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Car hire at Kerry Airport is your gateway to the beautiful southwest of Ireland. Pick up a quality rental car booked through Nova Car Hire and prepare for a superior car hire experience.

About Nova Car Hire

When you book car rental at Kerry Airport, it's good to know that the company you are booking with is a local operation with in-depth regional knowledge. Nova Car Hire was established in Co. Kerry in 1997, and since then, we've devoted our energies to making car hire cheaper and easier for all our customers.

We have developed relationships with some 500 of the world's leading car hire suppliers, from whom we secure exceptional discounts for our customers. Take advantage of those discounts and get a quote today. It's quick and easy, and it could be your route to your best car hire experience ever. Choose from 26,000 locations worldwide.

About Car Hire at Kerry Airport

Kerry Airport is located in Farranfore, 13km north of Killarney and 15 km southeast of Tralee, in the county of Kerry. Both Ryanair and Aer Arann (the Aer Lingus regional carrier) operate passenger services from Farranfore. Scheduled direct flights run to Dublin, London-Stansted, London-Luton and Frankfurt-Hahn, and there are additional flights to Alicante and Faro during the summer. Kerry Airport also handles charter flights to Lourdes, Fatima, and Medjugorje.

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I would like to thank you for your prompt and comprehensive response. I will certainly intend to use and recommend my friends as well to use NOVA in hiring a car in Ireland.

Mordecha , Jul-2012

Everything was great the lady that greeted us at Kerry airport was very helpful, the car was clean and very economical. The service from start to finish was fantastic. I would definitely use Nova again.

Alison Goldsmith, Jun-2012

Your service was courteous and extraordinarily efficient  Well done!

Mark Jones, Apr-2012

We recently hired car through Nova for holiday in Ireland. We were very satisfied with quality of service which was friendly and efficient. The vehicle was excellent. Thanks a lot.

Paul Mangion, Oct-2009

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Relax You're In Kerry

Hi! My name is Aoife O'Carroll, and I am a content writer with Nova Car Hire. As a confirmed travel addict, my fantasy holiday of a lifetime would take in the Grand Canyon, Venice, Rio de Janeiro,

Sometimes a holiday can feel like hard work - so much to see and do in so little time! So why not slow things down a bit the next time you’re in Kerry? After all, Nature has done most of the work for you, so all you have to do is sit back and admire.

Muckross House & Gardens

Kerry Airport is just a 20-minute drive from Killarney, Ireland’s premier tourist destination. As you head past the town and on to Muckross House & Gardens, ease your foot off the pedal and soak up the views of Killarney National Park, a place of special international significance, with its native oakwoods and yew woods, abundant evergreens, and ancient herd of red deer. The park forms the magnificent backyard of Muckross House, an exquisitely restored Victorian mansion on the shores of Muckross Lake (one of the three famous Killarney lakes).

Gap of Dunloe

Cut through the mountains 2 million years ago by creeping masses of ice, the Gap of Dunloe is the most magnificent glaciated valley in western Europe. A narrow road winds its way for 10km around deep lakes between the McGillycuddy Reeks and the Purple Mountain. It’s best if you leave your hire car at Kate Kearney’s Cottage at the entrance to the Gap - but don’t worry, although you could walk the 10km route, ponies and traps are available to transport you between the imposing crags.

Ring of Kerry Drive

The Ring of Kerry drive takes you on an anti-clockwise route around the Iveragh Peninsula, encompassing 180km of some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Car hire is the only way to experience such gems as Killarney, Kenmare, Sneem, Waterville, Cahersiveen and Killorglin. Highlights include Ladies View in Killarney National Park, Daniel “The Liberator” O’Connell’s Derrynane House, the Gap of Dunloe, and views of the monastic Skellig Michael - but don’t feel under pressure to tick off the sights like a to-do list; the magic of the Ring of Kerry is that the pace is up to you. Take at least a day to absorb the unique atmosphere of this part of the world, and stop when and where you like.

Slea Head Drive

This is another peninsular tour, but it could not be more different from the Ring of Kerry. Give yourself plenty of time to truly appreciate the Slea Head drive, a clockwise 46km route around the western tip of the Dingle peninsula. You will find yourself stopping frequently to gasp at dramatic sea views and explore significant archaeological treasures. The drive starts in the town of Dingle and hugs the coast along a well-signposted route to the most westerly point in Europe (that would be Slea Head), before looping past a variety of stunning beaches and historical attractions as it leads across the peninsula and back to Dingle town. Complete the trip with a relaxing meal or a drink in one of Dingle’s famous pubs and restaurants, and round off a perfect day by listening to some of the world’s best practitioners of Irish traditional music.