Credit Card Policies
Avis Ireland accepts Avis Charge Cards, American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard / Eurocard, Visa.
Debit Card Policies
Debit cards are not accepted.
Driver's License Requirements
Customers must have been eligible to hold a valid drivers licence for 8 years of which 2 must be at a full drivers licence qualification. To rent a People Carrier, customers must have been eligible to hold a valid drivers licence for 10 years of which 2 must be at a full drivers licence qualification. To rent a Minibus, a 4x4, Executive, Premium or a Luxury Car customers must have been eligible to hold a valid drivers licence for 12 years of which 2 must be at a full drivers licence qualification.
Customers must have been eligible to hold a valid drivers licence for 8 years of which 2 must be at a full drivers licence qualification.
To rent a People Carrier, customers must have been eligible to hold a valid drivers licence for 10 years of which 2 must be at a full drivers licence qualification.
To rent a Minibus, a 4x4, Executive, Premium or a Luxury Car customers must have been eligible to hold a valid drivers licence for 12 years of which 2 must be at a full drivers licence qualification.
The charge for an additional driver is 9.50 EUR including VAT per day.
Minimum age is 25 years.
For any customers that are aged 75 years and over, we would require the following:
- Confirm that you drive on a regular basis.
If you cancel your booking on the same day the reservation is made, no cancellation fee will be applied.
If you cancel your booking up to 3 days prior to collection a cancellation fee of 40 EUR/ 50 EUR will apply by way of compensation to AFC.
If you fail to cancel your reservation within 3 days prior to the rental date and time shown in your booking, the full amount of the prepayment will be charged by way of compensation to AFC.
In order to obtain a refund of the amount you have paid for your voucher (where applicable) you must write to the following address requesting the money be refunded.
To clarify, no refund will be given if:
Changing your Booking
You can amend your booking at no charge, either through the call centre or on-line. Bear in mind that any changes to the rental may result in a different rate.
There are two child seat options:
Child Safety Seat - Suitable for Weights 9-18 KGS/20-40 LBS
Child Booster Seat for Children is up to the age of 10
These can be pre-booked and pre-paid on-line.
Cross Border Driving
You may drive in Northern Ireland, but you cannot take the car outside of the island of Ireland
Declining Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) / Theft Protection
CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) and Theft Protection insurance reduce your financial liability for damage or theft of the vehicle.
By declining these insurances you are taking responsibility to arrange your own cover and assume full financial liability up to the value of the vehicle for losses arising as a result of loss or damage to the vehicle. Written proof of CDW and Theft Protection coverage in Ireland will be required when picking up the vehicle .
We recommend that you fully understand the conditions of cover provided by your credit card company when using your card for insurance cover. CDW coverage provided by VISA, American Express and Citibank Mastercard is not accepted. Please ensure you contact your Credit Card Provider to ensure they cover the Republic Of Ireland
Customers declining CDW and Theft Protection are required
For any claims made when using insurance other than Avis, then we will deal with the renter and not with their insurance provider.
Extending your rental
If you wish to extend your rental while on rent, you should contact the station that you picked the car up from. Their contact details will be on the rental agreement you are given at the start of the rental.
It is the renters responsibility to pay any fines directly. Any unpaid fines will be re-charged along with an administration fee of 30.00 EUR.
There are a number of options in relation to fuel. You can either purchase fuel-up-front , which means that you can return the car empty, or you can fill up the tank yourself prior to returning the car.
If you return the car with less fuel than when you started the rental, then the fuel will be charged to your credit card at the end of the rental.
If you have booked a rate that includes the basic insurance (CDW = collision damage waiver and theft protection), then in the case of an accident you will be liable for the first 1322.00 EUR+VAT to 2643.00 EUR+VAT depending on the car size, for any damage that is caused to your rental car.
You have the option to purchase additional insurance at the desk, which will reduce your excess to 0, with the exception of keys. The rate for this additional insurance is from 16 EUR to 20 EUR per day including VAT,depending on the car size.
Non Cancellation Fee
When renting in Europe, Africa, Middle East or Asia if you do not cancel your booking before the reservation date and time shown on your booking and ail to pick up your vehicle within 24 hours from that time, a non-cancellation fee will apply. Depending on your country of rental, this will be 40.00 Pounds, 50.00 Euro, 70 CHF or the equivalent amount in your local currency. This will be inclusive of VAT where applicable.
One Way Fees
If a rental is subject to a one-way fee, this will be included in the rate you are quoted.
You have the option when booking on-line to pay at time of booking (pre-pay) or pay when collecting the car (pay later).
Avis Ireland does not accept debit cards. The main driver must have a credit card in their own name for all rentals in Ireland. Cash payments are not accepted.