Dublin - Airport, Ireland

Pick-up type:

Counter on airport, shuttle to car

Directions to desk

Please Note: All car rental companies in Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport have temporarily closed their rental counters and Terminal 1 shuttle bus services. All car rentals are now being managed at the car rental counters in Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. Terminal 1 is a 5 minute walk from Terminal 2. In Terminal 2 please follow the signs for 'Car Hire’ where the Europcar team will be waiting to help you. If you need additional assistance on arrival, please call +353 1 8122800.

Supplier details


Service provided by EUROPCAR, Please follow the signs to the EUROPCAR shuttle bus to collect your rental car, Dublin, Dublin

Opening Hours
Sun05:00 - 22:00
Mon05:00 - 22:00
Tue05:00 - 22:00
Wed05:00 - 22:00
Thu05:00 - 22:00
Fri05:00 - 22:00
Sat05:00 - 22:00

Mileage policy: Unlimited

Drive as much as you want with no extra cost.

Useful Information

1. Drivers Licence

To drive the rental vehicles, drivers must be in possession of a full, unendorsed driving licence. Licences must be produced at the CARHIRE location at the time of collection. Drivers must be in possession of their licence at all times when driving the vehicle. Certain minor endorsements may be accepted – please check with the supplier before making a booking. Licences must be from the country of permanent residence. NON-EU/EEA driving licences cannot be accepted if the holder has been a resident in Ireland for more than 12 months.

Holders of US, Canadian, Australian and all EU member states are not required to supply an International Driving Permit (IDP). International Driving Permits where required, must be accompanied by the original domestic licence of the driver. This is clearly stated on the international permit. An International permit presented without the domestic licence, will not be accepted.

2. Drivers Age

At the commencement of rentals, main drivers must meet the requirements for licence eligibility:

For Mini, Compact, Economy, Intermediate and Estate car classes, drivers must have been eligible to hold a driving licence for 9 years.

For Full size, Standard or Passenger Vans or Premium car classes, drivers must have been eligible to hold a driving licence for 12 years.

3. Credit Card Information

The main driver must be the holder of a major credit card which they must produce on arrival. In the case of a “Chip and Pin” credit card, the card holder must know their PIN number. A credit card is required for the deductible for 5000 euro and additional charges such as extra drivers, fuel, parking fines etc. CARHIRE accept MasterCard and Visa. Carhire cannot accept debit cards, prepaid cards, electronic cards or cash. The credit card must be in the name of the main driver. At the time of rental there must be sufficient credit on your card to cover all charges including the deductible amount.

Please note: The car hire company cannot hire a rental vehicle to any customer arriving without a credit card in the main drivers name or who does not know the pin to their card or where there are not sufficient funds to cover all costs for the rental.

4. Credit Card for CDW Coverage

To decline the suppliers Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Waiver (THW), the driver must fulfil several conditions. The driver must:

1.Have a US issued World MasterCard or Canadian issued Gold/Platinum Visa/MasterCard that provides cover for CDW and TW as a benefit.

2.Provide written proof that the card has relevant coverage specifically stating for the Republic of Ireland. The letter must be dated within 21 days of the pickup date and contain the credit card number. Please note partly masked is acceptable.

3.Have 5,000 Euro available for pre-authorisation on their card in case there is damage to the rental vehicle.

If a letter confirming CDW coverage is not provided on collection of the vehicle OR if your card does not provide the relevant coverage OR if you do not have 5,000 Euro available on your card, you will be required to pay the premium for the suppliers CDW and THW cover at the local daily rate on arrival.

After the purchase of CDW and TW cover, renters may also purchase in additon the SDW insurance cover which will reduce your excess responsibility to 0. Please note prices vary from 21 Euro to 24 Euro depending on the vehicle class orginally booked. Please contact the rental desk for further informaton.

It is the cardholder's responsibility to ensure that they are adequately covered for the entire duration of the rental period.

The supplier reserves the right to refuse third party insurance. The supplier does not accept any form of CDW/PDW purchased through a third party or fully comprehensive Irish insurance policies.

Relevant cards will only be accepted for coverage for a maximum of 28 days in any one calendar year. Please note that you must pay for your full rental with the eligible credit card for your card company to provide CDW and THW coverage.

5. Cross Border

Should you wish to drive in Northern Ireland it is a requirement of rental that they inform the supplier that they wish to do so prior to leaving the rental location. There is a 34.05 Euro fee when taking a car into Northern Ireland.

Cars cannot be taken off the island of Ireland at any stage and must be returned in the Republic. Failure to purchase the required coverage will result in the renter accepting full responsibility for any recovery fees, should the car breakdown.

6. Flight Information

For all rentals commencing at an airport location, arrival flight information must be provided for bookings to be completed.

7. Fuel Policy

Customers will be supplied with a full tank of fuel. In the event, the car is returned less than a full, the customer will be charged a local refuelling fee plus the standard fuel price per litre.

8. Traffic Fines

Speeding, parking and other endorsements/fines are the responsibility of the hirer in full. CARHIRE accepts no responsibility for any fine or payment. The renter is obliged to inform CARHIRE of any fines or parking tickets issued whilst the vehicle is being used by the renter. Where CARHIRE receive a fine that was not settled when issued, the total cost of the fine, plus an administration fee of €26.43 plus tax, will be charged to the main driver’s credit card.

9. Early Returns

We do not issue refunds for charges paid directly on arrival by the renter in the event of the vehicle returning earlier than booked.

10. Additional Driver

Additional drivers can be added for a daily fee of €9 plus tax. Additional drivers can be added on collection of the vehicle only. Normal age and licence restrictions apply. Please note unauthorised drivers are not covered by us and are prohibited from driving the rental car. The additional driver must be present at time of pickup and must fulfil all the same criteria as the principle driver.

11. Optional Extras

Baby seats are available by prior notification at the time of booking at an additional cost of €7.05 plus tax per day to maximum cost of €70.48 plus tax per rental.

GPS are available to rent at a cost of €9.75 plus tax per day to a maximum of €73.17 plus tax per rental. The non-return or loss of a GPS unit will be charged directly to the renter at a cost of €162.60 plus tax @23%.