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Car Rental Galway

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Car Rental Galway

EasyTerra Car Rental Galway is an independent car rental comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always reserve your rental car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental companies in Galway

Below are the car rental companies in Galway with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Alamo

    8.5 (7436)
  • Europcar

    7.9 (6678)
  • Enterprise

    7.9 (1605)
  • Budget

    7.8 (8456)
  • Avis

    7.8 (4843)
  • Payless Car Rental

    7.4 (426)

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Car rental companies in and around Galway

If you are looking for a rental car in Ireland, but in a city other than Galway, please click through to the Car rental Ireland page, where you can choose in which city in Ireland you want to rent a car.

Car rental locations in Galway

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Location information for Galway


Galway is a pleasant town in western Ireland. There aren't many real sights, but this is overly compensated by its friendly people, the laid back atmosphere, cozy pubs and excellent restaurants. Furthermore, the city is the gateway to western Ireland with its many castles and the beautiful Connemara swamp area. Off the coast are the Aran Islands: Inishmore (with five fortresses on this island alone), Inishmaan and Inisheer.


Galway is the fastest growing city in Ireland. In 2010 its population was 75,000, that number is expected to grow to 100,000 in 2020.


Galway is situated on the west coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Corrib, which flows into Galway Bay. North of this bay (and west of Galway) are the Connemara wetlands. The famous Cliffs of Moher at Hags Head lie southwest of the city.


Just like in the rest of Ireland, the high-tech industry (ICT, biotechnology and medical devices) are well represented in Galway. Tourism is of great importance: the town is visited by more than two million people annually. Furthermore, Galway is an administrative and educational center for western Ireland.


Galway's small airport is located ten kilometers east of the city center. This airport is easily accessible by rental car. From the city follow the N6 and at Carrowmoneash take the N18. The way to Galway Airport is clearly signposted.
Larger Shannon Airport is located ninety kilometers south of Galway and is accessible via the N18. By rental car the trip from Shannon Airport to Galway takes about one hour.

Public Transport

The city has good public transport. There are two bus companies: Bus Éireann (11 city bus lines) and City Direct Galway (four lines). From the bus station in the center of town you can take buses to the eastern or western parts of town.

Traffic and Parking

The center of Galway is largely traffic-free. Around the center is a ring (Cuar Inmheánach). It is not difficult to find your way around in Galway, but in summer it can get very busy. Furthermore, it can be difficult to find a parking space. In the streets it is often not allowed to park more than two hours and the rates of the parking facilities are quite high.
For tours around the area, a rental car is ideal. Both the N59 (along the west side of Lake Lough Corrib) and the R337 (along Galway Bay) lead to the Connemara's beautiful landscape.


There is a huge range of accommodations in Galway. Especially budget travelers will not have any trouble finding shelter, but there are also middle class and luxury hotels. Furthermore there are a lot of privately run bed & breakfasts. Despite this large amount of accommodations we recommend you to book yours well in advance, when you're planning on visiting Galway during summer.

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Practical information

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  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Irish
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  • Popular rental companies

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
  • Alamo
  • Europcar
  • Enterprise
  • Budget
  • Avis
  • Payless Car Rental
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