Renting a Car at Dublin Airport
CARHIRE.ie provides low cost Dublin Airport car rental at both terminals in the airport with cars located on airport, a short distance from the terminal. Expect to find facilities of the highest order in both terminals and a wonderfully modern experience in Terminal 2 which was built as recently as 2010. Once you have gone through a few minor details with our friendly staff a complimentary shuttle bus will immediately bring you to the depot to pick up your car.
CARHIRE.ie Price Promise
CARHIRE.ie offers a price promise on all rent a cars. In fact, if you can find the same car for less, CARHIRE.ie will match the price and beat it by 10% of the difference! If you happen to find a cheaper alternative, simply contact us and send us the comparison.
On Airport Rent a Car
All rental cars at Dublin Airport are serviced by Europcar. If you are landing at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport, the CARHIRE.ie rental desk is located in the main arrivals hall and will be clearly visible once you exit customs. If you are landing at Terminal 2, follow the signs to the car rental companies which are located a short distance away. Renting a car is the best way to experience everything that this historic city has to offer as well as the freedom to set off on a tour around the surrounding areas or the entirety of the country if you wish.
CARHIRE.ie offers a wide range of rental cars at all locations throughout Ireland to suit any budget. At Dublin Airport, there are a range of automatic and manual cars available in all car sizes. CARHIRE.ie prides itself on offering customers an extremely high quality fleet. If you are planning to rent a very specific car, such as an automatic MPV, ensure you book early to avoid disappointment.
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. The airport is the largest in the country and is the chief gateway into Ireland seeing passenger traffic of over 20 million people per annum.
Dublin Airport operates routes primarily within the region of Europe, Northern Africa and the Mediterranean with destinations such as Crete and Cyprus served. In addition, Dublin Airport operates Intercontinental routes to North America, Africa and the Middle East. In total, 22 Intercontinental destinations are connected directly to Dublin Airport.
Today Dublin Airport offers connections to 17 destinations in North America, serviced by Aer Lingus, Air Canada Rouge, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines. Dublin has had a direct connection to Dubai since January 2012 with the launch of a daily service operated by Emirates, while Etihad Airways has connected to Abu Dabhi since 2007, with ten flights weekly in operation since March 2010.
While the airport opened officially in 1940, due to World War II, it wasn’t until 1945 that scheduled flights were in operation. The first scheduled flight was between Dublin and London. The first transatlantic service between Dublin Airport and New York commenced service in 1958.
During the 1950s Aer Lingus took delivery of new aircraft. With passenger numbers increasing and wide-body aircraft in operation, a new terminal was required. Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport opened in 1972 and was capable of handling 5million passengers annually.
During the 1980s, routes in particular between Dublin and London grew, and in 1989 a new 2650 meter long runway and state of the art air traffic control tower was opened. Dublin Airport continued to grow rapidly during the 1990s with new piers added or existing piers extended. In 2007, Pier D opened with 14 gates served by budget airlines.
Terminal 2 opened in 2010, with 19 air bridges and capacity for 15million additional passengers. All flights between Dublin Airport and the United States depart from Terminal 2, complete with the pre-clearance customs for US bound passengers. Aer Lingus is the largest operator in Terminal 2 with airlines such as Emirates and Etihad also operating from the terminal.
Visiting Dublin City
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and has a lot to offer to incoming visitors whether they are here for business or are planning to experience Dublin and possibly the country as a whole. Dublin has a wealth of top attractions that include the famous Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and a host of cultural venues such as theatres, museums as well as a terrific music and comedy scene comprising of international superstars and up and coming local talent.
The world renowned Irish pub culture is well and truly alive in Dublin City as you will find a multitude of pubs, clubs and trendy cocktail bars dotted around the streets, whatever mood you are in you will find an establishment to suit your taste. The Temple Bar area is hugely popular amongst tourists as the cobbled streets are packed with traditional Irish bars that offer a typical Irish atmosphere with a backdrop of Irish music throughout the week.
Food lovers will be overjoyed upon seeing the diverse range of eateries that are found across the city, expect to find gorgeous local cuisine blended with international flavours from right across the globe. There are restaurants to fit any budget, whether you are looking for Michelin Star restaurants, mid ranged bistros or inventive budget dining.
If you are an avid shopper you will be delighted to hear that one of Dublin's main allures to Irish and international visitors alike is its vast array of shopping facilities. From the main shopping streets like Grafton Street to the multi-story centres in the Dublin suburbs you are sure to find familiar brand names and independent labels to suit your tastes.
- Locations in both Terminals
- On airport car depot
- Wide range of cars & vans to rent
- Excellent customer service record
- Price Promise: Find a better price elsewhere & we’ll beat it
CARHIRE.ie offers customers discount car rental at Dublin Airport, with a location on site at Dublin Airport and rental desks in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
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 and is serviced by EUROPCAR.
At Terminal 1; once you have exited customs, turn right and you will see us 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.