Car Hire in Dublin
This information is correct as of June 2015
Get in Dublin to visit some of its well-known destinations such as the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, and Old Jameson Distillery, among others. When going around Dublin, try the car hire companies that operate from within the city.
Where to hire a car in Dublin
Among the car hire companies that operate from within Dublin include Europcar Dublin City, Budget Car Rental, Irish Car Rentals, Sixt Car Hire, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, among others. Through Dublin Airport, companies that operate include Hertz, Budget, Avis, Europcar, Dooley, and Thrifty, among others.
What to expect when hiring a car from Dublin
Ireland’s road network mainly highlights Dublin. The roads within the area include the M50 motorway and West-Link toll bridge. Also, there are other passageways like the Dublin Port Tunnel, which serves as the tunnel that connects Dublin Port together with the M1 motorway, located near the Dublin Airport. The city also works with an inner and outer orbital route that surrounds the entirely of Dublin. When within the area, get on the inner orbital route to get around the heart of the Georgian city, while the outer orbital route caters to the circular area that has been naturally formed by Dublin’s two canals, namely the Grand Canal and the Royal Canal, along with the North and South Circular Roads.
Lastly, Dublin also has a tram or light-rail system called the “Luas,” which is great for getting around the city centre. The tram comes in two lines namely red and green. The red line goes from Connolly railway station and the Point Theatre to the suburb of Tallaght, while the green line goes and runs starting from St. Stephen’s Green, and ends by Bridge’s Glen within Cherrywood. Please be advised that the two tram lines do not meet or connect with one another. Additionally, Dublin also has DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit), a suburban rail service that connects the coast between Greystones in the south, with Howth and Malahide to the north.
Getting to your destination
When within Dublin, get around the country and see what it has to offer through its many destinations that include Clondalkin, Blanchardstown, and Portmarnock. We have consolidated some of the stops that should not be missed when in Dublin. Get to these destinations through the driving instructions we have provided below.
Located out of the west of Dublin, Clondalkin, houses an eight-century round tower that works as the focal point of the town. Known to be among the oldest and best preserved towers within Ireland, the round tower can be found standing approximate 25.6 metres high.
When driving to Clondalkin straight from Dublin, just take R148, then exit 1. After that, go down M50 to get out by Exit 9, and then get on N7 to reach Tower Road in South Dublin. The destination can be reached after driving a total of 17.5 kilometres or around 28 minutes from the point of origin.
Around ten kilometres to the north-west of the city centre, Blanchardstown is a large suburb that can be found within the historical barony of Castleknock. Blanchardstown offers St. Brigid’s Roman Catholic Church, Blanchardstown Centre, and WestEnd Shopping Park, among others.
Reach Blanchardstown by driving down R135, then R147, along with the Navan Rd, just to get to R806 within Fingal. When driving to Blanchardstown, approximate land travel is around 24 minutes with a distance of 9.8 kilometres.
Portmarnock works as a coastal suburban town within Dublin. It can be found lying on the coast between Malahide and Baldoyle.
Driving to Portmarnock from Dublin can be done by going down R803, then Malahide Rd/R107 as well as R123 to get to Station Rd in Fingal. Portmarnock can be reached after 13.4 kilometres or 32 minutes in total.