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Last reviewed Jan 2024 by MPV editorial team

Car rental or campervan rental is a must in Ireland, I live in the North of Ireland, and I am speaking from first-hand experience. If you are staying a few days in Dublin or Cork you can get by without your own transport, but if you really wish to see all of Ireland you need a car rental. The best thing is that you can actually see most of Ireland on a normal 2-week holiday. Another way of putting it is to say that Ireland is compact, with a lot of attractions squeezed in, and perfect for a car rental road trip.

We are able to offer a wide range of rental vehicles in the people carrier category with free miles.

If you are going to explore Ireland this summer, it is likely you will be flying into Dublin international airport, situated just north of Dublin city. Unless you are just staying in Dublin, you will need a car to get out and about and tour Ireland proper. For many, this is a trip of a lifetime, and we recommend renting a people carrier for extra comfort and space that come sin this vehicle category. Demand for 7 seater car rental Dublin is big and whilst all suppliers offer these on their fleet, numbers are limited so please book weeks or months in advance of your Dublin arrival date.

We can provide 7 seater car hire with automatic or manual shaft from Dublin airport or near Dublin. 9 seater passenger van rental has recently been added to the services provided by MPV Rentals, the response has been good with a high demand for multi-seater cars that will seat 7,9,10,12 or 14 passengers, so please book well in advance. . We also offer a growing range of 8 seater car rental options, in Ireland and at all key inbound arrival airports in Australia.

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Where to Rent A Car In Ireland

You can book and pickup a passenger rental vehicle or people carrier at cheap prices in Ireland from any of the airports plus Dublin city centre, the most popular pickup location is Dublin airport, but others Like Shannon are also popular, please see popular location list below.:  

7 Seater Car Hire Automatic Ireland 

Suppliers at Dublin airport offer a range of Automatic 7 seaters aimed at international travellers from the USA and drivers that are not licenced to drive manual shift cars.  People carriers do sell out during the summer months, so please book in advance

Ford Galaxy full size seven seater

Passenger Van

Ford Galaxy Aut. Or Similar

  • 7 Seats
  • 2 Bag
  • 5 Doors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automatic
  • Partial Payment

Fuel Policy

Full to full

  • Unlimited Mileage
  • Collision Damage Waiver

7 Seater Car Hire with Manual Shift also Available

A wide selection of 7 seaters are available in Ireland from Dublin airport and other key locations, please note the cost of 7 seater car rental in Dublin and other parts of Ireland is based on season, so prices will be more expensive in the summer months and lower in off-peak winter months. Early booking is always advisable. Currently, no 8 seaters are available,   the next size up is the 9 seater passenger van also classes as a people carrier. 

I strongly advise booking during summer or early Autumn if you are a fan of Irish music, make sure to visit during one of the major music festivals or fleadhs. Galway holding one of the largest, but they are happened everywhere in Ireland

Popular vehicle types for 7 & 9 seater rental in Lisbon

Popular seven rental Irelan options

Within the car rental industry few if any supplier will guarantee an actual car model, it will always read for example Volkswagen Toucan or similar. The similar is a get out clause if they dot have that particular model available, but they will still provide an equivalent seven seaters, example a Citroën C4 Grand Picasso.

  • Citroën Grand Picasso – 5+2 Seater
  • Vauxhall Zafira – 5+2 Seater
  • Ford Galaxy – 7 Seater
  • Dacia Jogger ( manual and automatic  7 Seater )
  • VW Touran

Popular 9 seater passenger minivan rental options

  • Renault Trafic Automatic or similar –9 Seater
  • Mercedes Vito or similar – 9 Seater
Ford Galaxy full size seven seater

Passenger Van

Ford Galaxy Or Similar

  • 7 Seats
  • 3 Bag
  • 5 Doors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Manual
  • Partial Payment

Fuel Policy

Full to full

Pick-up Location

Free shuttle service

  • Unlimited Mileage
  • Collision Damage Waiver
  • Theft Protection
Ford Galaxy full size seven seater

Passenger Van

Ford Galaxy Or Similar

  • 7 Seats
  • 3 Bag
  • 5 Doors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Manual
  • Partial Payment

Fuel Policy

Full to full

Pick-up Location

Free shuttle service

  • Unlimited Mileage
  • Collision Damage Waiver
  • Theft Protection

9 Seater Car rental options in Ireland 

Sixt Ireland offer the Renault Traffic or similar for those seeks to rent a 9 seater passenger van.

Renault Trafic 9 seater italy

Passenger Van

Renault Trafic Or Similar

  • 9 Seats
  • 4 Bag
  • 4 Doors
  • No Air Conditioning
  • Manual
  • Partial Payment

Fuel Policy

Full to full

Pick-up Location

In Terminal

  • Unlimited Mileage
  • Collision Damage Waiver
  • Theft Protection

What does a Free Shuttle Service Mean?

