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Ireland - Passenger vehicle

General Rental Information

Important documents

Driving Licence Requirements

The renter and all approved drivers must be in possession of a full, valid driving licence for at least 4 years and present it together with an identity card or passport while receiving delivery of the vehicle. Furthermore, the following conditions apply depending on the issuing country of the driving licence.

EU Driving Licences
Valid driving licences of all EU countries are accepted in Ireland without further preconditions.

All Other Licences
Driver's license printed with non Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic etc) must be complemented by an international driver's licence.

For driving licenses from countries not part of the Geneva/ Vienna Convention on Road Traffic (e.g. China), a Self-Translation Form provided by Sixt must be presented with the original license. Link to Self-Translation Form

UK Driving Licences
In addition to your licence, either a valid and up to date DVLA licence check code or a printed DVLA endorsement record must be provided for all Approved Drivers. A valid DVLA code or printed endorsement can be obtained from the DVLA website (www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence). For the validity of the code, please refer to the DVLA guidelines. Drivers under 23 years of age must not have any endorsements on their licence. For drivers 23 years of age and older, the maximum number of points on the licence is 6. However, some endorsements on your licence may restrict your ability to drive the vehicle, even if you have 6 or less points on your licence. If you or any other driver have any endorsements on your licence, please contact our call centre on 08444 99 33 99 to check if you qualify to drive.

Maximum rental period per rental is 28 days. For rentals more than 28 days please contact reservations@sixt.ie.

Age Restrictions

Certain regulations apply related to minimum age and possession of driver's license which can be found during the booking process depending on the booked vehicle. Basically, the minimum age for every driver is 21 years (having held the driving license for at least 4 years). A deviation from the minimum age is possible depending on the vehicle.

In Ireland, the following rules apply for the minimum age and possession of a driver's license:

Drivers over 75 must produce a doctor's note confirming that they are fit to drive. If this document cannot be presented, a rental with Sixt Ireland is unfortunately not possible.

Minimum Age License Requirements Car Category
21 License held for 4 years M***, E***, CCAN, CCMN, CDAR, CDMN, IDAR, IDMN, IDMR
25 License held for 4 years CCCC, CLAR, CLMR, FDAR, FDMR, IFAR, IFMR, ILAE, ILMR, IVAR, IVMR, IWMR, P***, S***
30 License held for 4 years FVAN, FVMN, L***

A surcharge applies for young drivers under 25 years.

Tariff information

General

All credit cards from internationally recognized credit card companies - such as American Express, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, Airplus are acceptable as payment methods whereas any prepaid cards, maestro cards, cash cards, visa electron, carte bleue or any other debit cards are not accepted. (for exceptions please refer to the section "Special terms and conditions for means of payment other than credit card") The payment method must have been issued in the name of the driver. This must be presented at the time of vehicle pick-up and be valid at this time.

Cash and cheque deposits are not accepted.

Sixt CarExpress Servicecard (Advantage Circle) is only accepted in combination with a valid Credit Card.

Please note, that payments with credit card may require the PIN of the credit card.

An advance charge approval is obtained for the chosen means of payment as a security. The exact deposit is determined on collection since the amount is dependent on the vehicle and protection level chosen. We recommend choosing our Super Top Cover to minimize liability and deposit required.

Cover Deposit amount (EUR)
Basic CDW Package 1,500.00 - 3,500.00
Top Cover 300.00 - 1,500.00
Super Top Cover 100.00 - 1,000.00

Additional Requirements for walk in rentals on premium and high performance vehicles

Additional security conditions apply for the following vehicle groups: SDAR, FDAR, PDAR, PFAR, LFAR, FVAR, LVAR, XFAR
The renter must provide their passport, a credit card, plus either another credit card in the name of the main driver or a proof of address (e.g. utility bill, bank statement) issued within 2 months preceding the start of the rental.

Special terms and conditions for means of payment other than credit card

For security reasons, debit cards are only accepted under the following conditions:
Outside the country of residence, some credit cards may operate as debit cards. Confirmation of card status (credit or debit) will be determined at time of rental in Ireland. Renters should contact their bank in advance to check if this process applies to their credit card. In the event where normally a preauthorization deposit is placed on a credit card, the procedure will change to allow the deposit amount to be charged to the debit card. A bank charge and administration fee of 5% of the deposit amount will be charged to the customer.
Provided there are no additional charges or vehicle damages, the debit amount, less the 5% bank fee, will be refunded to the debit card within a minimum of 10 working days after vehicle return.

