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Car Rental at Dublin Airport

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Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$13.39 per day
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Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • Man.
Flizzr
$15.22 per day
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Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • Man.
SIXT
$22.04 per day
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Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • Man.
Budget
$24.99 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Opel Insignia or similar
Opel Insignia
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$34.04 / per day
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Full-size
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$50.04 / per day
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Minivan
Opel Vivaro or similar
Opel Vivaro
  • 9x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$65.68 / per day
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Premium
Audi A4 or similar
Audi A4
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$89.08 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2021-03-01. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English,
Irish
Currency
EUR
Country code
353
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.8
Dublin Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

The capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is both the most international place in the country and the epitome of Irishness. Whether you’re looking for museums, history, nightlife, or easy access to Ireland’s beautiful nature, Dublin has it all. These are three of the most interesting attractions in and around it:

  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. A modern and popular institution that was recognized by the World Travel Awards as recently as 2020, the interactive Emigration Museum covers everything from groups that arrived in Ireland 1,500 years ago to the Irish Famine and subsequent exodus to North America of a large percentage of the population. Visit the museum’s official website to learn more about different exhibitions and admission. 
  • National Maritime Museum. Appropriately located in the former Mariners’ Church which was built for Irish seafarers in 1837, this one is another of the Irish capital's really fascinating museums. There are a number of interesting artifacts and exhibits on display, as well as models of famous Irish ships like the RMS Leinster. The museum is in the suburb town of Dún Laoghaire and can be reached by car from the city center in about 35 minutes.
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park. One of the six national parks of the Republic of Ireland, this popular day trip is about an hour’s drive south of Dublin. Attractions include both the network of hiking trails that snake through an impressive landscape of highlands, forests, valleys, and wetlands and the valley of Glendalough which is home to a 6th-century monastic complex.

Top international routes

Main airlines

Aer Lingus, Aer Lingus Regional, Ryanair, TUI Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, and United Airlines

Terminals

There are two—Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (with the adjoining pier E). There are no shuttle buses or railways between them, but they’re connected by a covered walkway. The walk takes only about five minutes.

Location

Dublin Airport is about 10 km (6.2 mi) from the city center. Motorways M1 and M50 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $38 per day
  • Large cars - from $38 per day
  • Medium cars - from $31 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $67 per day
  • Small cars - from $21 per day
  • SUVs - from $50 per day

Car rental desks

There are car rental desks in both airport terminals. In Terminal 1, you’ll find them right after entering the arrivals hall. In Terminal 2, they’re located in the multi-story car park connected to the terminal.

Services and facilities

There are many cafés, bars, and restaurants, as well as stores. You’ll also find ATMs, lounges, a pharmacy, a baby changing room, and an airport church. The baggage storage service is located in the arrivals hall of Terminal 1 and is open daily from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Topaz gas station is located just outside Dublin Airport, on Collinstown Road. It can be reached in less than five minutes and is open 24/7.

Popular one-way rentals

Airport info

Rating
7.9
  • Getting to the airport 7.7
  • Departure and check-in 7.9
  • Terminal facilities 7.5
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 7.4
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.0
  • Lounge 5.5

Dublin Airport (DUB)

  • IATA: DUB
  • ICAO: EIDW
  • Name: Dublin Airport (DUB)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 215,829
  • Passengers (per year): 29,582,321
  • Distance from City: 6.2 miles / 10 km N of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +353 1 814 1111
  • Email: information.queries@dublinairport.com

Top 5 Locations near Dublin Airport

  1. Car Rental at Knock Airport from $21.73 per day
    180.1 km / 111.9 miles away
  2. 192.4 km / 119.5 miles away
  3. Car Rental at Cork Airport from $13.74 per day
    225.5 km / 140.1 miles away
  4. 232.2 km / 144.3 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Kerry Airport from $21.73 per day
    255.3 km / 158.6 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Dublin Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Dublin Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Dublin Airport
$27.24
January
$25.41
February
$31.89
March
$31.62
April
$55.64
May
$31.49
June
$46.17
July
$51.11
August
$27.03
September
$22.38
October
$14.36
November
$29.11
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Dublin Airport is November when prices for an Economy class start from $14.36. You can see that this is 56% cheaper than the yearly average and 74% cheaper than renting a car in May (when rental prices start at $55.64 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Dublin Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in January the average rental period is 7 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length
7
January
7
February
6
March
7
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
6
August
6
September
5
October
5
November
5
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Dublin Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Dublin Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in November.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
99%
January
96%
February
100%
March
107%
April
128%
May
110%
June
131%
July
114%
August
80%
September
85%
October
74%
November
76%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Budget Renault Clio 4 2 Medium cars
Budget VW Polo 3 1 Small cars
SIXT VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Budget Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Budget Ford Ka 2 1 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
SIXT Toyota Yaris Aut. 5 1 Small cars