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The pickup location can be either on or off airport. Off airport simply means you will need to get a free shuttle bus outside arrivals to bring you to the car rental depot. Example Budget Rent A Car Ireland have desk inside arrivals and for Easirent you will need to use the shuttle service. As this is Dublin airport, which is relatively small, finding and getting the shuttle is fairly easy. In addition, Easirent offer online check-in so that can save valuable time by completing details online in advance. This will reduce queuing time and should save you loads of time at the rental counter.

Seven and 9 Seater Car rental Ireland Drives

Ireland is a green and wonderful island located in northwestern Europe, it has an extensive history while maintaining beautiful and world-renowned nature. Ireland is like nowhere else on earth and is famous for its castles, history, and culture. With Celtic tribes first settling there in 4BC, it is no wonder Ireland is consistently visited by history buffs and nature enthusiasts alike. With places like Dublin and Cork having it’s prominently noticed attractions, there are also small passageways and hidden treasures down little alleys. This makes Ireland such a great place to visit, as you can spend years here and not see all the great country has to offer.

Ring of Kerry:

Ring of Kerry:

Ireland is home to many famous short drives that are just loops but give a special backdrop. The Ring of Kerry is a 179 km circuit that is in the South of Galway. Along the Ring of Kerry, one can find beaches, medieval ruins, meadows, and lakes. Down here, one can also see Healy Pas in Cork County. This 11 km drive shows some of the great inland beauty.

The Wild Atlantic Way:

If you want to experience the true beauty of Ireland, travelling The Wild Atlantic Way is how you do it. The longest drive in all of Ireland passes through 5 major sections as well 157 ‘discovery points’ that’ll help guide you along the way. You’ll see places like Cork, the Blarney Castle, the 15th century Ross Castle, and many more. If you’ve got a surfboard, it is also great surfing along the coast! It’s best to beware of big swells, though.

The Giants Causeway:

For years, the Giants Causeway has inspired artists of a broad spectrum. Offering views of the Atlantic Ocean from jaw-dropping cliffs, you can get here by travelling about 5kms northeast of the town of Bushmills. It is a World Heritage Sight and if you come here, you’ll certainly see why it is one of Ireland’s most famous places! Some of the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 meters thick and 12 metres high in places!

Irish Car Rental Companies

The rental companies that service the Irish airports are Internationale recognisable brands that include Budget car rental, Alamo, National Car Rental, Sixt and Flizzr car hire

  • Alamo
  • Budget
  • Easirent
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Flizz
  • Sixt

Best time to visit Ireland

The weather is so unpredictable it is hard to say, it is really a year round destination and always some activity that can be indulged in the rain, snow or sun.

Driving in Ireland in a 7 Seater Rental

Gas stations are few and far between in some places, so it’s best to keep your eye on the tank! It is also best to have some patience when driving around the countryside, as farm equipment and another big piece of machinery is usually driving pretty slow on the road. The usual speed limit in Ireland is around 120 km/h hour for motorways, 100 km/h for National Routes, and 80 km/h for local and regional roads. However, you generally won’t be able to go this fast as you’re usually too busy admiring the scenery! Petrol colour here is green for regular petrol, opposite to America.

MPV Rentals keep adding new partners, which in turn leads to a larger fleet of minivans and some great deals on 7 seater car hire Orlando, Florida

People Carrier Hire Northern Ireland

Whilst the South of Ireland attracts most tourists, the North is worthy of a visit. The main attractions in Northern Ireland are to be found in Belfast city and the Antrim coast. We also offer good deals on people carriers from Belfast International airport and the local George Best airport on the outskirts of Belfast.

Car Rental Ireland FAQs

How Old Do You Have To Be To Rent A 7 Seater Car Rental In Dublin?

This will vary across suppliers, please refer to the table below For most car rental companies the minimum age is 25, and you should have held your driving licence for a minium of 2 years. Example with EASIRENTthe minium age is 25. If you are under 25 and above 21 they will charge an underage charge will apply.

CompanyMin AgeMax AgeLicence Held For:Unlimited Miles
Keddy by Europcar28741 yearYes
Budget26752 yearsYes
Dooley28772 YearsYes
Alamo25** No Max13 yearsYes
Enterprise25** No Max13 yearsYes
Flizzr21** No Max4 yearsYes

What is the upper age limit?

Again this will vary across suppliers, with EASIRENT it is 74, with SIXT no maximum age and no senior driving fee will apply

Where Can I View The Supplier's Complete Rental Conditions?

On the search results page, after entering your booking dates, a link will be displayed to that rental supplier's rental conditions. So please enter your travel dates into the booking widget to learn more

What Is The Fuel Policy In Ireland?

We will only offer car rental suppliers that have a fair fuel policy. This means return the car with the same amount of fuel and avoid any additional charges 

Can I Rent A Car In Ireland Without A Credit Card?

All suppliers we offer at Dublin Airport require the lead driver to provide a credit card for local security deposit. Please check it does not expiry during or soon after the rental period

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