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Car & Van Rental at Galway

Galway is a harbour city situated on the West coast of Ireland. The point at which River Corrib meets the Atlantic makes way for a perfect hub for Galway city. The medieval city walls around the Latin Quarter of Galway are nearby the main Eyre Square which encourages many locals and tourists to gather in the traditional pubs.

Not only does Galway host many traditional pubs and a lively cosmopolitan city centre but is also a beautiful seaside destination, the beaches are breath taking and the long promenade stems from Galway’s origin of forming from a small fishing village.

Galway has two branches located at different ends of city to ensure more flexibility and choice. There is a wide range from economy cars to 4x4s. However, if a van is more suitable to your needs, vans are also available. Enterprise Rent-a-Car offers great deals and cheap offers year round on all their vehicle rentals.

Starting your car rental in Galway ensures your journey through Ireland gets off to a great start.

With a lot to offer, Galway sights can be reached most comfortably in a hire car.

Galway’s Farmers Markets

Jump in your car and head to the farmers markets, the bustling markets have become famous in Galway and have been trading for centuries. Head down to Church Lane to pick up fresh food from sushi to homemade chocolate and everything in between. The Christmas markets in Galway are not to be missed, usually open from 14th December and running every day, you can be sure to pick up lots of different Christmas gifts.

Connemara National Park

Located just outside of Galway, the Connemara national park covers just less than 3,000 hectares of mountains, woodlands and expansive grass land ensuring breath taking views and gorgeous walking trails. The Connemara Pony is a historical part of the park; a herd of pure-bred Connemara ponies roams the parks and was given to the state by the late President Childers. Travelling to the national park from Galway is simple and without too much hassle you can escape the commotion of the city and experience a park made up of natural beauty with so much nature to explore you can stay for days or return to Galway city.

Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland’s famous coastal road, the wild Atlantic road is widely voted as one of the most beautiful roads in Europe. With a hire car and time you can start your trip in Galway and travel along the Wild Atlantic Road to take in the breath taking scenery and the coastal views.

Cheap Car Rental Galway

From economy to compact car hires, we ensure that you get great deals and cheap offers on vehicles to suit your needs to explore Galway and the surrounding areas including the Wild Atlantic Way. The selection of affordable vehicles ensures that there are different options for you to choose from when picking a car to travel around Galway in.

Van Rental in Galway

Moving home or in need of a commercial van, we can find a vehicle suitable to your needs. Moving around Galway or elsewhere in Ireland, you are able to collect a vehicle from one branch and return it to another across Ireland. Make hiring a van as stress free as possible, both our Galway branches offer both commercial and passenger vans.

Other locations in Ireland:

Waterford car hire

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Will I be allowed to cross into bordering countries?
    The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are a valid drivers licence, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when hiring here.
  2. Do I need insurance to rent a car or van?
    No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car hire insurance page for further details.
  3. How old do I need to be to hire a car or van?
    All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Learn more about age requirements for hiring a vehicle here.
  4. What are the driver's licence requirements for car hire in the UK & Ireland?
    All drivers must produce all parts of a valid driving licence. Non-EU licence holders are required to have an international driving permit if the licence is not in English. Domestic renters must produce photo id, passport or driving licence. International travellers must produce a passport, proof of return travel and residency information while in Ireland.  Learn more about car hire driving licence requirements here.
  5. Can I hire a car with a debit card?
    We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.

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