(Closed) HELP! Car Rental in Ireland

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think we used Hertz when we were there. I don’t remember exactly how much it was – I think around $900EUR for 7-8 days.  I absolutely recommend taht you splurge for the GPS!!!! We definitely would have been lost  A LOT without it.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I rented cars in Ireland four times but it was over five years ago and I don’t really remember who we used. I think we used Hertz, Budget, Avis, and possibly a fourth one.

It costs a lot to rent a car there so €190 seems about right.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

It does tend to cost more money if you are not dropping the car off where you originally got it from – there will be an excess charge for it – would it be cheaper to get a taxi?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

When we went to Ireland, we rented from Dollar, but I just checked their website and they only have locations in Dublin, Cork, and Shannon, so that probably won’t work for you.  I do remember it being more expensive than it is in the states, so I’m not surprised by the prices you’re seeing.

If you’re just trying to get from Dublin to Rosslare, have you considered taking the train instead?  If you go to https://www.irishrail.ie, there’s a train that goes from Dublin to Rosslare Harbour for only €20 per person.  Also, we definitely do NOT recommend driving in Ireland, so the train would give you the added bonus of not constantly feeling that you’re about to die in a terrible car crash.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Its incredibly expensive to rent a car in Ireland, one of the most expensive countries in the world.  So I think your estimate honestly is about right.  The driving can be hard I will admit, but its an amazing and in my opinion the BEST way to see the country so I would say go for the car, you will see some amazing scenery along the way.  Just take your time and be careful and honestly I find it easier to take roads that arent considered “main” roads to get to places because they are much less travelled and therefore you are passing people less.  Also remember they drive on the left ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I would highly recommend a GPS. Many of the road signs are in Gaelic. You may also need a foreign driving permit which you can get from AAA for about $10.00

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The iPhone is great for directions walking around, but I cannot stress enough the advantage of having a GPS.  The roundabouts and side roads are VERY confusing.

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