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Dublin, Ireland
23 May — 30 May
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin car hire information

Pick-up locationDublin
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations74
Airport locations23
Popular agenciesPayless, Budget, Thrifty, Easirent, Avis

Cheap car hire in Dublin

Economy€110/day
Compact€63/day
Intermediate€100/day
Standard€174/day
Mini€48/day
Luxury€228/day
Compact SUV€153/day
Standard SUV€194/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Dublin car hire reviews and directory

From €87/dayRated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
7 Good (72 reviews)
3 locations in Dublin
Budget
Locations in Dublin
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre7 Jan 2021
Efficient service for pick-up and drop-off.The outline of the total costs were WAAAAAAAAY off. Will not be using the service again due to this. Gouged us for our trip.
8.4 Excellent22 Nov 2019
Nice staff, didn't pressure upsell the insurance like I was worried about. Drop off in the city center was not as easy as expected, due to the lack of parking instructions. Value was outstanding.Need to provide clear instructions that if you are dropping off at the lower Drumconda location, there are no parking spots in front of the office. You need to pull into a bus lane and park there, which isn't ideal, but workable.
4.8 Okay4 Nov 2019
Car well maintainedNot being requested for a credit card hold of €22.000 if no basic insurance of €22 a day was acquired.
4.4 Okay15 Oct 2019
PriceThey try to rip you off on extra insurance. Concerned they’ve charged us extra. Have to keep an eye on what they actually charged. They did put a 5000€ hold on the card because we declined their insurance.
9.2 Excellent28 Sep 2019
Staff when doing the paperwork to pick-up the car more helpful & friendly. Staff at the actual car pickup lot less helpful & one a bit dismissive when you asked questions. Staff when dropping off the car a bit unfriendly & seemed a bit irritable.If you are going to Ireland, do your homework about what your personal auto insurance will cover (call them & let them know where you are going) & also call your credit card company to see if they have primary or secondary insurance when renting the car because many credit card companies don't there
6.4 Good24 Sep 2019
On the website it says they do not charge for going to Northern Ireland but I was charged !!?
7.6 Good3 Sep 2019
Picking up and dropping off from The terminal 2 station was very easy.You $5,000 hold on a card if you don't choose their insurance is ridiculous. the car was an automatic, but it felt like it was powered by hamsters.
4.4 Okay29 Aug 2019
Pickup and drop off was easy.This company essentially forces you to purchase full insurance. We traveled to Ireland and rented a car for a few days. I put the rental car on my credit card, and they explained to me that if you don’t buy insurance they will put a 5,000€ hold on my card if I don’t buy insurance.
3.2 Mediocre17 Aug 2019
Having a car in IrelandOnce I got off my plane I had to wait a while to get a budget shuttle to where they keep the cars. Once I got there I waited in line behind maybe 7 people for TWO HOURS before I finally got to checkout with my car. And of course they charged a ridiculous amount of money for everything.
8.0 Excellent15 Aug 2019
20 min line to return car Had to bring back first car after an hour. Was making weird noises
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From €96/dayRated no. 2
Avis
6.3 Good (60 reviews)
4 locations in Dublin
Avis
Locations in Dublin
  • 7.1
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 6
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay27 Oct 2021
The insurance scam is always an issue, either your have thousands of euro to deposit, or you have to pay more than double the cost of rental to buy unnecessary insurance. When a website sells you a service for 130 € , you expect to pay that, not 470€. Avis would not even accept a credit card from another member of my family because it wasn't the same name. I'd hate to work in these places as the employees must know they are scamming people.
5.9 Okay18 Sep 2021
There are much cheaper car rentals Dublin. We rented for a week from another company and needed to add an extra day which they could not accommodate so we did a one day rental with Avis. The male counter person convinced me that it would cost me $39. NOT to have insurance vs $44. To have it. I wanted self insurance but he was insistent to upsell. The cost for a small car for the day was $160. Ridiculous. After researching our previous company we reserved with we realized their reviews were horrid and so we rented a week with Avis. When we got the vehicle at the Dublin airport there was no mention in the car documents ( detailed previous damage discriptions) of a missing front hubcap. For the remainder of the trip, tried to replace it along our route to avoid the replacement cost. Had this been included in the description, we would have been spared significant effort. We did get pressure again at the rental counter in Dublin to add $28. per day of additional insurance but the agent relented when I was adamant. Avis , stop this pressure to buy additional coverage and please be correct and up to date in the damage list you supply with the car at rental. I will say the car was a good one and our second agent was polite and efficient. Also it needs to be made very clear to renters that the car does not get returned ed to the rental location but to the terminal 2 parking garage.
