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Galway, Ireland
1 Dec — 8 Dec
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Galway, Ireland
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Galway car hire information

Pick-up locationGalway
Car typesCommercial, Compact, Compact SUV, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini, Passenger van, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations7
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Payless, Budget

Cheap car hire in Galway

€21/dayEconomy
€22/dayCompact
€27/dayIntermediate
€35/dayStandard
€69/dayPeople carrier
€21/dayMini
€49/dayPremium
€94/dayPassenger van
€111/dayLuxury
€39/dayIntermediate SUV
€41/dayStandard SUV
€48/dayCompact SUV
€76/dayCompact estate car
€139/dayCommercial
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Galway car hire reviews and directory

From €26/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Most popular
Best rated
Cheapest deal
8.8 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Galway
Enterprise
Locations in Galway
Ballybane Industrial Estate+353 9177 1200
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 14:00
  • 9.3
  • 8.6
  • 9.3
  • 8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent10 Mar 2017
Honest, efficient and reliablePros: I have rented from both companies in Galway...they are like night and day. Enterprise is very reliable, customer oriented and efficient. Cars have all been high quality, in stark contrast to their competitors at Budget. The prices advertised by Enterprise are often higher than Budget, but in my experience the quality far exceeds the price difference and the folks at the Galway Budget office will intimidate you and flat out lie to get you to buy extras that you don't need...entirely unprofessional, but they know you often don't have the option to walk out on the rental by the time you get to the desk. I have rented from Enterprise 7-8 times and have been thoroughly impressed with their professionalism, honesty and efficiency every time.
Rated no. 2
Dollar
7.5 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Galway
Dollar
Locations in Galway
Shannon Ap+353 6147 1369
Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 7.4
  • 8.2
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre3 Jun 2018
STAY AWAY!!Cons: The absolute worst customer service. I would spent the money renting with another rental car company. They were cheaper at the beginning, but at the end they charged me €165 for a 1” “scratch” on the wheel. I was not the only one. At the time of return 3 other customers were complaining about getting charged for bogus “Damage” that comes from normal wear and tear of driving through Ireland roads. Some were getting charged up to €350. When asked to speak with a manager about the issue, I was denied and told that the “customer service representative” could help me. Obviously they did nothing. This place will try to scam you out of every last dollar! Since they are part of the Hertz name and all employees at Shannon airport worked under Hertz, do yourself a favor and stay away from Hertz and their underling names of Thrifty and Dollar.
8.8 Excellent17 Mar 2017
Would recommend and use againPros: Was handy to be able to get out luggage, rent out car, and be driving through the countryside within a 10 min period. Will definitely use this company again.Cons: The insurance seems quite expensive (understandably).
7.6 Good7 Nov 2016
Hidden costsPros: I liked the Jetta for size, handling, comfort as I drive VW/Audi cars at home. The drop off and pickup was at Shannon Airport which was very easy and quick. Sales agent was friendly and expeditious.Cons: The Dollar/Thrifty rental was connected with Hertz - which I did not know at the time and will not rent from Hertz due to a bad experience previously. Once at the counter, I found some "hidden" costs and an"upgrade" charge for an automatic that cost significantly more than a base rental for a standard and that were not listed on the rental information I had secured in advance - more than doubling the price. Buyer needs to beware about what the exact costs you are paying for since a good price that I found in advance became costly once at the rental counter and should have meant that I looked elsewhere. Since it was so early and after a long flight, I did not pursue other options in the airport.
From €39/dayRated no. 3
Budget
5.5 Okay (15 reviews)
1 location in Galway
Budget
Locations in Galway
12 Eyre Square+353 9156 6376
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00
  • 6.8
  • 6.4
  • 5.6
  • 4.4
  • 4.5
Recent reviews
6.0 Good29 Dec 2019
Pros: Staff at counter was personable and professional.Cons: Two block walk to pick-up location, agent did not disclose specific location, vehicle was on the fourth floor. Instructions for drop off equally uncertain.
4.0 Okay8 Oct 2019
Pros: My experience at Budget in Galway last week was pretty abysmal. Adrian met me out front and asked if I had a reservation, which I did. He then started off by demanding who I stayed with the previous night and where they live (really not sure why they need this information). Next he asked about insurance at which point I provided my letter from Chase (PDF on my phone) outlining my eligibility for "worldwide coverage under the Auto Rental Collision Damage waiver benefit." I had called Chase before my trip specifically to confirm that Ireland was not excluded from their coverage (given past rules) and they assured me that Ireland was included in their worldwide coverage benefit, and sent me this letter as proof. Adrian insisted that the letter must specifically state Ireland and refused to rent me the car I had reserved until I was able to provide one. The other options he provided were to go elsewhere or to get coverage through Budget and quoted me $500. At this point I would have loved to walk away but really needed the car and to get on the road. I called Chase and the woman I spoke with kindly offered to speak to Adrian but he declined, stating it would do not good without a letter. I then asked for his name but he refused to give me his last name saying he was not required to do so (was not wearing a badge or any form of identification). I then asked to speak with someone else and he called his manager, who confirmed that "worldwide coverage" is sufficient, and told him to move forward with my reservation. He proceeded to go through the steps and never once apologized for his misunderstanding of the policy. I am not one to write reviews and generally give people the benefit of the doubt- but I do feel like feedback is warranted in this case in hopes that others can avoid this experience. Adrian and Galway Budget aside, the car I rented was great and I had no issues with the drop-off at Shannon Airport. Despite this I will be avoiding Budget in the future.Cons: Better treatment of the customer and understanding of the policies. Wearing a name badge seems appropriate, and apologizing for the error would have also gone a long way.
