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Waterford car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Waterford

  • When you get a car hire in Waterford, you get the ultimate flexibility to explore the city and the beautiful nearby surroundings. It’s better to opt for a hire car than other modes of transport, such as public buses, due to the fact you can rely on your own schedule rather than waiting for buses to arrive. For instance, if you want to travel to Woodstown Beach, you can get there in about 20min with your car hire, compared to around 50min if you take a bus.
  • Waterford Airport (WAT) doesn’t have any car hire companies in the arrivals hall; however, you can take a taxi from the front of the terminal to a nearby car hire agency, such as Hertz, in about 12min. This is located on the Butlerstown Roundabout, from where you can conveniently continue your journey to your accommodation. Other car hire companies close to the airport are Enterprise and Europcar, so you should easily be able to find a suitable car hire in Waterford.
  • The city centre in Waterford is almost completely pedestrianised, with only narrow roads left for cars to navigate. For that reason, if you decide to drive in the centre, you should opt for a small vehicle, such as Ford Ka. There is also a big bicycle hire culture in the city, with many of those on bikes being tourists. When driving in your Waterford car hire, you should keep an eye out for cyclists that aren’t familiar with the roads.
  • During rush hour, which tends to be on weekdays roughly from 07:00 to 09:00 and 16:30 to 18:30, there tends to be a lot of traffic in the city, so it’s best to avoid driving at these times if possible. One road that is especially busy is the R710 ring road, which sees a lot of traffic jams. During winter, the roads can also become icy, so you should take extra care when travelling through the city.
  • Book your rental car in Waterford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Waterford are around 17% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Waterford

  • How much is the price of fuel in Waterford?

    The average price of fuel in Waterford is ₹ 628 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 7,541 and ₹ 10,054, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Waterford?

    Compact (Seat Arona or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Waterford.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Waterford?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Waterford?

    A Compact car rental in Waterford costs ₹ 2,179 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Waterford?

    An Economy car hire in Waterford costs ₹ 1,863 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Waterford?

    If you’re planning on driving predominantly in the city centre, then a small vehicle is great for parking in small parking spots. But if you’re looking to take your Waterford car hire out into the countryside, you’ll want something a bit more robust – a 4x4 can tackle a range of terrains.

  • What’s the speed limit in Waterford?

    When you’re driving your car hire in Waterford, you must stick to the speed limits at all times. When you’re on motorways on the outskirts of the city, you can drive at 120 km/h (74 mph). As soon as you reach regional and local roads, the speed limit changes to 80 km/h (49 mph). Inside Waterford itself, the speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph), whereas in certain urban areas and roads near schools, the speed limit drops to 30 km/h (18 mph). One road that has a large number of speed cameras is the R711.

  • Where are the best places to park in Waterford?

    When it comes to parking your Waterford car hire in the city, there are lots of options available. There is a lot of parking operated by the local council, which is on a Pay and Display basis. For instance, you can find Pay and Display car parks on Jenkins’ Lane, Millar’s Marsh and Bolton Street, which start from around 1,80 € per hour. There is also a range of private parking spaces in the centre of the city, such as at Thomas Hill Car Park. This car park charges a daily rate of roughly 4,50 €, which is great if you want to stroll around the city and explore. From 18:30 to 08:30 on Mondays to Thursdays and Saturdays, and from 21:30 to 06:30 on Fridays, on-street parking is free. On Sundays, on-street parking is free for the entire day.

Waterford car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

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Cork Road

+353 51 304 804

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.0

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10.0

Value for money

10.0

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Butlerstown Roundabout

+353 51 307 012

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
All good everyone was terrific thank You Rich 2023

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Location is on an extremity of town so you’ll likely need a taxi to pick up. The staff were professional, courteous, efficient, and thorough. I didn’t feel rushed at all and they answered all the questions I had. They treated me like someone they knew rather than ‘just’ a customer. The car was in great shape and was very fuel efficient. I highly recommend it!

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keddy by Europcar

9.0

Wonderful

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3 locations in Waterford

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Kilkenny Vehicle Centre, Callan Rd

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Ryan Power Skoda Dealer, Powerstown Road

+353 526 180 323

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The Sweep Garage, Kilmeaden

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Europcar

6.3

Okay

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Kilkenny Vehicle Centre, Callan Rd.

+353 56 780 3370

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Ryan Power Skoda Dealer, Powerstown

+353 52 618 0323

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The Sweep Garage, Kilmeaden

+353 51 384 134

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Easirent

4.9

Mediocre

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Waterford Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Waterford

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Cork Road, Waterford

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4 travellers who rented a car in Waterford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.7

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Pick-up locationWaterford
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