Cheap car hire Dublin Airport – compare rates onlne with Cartrawler Ireland
Dublin Airport - DUB is the largest Irish airport and the main gateway to Ireland for both leisure and business travellers.
Dublin Airport is conveniently located approx. 7 miles north of Dublin near the town of Swords, in Fingal county. The access to the city centre from the airport is easy, via the M1/M50 motorways. See Dublin Airport location map.
Several major motorways connected to Dublin’s Ring Road, M50, allow to travel relatively quickly from the airport to all major destinations in Ireland. For example, the distance of 135 miles from Dublin Airport to Galway can be covered in less than 3 hours; just about the same time is needed to drive from Dublin Airport to Cork (approx. 170 miles away).
Ford Fiesta is often amongst the cheapest Dublin hire cars (in economy class). Available in the rental fleet of, for example Sixt Rent A Car at Dublin Airport
Should you require to rent a car on your arrival at Dublin Airport, use internet search engines of car hire to compare prices from different suppliers before booking.
Dublin Airport car hire – find the cheapest deals online
Prices of car hire at the main Irish airport are usually quite accessible. To make sure that you are getting the most competitive rates, it is often a good idea to compare quotes from different providers. When searching for Dublin Airport car hire on Cartrawler, even at the peak of the tourist season it is often possible to rent a small city car (in Ireland it is often a 3-door Ford Ka or similar) from around £60 for a week.
With the often insignificant price difference between the mini and the economy class, it is often a better ideal to spend a few pounds more per week and travel with much more comfort in a much more spacious Ford Fiesta, VW Polo or similar. Even in the popular Golf class the cheapest deals for a week of Dublin Airport car hire are often available on Cartrawler form approx. £70 which is a very reasonable price, not to say bargain for a one week hire of a compact class car in June.
Equally attractive deals can be found on Cartrawler in a wide range of rental classes to suit every type of customer’s needs.
Part of Europcar rental fleet at Dublin Airport. © Photo: Find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk
Business travellers may choose from a comprehensive offer of intermediate class cars (Ford Mondeo, VW Passat, or similar) to full-size vehicles (for example BMW 3 Series, or Volvo S60) or luxury cars (BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E Class or similar) to rent at fairly moderate rates from Dublin (DUB).
Minivan and minibus hire Dublin Airport
Families or larger groups of travellers on holidays in Ireland may often be lucky to find on Cartrawler offers of people carriers starting from around £290 for a week of Dublin Airport car hire in the high season.
The cheapest 9-seaters, usually in the form of Renault Trafic, can frequently be rented in Dublin (DUB) from approx. £570 for a week in July/August and considerably less, in the low season.
Minibus rental from Budget at Dublin Airport. © Photo: Find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk
Dublin Airport terminals
DUB Airport comprises two terminals. The older Terminal 1 is used for short-haul flights (except for Aer Lingus operations, housed in Terminal 2), as well as for intercontinental flights by Air Canada, Air Transat and Rouge Airlines (Canadian low-cost carrier). All departures and arrivals of Ryanair at Dublin Airport also take place at Terminal 1.
Modern Terminal 2 of Dublin Airport, with capacity to serve 15 million passengers per year, was inaugurated in 2010. The main carries at Terminal 2 DUB are: Aer Lingus, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Emirates.
Dublin Airport is one of the only two airports in Europe offering United States border pre-clearance for the USA (which means all the U.S. emigration and custom issues are sorted before bordering the plane in Dublin). US border pre-clearance facilities are located at Terminal 2. See DUB terminals map.
Car rental companies at Dublin Airport
Car hire is possible at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Dublin Airport. In Terminal 1 the desks of on-site car rental companies are located in the arrivals hall.
The counters of car hire companies at Terminal 2 of Dublin Airport. © Photo: Find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk
In Terminal 2 car rental counters can be found in a dedicated area of a multi-storey car park.
Amongst major car hire providers at Dublin Airport are: Hertz, Avis Rent A Car, Budget, Europcar, Dooley Car Rentals, Thrifty, Enterprise Rent A Car, Sixt and Keddy. Most of these companies operate directly at the airport or in a short distance from the terminal (in such case a shuttle bus transfer is provided).
When searching for Dublin Airport car hire deals on Cartrawler, it is possible to see in the offer’s description the type of pick-up (‘Terminal pick-up’ or ‘Free shuttle bus’).
Dublin Airport airlines and destinations
The largest airport of Ireland operates a well-developed network of European routes, with a particular focus on destinations in the UK, but also in the countries of the 2004 EU accession, such as Poland and other Baltic states.
Dublin-London is the busiest route, with several daily flights to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.
On long-haul routes, destinations in North America (USA and Canada) and Middle East (Dubai) prevail. New York JFK is the most popular intercontinental routes from Dublin Airport and high frequency direct flights from Dublin to Dubai are available since 2010.
Per summer 2015, Dublin Airport offers a total of 161 scheduled destinations, out of which 117 are in continental Europe, 23 in the UK, 14 transatlantic routes, 3 destinations in Africa, 2 destinations in Middle East and 2 domestic routes.
Aer Lingus and Ryanair compete for the title of Dublin Airport’s major airline. In 2015, the airport welcomed new carriers, amongst them Transavia, WOW Air, Vueling and Air Ethiopia.