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The Isle of Man is a spectacular place to drive, especially if you are there for a few days and plan on using rental cars to get around the island. The Isle of Man generally follows the same traffic laws as the United Kingdom, in that using a mobile phone is illegal, and if the traffic police stop you, you may receive a fine. A peculiar law on the Isle of Man that gets a lot of attention is that there is no registered national speed limit. Areas of the island do have speed restrictions, and they will be signposted, but when you see the sign for the national speed limit, there is no longer a speed limit, and you can drive at your own discretion. Still, drivers of rental cars should be careful because if you are driving recklessly, the traffic police will stop you and issue a fine. Another typical thing on the Isle of Man is the use of Parking Discs, which you can pick up from any of the arrival points on the island. They are used to signal the time that you have arrived in a parking spot and are typically used in the built-up areas where you can get up to two hours of free parking, depending on the zone.
If you are interested in driving rental cars on the Isle of Man, then you will need to be at least 21 years old, and drivers that are younger than 25 will probably have to pay a daily surcharge. You will be required to present your valid driving licence to the car hire company. You will only need an International Driving Permit to rent a car if your original document is not in English. Most car hire companies will require a credit card, but some car rental companies accept debit cards that use Visa or Mastercard, so you may want to investigate this before renting. Theft and bodywork damage are included in most insurances, and of course, car hire companies can offer more comprehensive insurance policies if you are interested in more cover.
The Isle of Man does not suffer from bad traffic, as there is a small population, but most of the natives use cars to get around. The worst affected area is the capital, Douglas, but it is not bad compared to most cities in the world. Renting a car is a great way to see the island, but not absolutely necessary if you plan on staying within Douglas, as most locations are connected by bus or within walking distance. However, you may want to rent a car to visit outside Douglas, in which case if you are staying within the capital, we recommend picking up a parking disc to make parking easier. Parking is generally easy across the island, and within the capital, with both free to park zones and pay to park zones.
The Isle of Man is a drivers dream, and we recommend taking the scenic road from Port Erin to Peel Coast Road. The road conditions are good, and it offers stunning panoramic views over the south half of the island. We recommend stopping to visit Dalby Mountain, Niarbyl at the coast, before finishing up to watch the sunset from Peel Castle. Another great drive is the Marine Drive, which goes south of Douglas and gives you clifftop views over the Irish Sea, where you may be lucky enough to see seabirds, dolphins, and sharks in their natural habitat.
According to our data, Iom Rent A Car is the cheapest car hire agency in Isle of Man. Users who book a rental car with Iom Rent A Car often find prices below the £31 average daily rate each day. Depending on the city you visit, what type of car you’re interested in, and the length of your hire, you could find prices for as low as £21 each day when booking with Iom Rent A Car.
If you plan on travelling to Isle of Man and hiring a car, then keep in mind that Athol Car Hire is the car rental agency with the most locations. You are likely to find one of their 4 country-wide locations either at your destination airport or somewhere in the city centre. If you haven’t chosen a city to travel to within Isle of Man, consider Castletown, which is the most popular destination in the country. Here you will find that Athol Car Hire has 3 locations throughout the area.
3.81 mg/l is the maximum Blood Alcohol Concentration you can have to legally drive a car in Isle of Man. Both residents and visitors of Isle of Man can face legal penalties for having a BAC higher than this amount.
The most popular type of car to hire in Isle of Man is a Economy. 42% of our users also chose this type of car for their travels to Isle of Man. If a Economy fits your needs during your stay, then you can expect to pay around £22 per day for your rental. Keep in mind that prices may vary depending on what city you visit and what car hire company you choose.