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Irish Car Rentals offers cheap rental cars in Dublin Airport branch with rental desks in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Our car hire reservation teams will be waiting to greet you, guide you through the entire rental procedure and take you to the cars. Europcar services all Irish Car Rentals customers at Dublin Airport.

With cheap car rental prices and large rental fleet vehicles on offer, you can budget and meet your space requirements from Dublin Airport. All of our vehicles include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Unlimited Mileage and unbeatable customer service for our car hire Dublin Airport clients. Irish Car Rentals carry a full range of vehicles such as Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Full-size, People carrier and SUV's.

The car hire Dublin Airport desk serves as the first step for many travelling Ireland, particularly those traveling from the United States. Its direct road links to so many major destinations in the Emerald Isle ensure that wherever you need to be, you’re never more than a few hours’ drive away.

Hiring a car to tour Ireland has been a popular vacation for years. So, to capitalise on that, Ireland’s tourism authorities have leant a helping hand by marking and promoting various driving routes that allow visitors to maximise their time and experience as much of the land as possible. Presented here are two of Ireland’s most popular driving tours:

The Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland’s premier and most popular touring route with our customers, the Wild Atlantic Way, is 2500 kilometres of untamed, unspoilt countryside that follows along Ireland’s majestic Atlantic shores. This epic driving tour features 157 discovery points, and over 3500 attractions and activities, from its begin in Kinsale, Co. Cork, and follows a suggested route that takes you around the spectacular coastal and cliff-top roads that meander along Ireland’s Atlantic edge.

Leaving Kinsale, known as the gourmet capital of Ireland, visit Blarney Castle and take a look around Cork, Ireland’s second city, before heading out to the coast. Here, the road winds past the picturesque islands that sit just out to sea as you near Mizen head, the very tip of the mainland, and Ireland’s Teardrop.

When you are heading into Kerry in your Irish Car Rental, you’ll encounter Dingle, the Ring of Kerry and the North Kerry Head peninsulas, considered to be some of Ireland’s most outstanding countryside. Try not to get in the way of the new Star Wars scenes being filmed as you check out Valentia and the Skellig Islands. Take the cable car to Dursey Island as the night draws in and you can experience ‘Europe’s last sunset’, as you are as west as you can go before you reach America.

In Co. Clare, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, the mysterious Aran Islands, and some remarkable views of the mouth of the River Shannon, from Loop Head Lighthouse, bring visitors from all over, regardless of the weather or the time of year.

The Connemara Loop and lively Galway City await you in Co. Galway. On the southern Connemara beaches, you may even see the famous ponies making their way across low tide to the distant islands beyond.

In Co. Mayo, the awesome sight of Croagh Patrick mountain looms over the surrounding countryside, and you can take a road bridge to Achill Island and visit its strange deserted village. Sligo seaside town is famous for its seafood and surfing, thanks to the waves off Mullaghmore Head.

Continuing north, you’ll soon find Ireland’s northernmost county, Donegal. Here, Europe’s highest sea cliffs, known as Sliabh Laig, the enigmatic Tory Island, and the spectacular Five Finger Strand beach on the Irishtown peninsula can all be found. If you check the weather at the right time of year, Donegal can also be a fantastic setting from which to experience the aurora borealis which will make you realise the car hire experience was truly worth it.

It’s possible to complete the route in a week or two, of course. However, to fully immerse yourself and experience everything the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer could take a lifetime. Fortunately, it's entirely up to you how little, or how much, you try to fit in.

Ireland's Ancient East

Involving seventeen counties and over 5,000 years of history, touring Ireland’s Ancient East allows you to journey through the history, myths and legends that helped forge Ireland’s reputation as a land of magic and wonder. The lush, fertile countryside is your backdrop for tales of feuding dynasties, ghostly tombs that predate the pyramids, knights, kings, monks, giants, and fairies.

