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A magnificent city, rich in music, art, culture, and literary history, Dublin is one of UNESCO's 6 ‘Cities of Literature’. But there’s even more to this city than all of that—a unique, warm, and inviting local community, with historical buildings and lovely greenery to tie it all together. So whether you want to guzzle ale, dive into the local attractions, or get to know Ireland’s many contributions to the world, Dublin is a good place to start. And there’s no better way to explore it all than with a Dublin Airport car rental from GoSee which offers you complete flexibility and comfort with all your travel plans.

A little about Dublin Airport 

As the busiest airport in Ireland, followed only by Belfast International Airport, Dublin Airport welcomes over 19 million people each year. 

It’s a modern and thriving airport with 2 main terminals, both of which house the car hire companies GoSee partners with. Throughout the airport terminal, you can enjoy fast and free WiFi, with hearty fare and plenty of bars on offer. You can also find a variety of retail outlets with everything from luxury fashion, to alcohol, jewelry, travel supplies, souvenirs, and much more. 

Depending on where you land, the car rental desk of your chosen supplier may be in one of two places:  

  • Terminal 1 - Make your way to the arrivals hall. 
  • Terminal 2 - Make your way to the baggage claim area and then follow the signs leading you to the hire car facility. From there, you can now transact with your car rental company and collect your keys and proceed to the multi-storey car park.

Once you have your airport car hire, you can easily make your way to Dublin city centre.  Simply take the M50 motorway until exit 7 to the N4, and follow the road east to the city centre. You should arrive in the CBD within 15 minutes. 

dublin lighthouse cliffs

Driving Dublin Airport car rentals in Ireland

If you’ve been to the UK before, or picked up a car rental from Isle of Man Airport, you’re well aware of many of the local driving rules. But here are a few important ones to keep in mind anyway:  

  • Drive on the left-hand side of the road. 

  • Some residential areas have a strict 30km/ph speed limit. Keep an eye on road signs to avoid catching fines.  Always follow the speed limits while driving your car rentals Dublin Airport.

  • Petrol stations are rare in rural areas. Make sure you always have enough fuel for your rental vehicle to cover your expected distances. 

  • Avoid toll roads, as they may leave you with extra fees to pay upon dropping off your Dublin Airport car hire. 

  • If and when other drivers flash their lights or hazard blinkers at you, they are usually trying to say “thank you”.

  • Heavy rain is a common occurrence in Ireland. Be extra cautious when driving in wet conditions, or try to avoid driving altogether. 

Aerial view of Dublin city at night.

Must See and Do Activities 

It might not have the maritime charms of Liverpool, but as a hub of worldly literature, iconic ale, ancient history, and art, there’s a lot to look forward to in Dublin, and a little something for every kind of traveler. Check out these top picks to fill out your car hire Dublin itinerary with ease: 

Art & Culture  

Guinness Storehouse

No article about Dublin would be complete without a mention of Guinness, and its iconic storehouse where you can get the most immersive brand experience there is.

National Gallery of Ireland

Head your Dublin Airport car rental to this gallery and marvel at centuries of Irish art in this iconic and world-renowned art gallery. 

The Brazen Head

See live music in a thriving pub, which just so happens to be the oldest one in Ireland.

National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland

Yes, they’re real. And there’s a whole museum about them! No, not quite. But this museum is dedicated to Irish folklore, with many a tale of leprechauns include.

Buildings & Public Features  

Dublin Castle

dublin castleBuilt sometime in the 18th century during the gothic period, this intimidating structure is filled with Irish history, as well as a guided tour for those that want a real in-depth understanding of the castle and its history. 

Kilmainham Gaol

Once a busy prison, this building is now a museum highlighting the prisoners and their stories, including many notable Irish revolutionaries active during the 20th century. 

St Patrick’s Cathedral

Built in 1191, this towering cathedral is a testament to Anglican pride, fit with an audio tour, remarkable interior, and even a gift shop.

Malahide Castle & Gardens

If you want something different, don't miss this wonderful place uring your car rental Dublin Airport trip. An impressive 12-century bastion of concrete kept in immaculate condition. It covers over 260 acres of parkland, with many lovely green spaces filled with trees and butterflies. 

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Car hire Dublin Airport: Frequently asked questions

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How can I head to the car rental counters at Dublin Airport? 

Easy! Once you've landed at Dublin Airport Terminal, just head to the baggage claim area then and make your way to the main arrivals hall. Once you get to the arrivals area, just have a look around and you’ll find the car rental desks scattered throughout the area. Collect your keys and start exploring Dublin, Ireland with your rental car.

If I want to rent a car at Dublin Airport, what documents am I required to provide? 

To get a car rental at Dublin Airport, you will be needing several documents to submit. Make sure you are at least 18 years old, (often times there will be an excess fee or additional requirements for anyone under 21 years old). Also, you should present a valid driving licence, passport, as well as a valid credit card to cover all the costs of your Dublin car rental and any excess fees that may arise. You will also want to bring your booking confirmation (either printed or on your phone) to the rental office if you pre-booked through GoSee. 

Always take note of your pick up time and drop-off time to avoid hassle and additional fees when returning your rental cars.

What is the cheapest car rental company at Dublin Airport? 

There are many great rental car Dublin Airport agencies, and the cheapest among them include Budget, Hertz, Dooley, and Sixt. Here’s where things really get great though; you can use GoSee to search and compare rates and offers between all the cheapest car rental companies to find the absolute best deal.

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Which car rental companies will pick you up at Dublin Airport?

Along with airports like Belfast City Airport, most car rental companies operating in Dublin Airport offer pick up services. If you’re in doubt, just use GoSee to search for car hire deals, and the booking confirmation will confirm whether the agency offers pick-ups. 

How much is a rental car per day in Dublin? 

Car hire Dublin Airport prices vary between vehicle categories, popularity, and season. But, in general, you can find an economy class vehicle from as low as £34, and larger hire cars like SUVs from as low as £54 per day.

Can I rent a car from Dublin Airport (DUB)? 

With GoSee, you can prebook and rent a car Dublin Airport directly. Simply search your desired travel dates and look through thousands of the best and cheapest car rental deals. 

What types of cars can I rent in Dublin?

You can find every kind of vehicle from each car hire company in Dublin. This is from budget-friendly economy cars like the Suzuki Swift, to larger SUVs like the Toyota Yaris, or luxury rental car models like the Audi A7. People movers and vans are also available. 

What happens if I need to cancel my Dublin car reservation? 

If you need to cancel your car hire Dublin Airport reservation, just contact the rental company you booked your vehicle from and request to cancel it. Depending on how long it’s been since you booked, you may be charged a cancellation fee.

Does the car rental center at Dublin Airport provide any amenities for its customers? 

While the rental counters themselves don’t have many amenities on hand, there are plenty surrounding them both inside and outside the airport terminal. Just check out your chosen rental location and see what amenities are available for you.

What is the minimum rental period?

The minimum rental period varies per car rental Dublin Airport company. Some brands permit rental for at least 24 hours, while others have a minimum of 3 days. Please double-check the rental agreement of your chosen company or more details.