6.0 Good21 Sep 2019
Pros: Dropoff difficult. Busy street. No instructions on how to park.. once I over came that, courteous and simple return. BUT see below.Cons: I was given a credit on my credit card for the tank of gas that had been reserved. Two days later and the credit has not shown up on my account.
4.8 Okay21 Aug 2019
Pros: The car did not break downCons: Service was not great at galway. Car was a bit small. High price and new drop off fee. I am also being charged 119$ for no reason and it has not gone off my credit card yet. I would like a call from someone at budget to clear this charge because I refuse to pay it since we dropped it off with fue
8.0 Excellent15 Aug 2019
Pros: The car was great, the staff at both locations were wonderful. At Kerry airport he went out of his way and helped us get our train!Cons: The price. When booked online it did not say you had to purchase their insurance. This double the price. And it was mandatory. Online it offered me other insurance for 81 usd, which I read the details thoroughly and purchased. I was told at Budget it was worthless. (Thankfully I cancelled in time).
8.4 Excellent9 Jun 2019
Cons: Clarify the Ireland insurance requirements that are necessary for a letter from your credit card or the fee that you will pay additionally. The Budget in Galway was really helpful and informative with helping resolve this issue.
3.6 Mediocre9 Oct 2018
Expensive, No Return Instructions, Dirty WindshildPros: Car was easy to drive and nice size.Cons: Dirty windshield and exterior. Expensive.
6.8 Good29 May 2018
Off site pick-upPros: Office located in Eyre Sq. Car was must what I asked for GPS Garmin was available.Cons: Walking 10 minutes to get the car from a parking garage. The lot pass was invalid and no parking garage attended was on duty. Another drive walked up and used his to let us go through the gate.
4.8 Okay30 Apr 2018
Confused about where to dropPros: The drop center was in a 24 hour parking garage.Cons: After parking the car in the garage and dropping the key in the office, we were asked if we left it on the 4th floor - there were no directions stating to do this. They were okay when we stated we didn't know that, but it would have been nice to have better directions.
4.0 Okay25 Feb 2017
Pros: Fuel efficient carCons: Customer service agent tried to stuff us round, trying to charge exorbitant prices. Said I was happy to go elsewhere then started offering a more reasonable price. Pick up/drop off not convenient in Galway.
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From €42/dayRated no. 4
Payless
3.2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Galway
Payless
Locations in Galway
12 Eyre Sq+353 9139 4374
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00
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Recent reviews
3.2 Mediocre26 Oct 2019
Pros: Nothing.Cons: I was quoted one price and then when I went to pick to pick the car up they made me pay 3.5x the price because I was booking on a Euro credit card not and American credit card. Then they have you walk 4 blocks and to the top of a parking garage to collect the car. God help you if you have bags or it’s raining. If it was cheap to rent I would t have minded walking. But at that outrageous cost you’d expect a little bit of service maybe bring the car to the rental shop?!
Sunnycars
3 locations in Galway
Sunnycars
Locations in Galway
12 Eyre Square
Ballybrit
Shannon Clare
Recent reviews
Easirent
1 location in Galway
Easirent
Locations in Galway
Shannon Springs Hotel, Ballycasey
Recent reviews
From €28/day
Europcar
1 location in Galway
Europcar
Locations in Galway
MOTOR PARK, 3rd EXIT OFF KIRWAN RB+353 9139 6555
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Galway
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Galway
Motor Park, 3Rd Exit Off Kirwan Rb
Recent reviews
28 travellers who hired a car in Galway gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

Car hire locations in or near Galway

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

€42/day

Good deal

€30/day

When to book a car hire in Galway

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Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Galway

  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Galway for €30 or less
  • Book your car hire in Galway at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Galway are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Galway

  • Some car hire companies in Galway which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise, Budget and Europcar

  • On average a car hire in Galway costs €42 per day.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Galway.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Payless (€18/day), Enterprise (€30/day) and Budget (€41/day).

  • In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Payless 12 Eyre Sq null (1 kilometres from the city centre).

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Galway costs €36 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Galway costs €41 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Galway costs €37 per day, on average.

  • In Galway, cars are most frequently hired at Enterprise Ballybane Industrial Estate (3 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Galway costs €294 per week (€42 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Galway costs €1,259 per month (€42 per day).