Car and Van hire in Westmeath

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Car & Van Rental at Westmeath

Westmeath is a historic Irish county which can trace its roots back to the historic Kingdom of Meath. This area is part of the Midlands and derives its name from the word for ‘middle’. It is a relatively small county yet it has a lot to offer for holiday makers, from rolling hills to popular sports.

Our Vehicles for Hire in Westmeath

There is high demand for car hire in Westmeath, allowing visitors to see the county’s top sights and tourist hotspots. The Enterprise depot at Mullingar offers a wide range of vehicles to suit any need. Those wanting to do a little shopping might prefer a Class A Mini to nip around the town in style. Families can hire a Large Compact, ideal for visiting nearby Portlick Castle for a medieval day out in a car rental from Westmeath.

There are a great many sights to see in Westmeath, such as Lough Ennell, so a rugged Mini MPV might be the smart choice for anyone wanting total control over their travel arrangements. For those planning a move or needing to transport goods, a van rental is a great way to cross this bustling county.

Attractions in Westmeath

The largest town in the Midlands is Athlone and it’s one of the commercial hubs that makes car hire in Westmeath very popular. Visitors often hire a car to make it easier to get to and from the town using the N6 road. The Athlone Institute of Technology is a widely-recognised centre of learning, and nearby Mullingar also has a car rental branch.

Further into the countryside there are several attractions which are best reached by car. Lough Ree is a beautiful lake which also provides great camping, so a Mini or Full-Size MPV would be ideal for getting out there with all the necessary gear. For a little history, Belvedere House by Lough Ennell offers gardens and amenities which would be the perfect end point for a drive around the lake.

Places to Visit Outside Westmeath

With a hired car, you can head out in any direct and find great attractions as this centrally located county is surrounded by other historic regions. Westmeath resides in the province of Leinster, which also includes Louth, Meath and Offaly. A vehicle would be useful for travelling south to Offaly in comfort, making the most of the scenic Irish countryside, on the way to historic attractions like Birr Castle and Tullamore Town Park.

East of Westmeath lies Meath, another place brimming with historical and ancient sites like Trim Castle. Hiring a family car would make it much more comfortable to get from place to place in good time.

Airport Car Hire

The nearest airport to County Westmeath is Dublin International Airport, some 45 miles away. The Enterprise depot in the airport makes it very convenient to arrange a car hire from Westmeath, making your onward journey easy.

The main routes to and from Dublin are the M4, M1, M2 and M3, with the M4 being the most direct route to most of Westmeath.

Parking and Traffic Information in Westmeath

Westmeath does not suffer badly from traffic thanks to good road links like the N4, which passes near to Mullingar. The N52 connects Mullingar to the M6 motorway from Galway to Dublin. These roads can become choked during peak travel times as with any busy route. Many people work in the towns like Athlone but live in the countryside, making them busy commuter routes.

Parking in Mullingar is widely available and free in several areas, so visitors to the town can easily find a safe, cheap place to leave their vehicle or car rental from Westmeath.

Cheap Van and Car Hire

Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers hassle-free, affordable car hire, with a large choice of vehicles on fleet and in stock. Enterprise guarantees cheap rates on car hire from all our Westmeath branch. Our range of modern economy cars are comfortable and reliable, but also fuel efficient, which keeps running costs low. Book online today and explore Westmeath and its surrounding areas at a price which suits any budget.

Whether you’re moving to a different city or just simply picking up some flat pack furniture, Enterprise Rent-A-Car's extensive range of new, reliable vans at our Westmeath branch will get you and your goods on the road and to your destination in safety and comfort. Choose from our large fleet of commercial and passenger vans online today.

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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