Ireland Car & Van Hire

Travelling to Ireland?

Explore untainted nature and breathtaking scenery along winding coastal routes. Or take in the authentic Irish pub experience with a pint at the iconic Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. After immersing yourself in the charms of the Irish capital, venture on a short one-hour drive to Wicklow Mountains National Park for a rejuvenating hike amidst stunning landscapes.

Car Hire Locations in Ireland

Explore the unparalleled beauty of the Irish countryside with its vast stretches of grasslands and grazing sheep, dramatic cliffs boasting over 30,000 castle ruins, and charming coastal villages bursting with colour. Whether you opt for a scenic drive along the mesmerizing Ring of Kerry or venture to the Wicklow Mountains from Dublin, an Enterprise rental car will give you freedom to explore.

Van Hire in Ireland

If you've got a job, we've got the van for it. From large Luton vans with tail lifts for moving house or office relocation, to small two-seater vans for DIY and garden projects, Enterprise offers a wide range of van sizes to suit your needs. Our extensive local branch network offers flexible short and long-term rental options.

Places to Visit in Ireland


Explore the Wild Atlantic Way

Glenveagh National Park with its rolling hills and stunning lakes is a short drive from Donegal and the restored Donegal Castle. You can start the Wild Atlantic Way scenic drive in County Donegal - a route full of breathtaking views and unforgettable roads. If you follow the drive into the County of Mayo, it’s worth stopping in the Céide Fields, to see the Stone Age structures and tombs.


Stand over the Cliffs of Moher

In the west of Ireland, you can visit the medieval city of Galway. From there, you can take a ferry to the secluded Aran Islands where you can visit the 1100 B.C. fort of Dún Aonghasa, or witness the natural rectangular Wormhole rock pool. The Cliffs of Moher, one of the most iconic sights of the island, are also a short drive south from Galway.

The Healy Pass, County Kerry, south west Ireland

Visit Luke Skywalker’s Island

In the south of the country, drive the scenic Ring of Kerry, which is filled with rugged coastal landscapes and traditional villages, or you can visit the famous Star Wars filming location on Skellig Michael. County Cork is also a must-see, if not just to visit Cobh – the last port RMS Titanic left before its tragic sinking.

Enterprise Car Rental Services

At Enterprise, we understand our customers need flexibility when hiring a car or van.  To ensure you recieve the best experience, we offer a number of car rental services that would help meet customer needs.

One-Way Car Hire

Need to drop off in a different location?

Enterprise offers easy and convenient one-way car, truck, van and SUV rentals between many of its locations worldwide.

Free Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service in Ireland

Need Help Picking up and Returning Car?

Our free pick-up & drop-off service is available at non-airport branches during normal business hours. To schedule, just ask!

Save 10% When you Pre-Pay

Save when you pre-pay for your vehicle hire online.

Enjoy 10% off the base rate when you pre-pay for your rental. (You can still cancel for free up to 3 days before your start date.)

Meet the Fleet

From solid and utilitarian to sporty and fun, you’ll find the perfect hire car for your needs, or mood.

Tips for Driving in the Ireland


When driving in Ireland, there a few key things to remember:

  • In emergencies, dial 112 to contact the police, ambulance or fire services.
  • Ireland drives on the left, like the rest of the British Isles.
  • Unless specified otherwise, the speed limit in cities and built-up areas is 50km/h, 80km/h on Regional roads labelled with R, 100km/h on National roads (designated with N) and 120km/h on motorways.
  • Some roads in Ireland have tolls and most of those do not take cards, so make sure you have some spare change in Euros to pay with.
  • Dublin’s M50 orbital motorway is a great way to avoid the busy city roads, although during peak hours allow extra time due to possible traffic. The M50 has speed limits ranging from 120km/h to 80km/h in the Airport Motorway-Port Tunnel section.
  • Rural coastal roads and some in-land roads can get very tight and often have stone walls on each side, so be wary of oncoming traffic on tight turns where visibility is obstructed.
  • If you use a GPS map or a mobile app that warns you of speed cameras, you must turn the function off due to such equipment being illegal in Ireland.

Ireland Car Hire FAQs

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Car & Van Hire in Ireland

Rural Ireland is filled with fairy-tale scenery