• Customer ratings 9 / 10
  • Over 1 million successful rentals
Need help?
+44 161 602 5400

Car Hire Dublin Airport

Rent a car Worry Free at 49,360 locations

Save time and money. We compare the offers of car rental companies in Dublin Airport on your behalf.

Enter city or airport code
- days

Why book with us?

  • Free cancellation Up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled pick up time
  • Best price guarantee Have you found a better price? Let us know and we will make you a better offer.
  • 24000+ pick-up locations Locations around the world
We compare all of the well known car hire firms - and many others!

Compare Car Hire

Carrentals.co.uk offers simple and straightforward car hire comparison services. We don't add a penny to your quotes!

Car rental offers Dublin Airport

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable car for the lowest price. Below are a few examples from our selection in Dublin Airport.

Car type
Station wagon
Passenger van

Rental car options at Dublin Airport

The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Dublin Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Alamo

    8.6 (7482)
    From / day
  • National Car Rental

    8 (360)
    From / day
  • Enterprise

    7.8 (1613)
    From / day
  • Thrifty

    7.7 (4513)
    From / day
  • Hertz

    7.7 (5749)
    From / day
  • Your Rent

    7.7 (49)
  • Avis

    7.7 (4917)
  • Flizzr

    7.6 (252)
    From / day
  • Budget

    7.5 (8494)
    From / day
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.5 (3627)
    From / day
  • Carhire

    7.5 (6)
    From / day
  • Sixt

    7.4 (2582)
    From / day
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.4 (2808)
    From / day
  • Europcar

    7.2 (6721)
    From / day
  • Payless Car Rental

    7.2 (428)
    From / day

Recent reviews

9 / 10 Number of reviews: 2191

Dublin Airport average daily price per month

Average daily rate per month

Car rental location Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport Guide

Car Hire

The largest and busiest airport in Ireland sits just over six miles from Dublin’s city centre, offering easy access to this lively city and all of its top attractions. Local and express airport buses connect the airport and Dublin, while coaches operate between the airport and other cities such as Swords, Beaumont and Portmarnock. The fastest and most convenient way to travel to the city is with car hire in Dublin Airport; trips by car take anywhere from 12 to 22 minutes.

Who to Book With
International agents such as Avis, Europcar and Sixt, and Irish firm Dan Dooley offer car rental at the airport. Suppliers have counters at Terminal 1, though vehicles are picked up from the multi-storey car park at Terminal 2. A covered walkway connects terminals 1 and 2, while another walkway then connects passengers with the car park.

Need to Know Essentials
You will need to show the following documents at vehicle collection:

- Driver’s license issued two years prior to rental date (two parts)
- Credit card with driver’s name on it
- Booking voucher

For more info read our FAQ's.

Traffic in the city centre during certain times of the day can be horrendous. On-street parking is available for short-term stays, with long-term multi-level car parks being the better option. If you park over the maximum limit at an on-street meter, expect to come back to a clamp. There is ample free parking outside of the city centre at ‘Park and Ride’ stations. Petrol stations accept both credit cards and debit cards for payment, though debit cards need to be Irish Laser Cards, Maestro, MasterCard or Visa Debit. The Westlink Bridge along the M50 is a toll bridge and fees must be paid by 20:00 the following day through the internet, telephone or at a designated shop.

See our Ireland guide for more information on driving here.


Self-drive is by far the quickest way for arriving passengers to enter the city centre. Express buses reach the city in around 30 minutes, while slower local buses make the trip in approximately one hour. Buses stop running at 23:30, so passengers arriving late have to use a taxi to access the city.

There are currently no trains from the airport to the city, though there are plans to extend the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) to the airport. Buses connect the airport with Dublin Heuston and Dublin Connolly stations in the city centre, which both run inter-city and suburban rail links.

Taxis depart from the forecourts outside of both terminals. Be careful not to accept a taxi at bus stops, as they are forbidden to be there.

Taxi prices:
Dublin Airport to Dublin city centre costs between £15 and £25.

Express coach services are available 24 hours at both terminals through Air Coach, which costs around £6 for a single trip. Local Dublin Bus buses also provide service to the city centre, but are much slower. Bus number 16 takes passengers from the airport to O'Connell Street, while the number 41 stops at O'Connell Street and the Dublin Bus Station. The speedy Air Link bus number 747 goes directly from the airport into the city centre and stops at a number of key locations before terminating at the Heuston Rail Station. This bus costs around £5. The three-day ‘Freedom Ticket’ for travel within Dublin costs around £23 and includes the Air Link bus.


The two passenger terminals at Dublin Airport are connected by a covered walkway. Terminal 1 is the larger terminal and handles all short-haul flights, while Terminal 2 handles all long-haul flights as well as all flights served by Aer Lingus. Together they have an annual passenger throughput of over 18 million.

Over 22,000 parking spaces are spread across the airport’s eight car parks, three of which are at Terminal 1, another three at Terminal 2, and two being long-term car parks that are accessible to both terminals via shuttle bus. Prices per day range from around £5 to £24 depending on the chosen car park.

Terminal 1 offers complimentary wireless internet in all areas, as does Terminal 2. There are also internet kiosks in both terminals that cost around £0.10 per minute.

Information Services
There are two information counters at the Terminal 1 Arrivals Meeting Point.

Useful Numbers
Switchboard: +353 1 814 1111
Customer Service: +353 1 814 4717

The airport provides accessibility to passengers with reduced mobility, and assistance is available at both terminals. On arrival, passengers can get aid at a Help Point Location in Terminal 1 or through the One Complete Solution (OCS) Reception Desk in the check-in hall of Terminal 2. There are dedicated car parks for those with reduced mobility that are just a few metres from both terminals.

Restaurants and Bars
Both terminals have a variety of restaurants, with Upper Crust (Terminal 1) serving baguettes, Chocolate Lounge (Terminal 2) serving all things chocolate and Diep Le Shaker (Terminal 2) focusing on Thai cuisine. Both terminals also have plenty of fast-food counters and coffee shops. In addition, Terminal 1 has two bars and Terminal 2 has one.

VIP Lounges
Terminal 1: Executive Lounge

Terminal 2:
Executive Lounge

Money and ATMs
In the Atrium and arrivals hall of Terminal 1, and at the short-term car parks you will find the ATM's, while Terminal 2 has a cash machine in the Arrivals hall. There are bank branches and currency exchange kiosks in Terminal 1 as well as a currency exchange kiosk in Terminal 2.

There is plenty of shopping in both terminals, with stores offering everything from high-end fashion to souvenirs. Duty-free cosmetics, perfume, tobacco and whiskey are available in Terminal 1 at The Loop. Pharmaceuticals can be purchased at Boots in Terminal 1 and Pure at Terminal 2, while cosmetics can be had at MAC (Terminal 1). Food lovers can purchase wild Irish smoked salmon at Wrights of Howth, while fashionistas will find brand names such as Kurt Geiger, Hugo Boss, LK Bennett and Longchamp in Terminal 2.

Practical information

  • Currency
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Irish
  • Popular car category

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • Alamo
  • National Car Rental
  • Enterprise
  • Thrifty
  • Hertz
  • Your Rent
  • Avis
  • Flizzr
  • Budget
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Carhire
  • Sixt
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Europcar
  • Payless Car Rental
  1. Home
  2. Ireland
  3. Dublin
  4. Dublin Airport