And not just at the airport…
When you make a reservation, feel free to request for special equipment, additional insurance coverage; you can also travel with an additional driver. If you want to get a car rental in Dublin, but you’re under 25, by paying a young driver’s surcharge you will no longer have any problems to do that. Dublin Hire offers you a variety of options to make your trip as easy and convenient as possible.
|Company||Age of young drivers||Surcharge|
|Avis||… – 25 years*||€10.48 + tax per day|
|Sixt||21 – 25 years||€30 per day|
|Dooley||21 – 24 years||€40 per day|
*No minimal age unless your driver’s license is valid for 8 years.
When you travel with friends or family members with driving licenses, let them drive for a surcharge:
|Avis||€9.5 per day|
|Alamo||€7 per day|
|Budget||€10.78 per day|
|Carhire||€9.08 per day|
|Dooley||€10 per day|
|Enterprise||€7 per day|
|Europcar||€9.08 per day|
|Keddy||€8 per day|
|Sixt||€9.5 per day|
Special equipment items are not included into the price of your car rental in Dublin, Ireland.
|Providers||Baby car seats||GPS (charge/ day)|
|Alamo||€10 per day||€13|
|Carhire||€6.81 per day||–||€10|
|Enterprise||–||€10 per day|
|Europcar||€6.81 per day||–||€10|
|Keddy||€6 per day||€8.81|
|Sixt||€8 per day||€10 per day||€11|
Extra insurance (charges per day)
|Providers||Complete cover||Personal insurance||Damage excess reduction||Glass / tyre waiver|
This amount of money will be reserved on your card and will be released after your rental.
|Avis||€2,043||€1,800||Max coverage €0|
|Budget||€1,350||Max coverage €0|
Max coverage Unlimited
|Sixt||€2,000||Max coverage €5,000,000|
(CDW – Collision damage waiver; TW – Theft waiver; TP – Third party liability protection)
Carhire and Keddy by Europcar hold €50 as a deposit amount against your card or cards for the period of booking. Alamo holds €350. Other suppliers don’t require holding a deposit amount.
Out-of-hours car hire surcharge at Dublin Airport or any other pick up location in the city varies depending on provider’s policy. For instance, Sixt charges you €60 if you pick up or drop off a vehicle out of hours. Budget has a 29-minute grace period for returns and:
- after 30 minutes late – hourly car rate charges and taxes may apply;
- after 90 minutes late – full-day late charges and taxes may apply;
- after 7 hours late, if you did not call an agent to extend your rental, an additional late fee of $10 per day applies.
To clarify all the incurring surcharges and to make proper travel calculations simply call the number mention in the confirmation voucher.
You can drive from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland (the UK) and charges from companies may apply. For example, Sixt requires receiving it written permission for a charge of €29.
Fuel charges are not included into the price of your deal, so remember that you will have to re-fill the tank when you drop off the car (see which fuel conditions your deal has). Or you can pay at the rental counter and don’t worry about refueling. Also, you may be required to reserve a fuel deposit on your credit card that will be released when you return the car full.
If you fail to present a printed version of the voucher, you may be charged at local rates. Also, remember about Irish toll roads (http://www.etoll.ie/) and administrative fines. We hope you won’t have to worry about fines, as you don’t plan to break the rules. =)
If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance, you’ll receive a refund minus $57 for fully prepaid bookings or if your online payment is less than $57, no refund will be made for your car hire booking. Read “Cancellation and no-shows” policy attentively!
Do your calculations correctly, carefully and well in advance! That way your car journey will be more enjoyable and devoid of unpleasant surprises and additional payments!