Car Hire at Dublin Airport

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Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Dublin Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 6.10 / per day
Dublin Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or comparable
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • Man.
Budget
£ 9.21 / per day
Dublin Airport
Compact
Opel Astra or comparable
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • Man.
Flizzr
£ 10.58 / per day
Dublin Airport
Intermediate
VW Jetta A/C or comparable
VW Jetta A/C
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 18.71 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Dublin Airport
Standard
Opel Insignia or comparable
Opel Insignia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 33.39 / per day
Dublin Airport
Full-size
BMW 3 Series or comparable
BMW 3 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 53.70 / per day
Dublin Airport
Premium
Audi A4 or comparable
Audi A4
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
£ 60.68 / per day
Dublin Airport
Luxury
BMW 5 series or comparable
BMW 5 series
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 150.21 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 18:02 on 2024-04-12.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Irish
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+353
Average car hire price
£ 43 per day
Average car hire length
6 days
Speed limit within city centre
30 - 50 km/h or 19 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 120 km/h or 50 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.2 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.46 per litre or £ 5.53 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.37 per litre or £ 5.18 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.59 per litre or £ 6.02 / 1 gallon
Dublin Airport

Airport Car Hire

The capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is also the country’s main tourist hub. Home to fascinating history, varied architecture, and lots of fun things to do, it has been frequently mentioned by travel blogs as one of the best weekend getaway destinations in Europe. Here are three of its most interesting attractions:

  • National Museum of Ireland. So vast are the collections of the National Museum that it is, in fact, three separate museums, each dedicated to a different theme and chapter of Irish life. The museums of Archaeology and Country Life are located right next to each other while the museum of Decorative Arts and History is on the other side of the river about a 15-minute drive away.  Whether you visit just one or all three, these three branches are the best places to learn about Irish history, art, and culture. 
  • Dublin Castle. One of the most impressive buildings in all of Ireland, it is also one of the most historically important. Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, the castle used to be the seat of the British government in Ireland. This heritage is best exemplified by the refined state apartments which are open to tourists. Visitors can also explore the castle’s medieval basements. Dublin Castle is located next to the body of water that gave the city its name (Dubh linn means ‘the dark pool’ in Irish).
  • Dublinia. Ireland has seen waves of different peoples coming to its shores over the millennia, one of the most important being the Vikings who first arrived in the late 8th century. Dedicated to the city’s Scandinavian past, Dublinia is also known as the Viking World and has been called a living museum. In addition to various exhibitions, artefacts, and restored Viking dwellings and burial places, medieval scenes of the city life are often played out by actors, with visitors encouraged to join in.
  • Dublin Writers Museum. The former home of the likes of Joyce, Shaw, Becket, and Wilde, Dublin definitely punches way above its weight when it comes to connections to world-famous authors. The best place to learn about this heritage is the unique Writer’s Museum, which boasts exhibitions on the aforementioned city’s sons, as well as a collection of quirky memorabilia.
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park. Located an hour’s drive to the south, the Wicklow Mountains is one of the most popular places to take a day trip from the capital. In addition to great natural beauty and varied fauna that is especially rich in birdlife, the area is home to Glendalough, a monastic complex dating back to the 6th century.

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 hire car

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 13 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 10 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 8 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 87 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 61 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 6 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 9 per day

Car hire 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 petrol station

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

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Airport information

Score
7.8
  • Getting to the airport 8.1
  • Check-in and departures 8.1
  • Facilities and services 7.7
  • Wi-Fi 7.8
  • Dining and car hire services 7.4
  • Lounge 7.4

Dublin Airport (DUB)

  • IATA: DUB
  • ICAO: EIDW
  • Name: Dublin Airport (DUB)
  • Distance from the city centre: 6.2 miles / 10 km

Top 5 Destinations around Dublin Airport

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In which month is car hire at Dublin Airport the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car at Dublin Airport fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day at Dublin Airport
£ 13.67
January
£ 13.16
February
£ 27.03
March
£ 34.54
April
£ 56.45
May
£ 46.43
June
£ 54.21
July
£ 58.54
August
£ 36.62
September
£ 25.04
October
£ 19.17
November
£ 29.69
December
The best month to hire a car at Dublin Airport is February — when the average price for a hire is £ 13.16 per day. This is 62% less than the yearly average and 78% less than hiring a car in August (when the average price is £ 58.54 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

What’s the usual hire length for renters at Dublin Airport?

