Car Rental Dublin Airport

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Car Rental Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport Rental Cars

Dublin airport caters for both Terminal 1 and the newer Terminal 2, and it services a huge volume of rental car pickups and drop offs every day. Dublin is the busiest airport in Ireland, ahead of Cork, Shannon and Belfast airports. Dublin airport is also amongst one of the top 10 busiest airports in Europe. In 2018 it had 31.5 million passengers pass through it, with the numbers peaking in summer with holiday traffic. The airport is located 10km North of Dublin city and it is a popular landing spot for business people and tourists looking to explore the Emerald Isle. There is a lot to do in Ireland for tourists and the best way to explore the country is by rental car as a lot of the favorite tourist attractions are off public transport routes.

Due to the high demand for rental cars, there is a large selection of brands to choose from including Alamo, Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, Budget and more. Here at Car Booker, we take the work out of booking a rental car because we compare all the providers operating from Dublin airport for you. This means that you get to see all the best prices, deals and offers available for car rental Dublin airport, all in one easy step. We offer fully inclusive pricing and there is a great range of manual and automatic cars available to suit your car rental needs.

How much is car rental in Ireland?

Dublin airport rental car prices are dependent on what time of the year you are travelling, what size car you book and how far in advance you make a booking. We know from experience that the prices of rental cars increase across all suppliers in the peak summer months and, also, that any cars rented around the Christmas holiday time are more expensive. Outside of these peak times, the rates for car rental in Dublin and around Ireland are much more reasonable. Car Booker has compared the prices of the best car rental brands for a one-week car rental in June 2019, for an economy class car.

Car hire Dublin Airport average weekly price in June 2019:

  • Alamo - €138
  • Carhire.ie - $124
  • Dollar - $146
  • Dollar - $146
  • Sixt - $165
  • Flitzer - $189
  • Avis - $217

There are cheaper options available starting from $94 per week, but the prices listed above are with Collision Damage Waiver, Theft Protection and Third Party Liability insurance included, and also allow for free amendments and free cancellation up to 48 hours before pick-up.

Car Rental Insurance Dublin Airport

When you are booking your rental car, please click on the important information button and read it before you book, as there are different rules for car rental insurance for customers from the USA booking in Ireland. We would always recommend that you look for a booking which includes the following “Included for Free”, written in green writing on the comparison page.

  • Free Collision Damage Waiver Theft Protection
  • Free Third Party Liability
  • Free Cancellation
  • Free Amendments
  • See the terms and conditions of your booking for all relevant details pertaining to your booking.

Then you can be sure that you have enough insurance to pick your car up and drive off. If you do not choose a rental car with these included, then you will be subject to fees or required to leave a pre-authorization on your credit card. Collision Damage Waiver is a legal requirement when renting a car. Some American and Canadian Gold/ Platinum credit cards may provide this coverage for you, and if so, you will need to bring proof of this from your credit card company.

example included in car rental price Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport Car Rental Deals

Many suppliers in Dublin airport offer attractive deals, discounts and special offers on rental car from time to time The offers are always being updated and changed, so the best way to see what offers are available for you is to do a comparison. You will see a tab on the left hand side of the comparison or results page, called “special offers”. This will show you what offers are available for your searched dates. These can often include offers such as Free Additional Driver, a Free GPS, an upgrade to a Bigger Car, a Free Child Seat or Zero Excess, or simply received an extra Discount on your Booking. Search now to find out.

Airport Car Rental

Renting a car in Ireland is by far the easiest way to get around and see what’s on offer. Because it is a small country without a vast public transport network, airport car rental in Ireland makes your trip and experience more comfortable and will allow you to see and do more. You will never be very far from the next place on your to do list. Car Booker recommends you book in advance for the best deals, and our car rentals in Ireland include taxes, collision damage waiver etc as standard in your price. So get booking now for an easy way to explore Ireland, and some companies allow you to bring your car to the UK, so you could use the ferry to get across the water.

How to get to Dublin City Centre?

Dublin airport has two terminals, terminal one is older and is mostly used by Ryanair. Terminal 2 is only a few years old and is now the Aer Lingus hub. Car Rental is located in both terminals, but if you are not renting a car, then you will need to get a bus or taxi to get to your destination. There are public buses and private buses servicing the airport. All buses depart from outside the arrivals, however, depending on your bus, you will need to check from exactly where it departs; Air Coach, Bus Eireann (national bus service) or the private bus groups. Taxis are available outside the terminal and a taxi to the city should cost between $20-30, all fares should be metered.

Nearby Attractions

Ireland is one of the world’s most romantic destinations and is a favorite location for fishing, golfing, hiking and cycling and horse racing enthusiasts. Ireland is known as the ‘Emerald Isle’ because of its large rolling green fields and forestation. So for beautiful and varied scenery, you should visit Wicklow’s mountains and lakes, Kerry’s rugged coast and mountains, the many castles and ruins around the country, fun and vibrant cities such as Dublin, Kilkenny, Galway or explore Connemara in Mayo, go surf in Sligo, drive around the coast of Donegal and Antrim and all the smaller towns and village that you pass along the way.

Driving safely in Ireland

We drive on the left hand side of the road in Ireland and our speed limited are shown in kilometers per hour. The Motorway limit is 120km/h, on national roads it is 100km/h, regional roads are 80km/h, and then there are urban and specially designed areas such as around school entrances etc. If you would like to read more about the rules of the road in Ireland, then look no further than the Irish Road Safety Authority website which provides accurate and up to date information including speed limits, seat belt and cellphone use rules. There is also a good guide on Wikihow, called " Drive in Ireland" , which was specifically created with car rental drivers in Ireland in mind.

