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Car hires in Northern Ireland

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
8 Mar — 15 Mar
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Car hire insight and trends in Northern Ireland

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Northern Ireland

What is the cheapest car hire company in Northern Ireland?

The cheapest car hire companies in Northern Ireland are Surprise agency, DRIVALIA , and DRIVALIA . In the past 72 hours, momondo users have found rental prices starting as low as £4/day from Surprise agency, £8/day from DRIVALIA , and £9/day from DRIVALIA .

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Northern Ireland?

Economy cars are the preferred type of car to hire while visiting Northern Ireland. This is a popular car type among drivers thanks to its value at an average price of £28 per day. While 37% of momondo users settled on this type of car, you can always choose a different one based on your needs.

What are the cheapest cities to hire a car in Northern Ireland?

Newtownabbey and Aldergrove are the cheapest cities to hire a car in Northern Ireland. We found that DRIVALIA is the cheapest rental car company in Newtownabbey costs starting at £11/day. DRIVALIA is the most affordable car hire company in Aldergrove, with prices starting at £12/day.

Best deals found for Northern Ireland car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Northern Ireland
Toyota Aygo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£12/day

16 Mar - 23 Mar
Toyota Aygo
Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

7 Mar - 14 Mar
Ford Fiesta
Kia Rio
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-door vehicles

£14/day

4 Mar - 11 Mar
Kia Rio
Fiat 500
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£14/day

5 Mar - 12 Mar
Fiat 500
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£14/day

6 Mar - 18 Mar
Hyundai i30
Renault Captur
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£14/day

6 Mar - 18 Mar
Renault Captur
Vauxhall Crossland
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
5-door vehicles

£14/day

4 Mar - 11 Mar
Vauxhall Crossland
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£15/day

4 Mar - 11 Mar
Ford Focus
Toyota Aygo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£16/day

7 Mar - 14 Mar
Toyota Aygo

Northern Ireland car hire information

What are the driving conditions like in Northern Ireland?

Driving in Northern Ireland is very similar to driving within the rest of the United Kingdom. The same driving laws are used throughout the United Kingdom, which includes Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland has a couple of highways that travel throughout the country. It is good to note that Northern Ireland also has quite a few rural roads. Often rural roads are singled laned and will either be gravel or tar. Rural roads tend to only fit a single car down them. However, they aren’t one-way, so always look out for other cars on the road. When driving your car rental in the Northern Ireland countryside, look out for animals as they may cross the road.

What laws should I be aware of when driving in Northern Ireland?

The driving laws in Northern Ireland are the same as in the United Kingdom. In Northern Ireland, you will drive your rental car on the left-hand side. The speed limit for urban areas is 30 mph (40 kph), in rural areas, it is 60 mph (80 kph), and for the motorway, it is 70 mph (120 kph). The drink and drive limit in Northern Ireland is 0.5 %. Everyone in the car must wear a seatbelt while the car is in transit. Children who are under the age of 12 will need to be in a child/baby seat. Children who are 12 and under can also not sit in the front seats. If you need to take a phone call while you are driving, you will need to get a rental car that has hands-free software installed. A variety of cheap car hire companies will have hands-free devices and car seats if these are extras that you need.

What documents do I need to hire a car in Northern Ireland?

In order to access car rentals in Northern Ireland, you will need your driver’s licence, proof of car rental insurance, an international driver’s permit/licence (if you are from another country, excluding Ireland), and your passport (if you are not from the United Kingdom, or Ireland). The legal driving age in Northern Ireland is 16. To hire a car in Northern Ireland, you need to be over the age of 21. If you are under 25, however, you may need to pay for some additional insurance.


