SIXT car hire in Dublin

Dublin is a capital city packed with culture and surrounded by green rolling hills. We at SIXT would like to help you explore with the help of the vehicle most suited to your needs. We have a vast fleet of new, up to date vehicles of varying sizes and classes that answer any budget. If you are staying in town, an economy compact car might be the ideal choice, but if you want to venture out of Dublin with the family you could choose a premium MPV. Our well-situated pick-up and drop-off points mean you have options as to where to start and finish your trip. You could collect your car from Dublin Airport, for instance, and return it to Dublin St Stephen’s Green in the centre of the city. 


Sixt Car Hire Dublin

Dublin car hire from SIXT includes long-term hire as well as weekly or weekend hire options. If you are staying for a longer period in Dublin, we offer long-term hire options so you can travel extensively within the city and travel further afield. The short-term options are made for those weekend breaks or short getaways. We have a range of vehicle categories including compact vehicles, MVPs and vans and the bookable extras include child seats, an additional driver and sat navs. With our extensive experience, our customer service team will be able to support your mobility needs. 

Sixt Car Hire Dublin

Good to know when you’re visiting Dublin

Under-25 Car Hire

We have a range of cars for younger drivers with the minimum age being 21 years old. There will be a surcharge included and you must hold a licence for at least 4 years.

One-Way Car Hire

You can select a separate drop-off location in either Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland depending on availability. Please use the booking tool to check options (fees apply).  

Flexible Booking

While booking you can decide to pay on arrival by selecting ‘pay later’. This will also include free cancellation up to the booking date

Explore Dublin with your hire car

  • The Kilmainham Gaol can teach you a lot about Irish history. The historic landmark is 3 miles away from the centre of Dublin and will provide your car hire with parking. Learn all you can about Irish history at this old jail.
  • Viking splash is a great way to see Dublin while also spending quality time with your children. The tour is done by amphibious buses and offers a unique perspective on city life. The tour starts about 2 miles from the centre of town.
  • The Great Sugar Loaf is a small mountain peak 15 miles away from the centre of Dublin. Apart from its adorable name, it also is made up of a unique mineral composite that makes it beautiful to look at as well. It makes a memorable hiking trail and there are points where parking is available for your car hire.

Summer in Dublin 

Although the weather is unpredictable, summer in Dublin can be beautiful when the sun shines and your car hire will be very useful, especially if you are a keen golfer. Use your Dublin car hire to take you to any number of golf courses within an hour of Dublin such as Deer Park or Howth Golf Club. We recommend taking a trip to the beach too – drive out to Loughshinney Beach, just under half an hour away from the city or drive to the Howth Peninsula for some spectacular walks along the cliffs. 


Nanette M.

I highly recommend Sixt car rental in South Dublin. The staff there is friendly and efficient. I was given a very nice upgrade. The ease of pick up and return was remarkable.


Wonderful car rental experience at Dublin Airport - Alex and Joe were top-notch.


The Sixt counter at the airport was empty (no line) and the agents there were very helpful in resolving my issue. I had reserved a vehicle for pick-up in Dublin city center but they were able to help me in doing the pick-up directly at the airport instead which was incredibly helpful as I did not intend to go there for my trip. My credit card provides primary coverage so I presented the letter from the company to decline CDW and had to do a 5000 euro pre-authorization hold on my credit card, which is a lot so definitely plan this in advance. Alex told me it would be cheaper to pay for fuel in advance as the company buys diesel in bulk (approx. 90 euro I think) and drop off the car near empty so I signed up for that, however I only ended up using 1/2 of the fuel. We then had to take a shuttle to their rental car lot to pick up the vehicle however those in a hurry can pay extra to pick it up at the airport terminal.


Ireland rental car prices for the summer are absolutely insane so we had booked a manual vehicle since we know how to drive it. However, I definitely underestimated how difficult driving a manual in this country would be for someone who normally drives an automatic on big and flat roads. You have to take into consideration that you are: Driving a manual reversed (from the right seat with your left hand) on the left side of the road on extremely narrow and steep roads in the country, and if in the city, in very crowded/congested streets with stop-and-go traffic. And you have to pay attention to the navigation and remember to exit to the left, go around round abouts on the left, etc. So all of this combined can be quite complicated and not very enjoyable while trying to relax on vacation.


Fortunately/Unfortunately, within minutes our vehicle had an internal mechanical issue where we almost got stranded on a round about because the clutch failed to engage. We had to call roadside assistance and waited 1.5 hrs for pick up to go back to the airport for a replacement vehicle. At this point, we missed a tour we had reserved but we decided we did not want to deal with any further complications from another manual vehicle and for peace of mind decided to pay extra for the automatic vehicle which was available. We were very happy that we opted for the automatic as it made things much less stressful and our vacation much more enjoyable.

Peter M.

Quick and nice service. Good prepared and good explained. Easy to find.

Steve M.

The counter agents were very helpful and pleasant. Picking up and dropping off the car was fairly simple. Our Peugeot Cleo was a great option for two guys and their luggage. Mileage was good too.

Antony M.

Seen the terrible reviews, but read what's expected and required and this company are brilliant, will use them again

Inder K.

“MORE THAN AWESOME” - needed a car for a day in Dublin on a short notice and the way Stephen made it work for us was just fantastic!!!!! Highly recommended!

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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