Killarney car hire

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Killarney car hire information

Pick-up locationKillarney
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Hire locations11
Airport locations8

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Killarney

  • Car hire in Killarney gives you the freedom to explore the beautiful Irish city and enjoy the cultural extravaganza. You can see more attractions with our set of wheels compared to public transport. It is also cheaper and allows you to manage your time well, as you will not miss a bus or waste time waiting for its arrival or departure. Avoid carrying your luggage around by popping it in the boot. Visit Killarney National Park in the comfort of your vehicle and tour it at your own pace.
  • Car hire companies like Avis, Hertz, Budget and Europcar have desks at the main arrivals hall of Kerry Airport (KIR). Proceed to pick up your car at the long-term car park, an approximately 1-minute walk from the main terminal. You can also book your car in advance online, to reduce the time spent at the airport and save some money.
  • Always drive your car hire in Killarney on the left and overtake on the right. Most cars from Killarney car hire are stick shift. You should practise before taking one. Always watch out for pedestrians stepping on the road. At unmarked intersections, the car on the right always has the right of way.
  • Killarney city is one of the cities in Ireland that the Ring of Kerry passes through and is considered the beginning by many visitors. You should be cautious while driving there, as the roads are close to the cliff edge. The roads around Killarney National Park are also very mountainous and lined with large rhododendrons. The rural roads are narrow and subject to light traffic. Some of the urban roads have no verge or shoulder for pulling over.
  • Book your rental car in Killarney at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Killarney are around 73% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Killarney

  • How much is the price of fuel in Killarney?

    The average price of fuel in Killarney is $11.04 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $132 and $177, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Killarney?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Killarney.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Killarney?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Killarney?

    An Economy car hire in Killarney costs $40 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Killarney?

    A Mini car hire in Killarney costs $104 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Killarney?

    An economy car like a Nissan Micra is a major preference for car hire in Killarney by most people. Those cars are fuel efficient, can handle wet roads and are affordable. A couple travelling with children may opt for a midsize SUV like a Nissan Qashqai, for its comfortability and extra luggage space. A standard car like a Toyota Avensis or Opel Insignia is suitable for a couple visiting Killarney for holiday. A group of friends exploring Killarney may opt for an Opel Zafira Tourer van, because of the extra seats and storage space for the luggage. Luxury lovers will enjoy cruising the streets in the elegant Mercedes- Benz E-Class. If you will encounter rough terrain or visit the national park as part of your itinerary, then taking a Kia Sportage or a similar SUV is ideal.

  • What's the speed limit in Killarney?

    Make sure you adhere to the 50 km/h average speed limit while in your car hire in Killarney. The speed limit also applies to the surrounding urban centres and towns. On urban roads, the permitted speed limit is 80 km/h; while on motorways, the speed limit is 100 km/h. All the housing estate roads in Killarney have a speed limit of 30 km/h. Roads in school areas have a periodic speed limit of 50 km/h when the schools are open. Always be on the lookout for posted signage, as the speed limit differs depending on where you are in Killarney.

  • Where are the best places to park in Killarney?

    There are several parking options in Killarney. You can park in town in the dedicated vehicle parks. Most of the public car parks charge a certain fee. On certain streets, on-street parking is permitted, but you must have a parking permit. Parking on Sundays is free in most car parks. Some public car parks include Beech Road Park, Fair Hill Park, Killarney Outlet Centre or Cathedral Car Park. Additionally, most of the hotels in Killarney offer complimentary parking to their guests during their stay.

Killarney car rental reviews and directory

Budget

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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8.0

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Arrivals Hall

Monday09:30 - 18:00
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Thursday09:30 - 18:00
Friday09:30 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
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Tom Spillane Office

+353 64 663 4341

Monday10:00 - 18:00
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Saturday10:00 - 18:00
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4.4 Mediocre

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

cost. drop off was smooth

Cons:

We had just rented a car from Budget and returned it on a Wednesday. We were back that Saturday for another rental car. The office said we had to have another notice from my credit card company saying that it covered the car in Ireland because that notice had to be sent to them 48 hours in advance of picking up the car, rather than when we had sent it to them to pick up the first car. I had to return the next day with that paperwork for them. Very inconvenient. The time was incorrect on the car and we couldn't figure out how to fix that. The heat was always on as well and we couldn't figure out how to turn it off. The car screeched as well. I agree with other reviewers that reviewing the features of the car would be helpful. I also agree with another reviewer on October 15 and gave the review a 2.8. It looks like I rented that same car the first time I rented from Budget on this trip and the clutch gave out entirely and we were stuck from 7 pm until midnight until they could send out someone to verify that indeed it was a mechanical failure and not me so that I didn't have to pay for it and only then did they call for a tow and work out giving me another car the next morning. This mechanical failure entirely set back my vacation plans as we could not see what we wanted because the car wouldn't work. Budget needs to have mechanics drive the cars once they are returned to make sure they are working properly before sending them out again.

1 out of 1

Europcar

10.0

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1 review

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

One location in Killarney

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Main Terminal, Farranfore Airport

+353 61 206 080

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Payless

8.4

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10.0

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10.0

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2.0

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10.0

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Arrivals Hall, Kerry Airport

Monday09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday09:30 - 18:00
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Thursday09:30 - 18:00
Friday09:30 - 18:00
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CARHIRE.ie

6.4

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Desk in arrivals Hall, Kerry Airport, Farnhore (Meet & Greet service)

1844 1944

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GREEN MOTION

4.1

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Kerry Airport

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Avis

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Arrivals Hall

Monday09:00 - 18:00
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Thursday09:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

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Mirium at the front desk was informative, honest and gave great directions. It was very personal to her that we were safe and had a great vacation. Makes Ireland and its people very inviting. Thanks Colm and Tom

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Gleneagles Hotel

+353 646 631 393

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
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Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Irish Car Rentals

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Kerry County airport

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Smile Rent

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Kerry Airport

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Sunnycars

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Kenmare Street

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3 travellers who rented a car in Killarney gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.1

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Economy

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