DUB

Dublin Airport

Car Hire at Dublin Airport |DUB| Ireland

Arrivals

Departures

Car rental

Hotel

Find your flight

Find your flight

Find your car rental

Find your next stay

DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB
DUB

Subscribe to follow up your flight details

Car rental at Dublin Airport

The Irish capital is the perfect travel destination, and a set of wheels is an excellent way to explore its highlights -both from a practical and a financial point of view. You can easily and comfortably move from place to place, without overspending.

Indeed, choosing car hire in Dublin is a worthy investment to make in your trip. A single bus ride within the city costs €3-4, while a minimum taxi fare starts from €25-30. With a minimum daily cost of €25, a rental vehicle offers the best local transport solution. Having a rental allows you to make more trips for a fixed price, and doesn’t limit you in terms of distance and reach. Also, you do not need to waste time waiting for public transport.

If you are looking for a cheap Dublin Airport car rental, you are in the right place. We offer reliable deals to suit all tastes - all you need to do is fill out a simple search form at the top of the page. The shortest way to guarantee that you get your desired vehicle on a certain date is to book 2-3 weeks before your trip.

The list of available vehicle groups on our website includes economy to full-size models and special vehicles (such as SUVs and minivans). Unlimited miles, a variety of insurance plans, and a wide range of optional extras are also at your disposal. Your perfect trip to Dublin starts here. Book your auto and take the first step towards an exciting road journey.

Mini

dollar

Ford Ka

Ford Ka

from €9 per day

Economy

dollar

Opel Corsa

Opel Corsa

from €9.5 per day

Compact

dollar

Opel Astra

Opel Astra

from €13 per day

Intermediate

europcar

Ford Mondeo

Ford Mondeo

from €14.7 per day

Dublin Airport car hire prices

Cost of renting a car at Dublin Airport

Book your vehicle now and enjoy affordable rates on our website. The cheapest prices appear when you rent a car at Dublin Airport in advance. Keep in mind that the final cost depends on many factors, including vehicle category, the company’s pricing policy, seasonal demand, availability, and trip duration. If you are visiting for a weekend or a couple of days, expect the following approximate cost:

  • On average, you will pay €28.7 per day to pick up a vehicle at DUB Airport
  • The cheapest car hire at Dublin Airport is available for €9.2 per day from DOLLAR
  • The most expensive rental offer at Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath reaches €58.9 per day from EUROPCAR

To find exact prices for specific dates, please fill out the search form at the top of the page. If you want to find a lower rate, try alternative start dates. Also, don't forget to compare similar deals from different companies.

Price for weekly car rental in Dublin

A long-term trip is more profitable in terms of the resulting daily price. You can verify this by comparing per-day rates for a couple of days versus rates applied for a week. This is because companies apply lower weekly rates when you are picking up a vehicle for at least 5 days. Therefore, such a journey is often cheaper than a 3-4-day keep. If you plan to collect a hire car at Dublin Airport without focusing on a specific company, brand, or vehicle class, the long-term prices are as follows:

  • The average weekly price to hire an auto at Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath is €166.3
  • The minimum DUB Airport rental rate per week is €52.1 from DOLLAR
  • The most expensive long-term hire deal at Dublin International Airport is €341.4 per week

On-site car hire companies at Dublin Airport

Upon arrival, you can pick up a cheap car hire in Dublin Airport from dozens of companies. They are based in the terminals and are easily accessible in a variety of ways. Here's how to reach the on-site agencies depending on your chosen mode of transportation:

  • On foot. If you are arriving at DUB Airport by plane, the specific terminal you arrive at affects the exact path you will take to the counter. At Terminal 1, you will see the company counters in the main arrivals hall, after leaving customs. At Terminal 2, make your way out of customs, and follow the overhead signs to the new multi-storey car park where the agencies are located.
  • By car. When approaching the facility, take the R132 exit for Dublin Airport. Then, follow the signs for Car Rental.
  • By bus. Multiple bus companies serve the local airport. These include Airlink Express, Aircoach, City Scape, Airport Hopper, and Dublin Bus. Use routes 41, 102, 747, and 757 to get to the terminals.

