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budget ireland depot information

Budget Ireland Rental Terms for travel between 01-May-2019 and 31-Dec-2024

VAT/TAX RATE:    13.50%

All values are INCLUSIVE of TAX (VAT) and subject to change.
These Ancillary & Location terms apply to the general rate rules for Avis Budget Group retail rates. Policy items (e.g. ‘age ‘policy) are subject to change and may vary slightly depending on location. Avis Budget Group cannot be held responsible for discrepancies against generic information provided here. Kindly refer to the policy pages in the GDS at the time of booking for location specific policies

Payment Credit & Debit Cards Accepted:    
Payment by cash is not accepted.

Debit Cards
Debit cards may be used to pay rental charges only.
Debit cards may not be used for the deposit.
The following debit cards are accepted:

Credit Cards
A credit card in the name of the main driver must be produced at the time of rental.
The following major credit cards are accepted:
American Express
2 major credit cards are required when renting the following car groups: G and K

In case of bookings made from North America to the Republic of Ireland a credit card number is a must when making the booking.

Security Deposit / Pre-authorisation amount:
 (This is the amount that is held on a renting customer’s payment card when picking up their vehicle)    
A preaothorisation for the damage excess amount is taken at the time of renting if the client (booking an inclusive rental) declines the super cdw.


Age  and Driving License Requirements
Minimum Renting Age:
Please confirm minimum age for renting each car group you have on fleet
No minimum age restriction applies.

Maximum Renting Age:
Please confirm maximum age for renting each car group you have on fleet    Customers over 75 years are eligible to rent with the following specific conditions: 
They must drive regularly 
They must provide us with a letter from their insurance company proving that they hold a current motor insurance policy and that they have been driving without having an accident for the last 5 years. 
They must provide us with a letter from their doctor stating that they are in good health. 
They may be required to undergo a driving assessment accompanied with a Budget representative

Driving License Requirements / Restrictions: 
Please confirm whether the renter needs to bring both there driving license and international driving license    
Each driver must show proof of identity at the start of the rental.  All drivers must present a full unendorsed driving licence, held for a minimum of 2 years at the start of the rental.
In addition to this, when renting the following car groups, drivers must have been eligible to hold a valid driving licence for the number of years specified:-
Cars groups ,A,B,C,D,F,M,O,P = 8 years
Car group J = 10 years
Car groups G,I,K = 12 years
Customers with the new photo card drivers license must produce both the photo card and its paper counterpart.
Visitors from overseas must produce a driving license issued in their country of permanent residence, along with a translation in to English(where appropriate for licences in different alphabets)
Only the renters or drivers approved by Budget are permitted to drive the vehicle.

Please specify how long a renter must have held a valid driving license for:    
All drivers must present a full unendorsed driving licence, held for a minimum of 2 years at the start of the rental.
In addition to this, when renting the following car groups, drivers must have been eligible to hold a valid driving licence for the number of years specified:-
Cars groups ,A,B,C,D,F,M,O,P = 8 years
Car group J = 10 years
Car groups G,I,K = 12 years

Mileage / Kilometre Restrictions: 
Mileage and kilometre restrictions are unlimited. 

Collecting & Returning a Vehicle: 
The driver must present proof of identity when collecting the vehicle. Please see the Driving Licence/ID Requirements section for more information.


During Office Hours
If you are delayed and arrive outside of office hours due to a delayed flight no additional charge will apply. This only applies if you enter your flight number when booking. We will meet all scheduled flights free of charge.
If you are late we will guarantee your rental for 4 hours. After this time your reserved car may be released and rented to another customer.


One way rentals are available from this location for a charge of EUR 65.00. The return location must be in the same country.

Cross Border Charges 
Vehicles are not allowed outside Rep of ireland or Northern Ireland.

Cross Border Charges:    
Cross border fee for vehicles traveling thrught or into Northern Ireland €34 per rental.

Other Important Information
If you make a Pay on Arrival booking and do not collect your vehicle a fee of EUR 40.00 will apply. If you no longer need your vehicle cancel your booking more than before the pick-up time to avoid this charge.

Smoking is not permitted in our vehicles. If you smoke in one of our vehicles you will be charged for additional cleaning costs.

Terms of booking on this website

Information disclaimer
The rates on this website are often heavily discounted. This is due to our negotiated rates and bulk buying power. On very rare occasions, a rate may be displayed incorrectly due to our, or a vehicle supplier's error. In such a case, if you book with us at a quoted rate that is incorrect, we will notify you of any price change and give you the option to proceed or cancel. We make every effort to keep information on our site up to date, but we cannot guarantee this website is free of errors or omissions and retain the right to update or change the information published at any time.

To the extent permitted by law we/the owners of this website will not be liable to you or to any third party (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to any accident, injury, delay or loss of enjoyment) arising out of your reliance upon information contained on this website, including but not limited to your use (or inability to use) any products or services described or procured through this website.

When you pick up your vehicle, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the supplier of the vehicle. Your rental and use of the vehicle will be governed by the terms of the rental agreement and any other documentation or information provided to you by the supplier at the time you pick up your vehicle. The rental agreement is between you and the supplier and we will not be liable to you or to any third party in relation to the terms of the supplier's rental agreement or any other documentation provided to you by the supplier at the time of pick up.

While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure we are representing only reputable suppliers, we make no warranty about the fitness or suitability of any third party (supplier) product or service and will not accept responsibility for the quality or fitness of any vehicle. We welcome feedback from our customers on their experience with our suppliers. We may, at our discretion, provide you with reasonable assistance in resolving any dispute you may have with a supplier.

Our total liability to you in relation to your use of this website and the information contained on this website will not exceed the dollar amount of the deposit we have received from you in relation to your booking/rental. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Your use of this website is governed by the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

Booking information
To make a booking you must complete our booking form which is easy to follow and secured with the latest encryption technology. Once we receive your form, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by emailing you a confirmation voucher and invoice.

If you are booking via phone, please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the vehicle you wish to rent first. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.

Information disclosure
In booking on this website you acknowledge that we disclose your information to your selected Supplier in order to provide the requested rental services.

Vehicle capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.

Refund Policy
In the event of cancellation, any deposit amounts paid at the time of booking are non-refundable. 

If you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.

This website is owned and operated by Online Republic Group Limited. Our financial centre and marketing office is based at Level 5, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, New Zealand. In Australia, we are based at 2/509 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004. Thank you for booking with us.

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