1.9 Horrible14 Sep 2021
Get off the plane after a 7 hour flight and get a rude attendant telling me the insurance that I had in place did not cover the car. He did his whole speech about always booking on their website to get the right insurance and that you can not book on any other site. It was awful. I had a 4 hour drive ahead of me and wanted to get out of the airport. Ruse and nasty people in Dublin Airport at AVIS and Budget rental. I don't know if true but one person told me that they get a commission on the insurance and that they always tell you that you need the most expensive option and don't back down.
6.0 Good22 Mar 2020
Staff were very helpful at Avis but the insurance fees were outrageous and tripled the cost of the rental. That being said, I cannot commend them enough for how they handled our return of the car early due to COVID-19Quote insurance in advance and do a better job describing luggage space. We did not have enough space for 4 large pieces of luggage in this car
2.4 Mediocre9 Aug 2019
Extremely rude staff, particularly the woman working at the counter in Terminal 2 and the shuttle bus driver. Additional charges applied at time of collection which were not transparent during booking process. Car provided was much smaller than that advertised for the category. Slow pick-up/drop-offEverything, would never rent from them again
9.2 Excellent30 Jul 2019
Good vehicle, easy drop off.Expensive extras, ie insurance + additional driver. Took way too long to collect the vehicle in the first place - 45 minutes.
4.0 Okay11 May 2019
The outside of the car was dirty, the transmission would easily slip into reverse (no down press, or button to engage). They were going to charge me for a dent in the hood, fortunately my wife had taken a picture of it when we picked up the car.
4.0 Okay27 Oct 2018
the second car was very good. they helped us at the airport which was a better location. However, the agent that helped us was less than helpful. it needed to be clearer that if you didn't take their insurance they were going to put 7500 euros on your credit card. he was unwilling to provide options. In comparison we dealt with another company in glascow and they provided good alternatives with reasonable costs. A much better experience.The first car they gave us was old and not in good working order. we returned it and got a much better, newer car that worked well.
9.2 Excellent21 Sep 2018
Great, easy experienceMark was the BEST!! We were sold an insurance policy from a 3rd party that ended up being invalid in Ireland...we never would have known without Mark! He brought it to our attention, helped us confirm this fact with the 3rd party, and helped facilitate our refund with them. He then helped us get a a valid policy, and even upgraded our car to help ease our pain of the day ;) Would recommend!Dirty bathrooms with no toilet paper in men's OR women's bathrooms.
8.4 Excellent21 Aug 2018
Friendly pick up staff at counterSmall size 7 passenger. I clicked on a Ford Galaxy and that is what I wanted but you confirmed an Opel Zafira. We call that Bait and Switch which is illegal in the USA. Very NOT happy with the size of the car and your deceptive business practice.
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From €79/dayRated no. 3
Payless
6.3 Good (31 reviews)
2 locations in Dublin
Payless
Locations in Dublin
  • 7
  • 6.3
  • 6
  • 6.4
  • 6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent6 Feb 2022
Very easy, quick collect, when returned shuttle bus was there already to take us to Dublin Airport. The car was great easy to drive, clean, comfortable. Will definately hire again with this company.
10.0 Excellent23 Nov 2021
Friendly staff were willing to help me out even though I didn't need it in the end I was a nice gesture. Car was nice too. Will definitely use them in future.
8.0 Excellent26 Oct 2019
I used my credit card’s insurance guarantee, but nowhere in the reservation did it say that to do do ALSO required a letter from my credit card company stating (1) that they cover the Republic of Ireland, (2) they will cover the lace loss if totaled, and (3) the last 4 numbers of my cc account. So at the Europcar desk I had to make that phone call, wade through a few phone trees, then talk to a couple of humans. I did get the letter (great service by my cc bank!) but I was lucky - that approval process may take up to 24 hours. The Europcar desk agent said this happens “quite a bit” with the brokers because you don’t provide the information about what each rental car company requires to use the cc insurance waiver benefits. I suggest adding a link to your process that will take your to the specific rental car company page for their CDW. I did use the link provided for my rental but it did not say I would have to get the letter etc.
7.6 Good18 Aug 2019
The lines were really long with people complaining and not moving. The Payless personnel were in the same space as Budget and Avis and it was hard to tell the difference in who was working what. Eventually all personnel worked on the same long Payless line. Then the price of our car quadrupled.
