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. 



Very nice and helpful employees!

Deirdre N.

My husband and I were very pleased with the friendly, professional and courteous treatment we received during our recent car rental. Staff were very helpful and pleasant to deal with. A very good experience for us after our long flight. We got our car quickly and the return went equally smoothly. Thank you

Gary G.

We had a great experience with Sixt on our trip to Ireland. The check-in and pick-up were a breeze but the best part of the experience was the advice from the rep on what we should add to our itinerary!

Lisa M.

Great experience with our pick up Ray was super, lovely man.

nicaux 7.

Very professional team ! Perfect from the reception at the agency to the shuttle back to the airport. Everything has been done according to rules. We sincerely recommend this agency. We will keep renting cars by Sixt.

Chloe J.

We were a group of 5 and had rented an SUV, standard size. We mistakenly figured an SUV that would fit five persons would also fit luggage for 5, despite it saying 2 bags, but we decided to stick with what we ordered even after barely getting everything in. (Might go for a larger SUV if prices were lower*.)


Note: It was a good thing we didn't actually try to get a larger SUV. While it may have been a bit more roomy, it might've been impossible to drive through the tiny streets and garages we eventually drove through. As it was, we barely squeezed the Cupra into relatively tiny parking spaces and past other vehicles.


Our interaction with the agent was great! She (I think her name was Julietta? I can't remember for sure, but something with multiple syllables and very pretty) was very nice, let us add a second driver (easy process), and for an additional 30 euros (might've been only 20), said we could return the car to the Dublin airport rather than back to Q-Park, which was a huge relief.


We also (based on renting in a foreign country, and suggestions from friends) got full coverage insurance from Sixt, not depending on our credit card or Expedia insurance to cover any damage that might be done to the car. It was about an extra $100/day, but well worth it. A friend who'd been to Ireland just a few weeks earlier said her husband, who is a great driver, lost a mirror, and thanks to full coverage, there were no issues upon car return.


The Cupra was awesome! It was a hybrid, so didn't cost as much in petrol as it could have. It did have some automatic features, such as switching between high and low beam for night driving, which we loved. And auto windshield wipers if we didn't get to it quick enough, lol. She was a really great car and fun to drive.


We did get a warning for low tire pressure (we refilled each tire, but the message never went away for some reason, and the tires never flattened), and a warning about the battery part of hybrid needing a recharge, but neither of those things caused us any issues, and we never needed to use roadside assistance.


When we dropped off the car at the airport, the agent noticed that one of us had run up against the curb and caused slight damage to the tire rims, but said since we had full coverage, there would be no cost to us. Credit card is still extra charge free, and I'm assuming it will remain so. Only charged the cost of the car, insurance, and post-rental fee of $3.68 (after conversion) for driving on the M50 (which does not take cash or credit, but relies on license plates).


Anyway, overall, we had a great experience. Would rent from Sixt again.


*The price for an automatic car rental in Dublin is absolutely insane, at least when we went, and a larger SUV would've cost at least an additional $700 for 3 days. As it was, a 3-day rental was over $1600 (including rental and full-coverage insurance), but that's not Sixt's fault; it's supply and demand. Every other rental agency was even more expensive, and for smaller vehicles. (I did just look to see prices for a similar rental period in the future, and the price has gone down tremendously. Only $635 for 3 days, before insurance. Boy, did we go at the wrong time.)

Joseph M.

Amazing service. Accommodating. Offers options for Automatic driving. Lost our phone & helped us all the way. Very friendly & car worked perfectly.

Marvin B.

Had an amazing experience. Two things: they made it super easy to upgrade and gave me a range of options instead of the "most expensive one" and I lost my phone while returning the car. The staff from the shuttle to the front desk and cleaning staff all help me find it before my flight. Amazing service, honestly this place deserves a high rating. Thanks SIXT! — A Canadian 🇨🇦

Eric S.

Amazing customer service!

Brigid L.

Kamil, at the Dublin airport location, did a great job helping us. Was patient and even went the extra mile by down loading maps, on my phone, to be used offline for us. This was a huge help as we drove all over Ireland. Easy return at 0600 leaving. Car was great. Volkswagen deisel compact SUV. Back held 8 pieces of luggage (carry ons) and 4 adults. AC was nice to have since rained some days and car got stuffy.


Do recommend getting free cancellation and checking closer to pick up for better rates. We had booked weeks ahead and had a rate doubled what we got when we checked the day a head of picking up a day extra early. So canceled first reservation after securing the less expensive on for same car, day early/extra.

Back to Basics Log C.

When we arrived to pick up our vehicle their computer systems were having a problem. But this didn’t stop us from getting excellent customer service and they even upgraded our vehicle for the trouble. The prices they quoted were exactly what we were charged, there were no surprise fees. There were about 8 people waiting in line on this day due to system troubles and we received excellent care, they took the time to explain all the coverages that we had opted for. When we couldn’t figure out how to start our electric car they even ran someone out to us to assist immediately allowing us to get on the road as soon as possible. After a different horror stories from other companies I’ve been reading online, I am happy to report this company is everything and more that they claim to be thank you for five star service

Alberto I.

Nice experience and remarkable service from their staff, specially from Adelina and a portuguese man from the car returning spot. My parents picked up the car and they didn't know english. Adelina helped them in the process, being extra kind and patient. Overall a great experience with this company.

Bruno S.

Great experience, specially in the summer season, well organized!

Johann A.

Very smooth experience from Sixth, highly recommend.

Tobias A.

Helpful and professional staff

Marcelino B.

Super well attended by a kind person who is from the same country I'm from (Brazil), things were super fast and easy. Got a lot of informations for my 1st time on Ireland. I recommend it!

Francesca N.

Fantastic customer experience and service from Elaine! Car is great, would recommend this rental and location very much!

Kerry C.

I had a small frustration with the pickup process regarding insurance coverage via my credit card company, but everyone working at the Shannon Sixt pickup desk was helpful and friendly. When I reported my frustrations to the company via the survey after I returned my rental, I got a prompt response from both customer service and the local manager, and was quite pleasantly surprised by how well they communicated. My rental was clean and in good shape, and the price was better than anything else I could find in the area. I would definitely rent from Sixt again in the future.

Julie B.

We routinely rent from Sixt when traveling in Europe (starting in 2013). The customer service at Dublin Airport from pick up to car return was excellent. We were a party of 10 and had 2 cars. Each car fit 5 adults and luggage. The we drive was new, with very low miles and in great condition and got excellent gas mileage. We purchased full insurance which was great value for money.

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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