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Car hire in Dublin Airport

Settled at the mouth of the River Liffey, Ireland’s vibrant capital has much to offer every visitor.

At Terminal 1
We'll be waiting for you in arrivals.

At Terminal 2
We'll meet you at the multi-storey car park.

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Plan your trip from Dublin Airport

Ireland’s capital city is just a 25-minute drive from Dublin Airport via the M50. There’s much to enjoy in this cultured city, including outstanding Georgian buildings, numerous museums, galleries and a vibrant nightlife.

St Patrick’s Cathedral is a good spot to start your city tour. Founded in 1191, this medieval monument is the largest cathedral. Another famous landmark worth your time in Dublin is Trinity College. Here you’ll find the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript from 800 AD containing the four gospels of the New Testament.

For art lovers there’s the National Gallery of Ireland, boasting extensive collections by Irish artists as well as works of art from all around the world. Highlights include works by Monet, Vermeer and Picasso.

There are also plenty of options for outdoor sightseeing in Dublin, one we’re particularly keen on are the Botanic Gardens (located on the south bank of the Tolka River). An arboretum, rock and sensory gardens are just some of the serene attractions you’ll find here.

Road trips from Dublin Airport

The province of Leinster, situated on Ireland’s east coast, is a beautiful part of the country offering visitors incredible countryside, historic castles and a treasure trove of ancient monuments.

If you’re looking for a traditional Irish market town, head off from Dublin Airport and drive (via the N7) for around 55-minutes to reach Kildare. Visit the old market hall in Central Square (now a tourist information centre) to plan your day. Highlights include St Brigid’s Cathedral, and Ballindoolin House and Gardens in nearby Carbury.

Drive for 30 minutes from Dublin Airport Terminal 1-2 via the R105 through Sutton and you’ll arrive in the pretty village of Howth. Located on a peninsula to the northeast of Dublin, this delightful village and harbour provides a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here you’ll find a fine choice of restaurants, many specialising in fresh seafood dishes. Other attractions include Howth Castle and the National Transport Museum.

County Wicklow
Just under a two-hour drive from the airport, County Wicklow is a prime daytrip destination. This lush county is blessed with some of the best scenery in Ireland, making it ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Take your pick from a number of coastal, mountain walking and hiking trails.

Hiring an Avis car makes it easy to explore all that Dublin and Ireland’s east coast has to offer.

Driving rules in Ireland

Which side of the road?
In Ireland, please drive on the left side of the road.

Country driving laws
  • Mobile phones may not be used at all whilst driving, other than to contact emergency services
  • In rural areas, you are likely to encounter tractors and animals on the road. Please drive slowly and carefully as roads are often very narrow
  • If you're caught committing a driving offence, the police can issue an on-the-spot fine
  • Do not use the horn between 23:30 and 07:00
  • It is recommended that drivers use dipped headlights at all times

Speed limits

All speed signs will be in km/h.

For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
  • Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
  • Rural areas: 80 km/h (50 mph)
  • Motorways: 120km/h (74mph)

Unless indicated by road signs.

Child safety / Seatbelt laws
  • It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
  • Children aged under 12 and less than 150cm tall, and weighing less than 36 kilograms must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size

Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.

This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.