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 the airport and 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. 


Kathy C.

We were checked in by a gentleman named Richard. He was knowledgeable, helpful and genuinely concerned that we had the necessary insurance coverage for our rental. He took the time to explain to us how insurance coverage works and the best way to get the best coverage. Our vehicle was clean and in good order. We will definitely use Sixt for our next car rental.

Dylan R.

Sixt car rental is the way to go!! We snagged an incredible deal on a brand new automatic Kia with android auto/carplay, lane keep (nearly self-driving on the freeways, it was fantastic) as well as tons of other safety features, not to mention incredible fuel economy! Tiago wasn't just kind, but also incredibly helpful in facilitating our return!! Would rent again in a heartbeat. 🥰

Dylan R.

Sixt car rental is the way to go!! We snagged an incredible deal on a brand new automatic Kia with android auto/carplay, lane keep (nearly self-driving on the freeways, it was fantastic) as well as tons of other safety features, not to mention incredible fuel economy! Tiago wasn't just kind, but also incredibly helpful in facilitating our return!! Would rent again in a heartbeat. 🥰

Padma N.

Had a great experience with Sixt in Ireland, they were very friendly and helpful with all our questions and the prices were very reasonable. The gentleman who was taking care of us even upgraded us to larger vehicle with no extra charge. I’ll definitely be using them again.

Emma G.

Such an awesome experience with customer service. There was a line of people waiting to get their car and the man working the counter was so incredibly kind and positive and hilarious! I’ve experienced many places where the person working the counter is annoyed by the amount of people there, but not here!! Also-amazing car!

Anna T.

Rented 3 times, always very happy, my go to company in Ireland

Dominic R.

Excellent and friendly service consistently from the staff in Dublin South

Mick F.

Very friendly and informative desk clerk. Immaculately presented. Car was pristine clerk actively encourages you to take pics before leaving and there's an email address you can send pics of any damage to car wS only a few months old and spotless great price as well. Highly recommended.

Roland K.

Had a great experience here, the manager (John?) was super helpful, I always book at sixt, and this experience just confirmed me in my choice! :)

The car was also great, new, clean and nice!

Paul R.

Rented cars with Sixt on a number of occasions recently, Sinead Long at the Dublin Airport branch always goes above and beyond to make sure everything goes smoothly, fantastic service from an extremely professional company.

Felix De la G.

Great service and experience. High quality of price/service. Good car, efficent service in handling and retruning car. In summary beyond as expected so i highly recomend this company.

Neil F.

These folks do a fine job all around. Car was above what I expected and both offices that I worked through were spot on professional and a pleasure to deal with.

A special thank you goes out to Stephen (South Dublin) and Elaine (Cork). You both made my trip seamless and worry free.

Best regards!

John M.

Excellent service and experience. I can't fault the Dublin city location

Samuel B.

Older car with high mileage. Great service and no upselling. Easy to pickup and return.

Fanny T.

Friendly staff, easy to pick up the car and drop box for the keys

No issues with the car, clean and easy to drive


Easy and fast car hiring, made the reservation a day before online through my automobile club (adac) because they hade very good offer and cooperating with Sixt. Since it's low season (october) got some more nice offers by the agent in the sixt office (cheap upgrade, road side assistance) on spot. Since we didn't thought about the cross border fee it could be easily arranged by the agent. After our trip the returing of the car was as easy and convenient as before. I recently had a bad experience with Sixt in Germany, the Irish branch seems to be under a better management. After my recent experience in Dublin i would definitely hire here again.

But keep following in mind (that counts for all car rental companies!) I would recommend always taking the best collision damage waiver (EUR 0 financial responsibility) since we discovered some damages that weren't described before. So if you want to safe yourself trouble, think about spending some more money.

Andrew H.

Dublin City Centre was packed for pick up that day (a renter had wrecked a car shortly after pick up, thus leaving the office team short-handed while troubleshooting). I waited in line with everyone else and was happy to note that the team worked diligently with every person coming through the door and when we got our car and reported a crack in the windshield, the Sixt team quickly got us a replacement as they felt it unsafe for us to drive Ireland with a crack of that size. The Renault Clio we were given was perfect for maneuvering southern Ireland and we had a blast.

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Vast Fleet Of Premium 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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