FAQ’s - renting a car in Ireland
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Remember to bring your driver’s licence and make sure it is valid – for rentals in Ireland you must have had your full licence for at least two years. UK licences come in two parts, both of these must be produced at the time of rental. Any subsequent calls to verify the licence will slow down the rental process considerably and possibly lead to administration fees.
Also have you booked your extras – if you need a child seat or GPS remember to pre-book online to save time, these can also be added at time of rental by asking the Hertz representative.
Child seats are mandatory by law in Ireland for children up to 12 years old (or 1.5 metres) while travelling in motor vehicles. Hertz offers forward facing safety seats for children from 9 months up, for all vehicle groups and from all locations without advance notice.
Important: Parents of children younger than 9 months must bring their own rear facing infant seats as we do not supply.
On arrival Please take the time to familiarise yourself with all vehicle controls and what fuel type the vehicle is, either Diesel or Un-Leaded Petrol. If you are unsure please ask a Hertz representative. Please note in Ireland Unleaded fuel is dispensed from the Green fuel pumps and Diesel fuel is dispensed from the Black fuel pumps.
Also check vehicle for pre-existing damage if any and make sure that this is noted on the Vehicle Pre-inspection Form before leaving the Hertz Car park. Additions cannot be made subsequent to the vehicle leaving the rental location.
In Ireland we drive on the left-hand side of the road, the opposite to Continental Europe & the US. Please make sure to be mindful at all times, especially at round-a-bouts, Junctions and exiting car parks.
Hertz Vehicles can be driven into Northern Ireland free of charge; however a drop off fee will apply to vehicles returned to a Hertz location in Northern Ireland.
Whilst driving in Ireland the Road signs & speed limits are in Kilometres in the Republic however are in Miles in Northern Ireland. Please be careful as there are limited border identifiers and you can easily cross from signage in Kilometres to Miles.
Please remember that there is no need to pay the M50 Toll directly. All M50 Toll charges will be billed by Hertz to your credit card. All other toll charges should be paid by you as you pass through.
To request an invoice for M50 toll charges please email: email@example.com
Remember to check the vehicle fully on return and remove all your personal belongings, sunglasses, Camera etc. Return the vehicle to the Hertz rental returns which may be different from where you collected the vehicle.
Dublin Airport returns:
Lat. N53.42156623, Long. W6.22216702
Cork Airport returns:
Lat. N51.8480902, Long. W8.48175913
Shannon Airport returns:
Lat. N52.69261246, Long. W8.9246428
Dublin Downtown – South Circular Road:
Lat. N53.33100914, Long. W6.28079474
Kerry Airport returns:
Lat. N52.18184958, Long. W9.53372419
Knock Airport returns:
Lat. N53.91478186, Long. W8.81189346
Sligo Town Office:
Lat. N54.27182479, Long. W8.47768217
Belfast International Airport returns:
Lat. N54.66207008, Long. W6.21921122
Belfast City Airport returns:
Lat. N54.61598804, Long. W5.86935192
Derry Airport returns:
Lat. N55.03974751, Long. W7.15478718
Vehicles are rented on a 24hour basis based on your time of collection. We extend a 29 minute grace period for return of your Hertz vehicle, after this extra rental days will be charged.
For rental extensions please call +353 (0)53 915 2564 or the local branch.
If you need a copy of your receipt just go to www.hertz.ie/receipts
If you have any further questions please e-mail us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the following telephone number:
Hertz Ireland Head Office