Information on protection packages and excess level amounts when the change from a credit card to a debit card has been confirmed

Deposit amounts placed on debit cards will be processed in conjunction with our current excess levels depending on the protection package applied to the rental.

Cover Deposit amount (EUR)*
Basic CDW Package 1,500.00 - 3,500.00
Top Cover 300.00 - 1,500.00
Super Top Cover 100.00 - 1,000.00

Special rental information when booking Prepaid rates

Prepaid tariff - Pay now

When booking at a prepaid rate, the payment will be charged along with the total rental price (incl. booked extras and charges) prior to the rental. The driver and mode of payment shall be finalised at the time of reservation and cannot be changed. The confirmed credit card should be valid and available for presentation on collection of the vehicle. All extra costs that occur during the car rental will be charged to this credit card.
A refund shall not be issued for non-collection, vehicle being collected late or returned early.

Changing booking

A booking can be changed up to 48 hours before the start of the rental (on availability) in return for an alteration charge of 20.00 EUR. Any payment already made towards the rental will not be refunded; nor shall any differential amount be refunded if this alteration leads to a lesser rental cost.

Cancellation

A booking can be cancelled before the start of the rental. In the event of cancellation, the payment already made towards the rental will be paid back subject to a cancellation charge. The cancellation charge shall be the amount of the rental charge ( including any extras and charges) for a maximum of 3 rental days. Cancellations can be made online or in writing and must be addressed to: Sixt rent a car, Central Reservation Rochestown Avenue, Dun laoghaire Dublin Ireland Email: reservations@sixt.ie
No refund if less than 12 hours notice.

No-show

In the event that the booked vehicle is not collected or not collected at the agreed time, the rental charge already paid shall be withheld in full.

Accident/client fault

Please advice that in the event of a fault-accident, we do not refund unused days.

Protection conditions

Third Party Insurance (TI)

Protection coverage for the vehicle includes Third Party Liability with a maximum cover of 5,000,000.- Euro for damaged vehicle and unlimited liability for personal injuries. Protection coverage is limited to Ireland only.

Excluded from the protection is the use of the vehicle for the transport of dangerous goods. All protection as part of the rental contract will become void, in particular, if an unauthorized driver has used the vehicle or if the driver of the vehicle does not possess the required driver's licence at the time of the event giving rise to claim.

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)

Collision Damage Waiver removes the drivers responsibility to a part of the vehicle in case of damage.

Sixt rent a car recognize protections/waivers supplied by Sixt rent a car or by an Irish based Protection Company.
Protections and covers issued by others will also be recognized if renter provides a letter from protection/cover provider specifically stating that cover is in place in Ireland for the booked vehicle. This letter must be from the providing protection agency or credit card company.
Alternative Irish/Foreign Protection or Credit Card Protection: In order to avail of this service an additional administration fee (CDW Liability Deposit Admin Fee) applies per rental. Moreover the renter is liable for the full value of the vehicle, and will be required to leave a preauthorization of 5,000.00 EUR. If this amount is not available on the credit card, the customer will have to purchase Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection (TP), or he may be refused a vehicle.
If renter declines Waivers, Protections and Covers offered by Sixt rent a car and renter does not transfer cover by an Irish based Protection Company, foreign protection company or credit card company then renter personally assumes total financial responsibility for damage to or loss of the rental vehicle. In this instance, in order to establish appropriate security over the asset, the renter must provide a deposit to the full value of the vehicle.

If CDW is accepted, customer is only responsible for the following amounts:
1,500.00 EUR (MBMN, MCMN, MCMX, MDMN, CBMR, EBMN, ECAN, ECAE, ECMN, EDMN, CCAN, CCMN, CDMN, CDAR, CLAR, CLMR, IDMN, IDAR, IDMR, ILMR, ILAE)
2,000.00 EUR (CCCC, FDAR, FDMR, IWMR, IFAR, IFMR, IVMR, IVAR, SDAR, SDMR, SVAR, SVMR, PDAR, PDMR, PFAR)
3,000.00 EUR (FVAN, FVMN, LDAR, LDMR, LFAR)

If CDW is not accepted the customer will be held liable for the full value of the car.

Top Cover CDW

If CDW is already included in the rates, the renter can choose Top Cover CDW to reduce the Non-Waiverable Responsibility.

