Car hire in Dublin
On this page you’ll get tips and advice on hiring a car in the capital of Ireland, Dublin, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car in Ireland, please read our general tips on car hire in the country first via the link below.
Car hire at Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport (airport code: DUB) is located about 6 miles from central Dublin. It is the largest airport in the country, and it services flights from the whole world. Getting to and from the airport is very smooth and easy as the M1 and M50 motorways are close.
You’ll find eight of the major car rental firms represented at the airport. All of their offices are very easy to find in Terminal 1, right by the arrivals hall. Some of the firms only offer pick up of rental cars, so make sure to book your car online in advance!
If it suits you better, you can also hire a car in central Dublin. Most car rental firms have offices and collection points at several locations in the city.
Where to go around Dublin
Dublin is the perfect starting point for many nice road trips and excursions in Ireland. Getting from Dublin to the different parts of the island is easy, and you’ll see both gorgeous scenery and haunted castles on the way. Below we’ll mention a few of our favourite spots that are within driving distance from Dublin.
Wexford is about 80 miles south of Dublin. This city is right by the ocean and dates back to Viking age. Amongst the city’s notable attractions is the ruins of the Selkar monastery. Outside the city, you’ll also find the fantastic Johnstown Castle, which has a very famous garden.
Connemara National Park
The amazing Connemara National Park is an approximate three-and-a-half-hour drive from Dublin. Connemara is best known for its wild horses, which have been named the Connemara ponies. The Park features everything from mountains and valleys to vast moorlands. Whether you want to hike or drive through the Park, there is loads to see and experience at Connemara. You can also visit a few nice tea houses in the Park.
The famous Charleville Castle is a Gothic castle that’s definitely worth a visit. The drive from Dublin takes about an hour and a half. Charleville Castle is considered one of the finest of its kind in all of Ireland, and it is very well preserved both on the outside and the inside. In recent times, the Castle has appeared in several paranormal tv shows as it is said to be haunted. If you feel like going on a supernatural adventure, ghost hunt nights are sometimes organized at the Castle.