Hiring a car in Dublin | Mini roadtrip

Location: Dublin, Ireland 

On our recent trip to Dublin we decided that it would be a great idea to hire a car to get us from the airport and around the city to the sights we wanted to see. We found this to be the best choice of transport to get us into the city from the airport due to the lack of other options available. Having our own car meant that we was able to explore the city at our own free will and see the sights we wanted to see. It also meant that we could get into the city without having to wait for public transport.

The only way into the city from the airport is by hire car, bus or taxi.

If you are looking for a quick and easy way of transport into the city then you should look into getting a hire car. You will be able to explore further away sights which may be difficult using public transport and have the freedom to travel between sights at your own free will.

Hiring a car can however depend on so many things:
  • your age - certain companies require you to be a certain age
  • how long you need the hire car for
  • where you are going with the car
  • whether you consider the car type important
  • how much you plan on spending
Due to only having the hire car for the day we only headed to a few sights. However by having a hire car we had no need to worry about how we was going to get there or how long it was going to take. The car enabled us to travel to each place effortlessly and sight see along the way. 

The sights we saw include the Guinness storehouse, a lighthouse, a castle and the Irish coast.
Things to consider before you get your hire car . . .

Pre-booking:: This can speed up the whole process! If you have already booked your hire car the company know all of your details which will save time when you go to pick up your car. The company will also already know which kind of car you are looking to hire and should have it ready for you. If you arrive on the da y to choose your car they may not have the car you wish to hire.

Hire company:: Different companies offer different deals and different cars. First thing you would need to do is check that the hire company which you want to go with has hire cars available at the airport you are flying into. You would also need to compare the prices each company are charging and which cars they have available.

Where you are heading:: This could affect the type of car you will be needing. If you are heading into the city you may prefer to get a smaller car which is easier to park and drive around the city. However if you are planning to head further with the car then you may prefer to go for something which is more fuel efficient so you are not spending lots on fuel. You may also require a car which you can fit luggage into.

Don't forget:: you will need your driving license and credit card to pick up your hire car.
Our hire car enabled us to visit areas of Dublin which would be inaccessible if we was relying on public transport. This little lighthouse was located on the Irish coast, where you can see the pin on the right of our map.
Malahide Castle::

How could you go to Ireland and not visit an Irish castle? This specific castle dates back to the 12th century. Surrounded by over 260 acres of grounds the castle is set among breath-taking gardens. You are able to purchase tickets to go into the castle and explore the gardens.

You can learn more about the castle: here.
Have you ever been to Dublin?

We would love to hear about any sights you saw when visiting Dublin?

Love Chloe and Megan

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