Car Hire from Dublin Airport
Ireland uses the Euro and is in the same time zone as the U.K. While the primary language is English, some traffic signs are also written in Irish Gaelic. Simplify your trip planning by arranging a rental car at the Airport before you fly. Compare cheap Car Hire options at Dublin Airport with Skyscanner. Return your vehicle at the appropriate area of the airport, all clearly signposted as you enter. There is a Topaz Petrol Garage on Collinstown Road near the airport if you need to top up your tank.
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Where to hire a car at Dublin Airport
There are a number of Car Hire companies operating at Dublin Airport, including Avis, Budget Car Rental, Dooley, Europcar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Irish Car Rentals, and Sixt. The rental car information desks can be found at the airport Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1 and at the Multi-Storey Car Park in Terminal 2.
What to expect when hiring a car from Dublin Airport
If driving into the city centre, it is advisable to do research and plan ahead for the routes that you will use. When it comes to returning the vehicle you rented at Dublin Airport, the process should be easy. Rental return areas are also right at the airport to provide minimal hassle.
Driving from Dublin Airport
The airport is located northeast of the M1 and M50 crossroads. Stay on these major motorways to get to and from the airport. Note that there is a large number of bus lanes and it is illegal to drive there, except during off-peak times (there are signs declaring when it is allowed). It can be difficult to find on-street parking, although there are a few multi-storey car parks. Be wary of the time on parking metres to avoid having your rental car ‘clamped’. It would be much better to go outside the city centre. There is ample free parking outside of the M50, Dublin’s motorway, as well as in certain areas in the M50 ring road.
Places to visit by car From Dublin Airport
Sandymount, earlier called Scal'd Hill or Scald Hill, is a suburb on the Southside of Dublin, about 3 or 4 km southeast of Dublin. There is a nice beach in Sandymount, as well as some cafés, restaurants, and shops. It is also known for the swimming baths built in 1883, and the Sandymount Martello tower that was a part of the defence system built to keep watch of an invasion by Napoleon.
Head north on O'Connel Street Upper toward Cathal Brugha St, then to Gardiner Street Lower/R802. From there, proceed to Sandymount Rd.
Glasnevin, Glas Naíon in Irish, is a middle-class neighbourhood of Dublin. It contains quite a few places of interest, including three campuses of the Dublin City University, the National Botanic Gardens, the highly notable Glasnevin (Prospect) Cemetary, and the Pyramid Church.
The neighbourhood is located on the Northside of the city, some 3 km north of the city centre. In order to get there, leave the centre via the Drumcondra road (N1), and turn left at the Botanic Avenue. Continue onto Griffith Ave (R102), then turn right onto Ballygall Rd E.
Dún Laoghaire is a suburban seaside town located some 12 km south of the city centre. It contains one of the largest harbours in the country, to the south of which was a Victorian seaside amusement area in Scotsman’s Bay. There is also a traditional Victorian-style park called the People’s Park at the eastern end of George’s Street, the main shopping street of Dún Laoghaire. The town offers a wide range of dining options, public houses, and plenty of retail outlets.
From Dublin, take R802, R131, and R118 to Rock Hill in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. Afterwards, take Temple Rd to Newtown Ave (N31) and continue on to Crofton Rd.
This information is correct as of June 2018