2.0 Mediocre7 Aug 2019
Did not disclose mandatory insurance that had to be purchased making the final rate $775 Euro. Much higher that what was quoted.Rude
10.0 Excellent5 Aug 2019
The staff was great. Pick up and drop off were easy.Got a charge for refusing their insurance, I was not happy about that.
10.0 Excellent11 Jun 2019
The only thing that would be better is to have a map available in the car that shows more detail. The one we received wasn’t useful. Our cell phones drop service overseas so getting to our hotel and a phone sales location was difficult. Really not their responsibility, but nice nevertheless.
2.0 Mediocre25 Mar 2019
NothingWas told my total at booking was $120. After all the required ad ons and fees at pick up I paid over $500. Absolutely absurd and when I need a car for a week there’s nothing that can be done about it. Will never book with budget or Payless or this site again.
8.0 Excellent25 Jul 2018
InsuranceGreat price.Poor customer service during check in. €780 insurance for two weeks... outrageous.
2.8 Mediocre23 Jul 2018
Car not full of gas, long lines, poor serviceCar had not been checked since last driver, was down a quarter tank of fuel, long lines while workers stood around. Won't use them again.
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From €46/dayRated no. 4
Hertz
Most popular
6.3 Good (31 reviews)
5 locations in Dublin
Hertz
Locations in Dublin
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6.3
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent10 May 2022
Excellent Customer Service
2.0 Mediocre17 Apr 2022
Was thinking ld category of car would be allocated at the desk, only to be given a huge van with not one car available to upgrade to. A totally inappropriate vehicle.
10.0 Excellent29 Mar 2022
I liked the staff I met. I liked the efficiency. The car was excellent.
1.9 Horrible12 Oct 2021
Would like to have my refund back really. First the reservation was not realised by hertz at the time and had no vehicles available to rent. So had to postpone all activities and lost all reservations due to this - domino effect. Wasted my entire sunday because of the expectation you gave
5.2 Okay15 Sep 2019
Nice size carInfo at airport when picking up was not tears presented at rental site. Additional insurance coverage papers were not brought as were Required. Rental was 3x more than booked.
9.2 Excellent3 Jun 2019
The insurance was high and still listed things it did not cover. Thankful we did not need to use it! Car rental was great.
5.2 Okay23 May 2019
Hertz in Dublin nickel and dimed me. Charges an outrageous amount for a small upgrade.
5.6 Okay10 Jul 2018
Long wait, friendly service as they pushed upcharges for the car.Very friendly and personable, and after an hour wait, for service, the care they delivered was great.I had verified that I have full collision damage insurance with my credit card and had the policy, but they wouldn't give me a car without a letter or call from the card company. This proved impossible to do on the spot so I had to take the $15 Euro a day for redundant insurance.
8.8 Excellent10 Jul 2018
Quick drop-off, no hassles.It was a quick drop-off, just like I'm used to in the US. Everything was in order, and there were no hassles. The shuttle came within about 5 minutes.
2.0 Mediocre15 Apr 2018
Didn’t even take the car. Got to the counter and was told that the actual price was 950 euro as basic insurance was not included in the kayak quote- which I was quoted at 145 euro. Ridiculous misadvertising on kayaks part.
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From €101/dayRated no. 5
Europcar
6.2 Good (52 reviews)
6 locations in Dublin
Europcar
Locations in Dublin
  • 7.1
  • 6.6
  • 5.8
  • 6.2
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
6.0 Good28 Dec 2019
I was charged 1,000 extra for scratches I had not caused.
9.2 Excellent11 Sep 2019
Friendly staff.They tried to blame me for damage that was on the car when I picked it up. Good thing I always take pictures!
7.6 Good4 Jul 2019
We were able to pick car off at location in Dublin and return it to the Dublin airport.When we booked car we were quoted $132 for the week. When we picked the car up we were told we had to take $500 in insurance. They told us you could deny it, but if you did they would place a hold on credit card for total cost of car
6.0 Good6 Sep 2018
Insurance madnessMy credit card covered rental insurance fully and Europcar asked for an email from my bank/credit card company before giving me the car. I had to call my credit card provider and have them send an email to Europcar. Pretty damn ridiculous. All told, I wasted three hours getting all this sorted, and even after I finally got them what they needed, they put a EURO 5,000 authorization charge on my account, an obscene amount for a one-week rental. Also: There's a 25 EURO airport surcharge that I was never made aware of, and a 35 EURO charge to travel into Northern Ireland, which I also wasn't made aware of until the time of payment. I recommend you book elsewhere, because a Google search tells me that not all car rental companies charge for traveling into Northern Ireland.
4.4 Okay3 Jul 2018
