Athlone Car & Van Hire

Athlone

Location Details

Unit 4, Kenna Centre
DUBLIN ROAD
Athlone, L, IE, N37 CF57

Pick-Up Service Available
After-Hours Returns Unavailable

Hiring a car at Athlone

Athlone is in the heart of Ireland and lies on the banks of the River Shannon. The area by the river is popular with birdwatchers, walkers and anglers, and this goes too for nearby Lough Ree, a short drive upstream and the largest lake on the Shannon. Getting there is particularly easy if you've hired a quality car from Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Athlone is the region's main shopping destination; you'll find a mix of modern shopping centres and traditional stores, plus a sprinkling of cafes and hotels. The Athlone Regional Sports Centre offers a gym, artificial pitches and a swimming pool. Athlone's most striking building is the 800-year-old castle, built by the English King John and now home to a high-tech, multi-sensory visitor experience. At the other end of history, the Luan Gallery displays a variety of contemporary art. With your Enterprise rental car, you can easily visit nearby attractions such as the Glendeer Pet Farm and Birr Castle Demesne, both just a short drive away. The Athlone Enterprise branch is on the R446, two miles east of the town centre.

Cheap car and van hire in Athlone

If you are looking for cheap car and van hire in Athlone then you are in the right place. Have a browse through what our branch pages have to offer. From economy cars to premium cars and from vans to mini busses we can provide exactly what you are looking for. Whether you are looking for short term or long term rental Enterprise can provide it.


Athlone has many sights to visit and things to explore which why having a car is the best way to make sure you see all the best bits Athlone has to offer. Start your journey with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Van hire in Athlone

Looking for a van in Athlone? At Enterprise we have a range of different van sizes and shapes that will suit your needs. Whether you need it for moving house and it needs to fit all your furniture or a smaller passenger van to transport goods that are too big for a car, we can provide what you are looking for.


Our vans are available from different branches across the country. Van Hire with Enterprise will give you the best service for a great price. Book online today for cheap van hire in Athlone.

A wide range of vehicles to hire

Enterprise offers a wide range of cars and vans. From compact cars to spacious SUVs to vans, we can suit your individual needs. Have a browse through all the different types of vehicles we offer and choose the one that suits your needs the most. Book today and receive the best customer service for a great price.

Why hire with Enterprise?

Enterprise offers car and van hire worldwide and with numerous branch locations it has never been this convenient. Whether it's for holiday, a business trip or to move goods, Enterprise can accommodate your needs. Offering short and long term hire, look no further. Receive the best customer service for a great price and book with Enterprise Rent-A-Car today.

Rental Policies

Additional drivers must meet all renter requirements. Additional drivers can be added to the rental agreement if they visit any rental location and present their driving licence. A daily surcharge of 11.90 EUR will apply at airport locations and 9.99 EUR at all other locations.

Renters must have been eligible to hold a driving licence for a minimum of 8 years for all vehicles. To rent People Carriers and Vans, renters must have been eligible to hold a driving licence for a minimum of 11 years and for Premium vehicles 13 years. No additional surcharges apply.

Vehicles can be driven in Northern Ireland and UK mainland. Travels to Europe mainland are not permitted.

An additional charge of 170.25 EUR will be charged for travels to the UK mainland. At all airport locations the charge is 202.60 EUR. Travels to Northern Ireland are free of charge.

Customers must always inform the rental branch of their intention to travel to the UK mainland with the vehicle and require authorisation.

Damage Waiver (DW) reduces the liability of the renter in the event of damage or theft of the vehicle. If DW is not included in the reservation, the renter has full liability for the vehicle. DW is available for purchase and reduces the applicable excess. If included in the reservation, the excess amount is 1600 EUR for Mini and Economy cars and Small Vans. For all other vehicles an excess of 2500 EUR applies. Before purchasing DW it is advised to determine, if a personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If DW is declined, the renter will be required to pay these charges and seek compensation through their carrier of personal coverage. DW is not insurance.

