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Car hire Galway

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Car hire Galway Galway is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental companies in Galway

Below are the car rental companies in Galway with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Alamo

    8.5 (7517)
  • Enterprise

    7.9 (1624)
  • Budget

    7.8 (8530)
  • Avis

    7.8 (4951)
  • Europcar

    7.6 (6755)
  • Payless Car Rental

    7 (429)

Car rental companies in and around Galway

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Available locations in Galway:

12 Eyre Square
Monivea Rd

Location information for Galway


Galway is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland and is the capital of the West of Ireland. Shannon Airport is the nearest to Galway, located approximately 52 miles south of the city. If you're visiting Galway, whether on business or pleasure, we advise you to book cheap car hire in Galway with There's so much to see, especially Galway's beautiful surroundings, so why not enjoy it in style.

Things To Do This ancient town has many interesting sites and its location on the rim of the Gaeltacht marks it as a gateway to vibrant areas like Connemara, the Aran Islands and Corrib country. Galway City is a centre for growth with its university, cathedrals, castles, hotels and theatres.

Nicknamed “Ireland's Cultural Heart”, Galway is known for its celebrations, events and festivals like the Galway Arts Festival, Galway Races and the Clarinbridge Oyster Festival. Architecture buffs will also have a field day with Galway's well preserved structures. Prime examples of this are St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas. The Galway City Museum also has programs designed to let tourists and locals understand the city.


Visitors can rent vehicles from Galway Airport or from renowned Galway car hire suppliers located throughout the city, like Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Auto Europe and Avis. Clients can also book securely and safely online. Book car rental in Galway with us and you will have a larger selection of cars to choose from and at cheaper prices.

Our site's easy to use, just fill in your travel details in the search box provided above and we'll do the rest for you. We compare quotes from over forty car hire suppliers. So you wont find cheaper car hire elsewhere.

Attractions Tigh Neachtain Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium Galway Dive School Woodville Gardens Kylemore Abbey Dunguaire Castle Hotels Galway Bay Hotel Harbour Hotel Galway Imperial Hotel Travelodge Salthill Hotel Radisson BLU Hotel Maldron Hotel

Practical information

  • Currency
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Irish
  • Popular car category

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by at this location?
  • Alamo
  • Enterprise
  • Budget
  • Avis
  • Europcar
  • Payless Car Rental
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