Want to pick up a Dublin car hire from on-site companies? The following providers are available within the airport:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dooley
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • National
  • New Way
  • Sixt
  • Thrifty

For more information, check the phone numbers and business hours of the available providers in the following table.

On-site companies

Company

Contact

Business Hours

Alamo

+353 1 812 2800

Hour: Monday-Sunday: 05:00-00:00

Avis

+353 1 605 7500

Hour: Monday-Sunday: 05:00-23:00

Budget

+353 1 605 7500

Hour: Monday-Sunday: 05:00-00:00

Dooley

+353 1 844 5151

Hour: Monday-Sunday: 07:00-00:00

Enterprise

+353 1 844 5848

Monday-Sunday: 05:00-00:00

Europcar

+353 1 812 2800

Monday-Sunday: 05:00-22:00

Hertz

+353 1 844 5466

Monday-Sunday: 05:00-01:00

National

+353 1 844 5848

Monday-Sunday: 05:00-00:00

NewWay Car Hire

+353 1 605 7588

Monday-Sunday: 05:00-00:15

Sixt

+353 1 844 5691

Monday-Sunday: 05:00-00:00

Thrifty

+353 1 844 5466

Monday-Sunday: 05:00-21:00

Green Motion

+35319446866

Monday-Sunday: 05:00-00:00

Off-site car hire companies at Dublin Airport

Some companies offer car hire at Ireland Dublin Airport outside the terminal but within a short drive away. You can get to their offices at any time of the day during business hours using the free shuttle service. Buses run every 10-15 minutes, while the trip takes no more than 5-7 minutes. Suppliers with transfer from DUB Airport include:

  • Easirent
  • Advantage
  • CARHIRE.ie
  • Dollar
  • Payless
  • FLIZZR

Fill out the search form to find the best deal from your desired provider. If you need more information about a specific agency, check the following table

Companies with transfer

Company

Contact

Business Hours

Easirent

+353 1 695 0324

Monday-Sunday: 05:00-00:30

Advantage

+353 1 844 5466

Monday-Sunday: 05:00-01:00

CARHIRE.ie

+353 1 812 2800

Monday-Sunday: 05:00-22:00

Dollar

+353 1 844 5466

Monday-Sunday: 05:00-21:00

Payless

+353 1 844 5150

Monday-Sunday: 05:00-12:30

FLIZZR

+353 1 844 5691

Monday-Sunday: 05:00-00:00

Where is a car rental shuttle at Dublin Airport?

If you pick up a car hire in Dublin Airport at the off-site company, your task is to find a shuttle bus and get to the office. Stops are available at both terminals and reaching them depends on the place of arrival.

Terminal 1

After landing, head to the arrivals hall, and exit it. Turn right and walk about 40-50 steps and then cross the road towards the islet where the shuttles stop.

Terminal 2

Once you have received the keys, exit through the glass doors. Then, use the elevator to go down to Level 0. The shuttle stops near the glass doors.

Car rental return at Dublin Airport

Travellers must drop off hire cars at Dublin Airport Ireland car park. At the end of the trip, head towards the airport and enter its territory using the appropriate exit. Then, follow the signs to the Car Rental Area, and proceed to the designated company’s car park, where an employee will accept your vehicle. If you drive an auto from an off-site provider, go to their office for returning.

Cheap car hire at Dublin Airport, Ireland

Low price is the goal of many budget travellers. However, don't chase low rates but consider what you get for your money. Often, a higher cost is due to more flexible booking conditions or equipment included in the rate. In addition, various things affect the price.

The type of vehicle, the duration of your booking, and the time of year are the main price deciders. Also, each company has a unique pricing policy, which leads to changes in the final cost between providers.

Given these facts, the cheapest hire car to drive from Dublin Airport is the Mini Ford Ka available for €12 per day from Enterprise. The most expensive vehicle is the Luxury Audi A6 for €390 per day from Payless. At the same time, the average price is €35 per day. Payless, Enterprise, and Dollar are the cheapest companies at DUB Airport. Check out their minimum, average, and maximum rates below.

