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Car hire at Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport (DUB) in Ireland is based around six miles away from the city centre, meaning travellers are only a short distance away from the area’s top attractions. Simply drive out of the car park towards the M1 and follow signs for Dublin to reach the charming Irish city.

What you need to know

Dublin is a popular tourist destination, though you should have plenty of excellent vehicles to choose from, allowing you to pick the right car for your tastes. Our website has served over five million customers, collects prices from over 1,500 providers, provides free cancellation, no credit card fees and customer support.

Where to pick up my car

Hire cars can be picked up at Dublin Airport at Terminal 1’s arrival hall and Terminal 2’s Multi-Storey Car Park, though it is best to check their location before arrival. With plenty of providers in Dublin available to choose from to allow travellers to jump in their car and quickly start their holiday in charming Ireland.

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Where to go

Dublin is well known in Europe for its excellent architecture and thriving nightlife. Kilmainham Gaol is the oldest prison in the country and provides a great insight into the country’s past. The Phoenix Park, one of the largest parks in Europe, is another excellent attraction and makes for a beautifully scenic walk.

Nearby Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is close to some beautiful cities, including the charming seaside town of Skerries. Based just 14 miles away from Dublin Airport, expect excellent restaurants and a wonderfully laid-back atmosphere. Lusk is another stunning village just 11 miles from Dublin Airport. Expect a delightfully rural vibe and some gorgeous scenery.

Longer drives

There are several excellent destinations further away from Dublin Airport to explore, including Limerick. Based around two-and-a-half hours away, the city offers a fantastic taste of rural Ireland, while Cork is a similar distance away and is full of beautiful sights such as the Ballycotton Cliff Walk and Spike Island.

Eating and drinking

Dublin’s ultra-cool Hipster Triangle is perfect for foodies, with ever-changing culinary experiences on tap. Meanwhile, Temple Bar has long been known as Dublin’s vibrant nightlife district, so those looking for a lively night out should head to this area.

Things to do

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers an extraordinary look into the history of Dublin, with fascinating exhibitions available to highlight the evolution of the country, alongside the oldest Catholic cemetery in Ireland.

Kilmainham Gaol is the oldest prison in Dublin and provides an excellent insight into the history of the 1916 rebellion and the country as a whole.


As the most popular urban green area in Dublin, Phoenix Park makes for a delightful walk and offers a great look into the past of the country. You can also see many mammals and birds at the Furry Glen conservation area, while some stunning woodland walks are available.