Car rental Dublin Airport

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Renting at Dublin Airport

Dublin International Airport (DUB) is the busiest airport in Ireland, the airport is located just six miles Dublin City centre.

Car Rental Ireland offers customers a high-quality hire car service from both airport terminal 1 and terminal 2. The service supplies high-quality vehicles with competitive pricing and a user-friendly booking system. In addition, we provide useful tourist information guides about attractions in Ireland.

When you rent a car with us, you benefit from a customer friendly cancellation policy, free amendments to your rental details and a choice of vehicle. We have a huge range of cheap cars ranging from small city cars, saloon cars, multi-seater vehicles, SUVs and premium luxurious vehicles. All the cars are supplied by Europcar giving you the peace of mind you are renting from the largest car hire company in Europe.

Renting a car in Dublin Airport makes traveling a little more convenient, you get to pick up your rental car up immediately, without the hassle of trying find the public transport services. The airport is located close to Dublin City and and also along the motorway network in Dublin. Both the M50 and M1 motorways are adjacent to the airport, meaning the airport is easily accessible by car.

Picking up your vehicle at the airport

The Dublin airport car rental desks are located in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, to make it even easier to collect your car. In terminal 1 our airport desks is ideally located in arrivals and visible immediately upon exiting customs. Terminal 2 is a quick 3 minutes’ walk from the Arrival Hall. The teams in any of airport desks always ready help you through the entire car hiring process and any travel advice.

Once you arrive at our airport service desk, our rental agents will provide you with a complimentary shuttle to the depot to collect your rental car, because we know how tired our customers are after a long day of traveling and we want to make this process as easy as possible for you.

If you need a one-way option, there are charges for one-way drop offs depending on the location you are dropping off to such as Dublin City. You can arrange this when you are completing your booking. For more information about collecting a car hire Dublin city instead.

Please visit the FAQs section for one way drop off information.



Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is located north of Dublin City Centre, and is the largest Airport in Ireland, closely followed by Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. In 2016, Dublin Airport carried over 27 million passengers to destinations all over the world. This was a new record for Dublin Airport, with 8% growth over the 2015 passenger figures. The figures are continuously growing, since 2011 alone, passenger numbers in Dublin airport has risen by 34%.

View Dublin Airport map here.

With the increase of passengers passing through Dublin year on year, Dublin Airport has decided to build a second parallel runway, which will help with the growth and enhance the connectivity. While the benefits of Dublin Airport being able to handle more flights is obvious, it is estimated by 2043 the new runway will have added €2.2 billion to the Irish economy. Read more information on Dublin Airport North Runway.



Airlines & Security

The following airlines operate services to and from Terminal 1, Dublin Airport: Ryanair, British Airways, Air Canada, Flybe, Aeroflot, Alitalia, American Airlines, and Cityjet.

Terminal 1

The following airlines operate services to and from Terminal 1, Dublin Airport: Ryanair, British Airways, Air Canada, Flybe, Aeroflot, Alitalia, American Airlines, and Cityjet.

Terminal 2

The following airlines operate services to and from Terminal 2, Dublin Airport: Aer Lingus, American Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Etihad Airlines, United, and US Airways.

Aer Lingus & Ryanair


Aer Lingus and Ryanair are the two principle airlines based in Dublin Airport. Ryanair operates low cost flights from Terminal 1 to destinations primarily in Europe while Aer Lingus services Europe and several locations in North America such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Hartfield and Miami.



US Border Pre-Clearance

One of the great benefits of using Dublin Airport to travel to the United States is the US Border Pre-Clearance is completed before you depart the airport, meaning upon landing in the United States there are no more immigration controls to pass through. Dublin Airport is the only major airport in Europe to offer passengers this facility.


Dublin Airport has grown in popularity as an airport for connecting flights. This is helped by the US Border Pre-Clearance facility, but also the 180 direct destinations on offer. Over recent years, in particular with the construction of Terminal 2, the airport has become a very relaxing environment with an impressive choice of shops, bars, and restaurants free charging stations and free unlimited WiFi.


Transport

In addition to taxi, bus services and numerous international companies offer Dublin Airport car rental facilities from both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, with cars either parked in the short term car parks or in the nearby car rental compounds.


Tourist Attractions

As the Dublin Airport is close to Dublin City Centre, most visitors start with tourist attractions in Dublin City and then travel further afield. The Guinness Storehouse and Phoenix Park are both worth a visit. The Guinness Storehouse will provide you with a greater understanding of Guinness including the history, ingredients, brewing process and marketing efforts of the company. Phoenix Park, on the other hand, is ideal for a walk and keep an eye out for the wild deer.

Outside Dublin City, there is a range of tourist attractions to experience. As the airport is located on the Northside of Dublin this puts you in close proximity to Howth Castle, Portmarnock beach, Malahide Castle and Gardens, Botanic Gardens and the GAA Museum. If you travel further afield with your rent a car, Newgrange is a UNESCO World Heritage site and highly recommended.

While these places are accessible by public transport, a car will give you more flexibility to discover the areas and help you make the most out of your time in Dublin.


Tourist Accommodation

Dublin airport is surrounded by hotels that are within 5 to 25 minutes’ drive which will make your arrival and departure very convenient. The closest hotels are the Radisson Blu Hotel and the Carlton Hotel which are 2 - 3 kilometres away respectively. There are also very good hostels like the Dublin International Hostel and the Backpackers Hostel which are both 5 kilometres away.

Airbnb is a popular accommodation choice for tourists visiting Ireland.


Useful information



Car Rental Ireland - Dublin Airport Branch Map & Contact

Our Address:

EUROPCAR Desk,
Main Arrivals Hall
Dublin Airport
Co Dublin
Ireland

Our Contact Numbers:

Telephone Number: +353 1 8122820

Fax Number: +353 1 8445084

Emergency Telephone Number: +353 1 844 1944

Opening Times: Opening Times