Payless

  • The average price for Payless vehicles at Dublin International Airport is €30 per day
  • The minimum cost for cars at Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath is €18 per day from Payless
  • At Dublin Airport, the most expensive price for a Payless auto reaches €390 per day

Enterprise

  • On average, you will pay €38 per day for an Enterprise vehicle at DUB Airport
  • The cheapest car rental at Dublin Airport from Enterprise starts from €25 per day
  • The maximum cost for an Enterprise deal at Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath equals €122 per day

Dollar

  • The average Dollar vehicle prices at Dublin International Airport fluctuate around €30 per day
  • The lowest rate available at Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath from Dollar is €25 per day
  • The highest cost for Dollar autos at DUB Airport reaches €230 per day

Car rental types at Dublin Airport

Need a small auto for a budget ride? Or maybe you are looking for a proper transportation option for a big family trip? On our website, you will find a cheap car hire in Dublin according to your travel needs. Consider the popular vehicle types available in that location:

  • Mini. Such autos will satisfy solo travellers and couples and can accommodate a maximum of 3-4 people. They are perfect for short urban trips and leisure day outings. The top models in the class are Peugeot 108 and Hyundai i10.
  • Economy. Larger than a mini vehicle, an economy car holds up to 5 people in the cabin and 2-3 pieces of luggage in the trunk. However, a rather compact body makes it easy to park and manoeuvre in narrow city streets. The Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo are the best-rated Economy models.
  • SUV. Consider an SUV car rental in Dublin Ireland if you plan to drive in mixed terrain that includes country and paved surfaces. The increased ground clearance allows you to feel confident even when travelling off-road. You can choose Nissan Qashqai, Ford Puma, or Nissan X-Trail in this group.
  • Premium. These autos add sophistication, style, and comfort to your ride. Also, they are stuffed with modern technologies and look beautiful. You should try Audi A6, Mercedes E Class, or BMW 5-Series in this class.
  • Estate. If you need more rear luggage space, consider the Estate with its characteristic elongated body. The increased legroom also contributes to improved comfort. Skoda Octavia Estate, Volkswagen Golf, and Volkswagen Passat Estate are popular models in the category.

Best car hire companies at Dublin Airport

Finding the best car hire at Dublin Airport starts with finding a reliable, cheap, and highly-trusted company. In this sense, the Enterprise is a leader. The supplier received the highest customer rating on key features including vehicle performance and cleanliness, overall value for money, and quality of service on the counter. In addition to Enterprise, the following agencies deserve your attention:

  • Hertz. With over 100-year-long experience, the company provides high-quality car hire services for leisure and business travellers. Hertz's extensive vehicle fleet makes it possible to find the right vehicle for every need.
  • National. As one of the progressive agencies, the National keeps up with the times and offers a bunch of modern autos and related options. Also, the company offers affordable prices and takes a friendly approach to each customer.
  • Sixt. The agency does everything to make your trip stress-free. For this, Sixt provides a large selection of autos of various categories, cheap equipment, and impeccable service.

EUROPCAR

EUROPCAR

⭐ 7.5 / 10

SIXT

SIXT

⭐ 6.7 / 10

BUDGET

BUDGET

⭐ 7.1 / 10

ENTERPRISE

ENTERPRISE

⭐ 8.5 / 10

DOOLEY

DOOLEY

⭐ 6.4 / 10

AVIS

AVIS

⭐ 5.3 / 10

Best companies to rent a car at Dublin Airport according to a category

Certain companies specialise in specific vehicle groups and may become the best choice to find the model you want. If you are focusing on a particular Dublin Airport hire car category, consider which supplier to prefer:

  • Standard cars. Both Green Motion and Thrifty promise a smooth travel experience, but some differences appear. With Green Motion, you get a richer selection of deals. However, Thrifty is more popular according to customer reviews.
  • SUVs. Europcar and SIXT are the first companies to look for when choosing an SUV. They offer an extensive range of vehicles in this class. At the same time, affordable rates and outstanding service contribute to a hassle-free trip.
  • Full-size. National and Enterprise are perfect for full-size car rental at Ireland Dublin Airport. Both companies offer significant discounts on weekly trips and have Mercedes and BMWs available in this class.

