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Malahide the night before returning car to airport?

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Malahide the night before returning car to airport?

We leave from Dublin Airport on Oct 9. Will return the car on morning of Oct 8. Would really like to spend the night of Oct 7/8 at Malahide. It is a pleasant town and we really enjoyed it last time we visited. If we return the car at 9:00 a.m. will there be a bus we can take into Dublin? I know we can take the DART to Malahide after spending the day in Dublin. We would take a cab from Malahide to the airport so we can arrive by 6:00 a.m. Does this sound reasonable?

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1. Re: Malahide the night before returning car to airport?

Why not just keep the car an extra day? Yes, it's an added expense, but it would save you the hassle of driving to the airport on October 8th, taking a bus into Dublin and then trying to make sure you've got a taxi early, early on the morning of October 9th. Having stayed in Malahide twice before flights back to the U.S., I was really glad that we had a rental car and did not have to depend on a taxi showing up on time. There's enough stress attached to flying without adding any extras!

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2. Re: Malahide the night before returning car to airport?

Yeah, but returning a car at 05:00 when the lots open to give yourself enough time in case there are any arguments and the wait for the shuttlebus isn't exactly stress free either, especially if there is a queue. I'd drop the car the day before and rely on the taxi.

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3. Re: Malahide the night before returning car to airport?

Yes, you can get a public bus from the airport to the city centre - the #16, it will take about 50 minutes for the journey. The fare is €2.80. If you didn't mind spending a further €3.20, you can get the Airlink747 express bus into the city and will be there in 25 minutes.

Malahide to the airport by taxi, will take no longer than 20 minutes.

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4. Re: Malahide the night before returning car to airport?

I recommend booking your cab the day before for the run from Malahide to the Dublin Airport early in the morning.

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5. Re: Malahide the night before returning car to airport?

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