Economy Cars to Hire in Ireland

Economy vehicle car hire features

When it comes to zipping around or taking advantage of those sometimes difficult on-street parking spaces – or navigating tight turns in multi-storey car parks – the benefits of economy car hire takes some beating. Compact enough to handle conveniently, yet with enough comfort for longer trips to drive out of the city and explore the surrounding areas with ease, these agile cars are between minis and large compact cars in terms of size. The fuel efficiency of economy cars is, of course, a great advantage at the petrol pump, so they are an excellent choice for getting around while maintaining control over costs. Additionally, as these vehicles can accommodate up to four passengers and three light to medium-size bags, they work well for couples or small families with light luggage for short trips away. At Enterprise, customers can select from a wide range of reliable, late-model vehicles with super specifications – all cleaned, maintained to perfection and double-checked before each hire so that customers can count on a reliable vehicle and a stress-free hire experience – whether for business, personal or holiday travel.

Why hire an Economy car

Whether the planned trip is to attend a special event, go on holiday or visit family and friends, drivers will find economy car hire a great choice for two to four people with limited bags. Alternatively, smaller compact three-door hire vehicles are very suitable for individual travellers and couples who need a car for transport around town or to discover an area. In contrast, five-door economy vehicles offer extra comfort for groups with backseat passengers. All the vehicles in these categories are noticeably lighter on fuel than their larger counterparts. Daily, weekly and monthly hire deals are available with the best prices online, with pictures of different models of small and medium-sized cars on offer for hire, as well as straightforward booking in just a few clicks. There is a great choice of cars and locations across the UK and mainland Europe, including major cities and airports, so customers can be assured of a convenient collection and return point to suit their planned journey. Now, it is easier than ever to book economy car hire car online for a location and time to fit in with other travel plans, while also enjoying the peace of mind expected when dealing with the internationally recognised Enterprise name.

Ford Fiesta or similar

Details

  • Manual
  • 5 People
  • 2 Bags

Features

  • Air Bags
  • AM/FM Stereo Radio
  • Manual
  • Air Conditioning
Ford Fiesta

OUR RESPONSE. OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Today and every day, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness in the industry. Now more than ever, our customers and employees deserve to know we stand behind that commitment with the Complete Clean Pledge. We pledge to go above and beyond our already rigorous cleaning protocols, including strict sanitising procedures to protect the health and safety of all.

OUR RESPONSE. OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Today and every day, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness in the industry. Now more than ever, our customers and employees deserve to know we stand behind that commitment with the Complete Clean Pledge. We pledge to go above and beyond our already rigorous cleaning protocols, including strict sanitising procedures to protect the health and safety of all.

Car Hire FAQs

Renting In The United Kingdom

If the rental is not prepaid, the renter must pay a deposit and the full rental charges using a major debit or credit card in his or her own name.

If the rental is prepaid, the renter must pay a deposit using a major debit or credit card in his or her own name.

Payment by a credit card in the main drivers name will be required to rent premium vehicles. If the debit or credit card differs from that used to prepay the rental charges, an additional deposit is required.

  • In the United Kingdom, we accept American Express, Master Card and Visa.
  • In the United Kingdom, we do not accept Maestro and Electron debit cards.
  • If you would like to use a debit card, please call the location to discuss additional requirements.

 

Renting At An Airport Location In Ireland

Airport locations do not accept debit cards. If the rental is not prepaid the renter must pay the full rental charges plus a deposit of 500 Euros. If the rental has been prepaid then the deposit will be 500 Euros.

All debit or credit cards must be in the name of the renter and present at the time of rental. All cards must be present at the time of rental.

We do not accept Cash, Prepaid, Currency, Diner's Club or Maestro Cards.

 

Renting At A Non-Airport Location In Ireland

If the rental is not prepaid the renter must pay the full rental charges plus a deposit of 250 Euros. If the rental has been prepaid then the deposit will be 250 Euros.

All debit or credit cards must be in the name of the renter and present at the time of rental. Renters wishing to use a debit card must hold an Irish licence and will be required to bring additional documentation and will be subject to additional checks.

We do not accept Cash, Prepaid, Currency, Diner's Club or Maestro Cards.

Renters who wish to use a debit card must hold an Irish Driving Licence and must produce a pay slip that must be less than three months old. For all drivers we reserve the right to conduct additional checks and ID verification including sharing information with external partners who may verify supplied details against databases to which they have access.

Enterprise offers additional protection products that you can purchase along with your car hire. Currently, we offer our customers Damage Waiver, Excess Protection and Roadside Assistance Protection.

