Dublin Airport Guide
Dublin Airport (DUB) is located a very short 10 kilometres north of Dublin City Centre and also resides close by to many major roadways which make the rest of the island easily accessible.
Where do I return my car at Dublin airport?
If you are returning your Dublin Airport rental car, give yourself plenty of time so you are not rushed. The drop off area is less than five minutes from the main terminal buildings. A complimentary shuttle will drop you to the door of the airport. Get directions
What can I expect when returning my car?
When you arrive to drop off your car, a member of staff will greet you and check over the car, see how much fuel is in the tank and sign you off. You will then be transported to the airport by a free shuttle bus which takes little to no time at all.
Can I return my car to another location?
Yes, we have locations nationwide that you can choose from. Please note that charges may apply. You can amend your booking up to 4 hours before pick up. Manage my booking
Security at Dublin Airport
Security protocol is uniform across both terminals, but the setup is different in each case. Regardless of which terminal your flight departs from, the Dublin Airport Authority advises showing up around 1 hour, 30 minutes before your flight. This is probably more time than you need, but coming this early ensures that your plans won’t be ruined by long queues at security checkpoints. If you are dropping off a Dublin Airport rental car, remember to add another 30 minutes.
Transport to Dublin Airport
Terminal 1 has a range of transport options to avail of. Public bus routes are available from Dublin City and nationwide locations. There’s a taxi service found right outside the terminal as well as a choice of car rental companies in Terminal 1 where you’ll find CarHire.ie which has a desk partnership with Europcar offering you a great fully inclusive service at Dublin Airport T1.
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