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    Car Hire at Dublin Heuston Train Station – In the heart of Dublin

    Right in the heart if Dublin is a transport hub that provides essential connections across the whole of Ireland – Dublin Heuston Train Station. Offering rail connections from the capital city to the South, West and Southwestern parts of Ireland, it’s no wonder that annually the station welcomes just under 23,000 passengers. This is one of the reasons many clients decide to opt for a car hire at Dublin Heuston Train Station - along with its central location in the city. Intercity rail links run to numerous cities, including Cork, Mayo, Waterford, Limerick and Kerry. Whilst commuter trains head towards Portlaoise, stopping at numerous stations along the way.

    Having more than 65 years international car hire industry experience means that Auto Europe is able through its trusted partners, to provide great rates on your car hire. With regular promotions, deals and freebies, customers can benefit from a service designed to save them time and money. From car hire to luxury car hire and motorhome hire, we provide something for everyone. Customers can furthermore benefit from convenient locations, a large fleet of vehicles and an award-winning customer service team should you need it. Why not call our trained reservation agents on +44 123 3225 114 to find out more? For those clients who haven’t used our service before, have a read of our car hire reviews in Dublin section to find out what everyone is saying about our service.

    Station Information

    Opened in 1846, the station was initially to be the terminus of the Cork line and the headquarters to the Great Southern and Western Railway company. The station was designed by Londoner architect Sancton Wood, whilst the locomotive sheds and infrastructure was designed by Irish engineer John MacNeill. Initially with only two platforms, the station has since been extensively expanded and modernised to its present nine platforms. As part of its modernisation, dining and retail facilities were added to improve the overall customer experience. Along with its regular commuter services, the station also has intercity links across Ireland to cities such as Mayo, Waterford and Limerick, to name but a few.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Dublin Heuston Train Station

    When you rent a car at Heuston Dublin Train Station you’ll have a choice of two major international car rental suppliers. Avis and Budget have their offices near the train station in a central location. To reach them you must leave the terminal building and head south. We recommend checking the location on a map or using a GPS device to find the office address. Both Avis and Budget are located on Old Kilmainham Road next to each other. Despite being off site, the offices are within easy walking distance, taking on average around 16-minutes to reach.

    Before arriving at the car rental desk, make sure you have ready your car rental voucher, identification, a valid driving licence (including if applicable an International Driving Permit), and a credit card with enough funds for a security deposit. The deposit will be held on your credit card until the car is returned and confirmed to be in the same condition as when it left. We, therefore, highly recommend inspecting the car upon pick-up and noting anything of concern on the pick-up slip. When you return the car make sure a member of the car rental supplier team re-inspects the vehicle and signs it off as okay. If possible, take photographic and video evidence during your inspection. Further details of deposit amount and how many credit cards you might need can be found on your car rental voucher.

    Avis at Heuston Dublin Train Station Avis at Heuston Dublin Train Station
    39 Old Kilmainham,
    Dublin ,Ireland D08 H79E

    +353 1 605 7501
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 9am-6pm
    Budget at Heuston Dublin Train Station Budget at Heuston Dublin Train Station
    39 Old Kilmainham,
    Dublin ,Ireland D08 H79E

    +353 1 605 7580
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 9am-6pm

    Station facilities

    Dublin Heuston Train Station provides a host of facilities all designed to make the overall passenger experience a pleasant one. Currently a customers can expect to find at their disposal a ticket office, ticket machines, ATMs, restrooms, luggage storage facilities, phone charging kiosks and free Wi-Fi across the terminal. The dining and retail area provides coffee houses, restaurants, a large pub and plenty of snack bars. Retail wise you can expect to find a newsagent, bookstore a market and vending machines. The station has been upgraded taking into consideration accessibility issues and therefore is wheelchair friendly from the platform all the way to its car parks.

    How to get to and from Dublin Heuston Train Station

    Being so centrally located many customers decide to opt for a car hire at Dublin Heuston Train Station for their onward journey. The station itself has a bus terminal with bus routes across Dublin and its suburbs. Customer’s will find bus number 25, 25A, 25B, 66, 66A, 67, 67A, 67X, 90, 145and 747, all alight here. There is also a special bus route to Connolly, stopping at Dublin International Airport. Walking to points of interest is also very easy from the station. It will take you around 5-minutes to the National Museum, up to 15-minutes to the Guinness Brewery, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol and the Jameson Distillery. There is a light-rail system connecting both of Dublin’s central train stations – Luas Red Line.

    A taxi rank is available on St. John’s Road, towards the side entrance of the train station terminal. Here you can catch a taxi to areas that aren’t well covered by the local transport network. In addition, for those who like to cycle, a covered bike parking area is located at the train station car park, with an additional 69 bicycle lockers available for rent.

    If you’re new to driving in Ireland, consider reading our driving in Ireland section, packed with useful information, obtain detailed explanations of speed limits, parking, minimum age requirements, toll roads and many other road rules and regulations for the country. If you still have anymore questions, contact our agents on the number above.

    Parking tips

    There is limited parking at Dublin Heuston Train Station, however, for those who opt for a car rental at Heuston Train Station this shouldn’t be a problem due to the supplier company having their own dedicated parking. The train station car park is operated by APCOA and is opened from 6am until 11:45pm daily. At present it has 387 parking bays and a further 16 reserved for disabled parking. In addition, 2 electric car charging bays are also present.

    The city itself operates a pay-&-display parking system based on different coloured zones. The yellow zone is the most expensive, whilst the orange zone is much cheaper. There is free on-street parking, but it is hard to come by in the city centre. Make sure you read the roads parking restrictions before parking. These are normally contained on road signs and at the parking metres. For ease, consider obtaining a parking tag which enables users to pay for their parking via the mobile. Additional city-wide car parks are available which are secure and often well located. Tariffs can range from as little as £2.27 per hour to £2.82 per hour.

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