Welcome to Dublin Airport Car Rentals
Since Dublin Airport (DUB) is the gateway to central Ireland, it’s only right to have a rental car to get where you need to go. We have connections to all the major car rental brands with a range of prices to fit each customer’s budget.
Dublin Airport is situated about 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of downtown Dublin, so it typically takes drivers less than 10 minutes to get into the city.
Where to Go
All of the car rental companies are located on-site at the airport. Once you pick up your bags from baggage claim, head to this terminal depending on your car rental company:
- Budget – Terminal 1
- Hertz – Terminal 1 and 2
- AVIS – Terminal 1
- Europcar – Terminal 1
- Dooley – Terminal 1
- Thrifty – Terminal 1
- Sixt – Terminal 1
- Enterprise – Terminal 1
Note: For most companies, you can rent a car at the counter when you arrive, but to ensure you get what you really want, reserve ahead of time online.
8 Tips for Driving in Dublin
Dublin has a fairly compact city center and its parking spaces remain at a premium, meaning traffic can creep as slow as that in New York City. Take these tips into account before you hit the roads:
- Drive on the left-hand side of the road. Like neighboring England, drivers in Dublin use the left lane. If you’re using a manual rental car, familiarize yourself with operating the gear stick with your left hand, and your right hand on the wheel. Only use a roundabout clockwise.
- After parking or stopping at a gas station, be sure to return to a driving position on the left-hand side.
- Road conditions are generally quite good, but once off main highways, be prepared for narrow and uneven country roads.
- Do not use your cell phone while driving. It is illegal to drive and use a mobile phone in Ireland. If possible, delegate phone duties to your driving partner or wait until the car is parked and power off to text or call.
- Buckle up! Wearing seatbelts is mandatory in both front and rear seats.
- Children ages 12 and younger are not permitted in the front seats.
- Take note of direction sign colors. Freeways and motorways are in blue; national primary and secondary routes are green; and regional and local routes are white.
- Pay the tolls. You can do this at two points in the Dublin area – M50 Ring Road between the N4 and N3 interchanges and on the R121 East Link Bridge. It usually costs $1 for cars.
Select your travel dates and vehicle type below to view rates, availability & make secure online reservations in Dublin. Most of the car rental companies offer compact, mid-size, full-size, luxury, convertible, suvs and many other types of vehicles. The car rental reservation systems are very user friendly and offer great savings.