Hiring a car from Dublin airport
Dublin airport Q&A
Where are the car hire desks?
You'll find car hire desks in the arrivals hall of the main terminal. They're open between 6am and 11pm, so there's plenty of time to pick up your keys.
What should I buy at duty free?
If you've become accustomed to washing your dinner down with a pint of Dublin's famous black stuff, why not take a bottle (or two) home with you? You won't have to look too hard to find a shop selling Guinness at the airport.
Are there any cashpoints?
Yes, there are cashpoints before and after security. If you need to convert sterling into euro, there are several bureaux de change - located in the arrivals hall, departures lounge and at baggage reclaim.
Where's the best place to eat?
Whether you want a coffee or a juice, a Big Mac or a healthy salad, there's plenty of choice on offer at Dublin airport. For something a little more substantial, tickle your taste buds at the Brasserie with Dublin Bay seafood chowder, or dine at the Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar to really spoil yourself.
The secret tip
Head to the airport in time to do some last-minute shopping. Once you get through check-in and security, The Loop's stores and cafés are bound to keep you busy until it's time to board your flight.
The big draw: Dublin airport
Distance: 8 miles
Whether you're in the mood for an enriching trip around some of Ireland's most important historical institutions or feel like letting your hair down in one of the hippest, most happening cities in Europe, Dublin has it all. Among the countless highlights are Trinity College (home to the world-famous Book Of Kells), the people-watching paradise that is St Stephen's Green, and the fashionable boutiques of Grafton Street.