car rental dublin city

About Car Hire Dublin City

Car Rental Ireland offers high-quality car hire service in Dublin City for easy access for customers. We also provide information on the best locations in Ireland where you can enjoy your outdoor activities.

When you rent a car in Dublin, you will benefit from a customer friendly cancellation policy, you can make any changes to your car rental booking for free, and you can choose a vehicle from our wide range of luxury rental cars. All cars are supplied by Europcar - largest car hire company in Europe, so you can be rest assured that the car we supply are of the highest standard.

Renting a car in Dublin City Centre is more convenient if you have not had the time to pick one up at the Dublin Airport car rental desk.

Picking up car rental Dublin City

Car Rental Ireland office is located at 26 Lombard Street, Dublin 2 which is right in the middle of the city centre and just a short walk from O’Connell Street where you can quickly and easily collect your Dublin city car hire and have a wander around the city centre.

If you are looking to do a one-way rental, there will be one-way drop off fee depending on the location you are dropping the vehicle to. Please visit the FAQs section for one way drop off information.

About Dublin City

Dublin city centre remains the heartbeat of Dublin it’s full of character and life, we cannot recommend having a stroll to the heart of Dublin City. The River Liffey divides the city you get to tour between both sides of the River by crossing the famous O’Connell bridge. Each side has a lot to offer. Don’t forget to visit the infamous Temple Bar, to really get a feel for the Irish culture.

The City Centre engages your imagination with an array of impressive and historic buildings and sculpture from the GPO (General Post Office) to the public art across the whole city permanently displayed.

From the city centre, you are within driving distance to stunning coastal views of Howth Head, Wicklow Mountains and Mourne Mountain where you can enjoy hiking with breath-taking panoramic views.

Things do in Dublin City

It is easy to see how Dublin has become one of Europe’s most popular short break destinations with its fascinating cultural, historical attractions, superb shopping, and warm hospitality.

While in the city centre you can take part in various activities like touring the town on the tour buses, visit the National Museum and other historic buildings like the GPO (General Post Office) which is strongly associated with 1916 rising right in the heart of O’Connell Street.

The famous Temple Bar is located in the city centre where you can enjoy the rich Irish culture from any of the bars where you can indulgence in a little Irish music, we know you will feel just at home.

The city offers a wide range of highbrow, low-cost attractions and Dublin is home to Ireland’s national museums and galleries, most if not all of which offer free admission.

The city has long been associated with the arts and with writing in particular. As the one time home of literary greats such as James Joyce, Jonathan Swift, and Oscar Wilde, visitors are sure to find something about Dublin to catch their imagination. A visit to the Dublin Writer’s Museum is highly recommended for all bookworms or anyone interested in the world of literature. The museum is located at Parnell Square, just off O’Connell Street. Apart from literary giants, Dublin’s greatest gift to the world is probably Guinness.

Tours of the Guinness Storehouse at St. James’ Gate are popular with visitors to the city, who can take advantage of excellent panoramic views of the city while enjoying a complimentary pint of ‘the black stuff’ at the brewery’s stunning Gravity Bar.

Though downtown Dublin attractions are wonderful for sightseeing such as Trinity College. There are also other activities around that would keep you engaged, you could even combine your activities with bike riding to ensure that you take full advantage of your time in Dublin City. You could take a bike tour of the city with Dublin city bike tours to ensure that you take full advantage of your time in Dublin City.

Free entry attractions in Dublin

For more information on free Dublin upcoming events, visit this useful Dublin Event Guide website.

Paid entry attractions in Dublin

For top 10 things to do, read this Places to go in Dublin guide.

Day trips from Dublin

For more adventures outside the city, you can take your Dublin rental car to take a drive to Portmarnock, Howth or Salthill. Maybe you want something a little more exciting, why not head out to Dun Laoghaire to partake in some windsurfing, canoeing, Scuba diving, and our favorite fishing ranks among the best things to do in Dublin, right there in Dun Laoghaire.

Due to its location, it makes a perfect base from where you can explore not only in the immediate area, but also in the surrounding areas of County Wicklow.


Howth is a 35-minute drive or one hour by train to the north of Dublin. A lovely fishing place and with great cliff top hiking trails or a short pier walk with views of Ireland's eye. For more information on things to do in Howth, visit Ireland's sights page.

County Meath

Navan takes you north of Dublin and it is one of the closest counties to Dublin, it is approximately 40 minutes' drive. While in Navan, you can visit the Hill of Tara, Newgrange UNESCO site, and Slane Castle. These sites are part of Ireland's Ancient East.

County Kildare

Kildare is an approximately the same journey time as Navan but it is to the East of the city. While in Kildare, you can visit the Maynooth Castle, Castledermot Abbey, Burtown House, Donadea Forest Park, Castletown House. This quaint little town will certainly put a smile on your face.

County Wicklow

Wicklow is approximately 1 hour drive from Dublin city center, driving south from the city center will get you to Wicklow. While in Wicklow you can trek the Wicklow Mountains or Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk

County Louth

Louth this is easily a 45 minutes' drive from Dublin once you get on the M2 motorway, follow the signs to Louth until you see signs to the counties most popular town which are Dundalk and Drogheda. While you are in any of these towns you can indulge in activities such as walking in Bellurgan Park, or visit the beautiful Knockabbey Castle and Gardens.

Dublin Ireland Acommodation

Dublin is rich with accommodation in the city for backpackers from B&Bs to hotels, you will always get the type of accommodation to suit your budget.

Backpackers' accommodation: Backpackers Citi Hostel, Sky Backpackers, Garden Lane Backpackers, Paddy’s Palace and much more. For more information on these hostels, visit this link

Bed and Breakfast (B&B): Castle Lodge Bed And Breakfast Dublin, Ashling House Bed and Breakfast Dublin, Heatherview B&B and others.

Hotels: There are lots of Hotels in Dublin, ones that are particularly convenient are: Hilton Dublin Airport, Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport and Regency Hotel Dublin. There are other hotels that would suit your budget and if you are looking a local host, you can look into lodging in an AirBnB property for the duration of your holiday.

Useful Information

Car Rental Ireland - Dublin City Branch Map & Contact

Our Address:

26 Lombard Street East
Dublin 2
Co Dublin

Our Contact Numbers:

Telephone Number: +353 1 6707890

Fax Number: +353 1 6707844

Emergency Telephone Number: +353 1 844 1944

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