Car hire lengths differ depending on the time of year: in July, the average hire length is 8 days, while in January, it is only 5 days.
Average number of hire days at Dublin Airport
5
January
5
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
8
July
7
August
7
September
6
October
6
November
7
December

Which time of year sees the highest demand for car hire at Dublin Airport?

Given the number of users searching for a car at Dublin Airport, there is a higher probability of travellers hiring a car at Dublin Airport in August in comparison to hiring a car in in January.
Monthly searches at Dublin Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
44%
January
55%
February
68%
March
97%
April
132%
May
129%
June
160%
July
169%
August
123%
September
95%
October
54%
November
74%
December

Car Hire Information

Popular suppliers Budget, Easirent, SIXT, Flizzr, Alamo
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price £ 6 per day
Cheapest supplier Easirent

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Budget Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Budget Renault Clio 4 2 Medium cars
Budget Volkswagen Polo 3 1 Small cars
Budget Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Budget Skoda Citigo 3 1 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
SIXT VW T-Cross 5 1 SUVs

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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
6 April 2024
Caring for family
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
25 February 2024
Visiting family in Ireland
United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Cross
15 February 2024
Ireland is beautiful - need so much more time to explore everywhere!!
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
14 February 2024
Being able to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday with family and friends.
United Kingdom
Renault Megane STW
14 February 2024
SPpent a week in Mayo then a night in Dublin. What's not to like!
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
14 January 2024
Visiting family
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
1 November 2023
Visited family in Tipperary and Kildare and had a blast as usual.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
29 October 2023
Roads in Ireland are so lovely to drive glad I got an auto made life easier
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
24 October 2023
Visiting family
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
14 October 2023
The Seven Oaks hotel in Carlow is lovely. Great food, and big portions! We spent a great weekend set-dancing and ceili dancing at Follow Me Up to Carlow!
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
12 September 2023
Birr castle, Slieve bloom mountains, local fairy walk and Bord na Mona walk.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
22 August 2023
I visited Tuam in Co Galway. The purpose was to see the Saw Doctors gig. It was a brilliant weekend.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
14 August 2023
Nature and visiting family
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
10 August 2023
Visiting family
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
10 August 2023
We had an excellent time in Dublin for 2 days and we then went on to Wicklow to a Wedding which was just fabulous.
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
2 August 2023
Ireland is great.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
27 July 2023
THE CAR WAS A BIG ENOUGH FOR MY LUGGAGE INCLUDING MY GOLF BAG WITH FRIEND AND HIS LUGE AND GOLF BAG
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
24 July 2023
Drove to Wicklow and Leitrim for few days great trip
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
9 July 2023
Big Bus Tour Hop on Hop off with Guiness Storehouse tour included was well worth it. Pay the bit extra and have your face in a pint of Guiness. Malahide definitely worth a visit as a lovely place.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
18 June 2023
Loved Dublin and the Depeche Mode concert.
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
9 June 2023
Home for family funeral stayed in lovely countryside air b and b
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
9 June 2023
Visiting family....weather was great..
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
7 June 2023
Went to 30th birthday party in Donegal. The scenery was amazing. Fantastic beaches.
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
4 June 2023
Galway and the West of Ireland is definitely worth a visit. Gslmont hotel in Galway and the strand in Limerick were both excellent.
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
24 May 2023
I was going home. Nothing can beat that
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
23 May 2023
Great driving around looking at the beautiful scenery,will definitely be back
United Kingdom
VW Polo
15 May 2023
Went over to Galway for 40 th anniversary of Galway branch of Leeds United supporters club.
New Zealand
Ford Fiesta
4 May 2023
Saw Irish hares and the first puffins of the summer season
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
26 April 2023
We had great weather every day and amazing scenery on the Wild Atlantic Way
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
19 April 2023
Very good - visit to family
United Kingdom
VW T-Cross
18 April 2023
Stayed at Kilronan Castle hotel, amazing time
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
18 April 2023
Fab trip shame there was no screen wash in the car
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
5 April 2023
Lovely visit to Dublin, some very informative guides and really friendly people. Had a great time and worth having a car to see some of the coast
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
19 March 2023
Dublin to Kerry and back during the week- great time visiting family
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
13 March 2023
Dublin is a beautiful place with friendly people
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
28 February 2023
Also had a car upgrade
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
28 February 2023
Stayed at Ballina/Killaloe Co Tipperary. Beautiful countryside by Lough Derg. Beautiful countryside, Wonderful hotel, choice of restaurants. All in all great trip.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
5 February 2023
Visiting relatives. Carlow, Nine Stones,Kiltealy, Dying Cow pub in Wicklow.....amazing authentic night!
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
3 February 2023
South East Coast of Ireland is beautiful and the people are really friendly.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
30 January 2023
I attended a family funeral.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
9 January 2023
Visited family
United Kingdom
VW Polo
29 October 2022
We traveled a lot and because of the ease of the car, it made it fun
United Kingdom
VW Polo
6 October 2022
Over for a wedding had a fabulous time
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
24 September 2022
Toured Ireland, covered 1300 miles with no problems at all. Wonderful scenery and some narrow roads!
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
14 September 2022
Gallway salt hill was a beautiful walking area
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
10 June 2022
Travelled to Ballyshannon Donegal for a music festival, great roads bueatiful coastline on the west coast at Mullaghore over looking Donegal Bay worth a visit
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
2 June 2022
Girls trip down to Southern Ireland, made it easy with a hire car.
United Kingdom
VW Golf
10 January 2022
Westgrove Hotel in Clane was excellent

