Book Budget car rentals at Dublin Airport

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Budget car rental prices at Dublin Airport

EconomyC$ 11/day
CompactC$ 13/day
IntermediateC$ 38/day
StandardC$ 18/day
MiniC$ 11/day
PremiumC$ 131/day
LuxuryC$ 171/day
Compact station wagonC$ 19/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.


"Thé was friendly"(in 1394 reviews)
"Pickup and off was easy"(in 1485 reviews)
"Efficient check in and off."(in 1485 reviews)


"Poor overall from Budget"(in 355 reviews)
"Having a in Ireland."(in 3893 reviews)
"Alternative was to pay 80€ per insurance so I walked away"(in 377 reviews)


Overall Rating6.5 OkayBased on 50 reviews
Value for money

Recent reviews

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Older car with no backup camera. Taking a bus to pickup is inconvenient for FastLaneReviewed 11 Feb. 2024
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Had to wait 4 hours for a flat tire on our vacation. Lady at pick up was very rude!Reviewed 10 Oct. 2023
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Hello. I'm Gabriel and I'm 21. I booked and reserved a car in Dublin Airport for 7:00 pm 15/10/2022 VolksWagen Polo , I went to the front desk and they didn't let me drive the car for my years of age. In the Kayak it didn't show the age policy and restrictions. I paid additionally the Axa additional driving insurance for €9.99 I'll send u the screenshot for the proof that I didn't know about anything and I would like to get a refund from the car and the insurance if it's possible. My driver's Name is Gabriel Cruz. Let me know as soon as possibleReviewed 17 Oct. 2022
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Pros:Efficient service for pick-up and drop-off.Cons:The outline of the total costs were WAAAAAAAAY off. Will not be using the service again due to this. Gouged us for our trip.Reviewed 7 Jan. 2021
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Pros:Nice staff, didn't pressure upsell the insurance like I was worried about. Drop off in the city center was not as easy as expected, due to the lack of parking instructions. Value was outstanding.Cons:Need to provide clear instructions that if you are dropping off at the lower Drumconda location, there are no parking spots in front of the office. You need to pull into a bus lane and park there, which isn't ideal, but workable.Reviewed 22 Nov. 2019
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Pros:Car well maintainedCons:Not being requested for a credit card hold of €22.000 if no basic insurance of €22 a day was acquired.Reviewed 4 Nov. 2019
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Pros:PriceCons:They try to rip you off on extra insurance. Concerned they’ve charged us extra. Have to keep an eye on what they actually charged. They did put a 5000€ hold on the card because we declined their insurance.Reviewed 15 Oct. 2019
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Pros:Staff when doing the paperwork to pick-up the car more helpful & friendly. Staff at the actual car pickup lot less helpful & one a bit dismissive when you asked questions. Staff when dropping off the car a bit unfriendly & seemed a bit irritable.Cons:If you are going to Ireland, do your homework about what your personal auto insurance will cover (call them & let them know where you are going) & also call your credit card company to see if they have primary or secondary insurance when renting the car because many credit card companies don't thereReviewed 28 Sep. 2019
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Cons:On the website it says they do not charge for going to Northern Ireland but I was charged !!?Reviewed 24 Sep. 2019
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Pros:Picking up and dropping off from The terminal 2 station was very easy.Cons:You $5,000 hold on a card if you don't choose their insurance is ridiculous. the car was an automatic, but it felt like it was powered by hamsters.Reviewed 3 Sep. 2019
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Pros:Pickup and drop off was easy.Cons:This company essentially forces you to purchase full insurance. We traveled to Ireland and rented a car for a few days. I put the rental car on my credit card, and they explained to me that if you don’t buy insurance they will put a 5,000€ hold on my card if I don’t buy insurance.Reviewed 29 Aug. 2019
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Pros:Having a car in IrelandCons:Once I got off my plane I had to wait a while to get a budget shuttle to where they keep the cars. Once I got there I waited in line behind maybe 7 people for TWO HOURS before I finally got to checkout with my car. And of course they charged a ridiculous amount of money for everything.Reviewed 17 Aug. 2019
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Budget car rentals near Dublin Airport


Arrivals Hall


Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59


+353 1 844 5150


151 Lower Drumcondra Road


Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00


+353 1 837 9611

Top tips for renting a car from Budget at Dublin Airport

  • You will enjoy several advantages if you book Budget car rentals at Dublin Airport any time you are in Dublin for a vacation, romantic weekend break, or business trip. For instance, with your rented car, you can connect to various destinations in the city, choosing your own departure schedules and routes to follow. The Little Museum of Dublin is a good place to visit with your rented car from the airport. Dublin car rentals offer transport services from the airport any day of the week, unlike public buses, which operate from Monday to Friday.
  • You need to remember a few things when preparing to book Budget car rentals at Dublin Airport. For instance, it is important to remember that the Budget car rental counter at the airport is open from 5 am to 12:15 am. Therefore, you can only pick up your car any time within these working hours. You also need to remember that Dublin Airport is a highly-rated car rental location in the city. Therefore, expect to get a large number of renters, which could cause some delays. You can minimize or avoid these delays by reserving your car online before arriving at the airport.
  • When returning your Budget car, remember that car returned outside working hours will remain unprocessed until the next day when the counter opens. In such cases, drivers still bear the liability of anything that happens to the car until it is successfully processed. However, After-hours returns are possible for drivers who request this option at the time of booking. Budget also allows drivers to return their cars to a different location. However, they have to check which locations they can return cars picked up at Dublin Airport.
  • You are likely to face difficulties if you book Budget car rentals at Dublin Airport on Fridays and Sundays. The number of people seeking services from Dublin Airport car rentals is significantly high on these days. Therefore, you take longer than usual time to either pick up your car or drop it off. Reserving your car online via KAYAK before coming to the airport helps you to save considerably the time you will spend waiting before finally getting the keys to your car.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget at Dublin Airport for C$ 18 or less
  • Book your rental car at Dublin Airport from Budget at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars from Budget at Dublin Airport are around 55% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Budget at Dublin Airport

  • What do you require to book Budget car rentals at Dublin Airport?

    You should be 25 years or over for you to be able to rent a Budget car at Dublin Airport. When coming to pick up your car, you should be in possession of two main documents. The first one is a valid driver’s license. This license should have a clear photo of the renter and be valid for the entire rental period. The second document that you should have is a major credit card or debit card. The card should bear the name of the person seeking to rent the car.

  • How can I access the Budget car rental counter at Dublin Airport?

    Budget car rental has two counters within Dublin Airport, making it easier for customers to access the car rental services. One of its counters is located in the Arrival Hall of Terminal 1. The other counter is located in Terminal 2 at the new multi-storey car parking building. Signposts of Budget-Rent-A-Car lead customers from the baggage claim area t the car rental counter in Terminal 1 as well as in Terminal 2.

  • Which car type from Budget is recommended for renting at Dublin Airport?

    You can access a variety of car rental classes and models at Dublin Airport, ideal for travelers with different needs. If you are traveling with your family, friends, or colleagues, passenger vans or mini-vans will be a good option for you. Travelers who want to hit Dublin roads in style can book convertible, luxury, or exotic cars from Budget once they land at Dublin Airport. If you are traveling alone and want to spend less, consider booking an economy car.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Budget at Dublin Airport?

    On average a rental car from Budget at Dublin Airport costs C$ 33 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Budget at Dublin Airport?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget at Dublin Airport.

  • Where can I find Budget car rentals at Dublin Airport?

    Arrivals Hall is the closest Budget rental location to Dublin Airport. The telephone number for this location is +353 1 844 5150.

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Dublin Airport (DUB)?