Rental Quote and Actual Price and Car NOT THE SAMEThe car was grey.Upon arrival in Dublin we were shuttled to an outside airport location. The quoted vehicle was not available, altho we had reserved it several months ahead. In fact they said Dublin NEVER carries that model (a 9 passenger van). So we were given a smaller (7 pax) vehicle which was way too small for our 6 adults to enjoy for a week. The quoted price was 1/4 of what they ended up charging. We had insurance but they would not accept it and required we pay the Europcar offered policy. We have rented in many other countries without all the insurance demands. We would never have booked with them if the initial quote had been correct as other vendors had just what we wanted. Europcar is a real RIPOFF.
6.8 Good6 Jun 2018
Insurance was priceyAgent at airport was very helpful.Insurance charges should be stated more clearly when booking. Insurance was nearly three times the price of the car. Car smelled like someone had been smoking in it.
2.0 Mediocre4 Apr 2018
No any insuranceI. Didn't like anything.The booking made on kayak did not include any basic insurance, absolutely nothing, which is illegal. That's why kayak gave me low price. So when i arrived to the airport i was told that i didn't have any insurance. So they cancelled the booking and offered me a car for the same price but with insurance. I will never ever again use kayak and i will strongly recommend never to use it.
7.6 Good26 Mar 2018
Perfect car for our tripSmall but fun car for cruising around Ireland. Great gas mileage with diesel and manual shift was crucial for backroads.I told them no coverage but they wouldn’t really take no for an answer and it doubled the cost so really paid WAY too much.
4.4 Okay20 Feb 2018
The MANDATORY insurance fees are absolutely ridiculous. On-wed scammed into thinking that the car rental fee was $4 per day and the insurance cost, which I booked online was another $30 per day. When I arrived, they forced me to pay all insurances or leave a $1,500 deposit, which I wasn't prepared for. The also require me to purchase the full tank of gas, which was 107 Euro, but said it would be refunded upon return if the tank was full. According to the quote thru Budget/Kayak, at the time of booking, it should have cost me approx 250USD. It ended up costing me over 800USD. I returned the car clean, full of fuel, and not a single scratch. I will NEVER rent thru Budget again, neither overseas or domestically!
6.0 Good3 Nov 2017
The carThey did not have the car size for the amount we reserved. So we were up Sold to a $600 car. Also kayak advertised the car we reserved as $100’dollars for the week and that was not what we were told at time of arrival they said it was $400 and we had to ultimately pay $600 up front. This is the last time I will book a car thru kayak.
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From €130/dayRated no. 6
Dollar
6.1 Good (33 reviews)
3 locations in Dublin
Dollar
Locations in Dublin
  • 7.2
  • 6.5
  • 5.9
  • 5.8
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent19 Apr 2022
It would be great to have insurance information upfront.
3.9 Mediocre10 Aug 2021
Rental agent was rather unprofessional. After a long flight from Canada, the last thing I wanted was an unhelpful agent. A side note, not one person at the desk was wearing a mask.
3.2 Mediocre18 Jul 2019
Nothing. They have a scam by which they let you sit in the car before they force extra insurance charges on you. If you don't accept you can't rent the car.Could not be worse. Scam artists. Avoid at all costs
9.2 Excellent13 Jun 2019
Could use a ‘test’ area for people to learn how to deal with left-side driving and round-abouts before going out into the real-world driving conditions.
5.6 Okay29 Apr 2019
The diesel vw was very efficient.Stop lying and constantly require upselling
4.4 Okay14 Apr 2019
Ordered a minivan in advance. When arrived they had none. Forced into a 900eu upgrade to the largest vehicle, a BMW X5 which barely fit 4 adults, one child seat and our luggage. We were cramped for 2 weeks of driving. Tried unsuccessfully to swap cars for a minivan in Belfast.
8.8 Excellent10 Jun 2018
Didn’t live up to the cheaper initial priceCar was comfortable and made driving a cinch in the city and countryside.Front desk tactics were aggressive and I felt we spent more than we needed to.
6.0 Good3 Jun 2018
Pick up of the car took a little while in line, but otherwise was a smooth process. Car was clean.
8.0 Excellent15 Sep 2017
Good value.Long line at pickup.
10.0 Excellent28 Aug 2017
Dublin Airport - Hertz RentalThe car was big enough for my group and the process went smoothly.
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From €89/dayRated no. 7
Sixt
5.7 Okay (67 reviews)
5 locations in Dublin
Sixt
Locations in Dublin
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
  • 5.4
  • 5.5
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 May 2022
Easy to find in downtown Dublin. Check out was quick and easy. Very helpful and out the door in 10 minutes. Thanks.
2.0 Mediocre11 May 2022
Did not enjoy the "bait and switch" when picking up the car of needing extra insurance and then paying another fee for my husband to drive the car when I never intended to drive on the wrong side of the car, on the wrong side of the road. I had to pay to drive the car even though I was never going to simply because I booked the car and paid for it. The AC did not work as well.