FAQ

Can we cross into Northern Ireland?
Yes, It is possible to cross the border into Northern Ireland with a rental car. You need to get permission fro the rental company in advance and will also be charged an additional fee.
Is it cheaper to book online or at the rental office when you arrive?
If you pay at the counter you will enjoy the rates imposed directly by the rental company while booking online with us, you can take advantage of rates that we have negotiated based on large volumes and thereby being lower. Also, just as with airline prices, last-minute rates can be significantly higher.
Is it possible to rent diesel cars?
Yes, we have a variety of categories where cars are guaranteed to be diesel models.
When returning the car, is the deposit returned or refunded to the card if everything is in order?
Once the car is returned and is confirmed to have no damage, the rental company will unblock the deposit for the customer, though this may take up to 20 days.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Dublin?
Most rental companies serving Dublin Airport require drivers to be at least 25 years old. Notable exceptions are Sixt, which requires renters to be at least 21, and Easirent which rents to drivers that are at least 23. Both of these companies charge an extra fee to those under 25.
Can I rent a car in Dubin if I am 75? If so, is there any additional fee?
Not all rental companies at Dublin Airport will rent to drivers that are over 75. For example, Easirent does not rent to anyone over 74. For those companies that do rent to older drivers, there is no additional fee as there is for younger drivers. Be sure to search using your age to see which companies will allow you to rent a vehicle from them.

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
August 20, 2020
I was well looked after despite some communication difficulties. I understand that due to the pandemic and a change in pick up service that things are harder at the moment.
Italy
Ford Focus 5d
August 18, 2020
We used the car mostly to visit Ireland, in Dublin we parked the car and we didn't use it but for coming back to the airport. Anyhow the car was necessary for the trip
United Kingdom
Toyota Avensis
March 9, 2020
I'm Irish I know Dublin well...Yes you need a car...It's not like London where there is a great public transport system...There is good public transport but if you want to get around outside Dublin even to the suburbs then you need to get a car...
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
February 26, 2020
except christmas
Ireland
VW Golf
February 11, 2020
Ireland is a great country to visit. Drive some or all of the "Wild Atlantic Way". Beautiful scenery and great friendly people.
Australia
VW Golf
February 11, 2020
Getting around was so much easier with a rental car - and it was easy to drive through the streets as well.
Ireland
Toyota Corolla
January 23, 2020
Dublin, Westport, Derry, and Donegal were beautiful places to visit.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
January 21, 2020
A great place to stay, good signposting
Ireland
Toyota Corolla
January 17, 2020
I live in Dublin so I'm slight biased....
Ireland
Ford Focus
January 14, 2020
Dublin is a great little city... I love it.
Australia
VW Polo
January 6, 2020
Travelled to Northrn Ireland and had a great time in Belfast.
Ireland
Toyota Corolla
December 28, 2019
Be patient as the queue can be long at busy times. I have rented from Budget many times over the years so my information is in there system. Be sure you have all of your needed documents to speed your process
Canada
Ford Fiesta
December 6, 2019
The adjustment to driving manual and LHS of roads for foreign visitors is always a factor - go with an auto if you’re not a confident driver
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
November 30, 2019
Santry, Whitehall, Ballymun and Coolock
Ireland
Renault Clio
November 24, 2019
Ireland is small, it is a good choice to rent a car to visit Dublin and the west coast of Ireland
Ireland
Renault Clio
November 15, 2019
Always scary driving on the m50 and trying to avoid rush hour but once you’re on the road and have planned your journey it’s fine.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
November 15, 2019
except at Christmas
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
October 19, 2019
A wonderful city
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Micra
September 13, 2019
I thought that Dublin was going to be just a nightmare to navigate around. At first, it was unnerving, as the streets in Dublin are usually bumper-to-bumper traffic. Also, another thing to note is that the street signs are right at the intersection. Also, the highways are all narrower; there's only room for exactly one car per lane, with no room for error. it's a different highway system than it is in the U.S. That isn't to say that the streets are impossible to master as a foreigner. Once you get used to it, driving around Ireland can be both challenging and fun. But it is not recommended for beginner drivers, as the native drivers aren't always considerate of inexperienced drivers (particularly within Dublin).
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
September 4, 2019
Hire a car in the airport its better and quicker.....But dublin city very busy ...bus lanes....keep out off....But parking in the city ok.
Ireland
Renault Clio
September 4, 2019
I live local to Dublin Airport and wanted the car for a trip to Galway. Budget in Dublin North is adjacent to the Airport, so for visitors there is a free Airport DAA bus to the Car rental pickup location. Budget in Galway - guys nice, office on Eyre Square (central) and Car pickup location about 300 yards away. Good experiences both times I have used them in Ireland
Ireland
Ford Focus
August 28, 2019
I live in Dublin and needed a car for a couple of days.
Ireland
Renault Clio
August 28, 2019
Great city. Slightly expensive. Roads are nice to drive. Not too many hassles.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
August 27, 2019
The whole process from booking on line to picking the car up was so simple and effortless. I highly recommend this company
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
August 22, 2019
Easy as peasy
United Kingdom
VW Polo
August 13, 2019
Toured Boyne valley and surrounding areas--lovely!!
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
July 25, 2019
Visited friends and family, beautiful country and amazing people
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
July 10, 2019
Great holiday destination
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
July 5, 2019
It is my home town so I am biased and know it's a wonderful city.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
June 29, 2019
Have only been to Dublin once and the ease of getting a flight in and getting to the car hire via a shuttle was a bonus.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
June 24, 2019
The “North “was more settled and friendly than recent years would lead you to expect.
United Kingdom
Toyota Avensis
May 28, 2019
Easy access for pickup and drop.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
May 9, 2019
Really long walk to gate.. need to allow plenty of time before boarding. check flight on board for gate number as soon as you enter departures
Ireland
Renault Clio
May 6, 2019
I live here
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
April 5, 2019
Only the very centre of Dublin isn’t car friendly. If travelling out of the city,
Belgium
Renault Clio
March 27, 2019
Great city, young, vibrant
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
February 11, 2019
Easy to rent cars from Dublin airport, just remember the tolls, best to download the app that allows you to pay easily.
Netherlands
Renault Clio
October 30, 2018
Go sightseeing by Hop on off bus or buy a all day public bus ticket for € 3,50
Netherlands
Toyota Corolla
October 27, 2018
Skip Budget/Avis, you will get a wreck.
Australia
VW Polo
July 5, 2018
All wonderful