If Top Cover CDW is accepted, customer is only responsible for the following amounts:
300.00 EUR (MBMN, MCMN, MCMX, MDMN, CBMR, EBMN, ECAN, ECAE, ECMN, EDMN, CCCC, CCAN, CCMN, CDAR, CDMN, CLAR, CLMR, IDAR, IDMN, IDMR)
500.00 EUR (ILMR, ILAE, IWMR, IFAR, IFMR, IVMR, IVAR, SDAR, SDMR, SVAR, SVMR, FDAR, FDMR, PDAR, PDMR, PFAR)
1,000.00 EUR (FVAN, FVMN, LDAR, LDMR, LFAR)

Super Top Cover CDW

If CDW is already included in the rates, the renter can choose Super Top Cover CDW to eliminate the Non-Waiverable Responsibility.

To sign up for Super Top Cover CDW, the renter needs to be at least 25 years old.

If Super Top Cover CDW is accepted, customer is only responsible for the following amounts: 0,00 EUR.
500.00 EUR (FVAN, FVMN, LDAR, LDMR, LFAR)

Theft Protection (TP)

Theft Protection removes the drivers responsibility to a part of the vehicle in case of theft.

If Theft protection is accepted, customer is only responsible for the following amounts:
1.500,00 EUR (MBMN, MCMN, MCMX, MDMN, CBMR, EBMN, ECAN, ECAE, ECMN, EDMN, CCAN, CCMN, CDMN, CDAR, CLAR, CLMR, IDMN, IDAR, IDMR, ILMR, ILAE)
2.000,00 EUR (CCCC, FDAR, FDMR, IWMR, IFAR, IFMR, IVMR, IVAR, SDAR, SDMR, SVAR, SVMR, PDAR, PDMR, PFAR)
3.000,00 EUR (FVAN, FVMN, LDAR, LDMR, LFAR)

If Theft protection is not accepted the customer will be held liable for the full value of the car.

Personal Accident Protection (PAP)

By taking out personal accident protection can also be extended to cover the consequences of an accident.

In case you would like further details on the breakdown of each item, please contact us at customer.service@sixt.ie.

Tyre and Windscreen Coverage (GT)

Tyre and Windscreen Coverage provides cover against the consequences of damages on tires and windscreen.

If GT is accepted, customer is only responsible for the following amounts: 0.00 EUR

GT will only apply to the cost of the tyre or windscreen itself, related costs must be paid for by the customer. GT applies to one damage per rental.

If the protection is not accepted, the customer will be held liable for the full extent of the damage.

Roadside Protection (BC)

Our Roadside Protection is an extended breakdown protection during the car rental and protects the contract holder against high service and repair costs for the following incidents:

1) Key locked inside the vehicle: In the event of the key being locked inside the vehicle, Sixt will assume the costs to open the vehicle and for the vehicle to be towed away and for a replacement vehicle.

2) Breakdown caused by lack of fuel: In the event of a breakdown due to having run out of fuel, Sixt will assume the costs for the breakdown assistance and fuel required for the onward journey.

3) Assistance due to flat battery: In the event of assistance with starting being needed, Sixt will assume the costs for assistance (by the vehicle manufacturer or one of its partners).

4) Immobilization of the Vehicle: In the event that it is not possible to move the vehicle (eg due to wintery road conditions). Sixt will assume the costs for the vehicle to be towed away and for a replacement vehicle.

5) Misfuelled vehicle: Sixt will assume the costs for the vehicle to be towed away, for the cleaning of the fuel tank and its refuelling.

All services may only be ordered by a direct claim with Sixt. We will determine the type and extent of service required to ensure the client can continue the journey. If any damage on the rental vehicle occurs, which is not covered by Sixt within the scope of the Roadside Protection, the renter is liable for such damage.

Cross border rentals and territorial restrictions

Cross Border Rentals are allowed to the following countries: Northern Ireland.

A written permission issued by the Sixt branch is mandatory to cross the border.

For the written permission a charge applies.

In case of offence against Cross Border & Territorial Restrictions all protections lose their validity.

Extras

Accessories are bookable without obligation and subject to availability.

One-Way Rentals

One-way rentals within Sixt locations in Ireland are allowed under conditions depending on tarif.

International One-Way Rentals are only allowed to Northern Ireland. All other international One Ways are not allowed.

Navigation system

Navigation systems are available subject to a fee.

Additional Driver

A charge is levied for the additional driver, whose details are noted in the lease only if the additional driver presents a valid driver's license.

Baby and child seats

Baby seats, child seats and booster seats are available subject to a fee.

