World Heritage Giant’s Causeway – all easy to reach in your hire car. 

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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