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Swords car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
Fri 28/6
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Swords

  • By using a car hire in Swords, you grant yourself the freedom and independence to explore the town and its nearby area without having to worry about using any other modes of transport. You can decide where you are going, when you are going and for how long you are staying at your destination by using a car hire in Swords, meaning that you don’t have to depend upon the schedule of public transport in the area. This is perfect if you would like to take day trips into Dublin or explore the nearby beaches and coastal towns.
  • The nearest airport to Sword is Dublin Airport, and as it is the largest airport in the Republic of Ireland, you can find plenty of car hire companies to choose from. You can find Budget, Avis, Dollar, Europcar, and Sixt. You can find their branch offices inside the airport, in both Terminals 1 and 2, near the baggage reclaim area. We recommend that you get in touch with the car hire companies once you have organised your travel arrangements, as their opening hours may vary.
  • When driving your car hire in Swords, you must drive on the left-hand side of the road, following the law of the road in the Republic of Ireland. You cannot turn left at a red light unless you have a clear filter light giving you permission to do so, and vehicles that are already on the roundabout have priority over vehicles waiting to merge.
  • Similarly, vehicles coming from the right have priority. Take care when driving as jaywalking is not uncommon in Swords and you have a responsibility for pedestrians’ health and safety when you are behind the wheel. Try to avoid driving in the town centre during the hours of rush hour, which are before and after the traditional office hours, as this is when you will encounter more traffic.
  • Book your car hire in Swords at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Swords

  • What is the best car hire company in Swords?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Swords are Sixt (7,2, 116 reviews), and Budget (6,6, 50 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Swords?

    The average price of fuel in Swords is R131,63 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 579 and R2 106, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Swords?

    Compact (Ford Puma or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Swords.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Dublin airport (DUB)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Dublin airport include Easirent, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and FLIZZR.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Dublin airport (DUB)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dublin airport to off-airport locations include Easirent, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and FLIZZR.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Swords?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Swords?

    A Compact car hire in Swords costs R585 per day, on average.

  • What car is recommended for driving in Swords?

    If you would like to stay within the local area, then we recommend using a compact or and economy swords car hire, as these vehicles are perfect for driving down the narrow streets of the town and will make parking easier. If you would like to explore a little further afield, then maybe you would prefer to drive an SUV or an intermediate car, as they are better adapted for longer journeys or for driving on country roads.

  • What is the speed limit in Swords?

    When driving in the Republic of Ireland, you will see that the speed limits are signposted in kmph, and most vehicles will also display speeds in this metric. When driving in built-up areas, the speed limit is 50 kmph, but it may be reduced to 30 if you are in a residential area or a school zone. Outside the built up areas, the speed limit is normally between 60 and 100 kmph, and on the motorways the limit is 120 kmph.

  • What are the best places for parking in Swords?

    If you would like to park your car hire in Swords in a car park, then there are a few that we would recommend. The Ipairc Swords Plaza Car Park is one, and the Pavilions Car Park is another that we would recommend that you use. You can also take advantage of the on-street parking in Swords with zones for free parking and other zones where you must pay to park. The free parking zones tend to be further away from the city centre, while the paid zones are closer to the city centre. In Swords, you will need to use a typical pay-and-display meter when parking, and we recommend that you try and use change to park as not all of the machines accept card or give change. You may also be able to use an APP to register your vehicle for paid parking.

Swords car rental reviews and directory

National

8,1

Very Good

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One location in Swords

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Car Hire Desk Dublin Airport

+353 1 844 5848

Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
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Sunday05:00 - 23:00

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DRIVALIA

5,6

Fair

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One location in Swords

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Dublin Airport

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Sixt

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Best rated

2 locations in Swords

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Eastlands Car Hire facility

+353 1 844 5691

Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
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Terminal 1 and 2

+353 1 844 5691

Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
The car was great. No problems at all, except I had some difficulty with changing lanes, as I couldn't see out the side/back window well. I liked the friendly, no pressure, but efficient staff. A free coffee was a nice touch too.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Ahmed was so knowledgeable and helpful. He was so efficient, we saved so much time and we were able to get on with our trip. Thank you, Ahmed!

10,0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
To have the signage for dropping off the car at the airport a little bit easier to find.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Staff very friendly and helpful.

8,0 Very Good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Pickup and drop off were easy. But they mistakenly charged me in-terminal drop off fee that shouldn’t be charged if I dropped the car at their office outside terminal. They also changed unidentified small money, $4.56, without explanation through the email. It will be settled but I’m a little annoyed.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Nothing everyone an everything was perfect

1 out of 37

Budget

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One location in Swords

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Arrivals Hall

+353 1 844 5150

Monday05:00 - 23:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Quick checkout, but had to collect offsite which added quite a lot of time to both the return and collection overall, even though I had booked as "in terminal" on Kayak.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
It was very easy to pick up and drop off and the car that was reserved was the one that we actually received. Great pricing as well.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Car was incredibly basic without even Bluetooth connectivity. However, the price I paid was very low too and the car, although basic, was of a very good standard. Helpful staff and quick service. Car spotlessly clean.

