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Northern Ireland offers many attractions and is a great destination for a family holiday, but being mostly rural with limited public transports you will need to hire a car or even hire a campervan in NI to visit all the highlights

Should I Hire a Car Hire in NI?

Most rental companies impose a minimum page of 21 to rent a car in Norther Ireland, in additional you will need to have held a full driving licence for a minimum of 2 years.

How much to rent a car in NI?

The rental price will depend on the length of the rental and the car category that you wish to rent, the cheapest vehicle on the fleet is the Fiat 500

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What documents do you need to rent a car in NI

The lead driver must present a credit card (no debit cards are accepted), original driving licence and proof of identity, example passport. 

Can I cross the border into the South in my Rental Car?

Cross border rules will vary with rental supplier, example Enterprise and Hertz require that you purchase additional European travel cover. This will then permit you to drive into Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland. Keddy car rentals permits free cross border travel between the South and the North, but must be requested  in advance and some car categories are not permitted.

Check the cross border rules before booking and expect to pay an additional cross border charge if travelling into the south and some car categories may be prohibited from crossing borders

Is 7 Seater Car Hire available in Northern Ireland

Easirent provide a good selection of 7 seater cars and minivans for rental from Belfast 

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Car Hire NI fuel policy?

Suppliers will have slightly different fuel policies, but in general you will be expected to return the car with the same amount of fuel as when you picked up the vehicle. This will be documented on the rental agreement. Failure to return as agreed will result in being charged fuel charges. Take note, the fuel refill charges will work out more expensive than had you replaced the fuel before returning the vehicle. 

  • Full - Full The car is supplied with a full tank, and you are expected to return full, this can be tricky if no fuel stations are open when returning the vehicle, so preplan where you are going to fill up the vehicle when returning the rental car. Keep the receipt showing details of the last fill up in case asked.
  • Full to Empty - This is to be avoided, especially if only renting for a few days and unlikely to use a full tank.
  • Same to Same - Usually the car rental NI company will supply the vehicle with a half tank or a 1/4 tank, and you will be asked to return the same. In this case, take a photo of the fuel gauge at the start of the rental.

What is the minimum age to rent a car in NI?

The Norther of Ireland has a great road network, but very limited public transportation. Belfast is the main entry point with car rental pickup locations at Aldergrove international airport or the City airport also known as George Best airport.  Some may wish to spend the first few days exploring Belfast and use the rail network to explore Dublin in the South of Ireland. For many, the next stage is to rent a car and start exploring the many attractions, some now world famous.  

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Coming from the M1

From M1 take M12 turn off for Portadown/Armagh, at 2nd roundabout take the 1st exit into Carn Ind Est. Take 3rd turn on right onto Carn Drive and turn right again at Kestrel Foods, we are situated down in right-hand corner.

Coming from Portadown

From Portadown follow the signs for M1, at BMW / Vauxhall roundabout follow signs for Carn Ind Est. From another direction, please follow the signs for M1/M12 or Portadown and follow the above directions.

Hire a Car Hire NI offers stress free driving?

Norther of Ireland is a perfect destination to avail of a rental car because of a good road network that is never congested, making driving fun and stress free. No fear of getting lost in busy city traffic. NI is also now home to a network of good quality of B&B's and small hotels that can be sued as base as your travel around Northern Ireland in your rental vehicle. 

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Car Rental NI Pickup Locations

  • Belfast City
  • Belfast Airport George Best
  • Belfast Aldergrove International Airport
  • Belfast Europa Bus Station
  • Belfast Ferry / Port
  • Derry Airport and Londonderry City
  • Portadown Car rental ( Carn Industrial Estate) 
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