Car Rental Companies in Dublin Airport:

Alamo Car Rental Dublin Airport

    Alamo Car Rental Dublin Airport
    • Alamo car rental has check in desks in both Terminal 1 and in Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport.
    • Their customer rating is 8.3 (2019)
    • They offer free cancellation and amendments on bookings, however insurance does not come as standard. Read the terms and conditions carefully before you book.
    • The fuel policy they offer is Full to Full.
    • You can choose from a range of automatic or manual cars, but the automatic cars are more expensive.
    • Both diesel and petrol cars are available.
    • They have cars with and without air conditioning.
    • You pick up your car by first going to the check in desk and then you will take a shuttle a short distance to Dublin airport´s car rental village.

Enterprise Car Rental Dublin Airport

    Enterprise Rent a Car Dublin Airport
    • Enterprise car rental has check in desks in both Terminal 1 and in Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport.
    • Their customer rating is 7.4 (2019)
    • They offer free cancellation and amendments on bookings, however insurance does not come as standard. Read the terms and conditions carefully before you book.
    • The fuel policy they offer is Full to Full.
    • They have both diesel and petrol cars.
    • They have cars with and without air conditioning.
    • You can choose from a range of automatic or manual cars, but the automatic cars are more expensive.
    • They have cars with and without air conditioning.
    • You pick up your car by first going to the check in desk and then you will take a shuttle a short distance to Dublin airport´s car rental village.

Europcar Car Rental Dublin Airport

    Europcar Car Rental Dublin Airport
    • Europcar has check in desks in both Terminal 1 and in Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport.
    • Their customer rating is 7.2 (2019)
    • They have a terminal pick up available.
    • They offer free cancellation and amendments on bookings, however insurance does not come as standard. Read the terms and conditions carefully before you book.
    • The fuel policy they offer is Full to Full.
    • They have both diesel and petrol cars.
    • They have cars with and without air conditioning.
    • You can choose from a range of automatic or manual cars, but the automatic cars are more expensive.
    • You pick up your car by first going to the check in desk and then you will take a shuttle a short distance to Dublin airport´s car rental village.

Avis Car Rental Dublin Airport

    Avis Car Rental Dublin Airport
    • Avis car rental has check in desks in both Terminal 1 and in Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport.
    • Their customer rating is 6.8 (2019) for rentals without insurance as standard, and a rating of 7.3 (2019) where insurance in included. Please read the important information carefully before your book.
    • The fuel policy they offer is Full to Full.
    • They have both diesel and petrol cars.
    • You can choose from a range of automatic or manual cars, but the automatic cars are more expensive.
    • They have cars with and without air conditioning.
    • You pick up your car by first going to the check in desk and then you will take a shuttle a short distance to Dublin airport´s car rental village.

Sixt Rent a Car Dublin Airport

    Sixt Rent a Car Dublin Airport
    • Sixt car rental has check in desks in both Terminal 1 and in Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport.
    • Their customer rating is 6.0 (2019) for rentals without insurance as standard, and a rating of 7.2 (2019) where insurance in included. Please read the important information carefully before your book.
    • The fuel policy they offer is Full to Full.
    • They offer only petrol cars in Dublin Airport.
    • You can choose from a range of automatic or manual cars, but the automatic cars are more expensive.
    • They have cars with and without air conditioning.
    • You pick up your car by first going to the check in desk and then you will take a shuttle a short distance to Dublin airport´s car rental village.

Budget Car Rental Dublin Airport

    Budget Dublin Airport
    • Budget car rental has check in desks in both Terminal 1 and in Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport.
    • Their customer rating is a very good 7.7 (2019) for rentals without insurance as standard, and a rating of good 7.2 (2019) where insurance in included. Please read the important information carefully before your book.
    • The fuel policy they offer is Full to Full.
    • They only offer petrol cars in Dublin Airport.
    • You can choose from a range of automatic or manual cars, but the automatic cars are more expensive.
    • They have cars with and without air conditioning.
    • You pick up your car by first going to the check in desk and then you will take a shuttle a short distance to Dublin airport´s car rental village.

Carhire.ie Dublin Airport

    Carhire.ie Dublin Airport
    • Carhire.ie has check in desks in both Terminal 1 and in Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport.
    • Their rental cars in Dublin airport are serviced by Europcar.
    • Their customer rating is an average 5.5 (2019) for rentals without insurance as standard, and a rating of 6.9 (2019) where insurance in included. Please read the important information carefully before your book.
    • The fuel policy they offer is Full to Full.
    • They have both diesel and petrol cars.
    • You can choose from a range of automatic or manual cars, but the automatic cars are more expensive.
    • They have cars with and without air conditioning.
    • Car pick up is organized through the car rental desk and then you will be taken a short distance by shuttle to pick up your rental car.

Hertz Car Rental Dublin Airport

    Hertz Car Rental Dublin Airport
    • Hertz car rental has check in desks in both Terminal 1 and in Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport.
    • Their customer rating is an average 5.8 (2019) for rentals without insurance as standard, and a rating of 6.6 (2019) where insurance in included. Please read the important information carefully before your book.
    • They guarantee newer model cars (2018/2019)
    • The fuel policy they offer is Full to Full.
    • They have both diesel and petrol cars.
    • They have cars with and without air conditioning.
    • You can choose from a range of automatic or manual cars, but the automatic cars are more expensive.
    • Car pick up is in terminal at Dublin airport.