Car hire in Tipperary

Welcome to the Enterprise Tipperary car rental page. Choose from a wide selection of cars ranging from smaller economy cars to larger SUVs and people carriers

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Car Rental at Tipperary

Tipperary is a charming town in central rural Ireland, located in the county of the same name. The name derives from the Irish ‘Tiobraid Arann’, which means the ‘Well of Ara’, in reference to the River Ara, around which the town was built. Tipperary’s history has its origins in medieval times and though its fortifications dating from this era have disappeared, the town still has an attractive and historic vibe, characterised by its wide streets leading off from the long main road, Main Street. This street contains many charming shop fronts dating from the 19th century, and two historical monuments, one to the poet Charles Kickham and the other to the Maid of Erin, in commemoration of the Irish patriots known as the Manchester Martyrs. Other attractions in the town include Tipperary Racecourse and the Excel Centre with its theatre and cinema, and there are many friendly pubs where you might take in some live music.

The town is a gateway to County Tipperary, the beautifully scenic Golden Vale and its stunning geography of mountains, rivers and lakes, along with historic ruins, such as the Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle. A car hired in Tipperary can take the visitor to the area of the Galtee Mountains, a Mecca for hill walking and pony trekking, with sweeping panoramic views across the countryside.

The closest Enterprise branch to Tipperary is located in Limerick, just a 45-minute drive away. You can even pre-book online for convenience and enjoy the freedom and flexibility to explore this fascinating area at your own pace.

Our Vehicles for Hire in Tipperary

Enterprise car rentals in Tipperary have an excellent range of vehicles available, depending on the number of passengers and amount of luggage. Cars include smaller economy vehicles, for example, Ford Ka or Ford Fiesta, which can transport four passengers and two bags, so are ideal for singles, couples and smaller families. Medium-sized vehicles such as the Opel Astra and Insignia, which can transport up to five passengers and five bags are popular with larger families, and people carriers such as the Opel Zafira and Ford Galaxy, can each carry up to seven passengers.

Attractions in Tipperary

The market town of Tipperary is well worth taking some time to gently explore, from the attractive Main Street and its 19th-century shopfronts and streetscapes to the many welcoming pubs. The Maid of Erin monument on Main Street commemorates the Irish patriots William Philip Allen, Michael Larkin and Michael O'Brien, collectively known as the Manchester Martyrs because they were hanged for the murder of a police officer in Manchester, England, an act that took place in 1867. The three were members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, which was committed to ending British rule in Ireland.

Places to Visit Outside Tipperary

County Tipperary has many historic attractions, including an impressive number of castles – the round tower houses of Ballynahow and Farney, the imposing 13th-15th century stronghold of Cahir Castle, the ruins of Grallagh, evocative Killaghy, atmospheric Lackeen, and Leap Castle, said to be the world’s most haunted castle. Ormonde Castle is the country’s best example of an Elizabethan manor house, while the collection of imposing medieval structures at the Rock of Cashel makes the site one of Ireland’s most frequently visited.

Airport Car Hire

You can hire a car at Shannon Airport, one of the busiest in Ireland and located about an hour from Tipperary, just to the west of Limerick. Airlines flying into Shannon Airport include American Airlines, Delta, Ryanair and United. The Enterprise kiosk is located on the ground floor of the terminal building and is a convenient place to arrange your car rental or pick up a pre-booked vehicle when arriving by plane. Enterprise staff can advise on available vehicles and rental packages to suit individual requirements.

Parking and Traffic Information in Tipperary

Tipperary is a small and straightforward town to drive in, with plenty of parking available within easy reach of the major attractions.

Cheap Car Hire

From large people carriers to smaller economy cars, Enterprise Rent-a-Car guarantees cheap rates on car hire from our Tipperary branch. Our economy cars are renowned for being cheap to hire as well as low running costs with great fuel efficiency. Book online in advance for our cheapest prices, alternatively book in branch and get the car that suits your needs.

Moving house? Moving furniture? Enterprise has vans available at our Tipperary branches to ensure that you can get a vehicle to suit your needs. From smaller passenger vans to larger commercial vans – give our branches a call or book online to guarantee you a van hire that will suit your needs. Van hire is cheap and easy through Enterprise online or in branch, we promise to provide a vehicle to suit you for as long as you require it.

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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