Our Dublin North office in Eastlands Business Park is served by regular daily Dublin Bus routes. The 16 service runs from Ballinteer in south Dublin to the airport, with numerous city centre stops. You can also reach our Eastlands depot by taking the 41 from Lower Abbey Street. For both routes, get off at the ALSAA Sports Club and walk 10 minutes to our office. Find the 16 and 41 timetables below.
Dublin has thousands of taxis at numerous ranks around the city, as well as many private cab companies. Many drivers use the FREE NOW app and booking system, for a convenient, cashless journey. Find more info below about how to reach us by taxi, along with a helpful fare estimation guide. Eastlands is only a few minutes from the airport.
Dublin Airport is easy to reach from the city centre, and from any region in Ireland, as it’s connected to the M1 motorway and is served by all major roads. Eastlands Business Park is only a few minutes’ drive from the airport, and the Carhire depot is behind the ALSAA sports complex. Find us by following the signs for car rental and Europcar.Get directions
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With our 24/7 contact-free service you don’t need to visit a rental office. With our GoCar by Europcar service, you can go direct to your car with your smartphone and drive away. You can even collect a car when the rental station is closed.Learn more
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We’re a long-established Irish rental company, not a broker or third-party site, so you’ll never be surprised by hidden costs.
Change of plans? You can amend your booking for free up to 4 hours before pick up. Free cancellations up to 48 hours before pick up.
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Car Hire Ireland
If you can’t find the information you need in this FAQ section, please get in touch through our Contact us page.
We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Discover Cards. We only accept debit or credit cards from the person in whose name the booking is made. GoCar by Europcar bookings have to be prepaid online.
Debit cards will only be accepted if either (1) a credit card is also provided to cover the excess; or (2) the customer purchases our Super Collision Damage Waiver product, which reduces the excess to €250. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions.
Yes, you can check rates through our booking system before making a reservation. Your booking is only complete when you agree to the Terms & Conditions and click the 'Pay now' button.
You can easily compare prices and choose the one that best fits your budget. Booking in advance and being flexible with pick up and drop-off locations can help you secure better rates. Remember that demand, the season, and the length of your rental can all have an impact on costs.
Most of our basic rental fees include Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Waiver, which have an excess of between €1,500 and €2,500 depending on the vehicle category. For more information, please refer to the Excess Amounts and Coverages section in our Terms & Conditions.
Car hire excess, also known as the excess waiver or collision damage waiver (CDW), is a financial liability that renters are responsible for in the event of damage or theft of the rented vehicle. Read guide on car hire excess.
Drivers must meet the requirement for licence eligibility. If the number of years is eight, this does not mean the driver must have held their licence for 8 years — they must have been eligible to hold their licence for eight years. This information is stated clearly in our Terms & Conditions.
Choosing a vehicle should be done with consideration for your own requirements, the number of passengers, and the kind of trip you expect to drive while in Ireland.
When you arrive at the CARHIRE desk (operated by Europcar), we will ask you to provide a valid unendorsed driving licence issued by your country of residence, and a payment card in the name of the main driver. If your licence is issued in the UK, you must provide the ‘Share Driving Licence’ information, which you can obtain by visiting gov.uk/view-driving-licence.
Non-EU/EEA driving licences cannot be accepted if the holder has been resident in Ireland for more than 12 months. Holders of UK, US, Canadian, Australian and all EU member states are not required to supply an International Driving Permit (IDP).
If an International Driving Permit is required, it must be accompanied by the driver’s original domestic licence and photo ID or national identity card. If you are using a prepaid voucher (with a specified value or that says group and days apply'), you must also present a credit card for your deposit and charges that have not been prepaid.
If cancelling more than 48 hours before the pick up date and time, you will get a full refund.
There is free changes to your booking 4 hours before pick up.