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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Dublin

  • Opting for car rentals in Dublin are more convenient for regular travelers who like to drive in and out of the city center. It is also easy to move around at any time whenever you want to without any limitations compared to when you are using metro buses. This is because some of the buses do not work during holidays and weekends. Rental cars help you get around conveniently, especially if you would like to explore the historical sites such as Cedar Point, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, which is 27 miles away from the city center and Cuyahoga Valley National Parking which is 15 miles away. It will take you approximately 10 minutes to drive there.
  • Dublin travelers will most likely fly through John Glenn Columbus International Airport. This airport has several car rental agencies with which you can rent your car. For instance, Hertz, Avis, Budget and Enterprise. Some of these agencies have counters right next to the baggage claim area. For those that do not offer shuttle services to their pick-up locations. Some of these Dublin car rental agencies offer this service at a fee, while others do it for free, so ensure you confirm with the agencies you have booked with in advance.
  • Be very observant when driving a car rental in Dublin, especially if you are driving downtown. The road downtown is usually a one-way road that often changes direction. Being a new driver here, you will need to customize your car rental with GPS system navigation to help you drive smoothly in the city. You should also watch out for cyclists and pedestrians when driving, especially when driving at night.
  • Some roads in Dublin experience traffic during rush hours. The traffic is usually worse downtown since most businesses are located there. The traffic starts at 7 am to 9 am every morning and then from 4 pm to 7 pm in the evening. You should also avoid driving near the schools during the morning drop-offs and evening pick up since there is a lot of congestion outside the school.
  • Book your rental car in Dublin at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Dublin are around 74% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Dublin

  • How much is the price of fuel in Dublin?

    The average price of fuel in Dublin is ₹ 319 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 3,828 and ₹ 5,104, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Dublin?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Dublin.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Columbus airport (CMH)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Columbus airport include Alamo, Budget and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Columbus airport (CMH)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Columbus airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Budget and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Dublin?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Dublin?

    A Mini car hire in Dublin costs ₹ 8,786 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Dublin?

    An Economy car hire in Dublin costs ₹ 5,433 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Dublin?

    A Special car hire in Dublin costs ₹ 4,384 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Dublin?

    The type of car recommended for driving in Dublin will depend on several factors. First, where you are going to stay, the number of people you are planning to carry and lastly, where you are going to drive to. A compact car is the best choice if you're traveling alone and staying in the city center because it's convenient to park and it is easy to maneuver through the congested streets. You can also get an SUV if you are traveling with family, they are usually comfortable and can accommodate large numbers plus luggage. You can opt for a convertible if you want to go on a road trip.

  • What is the speed limit in Dublin?

    The speed limit in Dublin will depend on where you are driving. For instance, if you are driving around schools and urban and residential areas, the speed limit should be 25 mph, 35 mph on through routes and 55-65 mph on freeways. You should always be on the lookout for the speed limit signs since they keep on changing.

  • Where are the best places to park in Dublin?

    Apart from the hotel you are spending the night at, that will give you free parking, for all the other places you will have to spend money to park. You can use the Municipality’s car parking lots that are available all over the city center to park your car rentals in Dublin. They are safe, and you will have peace of mind as you go about your business. You can also use meter parking, private garage parking and street parking.

Dublin car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

57 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Dublin

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Locations in Dublin

2455 Billingsley Rd

+1 614 793 3100

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

5859 Sawmill Rd

+1 614 336 3880

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Satisfied customer.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I missed my scheduled meeting because of you guys. After I drove 30 miles, I see the maintenance required sign. I had to drive from Columbus(OH) to Providence(RI). Called the customer, to report and they said another car will be ready at Cleveland airport. But they refused for an exchange. After wasting 2-3 hours - explaining about the situation, I had to reserve another car at Cleveland and take it from there on .

7.2 Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Wash car

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was, Pull up unload and get going. Very easy

Cons:

Have insurance policy collected prior to arrival would be great. I could not find mine and it was frustrating. It was my fault thinking it would be ok to just use company insurance.

8.4 Very Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone was very friendly.

Cons:

The trunk was a little small or an odd shape. Also the car started ok, but starting sounded a little painful

2.0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Encounters with Hertz staff were very uneven. Kudos to the folks at the Dublin office (renting cars out of a car dealership location). Airport encounter was very disappointing.

Cons:

My main issue was not with Hertz but with the KAYAK system. Though I have years of extensive travel, this was the first time I remember using KAYAK. I have never had an issue before when the advance booking I made was not at the airport (or adjacent to the airport) location. KAYAK gave me a great rate, but 20 miles away. I spent $40 to get over to the rental car location. The airport staff at Hertz was not helpful....sure we can honor your reservation at this location. The daily rental price would not be $35 a day but $75 a day. I don't have time to go back and dig through the ways this reservation got off-track, but I don't think I'll use KAYAK again.

1 out of 12

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

6 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

4 locations in Dublin

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Locations in Dublin

2160 W Case Rd

+1 614 798 9696

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3984 Powell Rd

+1 614 764 9044

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

6669 Dublin Center Dr

+1 614 798 9696

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

6756 Perimeter Loop Rd

+1 614 889 9886

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful

Cons:

A systematic way to schedule a pickup or a drop off

2.0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I did not receive the rental. When I picked the rental through your website, I know it was for unlimited mileage. I would not of chose it otherwise. When I went to rent they wanted to charge .30 per mile. Rude and obnoxious people. Wasnt even at pickup location.