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Flizzr
9.2 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Keddy
7.3 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
288
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
£ 42.82
Lowest daily price
£ 6.10
Total cars available
216

Top 12 Suppliers at Dublin Airport in 2024

Flizzr
Flizzr
Exceptional 9.2 / 387 reviews
+35318445691
Terminal 1 and 2 Dublin Airport, Dublin
£ 9 - £ 295
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.1 / 67 reviews
+353018445848
Eastlands Car Hire Facility Cloghran, Swords, Dubber, Dublin
£ 32 - £ 110
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.9 / 656 reviews
+35318445691
Corballis Rd S, Co. Dublin
£ 14 - £ 123
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.9 / 145 reviews
+353018445848
Eastlands Car Hire Facility Cloghran, Swords, Dubber, Dublin
£ 31 - £ 103
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.9 / 59 reviews
+353018445466
DUBLIN AIRPORT T1/T2
£ 12 - £ 169
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.8 / 1 769 reviews
+35318445150
Arrivals Hall Terminal 1 & 2 Dublin Airport Dublin Co. Dublin K67 E4P2
£ 9 - £ 259
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.2 / 59 reviews
018445466
Dublin Airport T1/T2
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Good 7.9 / 60 reviews
+35316057500
Dublin Airport
£ 11 - £ 150
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
National
National
Good 7.7
018445848
Car Hire Desk Dublin Airport
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
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.6 / 47 reviews
+35318122800
TERMINALS 1 AND 2, DUBLIN AIRPORT
£ 11 - £ 72
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
Easirent
Easirent
Good 7.3 / 1 073 reviews
+35316950324
Collinstown Business Park, Swords Road, Cloghran, K67 C7D0
£ 6 - £ 106
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
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.3 / 76 reviews
+35318122800
TERMINALS 1 AND 2, DUBLIN AIRPORT
£ 13 - £ 53
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
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