Ireland’s Ancient East is a new ‘touring region’ that has proved extremely popular with our Car Rental Ireland customers, it features these unique areas:

The Land of 5000 Dawns includes the counties Cavan, Longford, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, and Westmeath. From the woodland trails of Belvedere House to the ancient passage tombs of Newgrange, history, myth and legend meet dramatically in nearly every valley or village. Also in the land of 5000 Dawns is much of the beautiful Boyne Valley, along with all the attractions and ancient sites it encompasses, some dating back as far as 3200BC.

The Historic Heartlands delves deeply into the medieval history and heritage of Ireland. Exploring the green fields and mirrored lakes of the counties of Offaly, Laois, Kildare, Tipperary, Limerick, Carlow, and Kilkenny, you can discover where saints created Christian kings on the Rock of Cashel, where Iron Age bodies were discovered in Lough Boora Bog, and where ancient peoples lived in fear of hellhounds and other supernatural evils.

And the adventures continue on the Celtic Coast, where Vikings ran wild through the counties of Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, and Cork, looting places like holy the monastic city of Glendalough, before settling on the eastern shores and founding towns and cities that still flourish today. While Europe's oldest lighthouse illuminates the various ages of Ireland’s maritime history, the glory of the Wicklow Mountains and their National Park sit unspoilt, waiting for visitors to marvel at the beauty.

Ireland’s Ancient East has no set touring route, it’s more of a collection themed driving routes, guided and self-guided walks, festivals, events and river tours designed to complement the existing heritage sites, buildings and monuments, and to allow a truly exceptional experience for all its visitors. If you are eager to see these routes and are coming from abroad, booking a car rental in Dublin Airport is a must for an experience you will never forget.

Car Rental Dublin Airport - Terminal 1

If you are arriving at Dublin Airport T1, once you have exited customs, turn right and you will see Dublin car hire desks located on your left hand side. For more information about collecting car rental from Terminal 1, please click here. The main airline carriers operates at Dublin Terminal 1 are: Ryanair, Air France, British Airways, and Flybe.

Car Rental Dublin Airport - Terminal 2

When you exit customs at Terminal 2, follow the signs for 'Car Hire' which will point straight ahead. The main airlines that arrives at Dublin Airport Terminal 2 are: Aer Lingus, America Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Emirates. The branches opening hours can be found at the bottom.

Returning Your Car Rental:

To return your Dublin airport car, you will receive a return map with Dublin Airport address and written directions when you pick up your Car.

Our Address:

Main Arrivals Hall
Dublin Airport
Co Dublin

Our Contact Numbers:

Telephone Number: +353 1 8122820

Fax Number: +353 1 8445084

Emergency Telephone Number: +353 1 844 1944

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Where is Dublin Airport located?

Dublin Airport to city is located 10km north, and is the largest international airport in Ireland with over 25 million passengers serviced in 2015, making it the 19th busiest airport in Europe. The airport is located close to the M50 orbital motorway around Dublin, meaning the airport is easy to access and depart by car with ample car parking and car rental facilities provided. From Dublin Airport, there are direct motorway connections to Dublin City, Galway, Belfast, Cork and Limerick. This is one of the many reasons why tourists choose Dublin Airport as their starting point.

Dublin Airport address: Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin, Ireland

What to Expect at Dublin Airport, Ireland

Both Dublin Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are located beside each other, and are connected by a covered walkway. The close proximity of the two terminals means that transfers between terminals at Dublin Airport are relatively simple.  Many passengers who travel through Dublin Airport make use of the extensive shopping centre called “The Loop.” The Loop promises cheaper than high street prices in their range of fragrances, skin care, make-up and alcohol.

Public Transport from Airport

Dublin Airport is serviced by more than 700 buses each day. Both terminals have bus stops serviced primarily by Dublin Bus and AirCoach with other providers offering services to specific destinations around Ireland. Both terminals also offer passengers a sheltered taxi rank that is monitored by Airport staff. Taxi fares from Dublin Airport to the City Centre typically costing €25.

The Dublin port location is 12km from Dublin Airport, 15 minute drive. Dublin port car hire services is also available from Lombard street.

If you have any enquiries regarding Irish Car Rentals cheap car rental services or if you have any questions on hiring a car in Dublin Airport, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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