Automatic car hire in Dublin

Due to the large number of American travellers visiting Ireland, automatic-transmission vehicles are very popular in Dublin. However, regardless of nationality, an automatic vehicle gives you the opportunity to relax and focus on driving.

We offer a wide range of autos with automatic gearboxes so you don't have to settle for a manual one. If you need an automatic rental car at Dublin Airport, check out the popular models below:

  • VW Golf Automatic
  • Audi A4 Automatic
  • VW Touran Automatic
  • BMW 3 Series Automatic
  • Mercedes-Benz Vito Automatic

Among the many companies offering automatic vehicles, choose Avis, Budget, Carhire.ie, Dooley, Easirent, or Europcar. They provide excellent quality and a big selection of such deals.

Documents required for car rentals at Dublin Airport, Ireland

Each company requires certain documents to legally drive car hire from Dublin Airport. These may vary slightly between different vendors, but in general, you should provide the following paperwork:

  • A full driving licence. Companies require a driver's licence in your name. If your licence is issued in the UK, you must accompany it with the printed endorsement record or the code from the DVLA website.
  • International Driving Licence. This document serves as an official translation of your home licence if printed with non-Roman Alphabet.
  • A valid photo ID. Companies require a passport or ID card as a second form of identification.
  • Proof of address. Sometimes, you may need a utility bill or bank statement to drive.
  • Bank card. You can book and pick up a car hire at Dublin International Airport with a credit or debit card in your name. Naturally, it must have a balance to cover the estimated reservation price and the deposit.
  • Confirmation voucher. After completing your booking on our website, check your email and find the confirmation voucher. Then, print it out to show on the counter.

FAQs about renting a car at Dublin Airport, Ireland

Which car rental company at DUB Airport does not require a deposit?

New Way doesn’t require a Dublin car rental deposit at the airport as all related costs are covered by insurance. The company has counters in Terminals 1 and 2, where agents will hand over the keys to you after signing the agreement.

Where to drop off a rental car at Dublin Airport?

You can return your vehicle within the facility. When approaching the airport, follow the signs to the car hire village, and park your auto in your company's designated parking space.

How to rent a car at Dublin Airport under the age of 25?

You have access to rental cars at Dublin Airport if you reach the legal age. In Ireland, you must be at least 21 to drive. However, some companies require at least 23-24 years of age.

Can I rent a long-term car at DUB Airport?

Yes, you can enjoy a cheap weekly or even monthly car rental in Dublin on our website. Fill out the search form at the top of the page for your desired dates, compare available deals, and choose the best one.

Under what fuel policies do companies offer their cars at Dublin Airport?

It all depends on the company and the specific deal. For example, SIXT, Avis, Alamo, National, Dollar, and Budget provide vehicles with a full-to-full policy. At the same time, Green Motion comes with a same-to-same option. Review all available fuel regulations at DUB Airport:

  • Free tank. You start your trip with a nearly empty tank, and it doesn't matter how much fuel you return with.
  • Full-to-full. Your vehicle will be fully fueled. Therefore, you must return it with the same litres in order to avoid charges.
  • Same-to-same. According to this policy, the fuel level at the beginning of the trip and at the return should be approximately the same.

Can I rent a car one way at Dublin Airport?

Yes, you can pick up a one-way car rental from Dublin Airport Ireland. Available drop-off locations include Cork, Galway, and Limerick located in Ireland. Also, Avis, Europcar, Sixt, and other providers allow crossing the border to Northern Ireland. So, pick up the vehicle in Dublin, enjoy an exciting ride, and return it to Belfast, 105 miles away. Fill out our search form to check the availability of a one-way option for your desired locations.

Rent a car at the airports with direct connections with Dublin Airport