Dublin Airport Car Rental

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Dublin Airport Rental Cars

Car rental Dublin airport Ireland caters for Terminal 1 and the newer Terminal 2, and services a huge volume of pickups and drop offs every day. Due to the high demand for cars, there is a large selection of brands to choose from including Alamo, Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, Budget and more.

Here at Car Booker, we take the work out of booking a rental car because we compare all the providers for you. This means that you get to see all the best prices, deals and offers available in one place. We offer fully inclusive pricing and there is a great range of manual and automatic cars available to suit your needs.

How Much Is Car Rental In Ireland?

Prices in Ireland are dependent on what time of the year you are travelling, what size car you book and how far in advance you make a booking. We know from experience that the prices increase across all suppliers in the peak summer months and also during the Christmas holiday time. Outside of these peak times, the rates around Ireland are much more reasonable. Car Booker has compared the prices for one-week in June 2019, for an economy class car.

Compare Car Rental Dublin Airport

Many suppliers offer attractive deals, discounts and special offers. The offers are always being updated and changed, so the best way to see what offers are available for you is to do a comparison. You will see a tab on the left hand side of the price comparison or results page, called “special offers”. This will show you what offers are available for your searched dates. These can often include offers such as Free Additional Driver, a Free GPS, an upgrade to a Bigger Car, a Free Child Seat or Zero Excess, or simply received an extra Discount on your Booking. Search now to find out.

Best Priced Cars Ireland

The best priced car is not always the cheapest car available. You need to make sure that the vehicle suits your needs; is it a terminal pick up or do you need to take a shuttle? Do you have a good fuel policy? Is there sufficient insurance coverage? Once you are happy with these criteria or with the terms of your booking, then book as early as possible to get the cheapest car hire. Car Booker can save you up to 30% each and every booking you make because we compare all the providers to find the best price for you.

Adding Extra Insurance Or Excess Insurance

If you wish to add extra insurance to your booking, then you should firstly see terms and conditions to see what coverage you have, and then decide on what extra insurance is right for you. To reduce your excess, you can add an excess insurance from Axa Assist here on the Car Booker website at the time of booking, or later through the manage booking feature. For full insurance where no credit card deposit is required, you will need to book this directly with the provider at the pick-up desk.

If you are still not sure what the right level of insurance is for you, then go out the car rental excess insurance page where all your questions will be answered. We also have a short excess insurance explained video on our guides section.

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.