Cons:

Everything.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I extended my rental - easy experience- Thanks

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
They did not have the reserved or similar car ready!

1 out of 2

Budget

3.4

Cleanliness

4.9

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.4

Value for money

5.9

2 locations in Dublin

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4810 Sawmill Road

+1 614 451 7699

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

5869 Karric Square Drive

+1 614 799 2103

Monday07:00 - 17:30
Tuesday07:00 - 17:30
Wednesday07:00 - 17:30
Thursday07:00 - 17:30
Friday07:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
The van it’s was extremely dirty. Had trash and leftover personal items from the previous renter. One of the mirrors was broken when we got it as well.

8.0 Very Good

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Worked great for dropping off the car. Pretty quick to get out of there.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing positive to say.

Cons:

Car was not available at the location. The employees were not even there in the office, were in the backroom and then when they came out they were rude, not helpful. Was waiting there for about 20 minutes with no update on car and no help trying to get a car at another location. I had to make five phone calls before arriving at the location to confirm the car because they did not call back to let me know about the car status and I had to get a ride to the location. Horrible experience. Would never recommend. Ended up having to go to Columbus airport location and could not keep same rate (even though the employees promised it would be the same rate and even said they should be able to extend a discount for the major inconvenience). I ended up being late to a meeting I had to get to that day. The poor customer service and overall horrible experience ended up costing me time, money, and a major headache (about $8 for Excedrin Migraine, I'm not kidding).

5.2 Fair

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The 2nd location stepped up and took care of us. Although, I am extremely disappointed that I was not informed at time of reservation, that they do not accept debit cards. I only travel with debit cards, and never carry a credit card. I was about to be stranded out of state without the ability to return home for something I had reserved nearly one month earlier. Fortunately, my son was still there and had had his credit card on him. Additionally, we were then hit for an under 25 fee, and also, then for me, as an additional driver... are you kidding? I will never use your service again, if I cannot pay for my purchase at time of reservation. Fortunately, I was able to pay for the rental with my debit card upon arrival, but this is ridiculous, and was much more expensive than what I had reserved. Some people just do not carry credit cards. I do not, and will not just to rent a car. IF I do not have the cash to pay for something, I do not buy it. My debit card is a is a MasterCard, so I do not understand this ridiculous policy.

Cons:

initial location cancelled my order, after telling me few hours earlier they had no cars for me and would call me when they located a vehicle. My son and I were returning his truck at another location, while I called to see if a car was found. My automated response told me my order was cancelled. (not by me) Luckily, I was actually in another Budget location, and they were able to accommodate me.

7.6 Good

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

the car was new

Cons:

i need like half hour to drop the car, and they charge me some extra cost for nothing.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Prompt service & a nice car

1 out of 5

Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in Dublin

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Locations in Dublin

4810 Sawmill Road

+1 614 538 0488

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

5869 Karric Square Drive

+1 614 789 9530

Monday07:00 - 17:30
Tuesday07:00 - 17:30
Wednesday07:00 - 17:30
Thursday07:00 - 17:30
Friday07:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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2.0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I didn’t like that they ended up not even having a car for me that I reserved 3 days in advance. Terrible service. I will never rent a car from Avis again!!! Their solution was for me to do a round trip rental when I needed a one way. Obviously that was not going to work for me.

6.4 Okay

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy. Vehicle size was great.

Cons:

Car was over an hour late and I was late for leaving on vacation. Car was filthy inside and outside. Fog light was burned out. It had no rear wiper blade to see safely. The front windshield was cracked and it was there when I took it off lot and they accused me for it. They never saw it i told them so they could fix it so much for honesty.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Rental pick up was not at the airport but 25 miles away which meant I had to Uber at a cost of $50 to pick up the car. Also, I had to return the car here which meant I had to drop everyone off at the airport and take an hour to return the car plus get a friend to take me back.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
I liked the staff very friendly with a big smile.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2022

KAYAK
We rented a Ford Expedition for our trip. When I picked up the car, it was filthy and had not been cared for. Problems included: -car had not been washed, -car had not been swept or cleaned out. There was a dirty plate in the car, and pet hair all over the seats and floors. -There was less than 5 miles worth of gas in the vehicle -There was NO windsheild washer fluid in the vehicle -The oil needed changed (not just nearing the end of its' oil life, it was on oil change required message. -The car reeked of smoke. We brought the outside cleanliness of vehicle to the attention of the worker as well as the smokie smell of the car and he indicated that he would notate it, but there was nothing he could do. We called to speak with a manager of the AVIS rental site when we were on vacation, was promised a return phone call, but that didn't happen. When I returned the car today and asked to speak with a mangager (I had a dirty plate that was left in the car in my possesion as well as a baggie of pet har that we had swept from the vehicle on the day we rented it. I was told he was not calling his manager, and that he was calling the police instead. At that point, I was very frustrated, so I threw the bag on the counter in front of him and it broke. He refused to speak with me. The car has been returned. This was NOT a happy experience for me! Very disappointed.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2021

KAYAK
The entire process from reservation online to drop off was perfect. Very efficient staff/process

1 out of 3

94 travellers who rented a car in Dublin gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.6

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