Before you start your journey take some time to get used to the vehicle and its controls. This is especially important if you're used to driving a manual transmission on the opposite side of the road.
When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be extra careful at road circles. Be sure to navigate traffic circles in an anti-clockwise direction, giving way to vehicles currently on the traffic circle to the left.
it can be a good idea to keep some spare change available in the vehicle to pay for tolls. Many toll roads will accept credit cards but it's always safer to have some change just in case
If you're planning to leave the car in a alternative place to the place you collected it from, all extra one way fees will be included in the price detailed on the site.
Sometimes it's daunting at first to rent a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Enjoy your vacation
You should always drive in Ireland is on the right side of the road
If you receive a parking or speeding fine when driving in Ireland the car hire company will deduct this amount from the credit card you have on file. If this happens you will be notified by email once this has been processed
When driving in a different country many countries have very strict regulations concerning consuming alcohol when driving. To avoid any issues, we advise you not to drink any alcohol at all when driving your vehicle
When hiring in Ireland you're allowed to bring along a child seat provided that you purchased the child seat within the EU or UK and it meets all of the required regulations. Alternatively, you can pre book a child seat from the car hire provider on the extras page of our website.
We get how frightening and daunting picking a car insurance product can be. The extra fees that are included in the price of hiring a vehicle are often very confusing, these include:
Stress Free Car Rental offers three levels of car hire excess cover, basic, essential and premium and we help you find the hire car that suits you and your trip. You can review the details of these on the extras page of the site when making a booking.
A lot of car hire websites mask the costly insurance excess and security deposit prices in the terms and conditions. Customers are then surprised when the cash is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is wrong and can really obstruct your plans which is why we won't do that at Stress Free Car Rental.
We don't call ourselves Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! Our mission is to make the vehicle rental procedure as easy as we can.
When you book a hire vehicle with Stress Free Car Rental you will always know how much you're paying beforehand - no hidden costs, no scary fees.
Collecting at an airport but not sure of your flight number? It's ok! - you can complete your booking now and add the flight number to your booking later on. Including your flight number will help the car hire company to wait for you if the flight is late. Always check the terms and conditions to understand what to do if your flight is delayed or cancelled.
Save money on your car rental in Ireland by booking your car well in advance. Take some time to review the various different prices.
Booking your car hire couldn't be simpler, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information explained in each section.
We don't hide any fees, we are transparent from the get-go.
Just get in touch and we'll do the rest - it really is that, well, simple!
Free Cancellation! You can cancel your car hire and get a refund up until 48 hours prior to collection.
You'd like to pay with a debit card? Need an extra driver? No problem. We have all the options on our website including great deals for extras such as additional drivers and GPS. We offer options to pay with a debit card wherever possible. Use the filters on our search results page to quickly and easily find them
As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two different levels of insurance when you book a car with us.
Our essential cover, offered when you make your vehicle booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a selection of extra charges that standard insurance doesn't.
Our essential cover doesn't cover things like cleaning fees, mechanical repairs, third party injury, loss of theft/damage to content in the car and other things. For more details see the T&Cs on the extras page of the website
Essential Cover includes fire, weather, theft, damage caused to the vehicle, flushing the engine after misfuelling, key cover and much more.
Essential cover appears as a choice in the car hire insurance options. For some partner/geographical car rental combinations the cover isn't always offered.
We compare prices on a vast selection of car types and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a small car to run around town, or perhaps a large SUV, a people carrier or a convertible for a road trip around | Ireland, we’ve got you covered.
If your luggage includes 2 large suitcases, we recommend taking a look at something in the Large Car category. Large category cars have lots of of room for 4 or 5 passengers and several bags.
Travelling with more than 5 people? Our website includes a variety of people carriers available in Ireland that can comfortably transport 7 or 8 passengers. If you're travelling with more than 8 people (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of bags) we recommend comparing our range of minibuses for hire.
Planning a trip with a larger group in Ireland? Whether it’s a big family holiday or a golf vacation, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat minibus and van deals from a vast array of rental companies.
If you’re struggling to find a car, people carrier or minibus that you want to hire, or if you have any enquiries regarding luggage space or car seat config, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team.
We offer a huge range of small cars, including Fiat 500s, Ford Kas, Nissan Micras and many more, perfect to navigating narrow city streets ,remember though, but don't forget you’ll be restricted on luggage space so be sure to pack light. .
Looking to drive something a bit special whilst you are in Ireland? Stress Free Car Rental's Prestige Car Hire category compares car hire deals for premier car manufacturers such as Range Rover, Mercedes, Audi and BMW.
Feel the wind in your hair as you drive around Ireland in your convertible hire car. We find great value deals on convertibles of all different sizes from Mustangs to Fiat 500s.
From smaller SUVs such as the Rav4 or Jeep Renegade to larger SUVs like the Nissan Rogue and Ford Expedition , we have a huge selection for you to compare before you book your rental in Ireland.
Pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card provided by your bank or credit card company when hiring through us.
We accept a huge number of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).
Many of the Ireland car rental partners we include on the website will accept a debit card when you pick up the rental; but some of these do have different terms and conditions associated with them. Be careful to check the T&Cs if you want to pick up the car using a debit card.
It's worth bearing in mind that quite often car hire partners that do accept debit card on collection are not as cost effective as those that accept credit card only.
Would you like us to accept payments using something other than credit card or debit card? Feel free to contact us and let us know. We're open to ideas about how we can enhance the service we offer to make paying for your car hire as Stress Free as it can be.
It's useful to know the payment options for your car rental in Ireland, as payments for extras (like booster seats and Sat Nav) might have to be paid in local currency (by credit card) on collection.
One important thing to consider when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card at the collection desk, car rental companies sometimes hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the credit card hold is often a significant amount of money and if you decide to pay with a debit card this might be debited from your account and not returned until weeks after you've returned the car.
Quite often, car rentals that come with our Premium Cover option enable you to use a debit card on collection with no extra charges. You can review if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the car rental excess and insurance alternatives on the second step of the booking process.
We've made it really easy on our website to view which car hire companies can accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare the car hire companies can accept your card type on collection.
There's a wide variety of reasons why we're different from our competitors but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our frustration with the process of renting a car.
Stress Free Car Rental collects and compares millions of car rental prices at 1000s of car rental locations to hunt down amazing deals and ensure that booking them on the website as quick, easy and Stress Free as it should be
The reason we decided to do things a bit differently is because we got frustrated with seeing customers being hit with unexpected charges and knew we could do a better job.
Stressfreecarrental.com work hard to ensure that we provide customers with all of the best car rental prices in Ireland with no nasty surprises.
Car hire providers we work with include the larger vehicle hire providers like Enterprise and Europcar there are some firms we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we don't include these on our website.
We work diligently to make sure that the prices you see on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in Ireland
All of our rentals in Ireland include a full to full fuel policy. You'll pick the car up with a full tank of fuel and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
The following car rental brands are available in Ireland: Europcar, Keddy by Europcar, Easirent, Alamo, National, Enterprise, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty.
If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.