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Rent a car and explore Ireland's
vibrant capital, Dublin City.

Visiting Dublin with a rental car

Overlooking the River Liffey, and a stone's throw from Dublin’s most recent iconic landmark, the Samuel Beckett Bridge, Irish Car Rentals is the perfect first stop on your adventure in Dublin’s Fair City.

Ireland’s cultural hub Dublin is one of Europe’s most intimate and cultured capitals — from 9th century Viking settlements, ruined castles and famed museums, to its world-famous nightlife, with hundreds of pubs, clubs and restaurants. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a regular, if you’re in Dublin on business or on holiday, Dublin city centre is always a buzz — especially by car. Get behind the wheel and cross the many Liffey bridges along the Quays, and take in the wonderful sights, sounds and citizens.

Northside or Southside - or both?

Dublin City’s top attractions are all a short drive apart, barely a mile from either side of the Liffey. Just north of the river, Ireland’s most famous boulevard, O’Connell Street is home to the historic GPO, the site of the 1916 Easter Rising, as well as the 121-metre Spire. Also on the Northside, the Old Jameson Distillery is a celebration of the famous Irish whiskey, while you can catch a GAA match at Croke Park, or the world’s biggest acts at the 3Arena concert venue. On the Southside, drive through grand Georgian streets and red brick terraces on the way to St Stephen’s Green, Trinity College to see the priceless Book of Kells, the National Gallery or the Guinness Storehouse. Just over the decorative cast iron Hal’penny Bridge, Temple Bar is one of the world’s most celebrated cultural and nightlife districts, where every doorway is an art gallery, a boutique store, a quirky restaurant or a pub with live traditional and contemporary music all day, into the night. It’s the district that never sleeps.

Drive the Dublin Coast

Away from the boisterous bustle of the city centre, within minutes you can explore some of Ireland’s most rewarding scenery along Dublin’s coastline. It’s the hub of Ireland’s Ancient East, with winding roads opening into stunning seascapes and quaint, vibrant villages. Thousands of visitors, from Ireland and abroad, flock to Howth and Malahide to the north, and Dalkey and Killiney to the south, to soak in the easygoing vibes, stroll along the picturesque promenades and indulge in the sumptuous seafood at local restaurants and pubs. It’s a gift of natural beauty on Dublin’s doorstep.

Photo Credit: Tourism Ireland, Gareth McCormack, 2021

Visiting Dublin City
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Dublin City Centre, Spencer Dock

Our office at Spencer Dock is in one of Dublin’s most prestigious areas — beside the iconic Samuel Beckett Bridge and the Conference Centre, and near the main roads to Dublin Airport. Your reservation will be made through Irish Car Rentals and your vehicle will be provided by Europcar.

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How to find Dublin city centre car rental

Bus

Our Dublin city centre office is on one of Dublin’s main roads to and from the airport, so we’re easy to reach using the Dublin Bus Airport services 747 and 757. The stop beside our office is also served by services 142, 151, 33d, 33x and 41x. See the Dublin Bus site for timetable information.

Dublin Bus

Taxi

Dublin has a plentiful supply of taxis at numerous ranks around the city, with many private cab companies and a large proportion of drivers using the FREE NOW app and booking system. Find more info below about how to reach us by taxi.

Taxi list

Travel by car

Visitors to Ireland's capital, including those on a jam-packed tour of the Republic, will appreciate the ease and freedom of vehicle rental in Dublin city. Our central Dublin city depot at Spencer Dock is an easy drop off point to reach if you opt to travel by car.

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Express pick-ups with
GoCar by Europcar

With GoCar by Europcar you don’t need to go to a rental station, so you can get on the road …fast! Just book online, choosing ‘GoCar by Europcar’, and then download the app. Upload your licence to the app and once we validate it you can use the app to locate and unlock your car directly. The keys are in the glove box so you can just drive away. The future of car rental doesn’t get any easier! You can book below before downloading the app.

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