Top 13 Suppliers at Dublin Airport in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
018445848
Car Hire Desk Dublin Airport, Terminal 2 Arrivals
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
+353018445848
Eastlands Car Hire Facility Cloghran, Swords, Dubber, Dublin
$27 - $104
Europcar
Excellent 8.7
+35318122800
TERMINALS 1 AND 2, DUBLIN AIRPORT
$22 - $67
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:45
Tue:05:00-23:45
Wed:05:00-23:45
Thu:05:00-23:45
Fri:05:00-23:45
Sat:05:00-23:45
Sun:05:00-23:45
Enterprise
Excellent 8.5
+353018445848
Eastlands Car Hire Facility Cloghran, Swords, Dubber, Dublin
$28 - $105
SIXT
Excellent 8.5
+35318445691
Corballis Rd S, Co. Dublin
$20 - $132
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+35316057500
Dublin Airport
$21 - $249
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:15; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:15; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:15; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:15; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:15; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:15; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:15; 05:00-23:59
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
018445848
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
Budget
Excellent 8.5
35318445150
Arrivals Hall Dublin Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:15; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:15; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:15; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:15; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:15; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:15; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:15; 05:00-23:59
Keddy
Excellent 8.3
+35318122800
TERMINALS 1 AND 2, DUBLIN AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:45
Tue:05:00-23:45
Wed:05:00-23:45
Thu:05:00-23:45
Fri:05:00-23:45
Sat:05:00-23:45
Sun:05:00-23:45
Budget
Excellent 8.1
+35318445150
Corballis Rd S, Co. Dublin
$22 - $167
Working hours
Mon:05:00-00:00
Tue:05:00-00:00
Wed:05:00-00:00
Thu:05:00-00:00
Fri:05:00-00:00
Sat:05:00-00:00
Sun:05:00-00:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
35319446866 / 35318144043
Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+35316950324 / +18778223872
Unit B4C, Airport Business Park, Cloghran, Dublin
Easirent
Acceptable 5.5
+35316950324
Unit B4C, Airport Business Park, Cloghran, Dublin
$13 - $100
Working hours
Mon:05:00-00:30
Tue:05:00-00:30
Wed:05:00-00:30
Thu:05:00-00:30
Fri:05:00-00:30
Sat:05:00-00:30
Sun:05:00-00:30
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