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Car Hire Killarney Mini Guide

Hiring a car in Killarney, Ireland with Rhinocarhire opens up a world of possibilities for exploring the stunning landscapes and historic landmarks of County Kerry and beyond. With our convenient pickup locations in Killarney, you can quickly get behind the wheel of your chosen vehicle and embark on your adventure. Whether you're planning to explore the scenic Ring of Kerry, discover the rugged beauty of the Dingle Peninsula, or visit the majestic Killarney National Park, having your own transportation gives you the flexibility to travel at your own pace and discover hidden gems along the way. With Rhinocarhire, you can trust in our reliable service and diverse range of vehicles to make your journey in Killarney an unforgettable experience.

Benefits of Car Hire in Killarney:

  • Unparalleled Freedom: Killarney offers numerous scenic routes. Hiring a car ensures you're not confined to tour timings or public transport schedules.
  • Convenience: With strategic pick-up and drop-off points, including proximity to Kerry Airport, the process is seamless.
  • Tailored Experience: Whether you're in Killarney for its lush landscapes or rich cultural events like traditional music sessions, a car allows you to prioritize your interests.

Distance to Nearest Airport: Kerry Airport, the closest to Killarney, is roughly 15 miles (24 km) away. By car, this is a comfortable drive of about 20 minutes via the N22.

Road Conditions: Most main roads, including the N22 and N72, are well-maintained. However, Killarney's beauty often lies in its more remote areas, where roads can be narrower and winding. Always be vigilant, especially during wet conditions.

Traffic: While Killarney itself is relatively easy to navigate, during peak tourist seasons or local festivals, some congestion can be expected. An early start is advisable to bypass the busiest periods.

Tolls: Driving directly in and around Killarney won't involve any tolls. However, if venturing further afield, say towards Dublin or other major cities, you might encounter toll roads.

Weather-Dependent Car Choice: The Irish weather, known for its unpredictability, can influence your car choice. If you're visiting in winter or planning to explore rugged terrains, consider an SUV for its stability. For summer and city tours, a compact car might be more fitting.

Attractions & Routes:

  1. Killarney National Park: Just a few minutes' drive from the town center, immerse yourself in lakes, woodlands, and mountains.
  2. Ring of Kerry: A 111-mile (179 km) circuit, ideal for witnessing coastal views, archaeological sites, and local villages.
  3. Muckross House and Gardens: Only about 4 miles (6 km) from Killarney, delve into history and nature.
  4. Gap of Dunloe: Roughly 7 miles (11 km) away, this mountain pass offers a driving experience like no other.

Importance of Booking Your Hire Car Early: To ensure availability and competitive rates, especially during peak seasons, it's prudent to book your car hire well in advance. Early booking  also allows you to specify any particular car models or additional amenities you may desire.

Conclusion: Killarney, with its blend of natural allure and cultural richness, beckons travellers from all corners of the globe. Enhance your visit with the convenience and flexibility of car hire, ensuring each moment in this Irish paradise is cherished to its fullest.

Current Rental Rates in Killarney

Toyota Avensis

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 197.27 EUR/day
Toyota Avensis

7 Days rental at 1380.89 EUR from 23/09/2024

  3 |
  Manual |

Ford Ka

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 46.69 EUR/day
Ford Ka

7 Days rental at 326.89 EUR from 23/09/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.97 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 328.85 EUR from 23/09/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Killarney: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Ring of Kerry: Utilize your rental car to embark on the famous Ring of Kerry, a scenic drive known for its breathtaking landscapes, coastal views, and charming small towns. Enjoy the freedom to stop at points of interest such as Moll's Gap, Ladies View, and the picturesque town of Kenmare.

  • Killarney National Park: Drive into the heart of Killarney National Park, where you can explore the majestic Muckross House and Gardens, the traditional farms, and the stunning Torc Waterfall. Enjoy scenic drives through the park's diverse landscapes, from lakes and mountains to forests.

  • Gap of Dunloe and Dingle Peninsula: With your hire car, venture through the dramatic Gap of Dunloe, a narrow mountain pass carved by glaciers. Extend your journey to the Dingle Peninsula, where you can enjoy rugged scenery, ancient heritage sites, and the charming town of Dingle.

  • Ross Castle and Lakes of Killarney: Visit the historic Ross Castle, situated on the edge of Lough Leane. Take a scenic drive around the Lakes of Killarney, stopping for picturesque views and leisurely walks along the lakeshores.

  • Local Gastronomy and Culture: Experience the local culture by driving to traditional pubs and restaurants in and around Killarney. Sample authentic Irish cuisine, enjoy live music, and immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of County Kerry.


Killarney - Popular Destinations

  • Killarney National Park - Approx. 0 km
  • Muckross House and Gardens - Approx. 6 km
  • Ross Castle - Approx. 3 km
  • Torc Waterfall - Approx. 7 km
  • Gap of Dunloe - Approx. 10 km
  • Car Hire Kerry Airport - 16 km away

Our Most Popular Rated Local Car Rental Suppliers from Killarney

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    Budget Direct
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Average prices per day in Killarney

January€ 168
February€ 164
March€ 111
April€ 79
May€ 94
June€ 163
July€ 199
August€ 153
September€ 150
October€ 145
November€ 134
December€ 148
January€ 98
February€ 95
March€ 89
April€ 67
May€ 82
June€ 145
July€ 180
August€ 141
September€ 133
October€ 93
November€ 82
December€ 90
January€ 858
February€ 828
March€ 224
April€ 93
May€ 168
June€ 327
July€ 591
August€ 226
September€ 275
October€ 619
November€ 612
December€ 618
January€ 315
February€ 307
March€ 192
April€ 126
May€ 129
June€ 248
July€ 247
August€ 198
September€ 208
October€ 267
November€ 258
December€ 291
January€ 642
February€ 621
March€ 375
April€ 254
May€ 277
June€ 354
July€ 388
August€ 360
September€ 339
October€ 548
November€ 478
December€ 637
January€ 67
February€ 65
March€ 59
April€ 50
May€ 64
June€ 83
July€ 134
August€ 108
September€ 93
October€ 67
November€ 53
December€ 67
January€ 185
February€ 182
March€ 172
April€ 124
May€ 117
June€ 200
July€ 237
August€ 237
September€ 241
October€ 250
November€ 157
December€ 220
January€ 411
February€ 397
March€ 141
April€ 67
May€ 121
June€ 260
July€ 284
August€ 142
September€ 174
October€ 313
November€ 300
December€ 326

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