2.0 Mediocre12 Dec 2021
The person who did my rental was extremely rude and unhelpful. Making jokes when we asked how to get out of the garage and ultimately did not answer even after two times asking. He was unbelievably rude.
7.9 Good20 Jul 2021
Renting the car was easy. We did not like that they forced us to purchase insurance, which doubled the cost of the rental.
2.0 Mediocre31 Aug 2019
Easy returnI was charged almost $2,000.00 for a 3 week rental. Your deal on Kayak did not include any insurance. 20 previous rentals I had included CDW. Other insurance is extra and I know that. I feel I was ripped off. I have rented from Sixt about 6 times and have always thought they did a good job. No map,
10.0 Excellent22 Aug 2019
100% excellent! Usually dread airport pick up but Sixt was amazing. Sebastian at the counter was fast, efficient and super friendly.
8.0 Excellent18 Aug 2019
we had a tire blowout and had to pay for a tire directly even though we had paid a large sum for insurance to cover this situation when we rented the vehicle. the tire cost should have been paid by Sixt directly. we still haven't been reimbursed for the tire cost.
3.6 Mediocre1 Aug 2019
The car was small ,wich is good on the narrow streets and roads of Ireland!!!The GPS was out of date... the price for the the insurance was a rip off and the gps couldn't find a gas station nearby or the sixt branch where we we're dropping off...
9.6 Excellent13 Jun 2019
Would be nice to know beforehand that third party insurance is not valid in the Republic of Ireland.
6.8 Good9 Apr 2019
Drop off location at Belfast city was impossible to find and 10 mins away from airport.
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From €46/dayRated no. 8
Easirent
Cheapest deal
4 Okay (36 reviews)
2 locations in Dublin
Easirent
Locations in Dublin
  • 4.9
  • 4.8
  • 3.8
  • 4
  • 4.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent14 May 2022
The car was perfect! They give us the car with half tank, which is very difficult to calculate later to bring it back with half tank...
2.0 Mediocre10 May 2022
The directions in the confirmation were wrong, we had to find the rental location. They did not allow me to use the insurance included with my credit card for the car insurance, I was forced to pay the insurance coverage.
2.0 Mediocre27 Apr 2022
Nothing stated in original booking that we needed to bring a letter from our insurance or credit card company (who covers all liability while abroad) to not have to pay for the rental companies coverage. Wouldn’t let us take the car without it. Same thing happened to the people in front of us and the were from the UK. This is a scam to get you to pay for their insurance coverage. This also is complicated because they are located off-site in a run down business/industrial park so you have no option but to go with their insurance. Highly recommend that Kayak and Priceline evaluate working with this group and implement some warning to customers before they rent a car from Easirent!
2.0 Mediocre23 Apr 2022
First of all: The staff from Easirent was very kind and I had no problems with them. But... 1. we booked through Kayak with Priceline a car from Easirent. At the pickup we were charged around 40% more due to an insurrance that wasn't included in the Priceline price but what is mandatory in Ireland. The offer from Priceline is misleading and a lot of customers where angry about that. Some others booked there also. Obviously because without an insurance it was the best offer in the comparison. 2. The car was damaged! There was a damage at the right front light and the light wasn't fixed anymore in the car. I have blinded other cars with it! This is an absolutely no-go! This car has to be repaired before rented out to other customers. 3. They blocked a deposit of 2.100 EUR! Come on, this is more than the price of the whole car :D This leads all in all just to a worse review which actually would not have been necessary.
2.0 Mediocre17 Apr 2022
Would've been great if the minimum age to rent a car was listed.
2.0 Mediocre13 Apr 2022
They called me less than 24 hours before my reservation and told me they didn’t have the car I reserved. They were incredibly unhelpful in finding me a new car and referred me to another car rental company. 0 out of 10
10.0 Excellent12 Apr 2022
I was weary at first based on some reviews, but it was an excellent experience. Was a bit tricky finding pick up/drop off spot, but it’s more of an airport feature than the rental company. We rented an automatic, electric (!) car as it had way cheaper rate. We got brand new Peugeot 2008e SUV - awesome car. It did require a bit of planning with charging, but we drove 1,5 hours into countryside, charged at out hosts overnight, went another 1,5 hrs to Hook lighthouse, then Waterford, charged there while having lunch, etc. very doable. Car came with ESB charging card, so I didn’t have to pay for charging. Also I used my master card rental insurance - as was instructed by company I brought a letter of coverage from my credit card company that had my name, my card number, and Ireland as a country of coverage. Smooth process, no problems.
4.0 Okay10 Apr 2022
