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Terms and Conditions - Republic Of Ireland

Driving Licence

Drivers must produce a full valid unendorsed driving licence at the commencement of rental which they have held for a minimum of two years.

They must also have been eligible to hold a valid driving license for at least the number of years specified:

UK residents will only be required to present the photo card driving license but may be asked to agree to provide access to their licence records as needed. Visitors from overseas must produce a driving licence issued in their country of permanent residence, along with a translation into English (where appropriate). Only the renter or drivers approved by Budget are permitted to drive the vehicle.

Drivers with 2 or more unspent driving convictions or one unspent driving conviction from the list below will not be eligible to rent. Drivers who have been disqualified (or anything similar) in the last 10 years will not be eligible to rent.

Failure to disclose any driving convictions may mean you are fully liable for damage caused to the rental vehicle or any third party.

Customers over 75 years are eligible to rent with the following specific conditions: Customers requiring further clarification of our licence requirements please email us at or call our reservations department at +353 (0) 90 66 27711.


The renter must present their Credit Card at the time of picking up the car. Budget Car Rental accepts Budget Charge Cards and all major Credit Cards. Debit Cards or specified value prepaid Credit Cards are not acceptable as a form of payment or as deposit.


Budget Car Rental reserves the right to amend price structures without notice. Prices quoted at time of reservation however are guaranteed. Internet rates cannot be used in conjunction with any offline offers.

VAT (Sales Tax)

All prices quoted for car rental and/or additional products/services include VAT (Sales Tax).

Rental Extension

Customers wishing to extend their rental may contact our reservations department at or +353 (0) 90 6627711 to confirm availability. Extra days will be charged based on the local rate at the time the extension is made.


For your convenience your car will be supplied with a full tank of fuel which you will be asked to pay for when picking up the car. If you return the car full you will be refunded the cost of the fuel.

Cancellations, Amendments and No-Shows

If you need to cancel your car rental, please contact us at or call our reservations department at +353 (0) 90 66 27711. If you cancel 48 hours prior to your pickup time there will be no charge. Cancellation after this time or if you do not pick up the car will incur a fee of € 30. There is no charge for making booking amendments.


Vehicle models illustrated on this site are for guidance only. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that a vehicle from the group reserved is available, Budget reserve the right to substitute an alternative similar model.

Child Seats

You can book child seats on step 3 of the online booking process. This charge will be included in your total quotation.

Satellite Navigation Systems

Sat Navs/GPS can be booked on step 3 of the online booking process. This charge will be included in your total quotation.

Additional Driver

Additional drivers can be added when picking up the car for EUR € 10.80 per driver per day

Basic Cover - Included

When you hire a vehicle from Budget, the price you pay automatically includes a basic level of cover should you be involved in an accident or breakdown
Please familiarise yourself with the below areas of cover, including cover for any damage or injury you may cause to a third party, and the excess amounts you will be liable for. It is our goal to make all our products and services transparent for our customers.

Additional Cover - Optional

If you're looking for extra peace of mind when renting a vehicle, Budget also offer a range of additional cover options to supplement the standard mandatory cover included in your quote. Our rental agents can advise you on the benefits when you are picking up the vehicle.

Declining Collision Damage Wavier (CDW) / Theft Protection

CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) and Theft Protection insurance reduce your financial liability for damage or theft of the vehicle and are included in your quote by default.

By declining these insurances you are taking responsibility to arrange your own cover and assume full financial liability up to the value of the vehicle for losses arising as a result of loss or damage to the vehicle. Written proof of CDW and Theft Protection coverage in Ireland will be required when picking up the vehicle.

We recommend that you fully understand the conditions of cover provided by your credit card company when using your card for insurance cover.

Customers declining CDW and Theft Protection are required to pay a liability deposit of EUR €3,000. An administration fee of EUR €28.38 applies for use of this service.

One way rentals

One way rental fees are included in your quotation

Airport Surcharge

In common with many car rental companies a standard airport surcharge of EUR € 28.00 will apply to your rental when picking up from an airport location.

City Centre Location Surcharge

A City Centre Location Surcharge of EUR € 28.00 only applies to rentals picking up from Dublin City Centre and Galway City Centre.

Traffic Violations

Renters are responsible for payment of any speeding, parking or other traffic related fines in addition to a fine administration fee of EUR €30.00

M50 Motorway Barrier Free Tolls

It is the responsibility of the Driver to pay all tolls within the correct time frame. Any unpaid tolls and violation charges will be passed on to the renter. An administration fee may also apply. More information on the barrier free tolling system on Dublin's M50 Motorway is available at the car rental desk.

Unlimited Mileage

Budget have no mileage restrictions.

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