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Dublin Airport Car Hire

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Dublin Airport Hire Cars

Car hire Dublin airport is ideal for people flying to Ireland. Many are looking to check out Dublin and go around the country to see Ireland´s 40 shades of green and to explore the Emerald Isle!

You can pick from the best brands including Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, Budget, Sixt and more. Let Car Booker compare their best prices, offers and discounts and find the perfect car for you. By comparing all the companies, we save you up to 30% on car hire Dublin airport.

How Much Is Car Hire In Ireland?

Prices in Ireland vary very much depending on when you travel. Experience tells us that peak summer travel and anything around Christmas time in Ireland can be expensive, while at other times of the year, there are great prices to be had. We have reviewed the prices of the top brands for one-week in Ireland so you can see what to expect.

  • Alamo - £138
  • Avis - £139
  • Budget - £117
  • Carhire.ie - £122
  • Europcar - £138
  • Hertz - £149
  • Keddy - £138
  • Payless - £116
  • Sixt - £149

These prices are based on a one-week rental in September 2020. To get the exact price for your booking, do a search with your pick-up date and location and your drop-off date (and drop-off location if it is different to the pick-up).

How Do I Get Cheap Car Hire Dublin Airport?

The best way to get cheap car rentals is to book online with a comparison website and book as far in advance as you can. Prices tend to increase as your pick up date nears. Do a search here on Car Booker to see how much we can save you.

Best Priced Cars Dublin

Book online and book early to get the cheapest car hire. You could save up to 30% on this and every booking you make on Car Booker by comparing the prices of all the suppliers. As well as saving money on your booking, you could look out for our special offers which are located on the left hand side of the results page. See if your booking is eligible for a Free Additional Driver, Free GPS, a free upgrade to a Bigger Car, a Free Child Seat or Zero Excess. Search now to find out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need extra insurance to drive a rental car in Ireland?

Insurance included for Free
When you book with Car Booker, the following benefits are usually included as standard:

Free Collision Damage Waiver Theft Protection
Free Third Party Liability
Free Cancellation
Free Amendments
As with all elements of insurance, please check what excesses apply. You will find this in the important information on the search results page for each car, or on your booking voucher.


Extra insurance or Excess Insurance
See the terms and conditions for all relevant details pertaining to your booking. If you would like to add extra insurance, then you can do so at the time of booking, or later through the manage booking feature. If you are not sure what excess insurance is, or which type of insurance in right for you, then you can get more information on our dedicated car hire excess insurance page.

What documents do I need to hire a car in Ireland?

You are required to have a current and valid driving license and a credit card. A passport or national identity card is usually also required for identification purposes. You (and any additional driver) are required to sign the agreement in person. Any questions you have about fuel, mileage, tolls, crossing over into Northern Ireland, early morning car returns etc., should all be asked at this point with the representative from the company.

Do I need an international driving permit in Ireland?

Drivers must have held a valid driver’s license for more than a year. Provisional or learner drivers, or those with serious offences on their licenses will not be permitted to rent cars. Drivers from the UK, the USA and Canada are not required to have an international driving license.

Is there an age limit for renting cars in Ireland?

All companies impose age restrictions on drivers. These are usually in form of Young Driver or Older driver penalties, or restricting what classes of vehicle you are allowed to drive.

Can you rent a car under 25 in Ireland?

The standard age requirement for carhire is 25. Anyone under 25 (typically between the ages of 21-24) is considered a young driver. These young drivers are required to pay an extra fee per day for the duration of their agreement. This fee is usually between €20/30 per day depending on the provider.

Can you rent a car over 70 in Ireland?

The maximum age in Ireland depends on the company that you are renting from. Most companies have a cut off limit of either 69, 70 or 75, while others say that as long as you hold a current and valid driver’s license you will be allowed to drive. Older drivers are usually subject to a per day fee of €20/30 for the increased insurance risk, according to the suppliers.

Can you get around Ireland without car

Yes and no! Yes, you can get around Ireland without a car, there are tour companies and buses which do the main tourist routes and attractions, or organize day trips which you could go on. However, Ireland is rural and the beauty of Ireland comes from the rugged and isolated parts of our landscape and country side. These cannot be fully explored if you are tied to the schedule of a planned tour. For example, if you are looking at exploring the west coast of Ireland or seeing some of the Wild Atlantic Way, then I would absolutely recommend driving. You have a freedom and flexibility which no tour can give you. You can stop and see the most spectacular scenery and take pictures. You can go slowly through an area that particularly appeals you to, and skip places that are not high up on your wish list. I would always recommend seeing Ireland by car.