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Athlone car rental information

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Athlone

  • When you get a car hire in Athlone you will be getting more flexibility for your journey compared to if you travelled with alternative modes of transport like a bus or train. This is because you can leave at a time that is suitable for you rather than relying on timetables for public transport. For instance, if you want to travel to the nearby town of Kiltoom, it will take about 9min in your Athlone car hire. If you made the same journey by bus it will take around 21min and you will also have to abide by the bus schedule.
  • The closest Airport to Athlone is Knock Airport (NOC), which is some distance away. You can choose between a range of car hire companies at this airport, such as Budget, Hertz and Thrifty, meaning it won’t take long to find your perfect Athlone car hire. It’s easy to find these car hire companies once you get to the airport, with all three being located in the Arrivals hall of the small terminal building.
  • When you choose to get a car hire in Athlone you will find that it is a popular town with many tourists exploring the medieval buildings. There is also a popular waking route, the Old Rail Trail, so expect to see lots of tourists and hikers crossing in the centre of the town crossing the road at locations that aren’t official pedestrian crossings. For this reason it’s important that you take care when driving through the town centre. You should also be alert to cyclists on the road, which is a popular mode of transport in the country. So when you’re turning you should always check your mirrors.
  • When you get an Athlone car hire you will realise that the town can get very busy with traffic, especially with tourists travelling to see the castle and cathedral. Rush hour can also get busy, with many locals driving to nearby Galway for work. So, between 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. you can expect roads to be busier. The N6, which connects the town to Galway, is one road that gets particularly busy, so it’s best avoided if possible.
  • Book your rental car in Athlone at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Athlone are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Athlone

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Athlone?

    Based on our information, car rental agencies in Athlone only have manual transmission cars.

  • How much is gas price in Athlone?

    The average gas price in Athlone is C$ 10.19 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 122 and C$ 163, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Athlone?

    Mini (Suzuki Jimny or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Athlone.

  • Which car rental companies are at Dublin airport (DUB)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Dublin airport include Sixt, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty, Payless, Easirent, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz and CARHIRE.ie.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Dublin airport (DUB)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dublin airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty, Payless, Easirent, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz and CARHIRE.ie.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Athlone?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Athlone?

    A Mini car rental in Athlone costs C$ 67 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Athlone?

    An Economy car rental in Athlone costs C$ 85 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Athlone costs C$ 99 per day, on average.

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

    The town is a popular location for history lovers and hikers, who want to explore the medieval ruins and walking routes respectively. You’d therefore benefit from a small car, such as a Ford Fiesta, which will make it easier to navigate unfamiliar streets and also make parking easier. If you want to take your car hire in Athlone to explore the countryside then an SUV, like a Kia Sportage, is a good option as it can handle the terrain well.

  • What’s the speed limit in Athlone?

    You must stick to the speed limits at all times when driving in and around Athlone. If you don’t you risk being fined by local authorities. On motorways outside of the town you can drive as fast as 120 kph. Other rural roads which aren’t motorways have a limit of 100 kph. When you are travelling into the city keep an eye out for the speed limit signs as you will be required to lower your speed to no more than 50 kph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Athlone?

    In the centre of Athlone you will be able to use the shopping centre car park, which has 1200 weather-proof parking spaces. Located underground you can pay either 2 € for 3 hours or less, or just 3 € for a full day. There are also electric charging stations should you opt for an electric car hire in Athlone, as well as accessible parking spaces. Alternatively you can park at Athlone Laundry Car Park, which costs about 1 € per hour or 3 € for a full day. One of the benefits of this car park is that it’s open all day and can be paid for on the APCOA Parking App.

Athlone car rental reviews and directory

keddy by Europcar

9.0

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3 locations in Athlone

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Century Business Park, Dublin Road

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Downey'S Auto Stop, Dublin Road

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Motorpark, Monksland

+353 90 640 0560

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:30

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Europcar

6.3

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Century Business Park, Dublin Road

+353 49 436 1441

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Fahys Cross

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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4 locations in Athlone

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Ballybane Industrial Estate

+353 91 758 468

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:30
Sunday11:00 - 14:00

Dublin Road

+353 578 634 066

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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Hamill Business Park Old

+353 906 491 030

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
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Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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Unit 4, Kenna Centre

+353 90 649 1030

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I have rented from both companies in Galway...they are like night and day. Enterprise is very reliable, customer oriented and efficient. Cars have all been high quality, in stark contrast to their competitors at Budget. The prices advertised by Enterprise are often higher than Budget, but in my experience the quality far exceeds the price difference and the folks at the Galway Budget office will intimidate you and flat out lie to get you to buy extras that you don't need...entirely unprofessional, but they know you often don't have the option to walk out on the rental by the time you get to the desk. I have rented from Enterprise 7-8 times and have been thoroughly impressed with their professionalism, honesty and efficiency every time.

8.8 Very good

Feb. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was clean and easy to use

Cons:

I was worried the car couldn't handle long distances.

1 out of 0

Sunnycars

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2 locations in Athlone

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Ballybrit

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Dublin Road

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