Sixt Terms and Conditions - Ireland

Driving Licence Requirements

You and all approved drivers must be in possession of a full, valid driving licence for at least 4 years. 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 the UK without further preconditions.

All Other Licences

Driver's license printed with non Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Chinese, 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 their 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:

Renters under 25 and over 75 must produce a note in English (other languages upon request) from their insurance company showing that they have been driving accident free for the past five years. Drivers over 75 must also produce a doctor's note confirming that they are fit to drive. If these documents cannot be presented, a rental with Sixt Ireland is unfortunately not possible.

Minimum AgeLicense RequirementsCar 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.

(Young Driver Surcharge = AE)

Tariff Information

General

All credit cards from internationally recognized credit card companies - such as American Express, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa 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 Car Express Service card (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.

CoverDeposit amount (EUR)*
​​Basic CDW Package​​1,500.00 - 3,000.00
​​Top Cover​​300.00 - 1,000.00
​​Super Top Cover​​0.00 - 500.00

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.

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

Special rental information by booking of 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.

(Rebooking = RF)

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.

(Cancellation = CL)

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.

The customer is only responsible for the following amounts: 500.00 EUR. This is only applicable if the liability of the accident lies with the renter.

The excess will not be charged before the investigation about the accident has been completed.

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.

(Third Party Liability = TI)

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 only recognise 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. 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, then renter personally assumes total financial responsibility for damage to or loss of the rental vehicle and will be charged by Sixt rent a car for all damage to or loss of the rental vehicle. In this instance the renter must provide a deposit to the full value of the car.

Renter must provide written proof to Sixt at commencement of rental that the renter's credit card scheme is valid in the Republic of Ireland, for the type of vehicle being rented. In this case, the renter is liable for the full value of the vehicle, and will be required to leave a preauthorisation of EUR 5,000.00.

If CDW is accepted, customer is only responsible for the following amounts: 

  • 1,500.00 EUR (MBMN, MCMN, 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 loss damage waiver is not accepted the customer will be held liable for the full value of the car.

(Collision Damage Waiver = V)

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, 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)

(Top Cover CDW = G)

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)

(Super Top Cover CDW = GF)

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, 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.

(Theft Protection = D)

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.

(Personal Accident Protection = I)

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.

(Tyre and Windscreen Coverage = GT)

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.

(Foreign Use Charge = FU)

Extras

Accessories are bookable without obligation and subject to availability.

One-Way Rentals

For One-Way rentals within Sixt locations in Dublin a charge apply.

International one-way-rentals are only allowed for selected countries, depending on the current tariff.

(One-Way = OW)

Navigation system

Navigation systems are available subject to a fee.

(Navigation system = NV)

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.

(Additional Driver = AD)

Baby and child seats

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

(Baby Seat = BS Child Seat = CS Booster Seat = BO)

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 refuelled according to currently available conditions after returning it to the station.

(Fuel = FC Tanking Fee = O)

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.

(Prepaid Fuel = PF)

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.

(Delivery = DL Collection = CO)

Personal Travel Assistant - PTA

Personal Travel Assistants are available subject to a fee.

The PTA NAVI includes GPS and a tourist guide.

(Personal Travel Assistant WIFI = M1)

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.

(Personal Travel Assistant PLUS = I4)

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, the receipt must be provided for refund to Sixt Ireland.

Other Fees and Taxes

Premium Location Fee

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

(Premium Location Fee = Y)

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.

(Out Of Hours = OH)

Registration Fee/Road Tax

A Road Tax occurs.

(Road Tax/Registration Fee = U)

Administration Fee For Fine

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

​(Administration Fee For Fine = PA)

Administration Fee For Damage Documentation

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

(Administration Fee For Damage Documentaion = B)

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.

(Vehicle Cleaning = VA)

Overview charge prices

An overview of all charge prices is provided under the following link.

Link charges

VAT

13.50% applies for rentals up to 34 days.

23% applies for rentals of 35 days or longer, for fuel and tolls.

All rates include tax/VAT (if incurred).

For partner with individual agreements alternative prices and regulations can apply.

(subject to change)


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