Car Hire Price Comparison Dublin Airport

If you have relatives or friends coming to visit Ireland in 2012 – they might be planning on hiring a car while they are here.
We did a quick comparison of prices for 2 week’s car hire at Dublin Airport in August 2012  . The price we compared was for  a manual Ford Fiesta 4 Door (or similar)  –  These are the prices we were quoted online from various car hire companies for a 45 year old driver.

The cheapest price that we could find for the 14 days car hire at Dublin Airport was €477.49

Details of all the prices we checked for Car Hire (lowest price first)

Knock Car Hire

Irish Car Rentals   €598.84

Thrifty  €599.04

Budget   €615.08

Hertz    €665

Of course these prices may well differ when you try and book – but it is a useful guide to the amount you can save by shopping around.  When we did this quick comparison for Dublin car hire – the difference between the cheapest  and the most expensive car hire was almost €200 Euro  . Some companies add on extras like “location fee” on top of the price shown – we have included any extra fees in the prices shown.

Prices compared non May 20th 2012

Booking car hire online before you travel is typically cheaper than just turning up at the airport. Also – you have a much better chance of getting the type of car you want when you book in advance online.