Car Rental Dublin Airport (DUB)

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Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Ford Ka or similar
Ford Ka
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • Man.
Budget
$8.02 / per day
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Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • Man.
Keddy
$19.77 / per day
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Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$23.94 / per day
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Intermediate
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • Man.
SIXT
$32.69 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Opel Insignia or similar
Opel Insignia
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$34.43 / per day
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Premium
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$153.73 / per day
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Luxury
BMW 5 Series or similar
BMW 5 Series
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$72.87 / per day
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Full-size
Kia Sportage or similar
Kia Sportage
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Man.
Budget
$80.56 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:29 on 2020-02-04. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English,
Irish
Currency
EUR
Country code
353
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$28.50 / per day
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

Get your rental car at Dublin Airport! Then drive into downtown Dublin—there’s plenty to see and do. Go to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, take in the architecture, and visit the Dublin Writers Museum, the National Museum of Archeology, or the National Gallery of Ireland. For a change of pace, take a stroll through one of the city’s beautiful parks and botanical gardens.

Looking for day trip ideas? How about a drive to Dublin’s suburbs, such as Donnybrook or Ballsbridge, for some boutique shopping and a leisurely lunch? If you’re up for an adventure, drive your rental to Ireland’s dramatic coast—Killiney Beach, Silver Strand, and Ladies’ Cove are all within an hour of the city.

Dublin’s a great destination, but Ireland has even more to offer. Why not get a longer term car rental and keep on exploring? You can drive down to Cork, get a feel for Irish Gaelic culture in Galway and West Coast, or go to Northern Ireland and its capital, Belfast. You can even pick up your rental car at Dublin Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your Irish adventure today!

Dublin Airport is also known as Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath.

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 $59 per day
  • Large cars - from $48 per day
  • Medium cars - from $36 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $244 per day
  • Small cars - from $25 per day
  • SUVs - from $76 per day

Top car rental companies

  • National (Tel: 018445848)
  • Alamo (Tel: +353018445848)
  • SIXT (Tel: +35318445691)
  • Europcar (Tel: +35318122800)
  • Keddy (Tel: +35318122800)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +353018445848)
  • Avis (Tel: +35316057500)
  • Budget (Tel: +35318445150)
  • GreenMotion (Tel: 35319446866 / 35318144043)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: +35316950324 / +18778223872)
  • Easirent (Tel: +35316950324)

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
  • Airport name: Dublin Airport (DUB)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 74 m / 242 ft
  • Runway Surface: Overlayed ashpalt
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 215,829
  • Passengers (per year): 29,582,321
  • Distance from City: 6.2 miles / 10 km N of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +353 1 814 1111
  • Email: information.queries@dublinairport.com

Top 6 Locations near Dublin Airport

  1. Car Rental at Knock Airport from $12.90 per day
    176.5 km / 109.7 miles away
  2. 194.6 km / 120.9 miles away
  3. 225.1 km / 139.9 miles away
  4. Car Rental at Cork Airport from $9.67 per day
    230.9 km / 143.5 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Kerry Airport from $11.09 per day
    258.6 km / 160.7 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
$25.47
January
$23.76
February
$29.82
March
$29.57
April
$52.02
May
$29.45
June
$43.18
July
$47.79
August
$25.27
September
$20.92
October
$13.42
November
$27.22
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Dublin Airport is November when prices for an Economy class start from $13.42. 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 $52.02 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 at Dublin Airport
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.
Dublin Airport Car Rental 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
Budget VW Polo 3 1 Small cars
Budget Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Budget Renault Clio 4 2 Medium cars
Budget Ford Ka 2 1 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Budget Toyota Avensis 4 1 Large cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Budget VW Up 5 1 Small cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car at Dublin Airport (DUB)?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (8.8 from 18 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car at Dublin Airport (DUB)?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in Ireland?
Drivers must drive on the left side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in Ireland?
No, you can not rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car at Dublin Airport (DUB)?
You must be between 25 and 99 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars at Dublin Airport (DUB)?
Yes, automatic cars are available from SIXT, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Keddy and Europcar at Dublin Airport (DUB).
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, Station wagons, SUVs and People Carriers/Vans vehicle types are available at Dublin Airport (DUB).
Can I rent a car at Dublin Airport (DUB) with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Dublin Airport (DUB).
Do I need an International Driving Permit at Dublin Airport (DUB)?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in at Dublin Airport (DUB) without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Dublin Airport (DUB).
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company at Dublin Airport (DUB) offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car at Dublin Airport (DUB)?
A rental car costs $74 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $8 at Budget.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental at Dublin Airport (DUB) is $521. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental at Dublin Airport (DUB) was $56.
What car rental companies are located at Dublin Airport (DUB)?
SIXT, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Keddy and Europcar can be found at Dublin Airport (DUB).
What is the best car rental company at Dublin Airport (DUB)?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are Alamo (9.2, 30 reviews), SIXT (8.7, 26 reviews) and Ace Rent a car (8.4, 2 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
January 21, 2020
A great place to stay, good signposting
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
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).
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
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
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
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.

Top 11 Suppliers for Dublin Airport in 2020

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
018445848
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, IN TERMINAL NO DEBIT CARDS
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
+353018445848
Eastlands Car Hire Facility Cloghran, Swords, Dubber, Dublin
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+35318445691
Corballis Rd S, Co. Dublin
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+35318122800
TERMINALS 1 AND 2, DUBLIN AIRPORT
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+35318122800
TERMINALS 1 AND 2, DUBLIN AIRPORT
Enterprise
Excellent 8.5
+353018445848
Eastlands Car Hire Facility Cloghran, Swords, Dubber, Dublin
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+35316057500
Dublin Airport
Budget
Excellent 8.1
+35318445150
Corballis Rd S, Co. Dublin
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
Very good 7.1
+35316950324
Unit B4C, Airport Business Park, Cloghran, Dublin

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