Renters wishing to discuss or dispute any matters concerning damage to the rental vehicle may contact our damage recovery department. Please email dru.uk9z@ehi.com or call 00 353 1 800 812 781.

All rentals where the vehicle is not returned to the same location as it is collected from will be subject to a one way fee. The one way fee varies based on car category, location and pick up date. The exact amount of the one way fee will be displayed during the reservation process when entering the dates, desired route and car category.

Excess Protection is an optional coverage that reduces the applicable Damage Waiver Excess (see Damage Waiver terms) to: EUR 100 for economy and mini vehicles, EUR 500 for premium vehicles, and EUR 250 for all other vehicles.  You may wish to check if your personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If you decline Excess Protection then you are required to pay any applicable Damage Waiver excess and seek compensation from your carrier. Excess Protection is not insurance.

If the renter does not choose to purchase an optional fuel product at the start of the rental period and does not return the vehicle with the same level of fuel as at the start of the rental period (as indicated on the Rental Agreement) the renter will be required to pay a refuelling service fee calculated as the difference between the fuel level recorded on the Rental Agreement and that recorded upon the return of the vehicle multiplied by the fuel price displayed at the branch, plus a refuelling charge of 15 EUR. Unused or excess fuel will not be refunded.

Where the vehicle is an electric vehicle and is returned with less charge than was provided at the start of the Rental Period (such level as indicated on the Rental Agreement Summary), a re-charging fee calculated as the kWhs needed to charge the vehicle to make up the difference between the charge level recorded on the Rental Agreement Summary and that recorded upon the return of the Vehicle multiplied by the kWh price displayed on the Rental Agreement Summary plus, an additional charge as indicated on the Rental Agreement Summary. No unused or excess charge will be refunded.

Mileage- all vehicles include unlimited mileage

The VAT charge on vans and rentals lasting more than 35 days will be 21%.

All major credit cards (issued by either Visa, Mastercard or American Express) are accepted. All cards presented must be in the renter’s name. A security deposit plus the estimated cost of the rental will be taken at the time of rental. All vehicles require a deposit of €250. Cash, cheques, prepaid cards, Diners Club and Discover Card are not accepted. Renters who wish to use a debit card (issued by either Visa or Mastercard) must have residence in Ireland, hold an Irish driving licence and provide proof of employment with a pay slip and a proof of address that must be less than 90 days old.

Roadside Assistance Protection (RAP) is an optional 24-hour emergency service including tyre and glass repair or replacement costs except when part of a larger repair, replacement keys costs and all recovery and call out charges as result of a fault caused by the renter.
RAP does not apply if there is a breach of the rental agreement or if a wrong fuel type is used. The renter pays a flat-rate fee that covers all roadside assistance services. Before purchasing RAP, it is advised to determine if a personal coverage is adequate to cover these charges. If RAP is declined, the renter will be required to pay any applicable charges and seek compensation from the carrier of personal coverage. RAP is not insurance
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All drivers must present a fully valid and unexpired driving licence (digital licences are not accepted). If the driving licence is written in a language and characters different from those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Renters are advised to check whether local authorities require foreign drivers to present an International Driving Permit to avoid the risk of potential fines. Renters with licences from countries that are not part of the International Driving Permit Agreement should carry a certified translation.

All renters must provide a valid photo ID such as a driving licence, passport or ID card. Visitors to Ireland must also provide proof of return travel and accommodation information while in Ireland.

Please note that we reserve the right to request additional ID or conduct further identification checks if needed, which may include an identity check with an external organisation.

If Third Party Liability is included in your reservation, the renter and additional authorised drivers will be provided with coverage that meets or exceeds the minimum required third party liability insurance against death, personal injury and damage to property. Third Party Liability is subject to compliance with all terms, conditions, limitations, exceptions and exclusions, under rental entities insurance policy.

Athlone Car Hire FAQs

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