Rental office: far from airport, old, unusual building in a truck depot, not 100% fit for purpose. Customer service: poor attitude, except for drivers to & from airport who were very good. Car: normal, fine. Price: charged extra for insurance, no apology, very poor customer service. Note: 1 requested passport first time this happened. 2 they charge for tolls after, and said it was cheaper BUT it's not, they charge an "administration fee" of €10 which is triple the price of one toll. 3 on their terms, if you're 15mins late dropping off the car, they charge you a full day rental.
10.0 Excellent4 Apr 2022
Unfortunately I had to cancel my booking because of COVID. No problems. No cost no deposit held. Will use them next time.
2.0 Mediocre1 Apr 2022
Hidden charges. Paid in full online but then charged an extra 150 euros at pick up. Not transparent and not at all competitively priced once that’s factored in. Also no check in window at airport like other car rental agencies- Easirent not located at airport. Long wait for unmarked shuttle. Also took a long time to check in. Check out was relatively fast.
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Rated no. 9
keddy by Europcar
9 Excellent (2 reviews)
7 locations in Dublin
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Dublin
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent30 Mar 2022
Convenient pick-up and drop-off at Dublin Airport. No problems with payment, and the people at the service counter were extremely helpful. I recommend the service.
From €71/dayRated no. 10
Enterprise
8.9 Excellent (24 reviews)
6 locations in Dublin
Enterprise
Locations in Dublin
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 May 2022
The only way to get somewhat affordable car rental in Ireland seems to be to hire a commercial van
10.0 Excellent7 Jul 2021
Great staff and good car.
10.0 Excellent29 Jun 2021
Yes
10.0 Excellent12 Sep 2019
The personal service from Sean on our pick up to James on our drop off was easy and efficient.
9.2 Excellent13 Aug 2019
The staff were wonderful and very helpful.We had difficulting finding the drop off location when we wanted to return the car. Once we made it to the return location we were told the directions were located in the love compartment. We wish someone had emphasized this when we were picking up the car.
10.0 Excellent12 Aug 2019
The staff was sooooo nice and friendly! They made the process smooth and easy and answered all my questions.
2.0 Mediocre4 Aug 2018
Insurance TrapManager told me I needed to have a letter proving insurance coverage or buy insurance. I was covered but was still forced to buy coverage.
10.0 Excellent21 Oct 2017
It was all great
6.0 Good6 Sep 2017
Sorry car too small for me and getting stung with extra insurance, over twice as much as the car rental.
9.2 Excellent10 Mar 2017
Gasoline/diesel is outrageous at liter ratesI didn't get insurance.. broke a mirror and they added insurance after the fact. Changed a near 3000 euro bill into a $250 euro deductible plus daily insurance fees.Gasoline is so expensive due to liters.. not on website.. not close to advertised price
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From €77/dayRated no. 11
Alamo
7.8 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Dublin
Alamo
Locations in Dublin
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre7 Aug 2017
Drop off was quickOverpriced
From €78/dayRated no. 12
FLIZZR
6.4 Good (1 review)
3 locations in Dublin
FLIZZR
Locations in Dublin
  • 10
  • 10
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2
Recent reviews
From €95/dayRated no. 13
Thrifty
6 Good (11 reviews)
3 locations in Dublin
Thrifty
Locations in Dublin
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 5.8
  • 6.3
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible26 Sep 2021
Staff try an rip you off and charge additional fees when you arrive. My guy told me that bringing the tank back empty would ‘save’ me money but only if it was less than 1/4 empty. Very unnerving.
10.0 Excellent11 May 2019
Advice and recommendations were helpful
10.0 Excellent28 Jan 2019
Very efficient transfers to and from airport... including very fast turn around on getting in and out
9.6 Excellent25 Jul 2018
Staff was helpful, friendly ad efficient. Car was ready and we were able to get on the road quickly. Car was well maintained.Always nice when the price can be a little better.
3.2 Mediocre10 Jun 2018
Slow, unorganized car drop off procedure.
2.0 Mediocre14 May 2017
Ridiculously high InsuranceNothingBait and switch pricing. $200 extra for an automatic? Horrible experience!
4.4 Okay25 Mar 2017
Mid size cars (Skoda Fabia not Astra)I rent an Astra with ar conditioning. Thrifity gave me a Skoda Fabia without AC. At the desk rental the attendant has confirmed that the car size for this rental is Fabia and there was no AC. The car got a flat tyre during the trip.Car type is not Astra as advertised, is a Skoda Fabia, very short on accessories.
8.0 Excellent28 Sep 2016
The drop off was very efficientIt took quite a few minutes at pick up; not sure if they weren't expecting as many customers at that time or just didn't have enough staff. Took about 30 mins to get our car.
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427 travellers who hired a car in Dublin gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

