Hertz Rent a Car (Ireland)

Additional Driver / Operator

The person named on the reservation booking must be the main driver, present at time of rental and payer of any rental charges. Additional drivers are possible with a fee of EUR 9.50 (GBP 10.80) (including tax) per day and per additional driver. Additional drivers can be added to the rental agreement at any Hertz branch within the country where the vehicle was rented.

Age Restrictions & Exceptions

The minimum age to rent a vehicle from Hertz on this program is 23 years old. Restrictions apply as follows:

  • Aged 23-24: Groups A, B and E only.
  • Aged 25-26: Groups A, B, C, E and F only
  • Aged 27-29: All groups except I, M, T and W

A young driver surcharge of EUR26.00 (GBP 18.90) per day will apply to any driver aged 23 or 24 years old.

Hertz has a maximum age of 79 years old and renters aged 75 years and older must agree to the following conditions:

  • You affirm that you drive on a regular basis at home
  • You must provide a letter from your physician affirming that your health is well-enough to operate a motor vehicle
  • You must provide a letter from your insurance company affirming that you hold a current policy with them and that you have been accident-free for the last five (5) years.

Rates

The rates are available to Crystal Travel & Tours, Inc. international passengers and included unlimited mileage (UM) as well as vehicle licensing fee/road tax (VLF) in Northern Ireland. 

Vehicle Availability

Rental vehicles for this program are available at Cork, Dublin and Shannon Airports as well as the Dublin city center location (and Belfast Aldergrove (BFS), George Best Belfast City (BHD) and City of Derry (LDY) airports in Northern Ireland). Additionally, group A, B, C, D,F and P models only are available at Knock and Kerry Airports. 

Deposit

A deposit is required at the commencement of the rental to cover fuel and CDW excess amount. Deposits maybe covered by a valid credit card in the name of the renter. This card must be presented to the Hertz agent and an authorization will be requested for the deposit amount. Cash rentals are only permitted for renters aged 30 and over and only on groups A, B, C, E and F models. Cash rentals are not permitted for renters under 30 years of age or on any other vehicle group.

Tax (VAT)

Included in all pre-paid rentals booked on this program with Crystal Travel & Tours, Inc. Additional VAT may be due for any optional items added to the rental by the renter at time of vehicle collection (such as additional driver charges or supplemental insurance). 

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)

Included in all pre-paid rentals booked on this program with Crystal Travel & Tours, Inc. 

Theft Protection (TP)

Included in all pre-paid rentals booked on this program with Crystal Travel & Tours, Inc. 

Location Service Charge (LSC) 

Included in all pre-paid rentals booked on this program with Crystal Travel & Tours, Inc. 

Driver & Baggage Protection (DBP)

DBP is not included in any pre-paid rental booked on this program with Crystal Travel & Tours, Inc. DBP is optional and is available for purchase from Hertz directly at a cost of EUR5.50 (GBP 6.25) per day or EUR38.50 (GBP 43.75) per week. 

Non Waivable Excess

A non-waivable excess applies on all rentals:

Republic of Ireland

  • Groups A, B and E: EUR 1600.00
  • Groups C, D and F: EUR 2000.00
  • Groups G, P, M, N, T and W: EUR 2500.00
  • Group: I: EUR 3000.00

Northern Ireland

  • Groups A, B, C and E: GBP 650.00
  • Groups D, F, I and X: GBP 750.00
  • Groups G and M: GBP 900.00

Limited Excess Package

Excess can be reduced on the LEP programme, to the following amounts - does not include tyres, wheels, keys or fuel :

  • EUR 150 - Groups A, B, C, E & F
  • EUR 250 - All other Car Groups

If an incident occurs during the rental the reduced excess amount "may" be revoked, and the full excess be applied for the remainder of the hire (full excess amounts listed above ) - depending on the type of incident that has occurred.

Third Party Liability

Included in all pre-paid rentals booked on this program with Crystal Travel & Tours, Inc. 

Driver's Licence

Renter must hold a valid, government issued driver's license for at least 1 year or more at time of rental. Learner's permits, provisional licenses or seriously endorsed license holders are not eligible to rent a car from Hertz under this program.

Navigation/GPS

Hertz NeverLost GPS are not included in the pre-paid rental amount of this program but may be requested on rentals. GPS are subject to availability and are charged at a rate of EUR14.00 (GBP 15.00) per day plus VAT or EUR65.00 (GBP 75.00) per week plus VAT.

NeverLost rentals are permitted on one-way rentals between Cork, Dublin and Shannon Airports only for an additional fee of EUR40.00 (GBP30.00) plus VAT. 

Lost, damaged or unreturned NeverLost units will be charged a replacement cost of EUR170.00 (GBP 200.00) plus VAT per unit. 

Baby Seats

Baby seats are not included in the pre-paid rental amount of this program but may be requested on rentals. Baby seats are subject to availability and are charged at a rate of EUR40.00 (GBP 10.80 per day) per rental including VAT.

It is the renter's responsibility to determine the suitability of the seat for the child, to properly fit the seat into the car and to ensure child is properly fastened into the seat.

Lost, damaged or unreturned baby seats will be charged a replacement cost of EUR100.00 (GBP 200.00) including VAT per seat. 

Booster Seats

Booster seats are not included in the pre-paid rental amount of this program but may be requested on rentals. Booster seats are subject to availability and are charged at a rate of EUR15.00 (GBP 10.80 per day) per rental including VAT.

It is the renter's responsibility to determine the suitability of the seat for the child, to properly fit the seat into the car and to ensure child is properly fastened into the seat.

Lost, damaged or unreturned booster seats will be charged a replacement cost of EUR100.00 (GBP 200.00) including VAT per seat.

Grace Period

Rental days on this Crystal Travel & Tours, Inc. program are counted in 24 hour increments and renters are allowed a 29 minute grace period for returning vehicles. Beyond this grace period, renters will be charged for an additional day's rental. 

One-Way Rentals

Republic of Ireland

One-way rentals on this Crystal Travel & Tours, Inc. program within the Republic of Ireland are permitted between Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock and Shannon Airports as well as the Dublin city center location for a fee of EUR70.00 including VAT. 

To Northern Ireland: One-way rentals on this Crystal Travel & Tours, Inc. program to Northern Ireland are permitted to Belfast Aldergrove (BFS), Belfast George Best (BHD) and City of Derry (LDY) Airports only for a fee of EUR160.00 per rental. 

 One-Way Rentals to Great Britain: One-way rentals on this Crystal Travel & Tours, Inc. program to Great Britain are not permitted. Vehicles may not be taken off the island of Ireland.

Northern Ireland

One-way rentals on this Crystal Travel & Tours, Inc. program within Northern Ireland are permitted between Belfast Aldergrove (BFS) and George Best Belfast City (BHD) Airports free of charge. One-way rentals between either Belfast airport and the City of Derry (LDY) Airport is permitted at a charge of GBP23.50 including VAT.

To the Republic of Ireland: One-way rentals on this Crystal Travel & Tours, Inc. program to the Republic of Ireland are permitted to Hertz locations at Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock and Shannon Airports as well as the Dublin city center location for a fee of GBP120.00 including VAT.

To Great Britain:One-way rentals on this Crystal Travel & Tours, Inc. program to Great Britain are not permitted. Vehicles may not be taken off the island of Ireland.  

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