What would be the cost of a taxi from the airport to downtown Dublin? Thanks.
We paid between €23-25 each way during reasonably heavy morning traffic, so it may be less depending on when you arrive.
About €25 is fairly typical
Thank you. We are renting a car for most of our trip. Would you recommend taking a taxi into Dublin from the airport and picking up our car in Dublin the next day or do you think we could handle getting our car at the airport and driving into Dublin? Also, my husband says American Express will cover our car insurance. We are using Avis. Does this sound OK?
American express doesnt cover insurance in Ireland. If you go into your account there is a waver that excludes Ireland as well as a few other countries.
You would not need a car in Dublin, as it has a walkable fairly compact centre and driving is difficult if you do not know your way around the city centre. I'd suggest sticking with your plan of taking a taxi to the centre and then picking up your car the next day.
As far as I'm aware, Avis has two pick up locations, one at the airport and one a little west of the city centre. It's quite easy to access the main routes out of Dublin from the airport. From the Avis downtown location, it's a little more difficult but not impossible with a bit of deft naviagation.
As regards insurance cover, Sanfranwoman is correct - very few if any credit cards provide insurance cover for driving in Ireland - particularly for the super CDW insurance which is recommended. The alternative to paying for the CDW is to have the hire company put a "hold" on a large amount on your credit card - not alway a good idea at the start of a vacation.
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