Dublin Airport Car Hire
Dublin airport is located about 10km north of Dublin city on the M1/N1 Belfast road, by north of M50.
Car Hire Desks
Car rental is available in the main arrivals of both terminals at Dublin Airport.
At Terminal 1; once you have exited customs, turn right and you will see the CARHIRE.ie located on your left hand side.
At Terminal 2; When you exit customs, follow the signs for 'Car Hire'.
Returning Your Car Rental:
To return your CARHIRE.ie rented car, you will receive a return map and written directions when you pick up your Car.
We have also listed the directions online in our Car Rental Returns page
Airport Information Guide
Dublin Airport is the largest International Airport in Ireland, and services Dublin City and surrounding areas. The airport stands on the grounds of an old World War I airbase. Flights commenced to the UK in 1940 with a Terminal building still under construction. The old Terminal at Dublin Airport is today in use as offices of the DAA and is registered as a listed building. It can be seen and enjoyed on the raised walkway to Pier D from Terminal 1.
In 2010 Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) opened a second terminal to facilitate the growing number of passengers that were visiting Ireland each year. Terminal 2 is now a home to Aer Lingus as well as US airlines Delta, American Airlines and Middle East airlines Etihad & Emirates. For more information on Terminal 2 visit Dublin Airport T2 Guide.
During 2013, more than 20.2 million passengers travelled through the airport. The airport is located in Santry, North Dublin and is easily accessible via the M1 (from the city centre) or the M50. The airport is the home of Ireland’s National carrier Aer Lingus and also no frills airline Ryanair. Although Ryanair services more routes out of Dublin Airport than Aer Lingus, Aer Lingus has the larger market share due to a greater flight frequency. Over the last 4 years, flights between Dublin Airport and the Middle East have become grown considerably.
The airport also offers US Customs and Border clearance to US-bound passengers. There are only a handful of airports outside of North America that offer this service. Passengers effectively complete US customs before taking off form Dublin Airport, meaning they arrive on US-soil with domestic-passenger status.
Car Rental At Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport is serviced by all the major car rental companies in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. CARHIRE.ie rentals are serviced by Europcar at all locations in Ireland. Through Europcar, CARHIRE.ie have cars located at both terminals with the main car hire depot located on the grounds of Dublin Airport itself. Passengers who rent a car at Dublin Airport from CARHIRE.ie will be transported the short distance by bus to the on airport car rental depot.
There are a short term car park near the main terminal and a long term one that is serviced by an airport shuttle bus. Both use a standard ticket system. Take your ticket on entering the car park, and keep it with you so that you can pay your parking charges before returning to your car.