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    See the best of Northern Ireland with Car Hire

    Book your car hire in Northern Ireland with Auto Europe! We will compare prices from major car hire suppliers to find you the best possible deals available. Use our safe, secure online booking system to grab a bargain on Northern Ireland car rental today.

    Country Essentials

    Traffic travels on the left side of the road in Northern Ireland. Speed limits in Northern Ireland range from 45 km per hour in the city to 110 km per hour on highways. Seatbelts are mandatory for both the driver and passengers. Child seats are mandatory for children up to 3 years of age. Some parking meters are found in major cities. When there is a red line painted on the curb or a double yellow line, parking is prohibited.

    Standard Inclusions

    Auto Europe includes the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection in the Northern Ireland car rental prices. The CDW and theft protection reduce the liability and excess of the driver to a capped amount. Fire insurance is also included in the price of your car rental. Auto Europe offers the option to purchase Excess Refund Insurance when you make your booking. If any damage occurs to your rental vehicle during the time it is in your possession, you can be refunded up to $5,000 on your return to Australia.

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    Driving in Northern Ireland

    Explore the historically rich and beautiful country of Northern Ireland in your rental car. Visit the vibrant cities or travel along the rolling countryside. With a good road system, travelling around the country and its surroundings will be a breeze.

    Start your visit to Northern Ireland by hiring a car and discovering its history, heritage and culture. If you are commencing your car hire in Belfast, explore the harbour and visit the Titanic Quarter, where the ship was built. To the south of the city visit Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, a great way to experience the typical lush gardens and parks of the country. With barbecues, gardens, walks and scenic views, the park makes an excellent day trip for those visiting Belfast. Check out the Cathedral Quarter and explore the city's historical past, where many buildings and cathedrals have been well preserved.

    Further afield, get off the beaten track and explore the Northern Ireland's stunning countryside. Northern Ireland is a popular, laid back destination with picturesque countryside and landscapes. Car hire will bring you the freedom to stop when and where you choose, discovering remote and quaint villages along the way.

    Drive northwest from Belfast and visit Derry, located near the north coast, stopping on the way at the largest lake in the British Isles, Lough Neagh. Derry is one of the oldest cities in Northern Ireland and has a colourful history. Visit the Tower Museum, located within the city's walls to get an insight into the history of the city and surrounding area.

    To help you discover Northern Ireland's unique attractions, Auto Europe offers car rental options in Belfast, Derry and Londonderry. With discounted deals and a wide variety of vehicles to choose from, search for your car in the booking form.

    Licence Requirements

    You must be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Northern Ireland, although the age requirement may vary by car category. You must have held your licence for a minimum of 1 year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. Some suppliers may have a maximum age limit of 75 years.

    Tolls and Freeways

    There are no toll roads in Northern Ireland, however there are toll roads that link between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and also in Great Britain. Be sure to check the toll paying options prior to travelling if you plan to use these roads.

    Border Crossings

    Most car categories can be driven anywhere in Northern Ireland and Ireland without restriction. Certain suppliers will allow travel to the United Kingdom and continental Europe but fees may apply and this will need to be pre-approved with the supplier. Please ensure that your intended itinerary will be possible with the car you plan to rent. Cars rented in Northern Ireland can generally be taken to the Republic of Ireland. Additional fees may apply depending on car type and supplier. Cars rented in Northern Ireland can travel to Great Britain and to the European continent for an additional fee, but keep in mind the vehicle will be set up for left hand driving. Domestic one-way rentals are available between select locations and additional fees and minimum rental durations may apply. The only international one-way rental permitted is to the Republic of Ireland.

    Useful Distances

    • Belfast International Airport to Belfast (30km approx.30min)
    • Belfast to Londonderry (110km approx.1hr30min )
    • Derry to Dublin (235km approx.3hr)

    Car Hire in Northern Ireland with Auto Europe

    Book your car hire in Northern Ireland with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. Our exceptional customer service and Beat Rate Guarantee assure the best savings and quality of service on your car hire. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.

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