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Car & Van Rental in Limerick

Hiring a car or van in Limerick is easy and convenient with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. With a wide range of vehicles, and exceptional customer service, our Limerick staff will ensure that your trip gets off to a great start.  Whether you’re looking to rent a car or a van you’ll find the right vehicle to suit your needs at our city centre branch and, if you can’t get to us, we can come and collect you. Just call the branch to arrange it.  If you are flying in to Shannon, you’ll also find an Enterprise branch at the airport, so you can step off your plane and be on your way in no time at all.

Be sure to book online for your trip to Limerick because you won’t find our car and van hire rates cheaper anywhere else.  Our best prices are on our website and, if you pre-pay, you’ll save even more.

Our Cars for Hire in Limerick

Whether you’re looking for a small runaround for city driving, something economical, or a more family-friendly size of car, you’ll find plenty of options at Enterprise Car Rentals in Limerick. If you’re on holidays and planning on exploring the area, you’ll find comfortable sedans and even convertibles for when the weather is behaving and you want to enjoy the views up close. Pick one up at the airport or in the city centre, whichever is most convenient.

You can choose from diesel, petrol or hybrid, and manual or automatic cars. You may also want to add GPS if you don’t know the area or reserve a child seat or booster if you’re travelling with little ones. You can also add a driver in-branch if you want to share the driving with somebody else.

Limerick Van Hire

You’ll find a wide range of vans in all sizes at our Limerick branch. If you need to move a few boxes or pick up a washing machine, a Small Van will do the trick. If you’re doing a bit of DIY and need to pick up some bulky items, a Medium Van or a Large Van are good sizes, without being difficult to drive. For house moves you’ll need an XL or a Luton Van, depending on the size of the flat or house. And, if you’ve a lot of heavy items to move, spare your back with a Luton van with tail lift, you won’t regret it. 

Things to do in Limerick City

Limerick is the third biggest city in Ireland, located in Munster on the west coast. The city is built up along the River Shannon with the 13th century King John’s Castle at the centre of the old, medieval town. The castle sits on King’s island and has spectacular views from the tower as well as lots of activities for both adults and children. Another historic building worth a visit on the island, is the 12th Century Cathedral of Saint Mary, built on the site of an ancient palace. Parking in Limerick is not generally a problem and on Sundays it is free throughout the town.

If you fancy a bit of shopping head to the fashion quarter, an area of pedestrian streets just south east of Arthur’s Quay park. You’ll also find the Milk Market is this area, a covered food market where you can eat, or pick up some delicious food to take away.

Trips around Limerick

Limerick City is a great base to explore the Wild Atlantic Way. Follow the river to the coast and then you have the choice of heading south to Kerry and west Cork or north through Clare, Galway, Mayo and Sligo. Either direction will take you along a stunning coastline that will impress whatever the weather. If you want to go off the beaten track a bit, you may want to rent an SUV as some of the more remote roads can be a bit rough, and you’ll also get better views as you’re higher off the ground.

If you’re heading south, don’t miss the Healy Pass, a spectacular road that winds its way through the Kerry mountains, passing lakes and waterfalls with amazing panoramic views. If you decide to go north, don’t miss the Cliffs of Moher, but keep small children close as it’s usually pretty windy and the edge is not fenced off, so not good for anyone with a fear of heights. Stop off in Doolin for some trad music, then head on up the coast to Connemara.

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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