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Car hire Dublin airport is ideal for people flying to Ireland. Many are looking to check out Dublin and go around the country to see Ireland´s 40 shades of green and to explore the Emerald Isle!

You can pick from the best brands including  AlamoHertzEnterpriseThriftyBudgetSixt and more. Let Car Booker compare their best prices, offers and discounts and find the perfect car for you. By comparing all the companies, we  save you up to 30% on car hire Dublin airport.

How much is car hire in Ireland?

Prices in Ireland vary very much depending on when you travel. Experience tells us that peak summer travel and anything around Christmas time in Ireland can be expensive, while at other times of the year, there are great prices to be had. We have reviewed the prices of the top brands for one-week in Ireland so you can see what to expect.

These prices are based on a one-week rental in September 2020. To get the exact price for your booking, do a search with your pick-up date and location and your drop-off date (and drop-off location if it is different to the pick-up).

How do I get cheap car hire Dublin airport?

The best way to get cheap car rentals is to book online with a comparison website and book as far in advance as you can. Prices tend to increase as your pick up date nears. Do a search here on Car Booker to see how much we can save you.

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Book online and book early to get the cheapest car hire. You could save up to 30% on this and every booking you make on Car Booker by comparing the prices of all the suppliers. As well as saving money on your booking, you could look out for our special offers which are located on the left hand side of the results page. See if your booking is eligible for a  Free Additional DriverFree GPS, a free upgrade to a  Bigger Car, a  Free Child Seat or  Zero Excess. Search now to find out.

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FAQ - Car Rental Dublin Airport

Do I need extra insurance to drive a rental car in Ireland?

Insurance included for Free

When you book with Car Booker, the following benefits are usually included as standard:

  • Free Collision Damage Waiver Theft Protection
  • Free Third Party Liability
  • Free Cancellation
  • Free Amendments

As with all elements of insurance, please check what excesses apply. You will find this in the important information on the search results page for each car, or on your booking voucher.


Extra insurance or Excess Insurance

See the terms and conditions for all relevant details pertaining to your booking. If you would like to add extra insurance, then you can do so at the time of booking, or later through the manage booking feature. If you are not sure what excess insurance is, or which type of insurance in right for you, then you can get more information on our dedicated  car hire excess insurance page.

What documents do I need to hire a car in Ireland?

You are required to have a current and valid driving license and a credit card. A passport or national identity card is usually also required for identification purposes. You (and any additional driver) are required to sign the agreement in person. Any questions you have about fuel, mileage, tolls, crossing over into Northern Ireland, early morning car returns etc., should all be asked at this point with the representative from the company.

Do I need an international driving permit in Ireland?

Drivers must have held a valid driver’s license for more than a year. Provisional or learner drivers, or those with serious offences on their licenses will not be permitted to rent cars. Drivers from the UK, the USA and Canada are not required to have an international driving license.

Is there an age limit for renting cars in Ireland?

All companies impose age restrictions on drivers. These are usually in form of Young Driver or Older driver penalties, or restricting what classes of vehicle you are allowed to drive.

Can you rent a car under 25 in Ireland?

The standard age requirement for carhire is 25. Anyone under 25 (typically between the ages of 21-24) is considered a young driver. These young drivers are required to pay an extra fee per day for the duration of their agreement. This fee is usually between €20/30 per day depending on the provider.

Can you rent a car over 70 in Ireland?

The maximum age in Ireland depends on the company that you are renting from. Most companies have a cut off limit of either 69, 70 or 75, while others say that as long as you hold a current and valid driver’s license you will be allowed to drive. Older drivers are usually subject to a per day fee of €20/30 for the increased insurance risk, according to the suppliers.

Can you get around Ireland without car?

Yes and no! Yes, you can get around Ireland without a car, there are tour companies and buses which do the main tourist routes and attractions, or organize day trips which you could go on. However, Ireland is rural and the beauty of Ireland comes from the rugged and isolated parts of our landscape and country side. These cannot be fully explored if you are tied to the schedule of a planned tour. For example, if you are looking at exploring the west coast of Ireland or seeing some of the Wild Atlantic Way, then I would absolutely recommend driving. You have a freedom and flexibility which no tour can give you. You can stop and see the most spectacular scenery and take pictures. You can go slowly through an area that particularly appeals you to, and skip places that are not high up on your wish list. I would always recommend seeing Ireland by car.

Travelling from Dublin Airport

How far is it from the airport to the city center?

Dublin Airport is located about 10kms north of Dublin city center. If you are looking at spending your holiday in Dublin city, then there are three ways to get into the city. You can hire a car; you can get a bus or you can get a taxi. For buses, there are three types, the first is the public bus system run by Dublin Bus, or they also have the Airlink, which is known by its number, the “747”, which offers an express service. (€6 one way). Then there is Aircoach which offers city centre and neighbourhood drop offs (€7 one way into the city centre). Taxis are available at the airport, outside each terminal. Always have your fare metered and city centre taxis are usually €20-30.

How can you get from the airport to either of Dublin’s mainline railway stations?

You could get a taxi directly to Heuston Station or to Connelly Station, depending on where your train is departing. A taxi will cost between €20-30 to bring you into the city. You could also get a bus directly into the city and it should bring you to the main city centre bus station Busaras and Connelly is nearby. For Heuston Station, then you would require the Airlink or get a normal bus into the city, and then a second bus or the red line LUAS, which is the light rail system in the city and goes directly to Heuston Station.

How can you transfer from the airport to the city center?

There are 5 ways to get into the city centre of Dublin from the airport.

  1. Public Bus (serviced by Dublin Bus)
  2. Airlink Express bus service (serviced by Dublin Bus)
  3. Aircoach (private service, operates 24/7)
  4. Taxi
  5. Self-drive car

How much does it cost to get from the airport to the city centre?

Prices start at €6 for a one-way journey into the city centre with Dublin Bus, Aircoach (private) costs €7, and taxi will cost you upwards of €20.

How long does it take to get to the airport from the city centre?

The airport is located about 10km from the city centre. It generally takes about 25 minutes to get into the city centre, but at rush hour, this transfer time can be quite a bit longer due to heavy traffic.

How much is a taxi from the airport to city centre?

Taxis cost anywhere upward of €20 to get into the city, it will depend on where in the city you want to go and how long the journey takes in traffic.