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Dublin Airport is located nearby to the city centre of Dublin, and is a large airport in Ireland serving approximately 18 million passengers per annum. It’s passenger numbers have also been over 20 million in previous years. The airport’s official IATA code is DUB, and it is a very important gateway for business professionals and tourists. The airport is found in Collinstown, in the county of Fingal. For transport, arriving passengers have bus and taxi options, but there are also several car hire companies available, such as Europcar. Europcar is well known around the world for providing professional car rental services, and vehicles of a high quality.
Car rental companies are located in Terminal 1 and in Terminal 2, and Europcar is available for their customers every day of the week, during most hours of the day and evening, when arrival flights are expected. Terminal 1 is the older building of the airport, handling mainly short-haul flights by various airline companies, while Terminal 2 opened in 2010, and is now used for long-haul flights and the majority of flights operated by Aer Lingus. Both terminals are extremely well equipped for the needs of passengers, with a vast quantity of shops and restaurants, banking facilities, VIP lounges and other business services. Europcar is found in the main arrivals hall of Terminal 1, and in the multi-storey car park of Terminal 2. There are signs which indicate the direction of the car hire companies from the arrival areas of Terminal 2.
Europcar promises their customers only service of the best quality, and vehicles which are dependable and regularly cleaned and checked for safety. Their cars are also only of the latest models, and on average, no older than six months. All vehicles are hired with twenty-four hour emergency roadside assistance and most are offered with unlimited mileage. Europcar customers also enjoy all-inclusive car rental rates, which guarantee no unpleasant surprises at the rental counters. At Europcar Dublin Airport, your quote for a vehicle will include all licenses and fees (LAF) associated with the vehicle or rental location, VAT and the mandatory airport surcharge. Customers are also able to add various types of insurances to their quote, for example, collision damage waiver and theft protection, and should indicate if they require any additional items of equipment for their vehicle, such as child seats or satellite navigation systems. In Ireland, it is required by law for young children/babies to be secured in their own car seat.
Hand controls for disabled drivers are available from most of the car hire companies, which include Avis, Hertz, National, Thrifty, Budget and Enterprise, and are suitable for use by persons with a lower limb disability, as the device operates the brake and accelerator pedals of the vehicle. Europcar hand controls are fitted to certain types of automatic vehicles, such as the Ford Focus, and may include a steering wheel knob for additional assistance. Hand controls are also free of charge. One way hire services may also be available, and are useful for anyone who does not wish to drive back to the airport. Europcar one way hires may require an advanced reservation, and may be more expensive than an ordinary rental. Always confirm all details of your journey with Europcar should you need to drive out of the country, or drive to areas in Northern Ireland.
The Dublin Airport car hire companies have a wide range of vehicles for hire, which are all parked on the airport grounds, within easy walking distance of the terminal buildings. Cars with some of the lowest rental rates are offered by Europcar in the Economy and Compact categories, and they may be similar to the VW Polo 1.0, Ford Focus 1.4, Ford Fiesta 1.0, VW Golf 1.4 and Nissan Micra 1.2. Although smaller vehicles are without much room for luggage, they could be ideal for driving in the city. They are also excellent cars for couples or single drivers. If a larger vehicle is required, the Intermediate category with the Toyota Avensis 1.6 as an example may be an option, or even the Fullsize category, containing vehicles similar to the Audi A4 1.8. Even larger vehicles are available in the Standard category, such as the Opel Zafira for seven passengers and three luggage items.
Europcar vehicles in Ireland can only be hired by persons 25 years of age or older, and all drivers registered on the rental contract will need to show a valid driving license upon collection of the vehicle. The license may need to have been held for a number of years prior to the rental date. A major credit card, such as American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard or Visa will be required for payment, as debit cards and cash are not accepted.
The vehicle hired will begin the rental period with a full tank of fuel, and should be returned either with a full tank or a tank which is as empty as possible. This will depend on the fuel options taken for the rental, and the length of the rental period, as often, fuel must be purchased upfront for rentals which are longer than three or four days. If fuel is purchased the car should be returned empty. In Ireland there are plenty of petrol stations along all main routes, but perhaps fewer in more rural areas. Ensure that you know which type of fuel is used for your hire car.
Contact Europcar at Dublin Airport for any further information required regarding car rental.
Main Arrivals Hall
Telephone Number: +353 (1) 8122800
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