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How can I pay for my rental car?
Payment for a rental car should preferably be made by credit card. It is possible to pay by debit card, however at the rental counter you will need a credit card issued to the main driver in order to secure the deposit for your rental car.
Who is allowed to drive the rental car and what are the conditions?
A rental car can be driven by a main driver, that is the person registered in the booking. Additional drivers may be added to the reservation at extra fee. The main and additional drivers are to present a valid driving license, which they have been in possession of for at least one year (please refer to the rental conditions), and a valid identity card/passport. Additionally, the main driver is to present a valid credit card issued in their name.
Do I have to pick up and return the car at any time? What happens if I am late for pick-up?
We recommend that you pick up the car at the agreed time as the availability of the car cannot be guaranteed in case of a delay. As a rule, local suppliers keep vehicles available up to 30 or 60 minutes after the agreed time. If a delay is inevitable, please contact the rental agency (you will find their contact details on the voucher).
What documents are required to pick up the vehicle?
When picking up the vehicle, the main driver is to present the following documents: the printed voucher, their identity card or passport; their driving's license and their valid credit card.
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Frequently asked questions about car rental in Galway

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1. What do I need to consider when renting a car in Galway?

If you want to rent a car in Galway, we recommend that you book it in advance. Define the car size, i.e. a small car or a family van, choose an insurance package and the local supplier that meets your requirements. Choose additional options and compare the best offers on HAPPYCAR.

2. Why do I need a credit card to rent a car in Galway?

A credit card issued to the main driver of the vehicle is required to block a security deposit for your rental in Galway. We recommend that you check the rental conditions to make sure your credit card will be accepted.

3. Who can drive my rental car in Galway?

If you are planning to rent a car in Galway, include an additional driver at extra fee. You can also filter the search with an "additional driver included" option to find the offers with an additional driver free of charge.

4. What does free mileage mean for car rental in Galway?

Free mileage means there is no mileage restriction to the distance you can drive a rental car. When renting a car in Galway, unlimited or free mileage is available in most of the car rental companies. Visit HAPPYCAR and select this feature to filter suitable offers.

5. How long do I need to have a driver's license to rent a car in Galway?

All car drivers must have had a driving license for at least 12 months - regardless of age. Sometimes, car rentals in Galway require a license for at least 24 months. The rental company will only count the period of the license from when the driver reaches the age of 18.

6. How much liability coverage should I have when renting a car in Galway?

Third party liability insurance for rental cars differs depending on the country of a rental and the offer itself. By selecting an Excellent Offer you won't run a risk of having insufficient protection.

7. How long can a car rental company in Galway keep the deposit?

In general, car rental companies in Galway may keep a deposit for 28 working days. It is possible that the amount will only be visible on a credit card at the end of the billing period. Choose a reliable supplier to avoid any inconveniences on site.

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Galway Attractions and Travel Tips

Cheap Car Rental Galway

The most populous city in the west of Ireland with a population of 75,000 is the capital of Galway. It is known as a vibrant university city whilst not having the rush of a busy metropolis. Using a hire car to explore this wonderfully picturesque city is the best and easiest way to take it all in. It also gives you the opportunity to explore the entire region with a hire car from Shannon Airport, roughly an hour away from Galway itself.

The city is known as, “the City of the Tribes,” because during medieval times up to the early modern period, the city was ruled by 14 different tribes. Following the defeat of the Jacobites and the rise of Protestantism in Ireland, the clans power started to decline. You can sometimes see the flags of the 14 different clans flying in the city.

Sights

The Spanish Arch is one of the few parts of the city’s medieval defenses. It was designed as a passageway for ships carrying goods such as wine to pass through. Nowadays the spot is popular to relax by and watch the river flow gently along.

Lynch's Castle was once home to one of the most powerful clans in the city, the Lynch. The castle has some decorated windows as well as the coat of arms of Henry VII and of the city. Nowadays the castle is home to the Allied Irish Banks.

Galway Cathedral is dedicated to cardinal Richard Cushing in 1965 and it is one of the most impressive buildings in the city.

St. Nicholas Church, built in the 14th century, is dedicated to the saint of seafarers. It is said that Christopher Columbus worshiped in this church. 

Eyre Square is the public square of the city, home to green spaces and sculptures as well as two Crimean War cannons presented to the Irish regiment.

Culture

The Druid Theater is found in one of the oldest buildings in the city, an old tea warehouse. This theater hosts new and experimental plays by young Irish writers.

The city has some great traditional pubs that are well worth a visit should you wish to taste some fine ale and local food. Sehan Ua Neachtain is a very old school pub that is popular with students, tourist and locals alike, the pub often has live music and serves local Galway beer. Crane Bar, another very local bar, where you can hear great traditional live music and take in some storytelling. This pub is a must for anyone wishing to experience a local atmosphere in the city.

Excursions

Use your hire car Galway to explore the rich region of Galway.

The Aran Islands consistes of three small islands, Mor, Meain, and Oirr and you must take a ferry to the islands. The islands are home to historical forts such as “Dun Aonghasa," believed to have been built in the Iron Age and “Dun Duchathair.” O’Brien's Castle dates back to the 15th century, this site offers great views of the harbor. Washed up on the shore of the island is the MV Plassy vessel. In 1960, due to hard weather conditions, the ship was grounded and washed ashore, and it now serves as a popular tourist attraction.

With a HAPPYCAR rental in Galway, you can visit other Irish cities near or far such as Dublin or you can head down south to Cork.

Use your rental car Galway to get to the Burren region and see the Burren National Park. The region is famous for its limestone landscape. The Cliffs of Maher is a must when in the region, as well as the 13th century monastery, Corcomroe Abbey, which is still mainly intact.

Using a car hire Galway gives you the advantage of not being restricted by public transport. It also lets you get out of the city and explore the wonderful city of Galway - with a few clicks you can have your ideal car rental Galway booked.