This includes:
1. Rearward Facing Infant and Child Seat (0-18kg) - Isofix Infant Seat/Isofix 360° Spin Child Seat
2. Forward Facing Child Seat (9-18kg) - Seatbelt-installed child seat
3. Highback Booster Seat (18-36kg) - Latch/seatbelt installed booster with extendable head support

Vehicle refueling

All vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel and should be refilled prior to return to Sixt, otherwise the current prices per litre of petrol or diesel will be charged in addition to a refuelling fee.

If desired, the vehicle will be refuled according to currently available conditions after returning it to the station.

Alternatively, you may purchase a tankful of fuel at the time of rental at a price that is competitive with local fuel stations and return the tank empty. No refunds will be given for unused fuel.

Delivery & Collection

Delivery/Collection Service is on request. Please contact the local rental station.

Deliveries and collections are available at the local rental station subject to a fee.

This service is available on request for an additional commitment fee outside opening times at selected locations.

Personal Travel Assistant - PTA

Personal Travel Assistants are available subject to a fee.

The PTA NAVI includes GPS and a tourist guide.

The PTA PLUS includes GPS, a city guide, a WIFI access point (up to 5 devices), mobile internet and unlimited free calls all over the world.

M50 Motorway Electronic Tolls

Tolls are automatically charged to the rental vehicle on the M50 Motorway only. Sixt Ireland will charge the amount incl. administration fee to the renter. If the renter pays the toll directly Sixt Ireland will not be able to provide a refund.

In-Terminal Pick-up/Drop-off

This is a premium collection and drop off service that allows for customers to pick up and/or drop off their rental vehicle in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. This removes the requirement to take the shuttle bus to the Dublin Airport Car Rental Village to pick up or drop off your rental vehicle. This is currently only available at our Dublin Airport location. The Drop off element will only be applicable to customers who have purchased Super Top Cover (GF) from Sixt, which will eliminate the requirement to assess the rental vehicle for extra damage upon return. The fee for this premium service is 22.70 EUR per drop off and per collection. Renters who return the vehicle in-terminal without permission will be subject to a penalty of 60.00 EUR.

Other Fees and Taxes

Premium Location Fee

A premium location fee occurs for rentals at airport and train stations.

Out Of Hours

Out of opening hours service is available at selected stations. In this case, an additional charge applies for the provision of the service.

Registration Fee/Road Tax

A Road Tax occurs.

Administration Fee for Fine

The renter is liable for payment of all traffic/parking fines occuring during the rental.

CDW Liability Deposit Admin Fee

In case the customer has an alternative Irish/Foreign Protection or Foreign Credit Card Protection an administration fee of 39,73 EUR per rental applies.

Administration Fee For Damage Documentation

Should a customer require offical damage and repair documentation an administration fee will apply.

Vehicle Cleaning

In case the car requires a special cleaning procedure (i.e. smell removal, animal pollution, spill of liquids etc.) after returning, a cleaning charge will apply.

Flexi Return Guarantee

Plans can change. As a flexible mobility partner, we are happy to adapt to your plans. Thanks to our Flexi Return guarantee, you have the freedom to return the vehicle at any time to an authorised Sixt station, regardless of the rental agreement.

If your plans change during your hire period, let us know by telephone on +35312352030 or in person at any of our numerous stations, and our employees will amend your rental contract. By doing this, we can adapt to your changed plans. This service is, of course, free of charge for you.

Flexi Return Guarantee in the tariff Pay later

If you return your vehicle earlier than agreed in the rental contract, we will charge the rental price according to the rental contract. You will receive a partial discount for the unused rental days.

Flexi Return Guarantee in the tariff Pay now

When booking at a prepaid rate, a refund shall not be issued for returned early. For further information please refer to the section Prepaid Tariff - Pay now.

Flexi Late Return in both tariffs (Pay later & Pay now)

If you return the vehicle later, without notifying us, we will bill you EUR 11.35 service fee for the Flexi Return Service. This fee applies in addition to any extra days which might incur due to the rental extension.

Flexi Return Location in both tariffs (Pay later & Pay now)

If you return the vehicle to a station other than that agreed in the rental contract, the Flexi Return location will incur a service fee of EUR18.16 if we have not been informed of the changes to the rental contract in advance.

With our Flexi Return guarantee, you will always have maximum flexibility and cost-efficiency when driving.

VAT

13,50% applies for rentals up to 34 days.

All rates are inclusive of VAT (if VAT incurs).
For corporate customers with individual agreements alternative prices and regulations can apply.
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