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Dublin Airport is the busiest airport on the island of Ireland, followed by Belfast International Airport and the George Belfast City Airport, and handles over 18 million passengers per annum. It is served by a large number of airline carriers, and is the headquarters for Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Aer Arann, Ireland’s regional airline carrier. Dublin Airport is recognised by the code of DUB, and is located in Collinstown, about 10km, or 6.2 miles north of Dublin city. Budget is one of the main Dublin Airport car rental companies available for arriving passengers, and are popular around the world for their ‘budget’ car hire rates. Budget offers friendly and efficient services as well, and has a good selection of vehicles at Dublin Airport.
Dublin Airport has a capacity to handle up to 35 million passengers per annum, as a new terminal building was completed in 2010. It is named as Terminal 2, and is used for the airline companies with long-haul flights from the airport, and for flights by Aer Lingus. Terminal 1 is the older building of the airport, built in 1972. Budget is available in both terminal buildings, and their rented cars are parked on the grounds of the airport. They are in the arrival hall of Terminal 1 and at the new multi-storey car parking building in Terminal 2. Budget Dublin Airport is open from 05:00 to midnight, every day of the week. There are also no exception hours at this rental location.
Each of the Dublin Airport car hire companies have their own set of rental terms and conditions which need to be understood by their customers, and which regulate the use of the hire car. Budget’s requirements are clearly stated on their website, and should be read by all customers before they attempt to rent a car. The following guidelines are applicable to a rented car from Budget. Although there is no minimum age requirement, all drivers of the vehicle will need to have held their driving license for at least four years prior to the rental date. The drivers license should be printed in a Roman alphabet, otherwise an International Driving Permit may be required. It is best to arrange insurance for the vehicle, but it is not a mandatory requirement, however, if collision damage waiver insurance and/or theft protection coverage is not taken, the customer will need to leave a deposit or a charge card hold with Budget. The major credit cards accepted at Dublin Airport for car hire include American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard/Eurocard/Access, Visa or Budget Charge Cards.
A Budget one way hire service could be a possible arrangement for passengers arriving at Dublin Airport. One way hire services allow the rented car to be delivered to a different location, should the customer not be returning to Dublin Airport. However, cross-border rentals from Budget are only allowed to Northern Ireland. The vehicle may not be taken off the island of Ireland. Keep in mind that all additional drivers need to meet the same requirements as the primary renter, and there are extra charges for additional drivers.
Budget customers arriving at Dublin Airport are recommended to hire their vehicle in advance, and over the internet is usually the most convenient way to set out rental preferences. There are a number of online websites which support Budget car rental reservations, and earlier bookings often result in lower rental rates. Book other items of equipment required in advance as well, for example, child seats, satellite navigation systems and hand controls for disabled drivers. At Dublin Airport, hand controls are free of charge, but all other items will be a few extra Euro per day of hire, or per rental agreement. Budget hand controls should be hired at least forty-eight hours prior to your arrival, as the device is only used on certain types of automatic vehicles, and will need to be fitted.
Vehicles from Budget, Dublin Airport, are arranged into various car categories, which include Economy 2/4 door, Compact 2/4 door, Intermediate 2/4 door, Standard 2/4 door, Intermediate Wagon/Estate, Premium Passenger Van and Mini Passenger Van. Each of these categories contain a wide variety of vehicles which come in all shapes and sizes, however, the vehicles within a specific category all possess similar characteristics. Economy cars are similar to the Ford Fiesta and Nissan Micra, while Compact and Intermediate vehicles include the Fiat Punto, Toyota Corolla 1.3 and the Toyota Corolla 4DR/5SPGR, with an automatic transmission. Other popular rentals include the Opel Astra 1.6 SW and the Toyota Avensis. Smaller cars should only be hired by persons without too many luggage items to transport, or by those who plan to spend time driving in the city. Families may require larger vehicles, and groups of travellers will find the Passenger Vans to provide adequate space. The Opel Zafira 2.0 and the Toyota Hiace are two vans available from Budget.
At this rental location, the majority of vehicles are hired with unlimited mileage and emergency breakdown assistance. Vehicles can be hired for a minimum period of four days and three hours, and a maximum period of forty-five days. Dublin Airport is a Budget Fastbreak location, which means that more frequent renters who are Fastbreak members can enjoy VIP counter service and many other benefits. Fastbreak is a free service, but is only available for persons who have rented a car three or more times from Budget. All further details can be obtained from Budget, Dublin Airport.
Budget Car Rental
Dublin Airport Terminal 1 and 2
Main Arrivals Hall
Telephone Number: 353-8445150