Car hire locations in or near Dublin

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Average price

€100/day

Good deal

€71/day

When to book a car hire in Dublin

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire insurance in Dublin

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Dublin car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Dublin.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Dublin car hire.

Top tips for hiring a car in Dublin

  • The best way to fully experience the joys of Dublin is by car. You will find renting a car is a much simpler way to get around Ireland’s capital city than relying on its hectic public transport system. Plus you benefit from having freedom to discover the best sights at your leisure. Naturally, you’ll want to visit the iconic Guinness Storehouse, which has free parking on nearby Crane Street. Or further afield, less than an hour’s drive outside the city, you’ll find the wonderful gardens of Powerscourt House in County Wicklow.
  • Less than 20 miles from the city center, Dublin Airport offers excellent opportunities for car hire. When you arrive at the Airport, finding the car hire desks could not be easier. If you’re arriving from a regional flight, you’ll find the hire desks in the Arrivals Hall at Terminal 1, or, if you’re on an international flight, you’ll arrive into Terminal 2 and go to the multi-story parking lot to book your hire car.
  • Firstly, you must remember that everyone drives on the left in Ireland and, as Dublin is a small city, you can expect to navigate much smaller roads. To get the best out of your driving experience in and around Dublin, stick to the main routes and avoid shortcuts, as you may get lost. The city is a rabbit warren of one-way and dead-end streets that can outfox even the most experienced drivers.
  • To save you from traffic jams and gridlock, always avoid the Dublin rush hour between 7:30 am and 9 am, and in the evenings around 6:30 pm. It’s also best not to drive near the Liffey River at these busy times. In the darker, winter months, be wary of fog and mist, which can affect driving conditions, as can the frost on higher routes.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Dublin for €71 or less
  • Book your car hire in Dublin at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Dublin are around 71% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Supplier choice car hires in Dublin are around -106% cheaper than other car types, on average

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