Car Rental Galway

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About Car Rental Galway

Car Rental Ireland offers car booking service in Galway and other locations across Ireland for easy access for customers. We also provide information on the best locations in Ireland where you can enjoy your outdoor activities.

When you rent a car in Galway, you will benefit from a customer friendly cancellation policy, free amendments to your car rental booking and a choice between a wide range of car types. All cars are supplied by Europcar in Ireland - the largest car hire company in Europe.

Picking up car hire in Galway city

Once you arrive at Galway rental desk shared with Europcar in the Motorpark, our rental staff will look after your booking.

The cars on offer range from the economy car rental which is suitable for city breaks, to SUVs which are more suited for travelling with family, or driving along the Wild Atlantic Way and of course our extensive luxury car range.

One way car hire option is available, there will be one-way drop off fee depending on the location you are dropping the vehicle to. Please visit the FAQs section for one way drop off information.

About Galway City

Galway City is truly a County that captures the heart and mind of all who visit. Located along the West Coast of the Island, Galway presents to you a unique and admirable viewpoint of the Wild Atlantic Way. Galway really captures the Irish culture, and consumes visitors with a warm welcome, great fun and good food.

The city is also known for hosting many festivals throughout the year with huge gathering for the annual Galway Arts Festival. The Arts Festival is Ireland’s largest international arts festival.

To really explore the city, you would need to rent a car, this would provide you with the flexibility to see admire and understand why it is called “The City of the Tribes”.

If you are looking for hotel overlooking the sea then, Galway bay Hotel and the Salthill Hotel will be to your delight at affordable prices and rooms with a view. The hostels are also of fine quality with most of them having free Wi-Fi.

Not forgetting AirBnB you have the opportunity to pick from over 300 properties to choose to stay from Furbough to Kilcolgan, there is always a fascinating property to share with the lovely locals.

Things to Do Around Galway

AAside from visiting the Spanish Arch, Salthill or taking a tour on the River Corrib, Galway has more to offer for those that are ready to step out the city centre. To visit places like Connemara, The Burren, Kylemore Abbey and Aran Islands, you will need to have a car hire available as as there are no direct buses are scarce and often do not travel direct. The main attraction of Galway city is that even though it is small city, it’s full of life and its outskirt is amazing, from the views, to the sea and the culture. Why not, visit one of the small Gaeltacht towns and experience a true Irish atmosphere and the Gaeilge language in full swing.


Situated at the very edge of Europe, on the west coast of Ireland, Connemara is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt places it's possible to find. With the residents speaking Irish as their first language it doesn’t get more Irish then this area. If you really want to impress the locals, why not speak a bit of gaelic: 'Dia Duit' means Hello and 'Slan' is Goodbye in Irish.

From the rugged Twelve Bens mountain range in the north through lake-rich Roundstone Bog to the golden beaches reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean, you'll know you're in Connemara by the light that constantly changes the mood and tone of the landscape.

This natural terrain and unspoilt environment offers all and any visitors a pond of spectacular of sights, experiences, adventure and activities. The people are warm, friendly and extend a hospitality which is the essence of Ireland. If you truly want to experience Ireland at its best and most prominent, visiting any all the little towns in Connemara is a must. Connemara has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland.

Aran Islands

Located in the heart of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands are three Islands located in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way.They have the most remarkable view of the Cliffs of Moher and surround country sides. The Island offers visitors a glimpse into a way of life used to be in the country, it is like stepping in to a beautiful time warp. The Islands’ raw beauty and charm leaves visitors wanting more.

The west side of the island faces the Atlantic, the North - East coast offers smooth passage for visitors between the mainland at Ros a’ Mhíl and the Islands. The island has various accommodation options suitable for all budgets. You can choose a Hostel, Self-Catering, Bed & Breakfasts, Camping and a Hotel whichever you fancy.

It is an ideal holiday destination with a great range of facilities including, tours, a small food market, restaurants, and a couple of pubs. This is also a great destination to immerse yourself into the old Gaelic ways and language, as all the residence speak Irish, which is their first language.

To see the outskirt of Galway, you need a car to get you around from location to location, if you are looking to visit places to go mountain biking in Connemara National Park, Salthill Beaches, Merlin Woods Park, Doo Lough Valley and if you want you can go for some horse-riding in Bushypark.

The Burren

The Burren, in between the North of county Clare and South of county Galway, there is no other place like it in Ireland. The Burren is made up of huge pavements of limestone called 'clints' with vertical fissures in the called 'grikes'.

The view around the Burren is truly spectacular. While you are there, you can take a walk on Corkscrew Hill and view across the Galway Bay, or the journey around Black Head or the view from Ballinalacken Hill across to the Aran Islands. Driving to the Burren from Galway takes just over an hour by driven and if you are driving from Dublin it is just over 3 hours.

Useful information

Car Rental Ireland - Galway Branch Map & Contact

Our Address:

C/O Motorpark,
Headford Road,
Galway City,
Co Galway,
H91 X7PD

Our Contact Numbers:

Telephone Number: +353 91 396 555

Fax Number: +353 91 7411071

Emergency Telephone Number: +353 1 844 1944

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