8,0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Older car with no backup camera. Taking a bus to pickup is inconvenient for FastLane

4,0 Mediocre

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Had to wait 4 hours for a flat tire on our vacation. Lady at pick up was very rude!

2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
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 possible

1 out of 20

Europcar

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One location in Swords

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Dublin Airport

+353 1 812 2800

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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Views and amenities were top tier.

9,2 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff.

Cons:

They tried to blame me for damage that was on the car when I picked it up. Good thing I always take pictures!

6,0 Okay

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

My credit card covered rental insurance fully and Europcar asked for an email from my bank/credit card company before giving me the car. I had to call my credit card provider and have them send an email to Europcar. Pretty damn ridiculous. All told, I wasted three hours getting all this sorted, and even after I finally got them what they needed, they put a EURO 5,000 authorization charge on my account, an obscene amount for a one-week rental. Also: There's a 25 EURO airport surcharge that I was never made aware of, and a 35 EURO charge to travel into Northern Ireland, which I also wasn't made aware of until the time of payment. I recommend you book elsewhere, because a Google search tells me that not all car rental companies charge for traveling into Northern Ireland.

4,4 Mediocre

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was grey.

Cons:

Upon arrival in Dublin we were shuttled to an outside airport location. The quoted vehicle was not available, altho we had reserved it several months ahead. In fact they said Dublin NEVER carries that model (a 9 passenger van). So we were given a smaller (7 pax) vehicle which was way too small for our 6 adults to enjoy for a week. The quoted price was 1/4 of what they ended up charging. We had insurance but they would not accept it and required we pay the Europcar offered policy. We have rented in many other countries without all the insurance demands. We would never have booked with them if the initial quote had been correct as other vendors had just what we wanted. Europcar is a real RIPOFF.

6,8 Okay

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Agent at airport was very helpful.

Cons:

Insurance charges should be stated more clearly when booking. Insurance was nearly three times the price of the car. Car smelled like someone had been smoking in it.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I. Didn't like anything.

Cons:

The booking made on kayak did not include any basic insurance, absolutely nothing, which is illegal. That's why kayak gave me low price. So when i arrived to the airport i was told that i didn't have any insurance. So they cancelled the booking and offered me a car for the same price but with insurance. I will never ever again use kayak and i will strongly recommend never to use it.

1 out of 14

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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2 locations in Swords

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Car Hire Desk Dublin Airport

+353 1 844 5848

Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
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Thursday05:00 - 23:00
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North Street Business Park

+353 1 840 4315

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
the price for the extra insurance was very high!

9,2 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were wonderful and very helpful.

Cons:

We had difficulting finding the drop off location when we wanted to return the car. Once we made it to the return location we were told the directions were located in the love compartment. We wish someone had emphasized this when we were picking up the car.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was sooooo nice and friendly! They made the process smooth and easy and answered all my questions.

6,0 Okay

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Sorry car too small for me and getting stung with extra insurance, over twice as much as the car rental.

9,2 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I didn't get insurance.. broke a mirror and they added insurance after the fact. Changed a near 3000 euro bill into a $250 euro deductible plus daily insurance fees.

Cons:

Gasoline is so expensive due to liters.. not on website.. not close to advertised price

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Best customer service I've experienced in a long time. Went out of their way to make sure our trip was a success and the staff was very friendly.

Cons:

Nothing!

1 out of 6

Alamo

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One location in Swords

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Car Hire Desk Dublin Airport

+353 1 844 5848

Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Chris was great! Great service!

3,6 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was quick

Cons:

Overpriced

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Good customer service. Emmett on drop-off was very helpful

10,0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
The counter rep with whom we dealt with when we picked up the car, Grace, was very competent but friendly and helpful as well. The rep who went over the car with us was equally competent and friendly. Lastly, the rep we dealt with when we turned in the car, Dan, was also friendly and helpful. Your staff at Dublin were excellent and you should be proud of them.

1 out of 2

keddy by Europcar

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One location in Swords

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Terminals 1 And 2, Dublin Airport

+353 1812 2800

Monday05:00 - 23:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Convenient pick-up and drop-off at Dublin Airport. No problems with payment, and the people at the service counter were extremely helpful. I recommend the service.

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

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One location in Swords

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Bay 1 No Street Business Park

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334 travellers who hired a car in Swords gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

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