New Irish Airport Car Hire Website!
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Airport Car Rental website. We compare 800 car hire companies in over 49k locations worldwide. Comparing airport car rental companies using our site has never been so easy, search for the best deals and select the car hire that suits your budget.
We compare prices from the leading car rental companies, Hertz, Sixt, Enterprise, Budget, Europcar and Payless to name just a few. Our car hire package includes, 24/7 customer support, free cancellation and theft waiver. We also provide a guaranteed price promise!
Review our cheap car hire tips below. Do some research before you travel, most car rental companies will offer lower rates for advanced online bookings. As with all travel essentials, it pays to avoid peak season.
Compact rentals are not always cheaper – small cars are often in high demand so review the price for all cars to ensure you are getting the best deal.
Review the daily versus weekly rental price – hiring a rental for a longer duration may be more cost effective then the daily rate. Review both the daily and weekly packages for the best deal.
Car hire excess also known as collision damage waiver (CDW) – the excess is the amount that you must pay if the rental is damaged, this may range from €400 to €2,000. Not having this insurance means you could get hit with a significant bill if you are involved in an accident. Always shop around for CDW insurance; you may be surprised at how much you can save.
Car hire extras – it can be costly to add extra’s to your car rental package. Hiring a child seat or a sat nav may not always be the cheapest option. The cost of hiring a sat nav may work out more expensive than purchasing your own. Similarly, check your airline’s policy for taking a child or toddler seat with you.
Additional drivers – if you are planning to share the driving, look at adding this option before you travel. As some rental agents may charge a higher price when you arrive to pick up the car. Rental rates quoted are usually for adults between 25 and 65 years, if you or the additional driver fall outside this range, a higher rate may apply.
Car hire fuel policy – there are two main options; the full/ full and the full/empty option. The full/ full option is where you pick up the car with a full tank of petrol and return it with a full tank i.e. replacing the fuel you have used before leaving it back to the agent. The full/empty policy is where you are charged on collection for a full tank of petrol. Again, read the terms and conditions carefully.
Make a record of the condition of the vehicle – check the rental for any damage (e.g. spare tyre, scratches, dents), make a note of this and ask the car hire agent to confirm it in writing. It may delay your trip slightly but you do not want to be charged for damage you didn’t cause. Ideally you should do this again when you return the car to confirm that you have returned it in good condition.
Note terms & conditions – it may be stating the obvious but you really should never enter into any contract without reading the terms and conditions carefully. Pay particular attention to the fuel policy, drop off charges (if you choose to drop the car off at another location), charges for adding another driver and if their name is to be added to the contract, cancellation fees and age restrictions.