Galway car hire

Galway car hire

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Galway car hire information

Pick-up location Galway
Hire locations 8
Airport locations 1

Galway car hire reviews and directory

From £25/day
Rated no. 1
Enterprise
enterprise
Best rated
9.4 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Galway
Enterprise
Locations in Galway
Oldenway Business Park
+353 9177 1200
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 14:00
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Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent
25 Feb 2017
Pros: It was clean and easy to use
Cons: I was worried the car couldn't handle long distances.
10.0 Excellent
10 Mar 2017
Honest, efficient and reliable
Pros: 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.
From £24/day
Rated no. 2
Budget
Most popular
5.4 Okay (12 reviews)
1 location in Galway
Budget
Locations in Galway
12 Eyre Square
+353 9156 6376
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
4.4 Okay
13 Jul 2016
terrible car and service for car that was sub-par
Pros: good price
Cons: The rental agency told me the car was new and had no scratches. It was new--it had 79,000 miles and scratches all over it. I had to walk quite a way to pick it up and had to stop again at the agency to show them all the scratches. The car screeched and had no power in first gear. It stopped working and we were stuck for almost 5 hours as a result. The agency insists on having someone come out to say it is not working (when it is clear it is not because the clutch stopped). That took 3 hours. It is only after that time that they then called a tow truck to come. The tow truck driver lost his glasses and we helped him search for it. We initially were stuck at 7 pm and didn't arrive back to our B and B until close to midnight as a result of all this. Budget initially told me I had to pay for the car that broke down and the tow because I did not have insurance. They need to find service people around the country so one does not have to wait for 3 hours to have someone certify that your car doesn't work when it is obvious that it does not. The problem is that people say "I just got this call" and "I tried to call you but couldn't reach you" when this is incorrect and you end up waiting for hours. It took several calls the next day as well to get a new car towed to our B and B because Budget never answered their phone or my voicemail calls to them. I spent a lot of money calling people as a result of this problem. Totally awful service when something goes wrong and they give you cars that don't work and need mechanical fixing. They need to look over cars to make sure they work before sending them out. Don't use them.
4.0 Okay
25 Feb 2017
Pros: Fuel efficient car
Cons: 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.
6.8 Good
29 May 2018
Off site pick-up
Pros: 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.
3.6 Mediocre
9 Oct 2018
Expensive, No Return Instructions, Dirty Windshild
Pros: Car was easy to drive and nice size.
Cons: Dirty windshield and exterior. Expensive.
8.4 Excellent
9 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.
8.0 Excellent
15 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).
6.0 Good
21 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.
6.8 Good
5 Jun 2016
Pros: The service in Galway was good I booked this car on line with no option to add insurance when I arrived in Galway the insurance cost me more than the car hire.The actual pick up point base for the car is some hike with luggage. Drop off could be explained a little better or where to park the car. No one checked the vehicle Ann Mulligan
3.6 Mediocre
27 Jul 2016
Cons: Picked Budget because drop off I picked said it was in Eyre Square It wasn't It was in a public car park in a congested area Drop off took over an hour
4.8 Okay
30 Apr 2018
Confused about where to drop
Pros: 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.
From £22/day
Rated no. 3
Payless
payless
Cheapest deal
3.2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Galway
Payless
Locations in Galway
12 Eyre Sq
+353 9139 4374
Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
3.2 Mediocre
26 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
sunnycars
2 locations in Galway
Sunnycars
Locations in Galway
12 Eyre Square
Ballybrit
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Galway
AutoEurope
Locations in Galway
Europcar
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Galway
Europcar
Locations in Galway
MOTOR PARK, 3rd EXIT OFF KIRWAN RB
+353 9139 6555
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Galway
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Galway
Motor Park, 3Rd Exit Off Kirwan Rb
15 travellers who hired a car in Galway gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.8

Car hire locations in or near Galway

Good to know

Most popular agency Budget
Most popular car type Mini
Average price £47/day
Good deal £23/day

When to book a car hire in Galway

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Top tips for hiring a car in Galway

  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Galway for £23 or less
  • Book your car hire in Galway at least 6 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Galway are around 59% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Galway

How much does it cost to hire a car in Galway?

On average a hire car in Galway costs £47 per day.

What is the most popular car hire in Galway?

Mini (Ford Ka or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Galway.

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Galway?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget (£52/day) and Europcar (£128/day).

What is the best car hire agency in Galway?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Galway are Enterprise (8.5, 12816 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4185 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Shannon airport (SNN)?

Car hire companies onsite at Shannon airport include Budget, Easirent, CARHIRE.ie, Avis, Sixt, Thrifty, Payless, keddy by Europcar, FLIZZR and Europcar.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: Shannon airport (SNN)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Shannon airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Easirent, CARHIRE.ie, Avis, Thrifty, Payless, Europcar, Hertz and Enterprise.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Galway?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 12 Eyre Square null (1 miles from the city centre).

How can I find a car hire near me in Galway?

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

How much does a Mini car hire cost in Galway?

A Mini car hire in Galway costs £31 per day, on average.

How much does a Economy car hire cost in Galway?

A Economy car hire in Galway costs £33 per day, on average.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Galway?

On average hiring a car in Galway costs £332 per week (£47 per day).

How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Galway?

On average a car hire in Galway costs £1424 per month (£47 per day).

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