 

United Kingdom

Damage Waiver

Damage Waiver reduces the liability you are responsible for in the event of damage to and or theft of the vehicle. If Damage Waiver is included in your reservation, then the excess amounts applicable are: cars 1000.00 GBP, MINI MPVs, MPVs, commercial vehicles 1150.00 GBP, all premiums and 4x4s 1400.00 GBP.

In Northern Ireland the excess on all commercial vehicles is 1400.00 GBP.

If Damage Waiver is not included in your booking, then it is available to purchase and the excess amount for all vehicles is zero. Customers who can provide independent and verified provision to cover damage and theft to the vehicle may be able to decline Damage Waiver - you may wish to determine 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 Damage Waiver, you will be required to pay these charges and then seek compensation yourself from your carrier. Damage Waiver is not insurance.

 

Excess Protection

Excess Protection is an optional coverage that reduces the applicable Damage Waiver excess (see Damage Waiver terms) to all cars 100.00 GBP, MINI MPVs, MPVs and commercial vehicles 250.00 GBP, all premiums and 4x4s 500.00 GBP.

In Northern Ireland the reduced excess on all commercial vehicles is 500.00 GBP.

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. The price of Excess Protection varies by vehicle size and the prices are inclusive of VAT. Premium location fee applies to airports.

 

Roadside Assistance Protection

Enterprise offers roadside assistance protection - RAP. RAP allows Enterprise customers to waive all financial responsibility for the following - tyre and glass repair or replacement costs, except when part of a larger repair, replacement keys costs, and all recovery and call out charges imposed by our chosen roadside assistance providers as result of a fault caused by renter error. RAP does not exempt you from these charges if there is any breach of our rental agreement. RAP is an optional product; before purchasing you may wish to check if your personal coverage is adequate. If you decline RAP then you will be required to pay any applicable charges and seek compensation from your carrier. RAP is not insurance.

 

Ireland

Damage Waiver

If Damage Waiver is shown as included in your booking then the cost is included in your reservation total. If Damage Waiver is not shown as included in your booking then you may purchase it at the rental counter. Damage Waiver reduces your liability for damage to and or theft of the vehicle subject to the terms and conditions of your rental agreement. The Excess that applies to Damage Waiver is EUR 1600 for economy and mini vehicles, EUR 2500 for premium vehicles, and EUR 1750 for all other vehicles. Before purchasing Damage Waiver you may wish to determine 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 Damage Waiver you will be required to pay these charges and then seek compensation from your carrier. Please be advised that the Republic of Ireland may be listed as an exclusion zone to your standard provider of personal insurance or credit card coverage. Damage Waiver is not insurance.

 

Excess Protection

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.

 

Roadside Assistance Protection

Enterprise offers roadside assistance protection - RAP. Rap allows Enterprise customers to waive all financial responsibility for the following - tyre and glass repair or replacement costs, except when part of a larger repair, replacement keys costs, and all recovery and call out charges imposed by our chosen roadside assistance providers as result of a fault caused by renter error. RAP does not exempt you from these charges if there is any breach of our rental agreement. RAP is an optional product; before purchasing you may wish to check if your personal coverage is adequate. If you decline RAP then you will be required to pay any applicable charges and seek compensation from your carrier. RAP is not insurance.

United Kingdom:

  • All drivers must produce a valid driving licence.
  • Non-EU licence holders are required to have an international driving permit if the licence is not in English.
  • All renters must produce photographic ID- this can be a passport or driving licence. 
  • International travelers must produce a passport, proof of return travel and residency information while in the U.K.

Renters who wish to use a debit card may be subject to additional checks. We reserve the right to request additional ID or conduct further ID checks. These may include ID checks with external partners who may check supplied details against databases to which they have access.

 

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.

Renters who wish to use a debit card must hold an Irish Driving Licence and will be subject to additional checks including verification of employment.

For all drivers we reserve the right to conduct additional checks and ID verification including sharing information with external partners who may verify supplied details against databases to which they have access.

United Kingdom:

For vehicles travelling to the Republic of Ireland, there is an additional charge of 150 GBP per rental. Please call the branch in advance. Vehicles may not travel outside the U.K. and Ireland.

 

Ireland:

Renters are allowed to travel within Ireland and Northern Ireland.

For vehicles travelling to the U.K., there is an additional charge of 150 Euros plus vat. Please call the branch in advance. Customers wishing to return the car to a different location will be subject to an additional charge.

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 FAQs page.
For additional questions, please visit our main car rental FAQs page.

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