Northern Ireland car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Northern Ireland that's right for you

Small cars

£17 - £37

All Car Types

£28 - £71

The average price of a small car hire in Northern Ireland is £25. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Northern Ireland is in January. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just £17 per day. A small car rental is typically 47% less expensive than the average rental car in Northern Ireland. The average price of a car hire in Northern Ireland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Northern Ireland small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Northern Ireland is £53. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Northern Ireland is in January. The price is 49% lower than the rest of the year at just £28 per day. A medium car rental is typically 10% more expensive than the average rental car in Northern Ireland. The average price of a car hire in Northern Ireland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Northern Ireland medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Northern Ireland is £110. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Northern Ireland is in January. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just £77 per day. A large car rental is typically 56% more expensive than the average rental car in Northern Ireland. The average price of a car hire in Northern Ireland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Northern Ireland large car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Northern Ireland is £50. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Northern Ireland is in February. The price is 44% lower than the rest of the year at just £28 per day. A SUV rental is typically 2% more expensive than the average rental car in Northern Ireland. The average price of a car hire in Northern Ireland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Northern Ireland SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Northern Ireland is £98. The cheapest time to hire a van in Northern Ireland is in February. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just £70 per day. A van rental is typically 51% more expensive than the average rental car in Northern Ireland. The average price of a car hire in Northern Ireland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Northern Ireland van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Northern Ireland is £131. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Northern Ireland is in January. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just £87 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 63% more expensive than the average rental car in Northern Ireland. The average price of a car hire in Northern Ireland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Northern Ireland luxury car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Toyota Aygo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£12/day

16 Mar - 23 Mar
Toyota Aygo
Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

7 Mar - 14 Mar
Ford Fiesta
Kia Rio
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-door vehicles

£14/day

4 Mar - 11 Mar
Kia Rio

Northern Ireland car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Northern Ireland

Free2Move

4 locations

ADDCAR RENTAL

1 location

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

1 location

Europcar

1 location

keddy by Europcar

1 location

Sunnycars

1 location

Toyota Rent a Car

1 location

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Northern Ireland

Nearby attractions:

Belfast Castle11.0 mi
Grand Opera House12.0 mi
The MAC12.1 mi
Ulster Hall12.2 mi
Lisburn Cathedral12.3 mi

Nearby attractions:

Titanic Belfast1.6 mi
Parliament Buildings1.9 mi
SSE Arena2.0 mi
Customs House2.3 mi
Belfast Waterfront2.4 mi

Nearby attractions:

Millennium Forum7.2 mi
Derry City Walls7.3 mi
Roe Valley Country Park8.3 mi
Castlerock Beach16.9 mi
Lodge Road Coleraine20.5 mi

Is it worthwhile to book a rental car in Northern Ireland?

Car rental is a recommended option while you are staying in Northern Ireland. You can drive down to Ireland from Northern Ireland, and it is possible to take your car rental on a ferry across to England, Scotland, and Wales. You can also take your rental car to France, but be sure to confirm this with your car hire company. If your plans are to only travel around Northern Ireland, you can visit many great cities. Belfast, Londonderry, Lisburn, Newry, and Armagh are just a couple of significant cities you should visit in your cheap car rental when visiting Northern Ireland. Renting a car is a good idea if you want to go to the rural areas of Northern Ireland, as these smaller towns tend to be harder to get to with public transport.


Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Northern Ireland

Below are the most popular hotels in Northern Ireland
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

1-3 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre

Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre

40 Hope Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.3 mi from city centre

Leonardo Hotel Belfast

Leonardo Hotel Belfast

Great Victoria Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Hilton Belfast

Hilton Belfast

4 Lanyon Place, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.4 mi from city centre

Europa Hotel

Europa Hotel

Great Victoria Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Maldron Hotel Belfast City

Maldron Hotel Belfast City

20 Brunswick Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Ten Square Hotel

Ten Square Hotel

10 Donegal Square South, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.1 mi from city centre

Ramada by Wyndham Belfast City Centre

Ramada by Wyndham Belfast City Centre

20 Talbot Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.4 mi from city centre

Crowne Plaza Belfast

Crowne Plaza Belfast

117 Milltown Road, Belfast, United Kingdom

3.3 mi from city centre

Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre

Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre

Hope Street 15, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.3 mi from city centre

The Flint

The Flint

48 Howard Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast

AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast

Donegall Quay, Belfast Harbour, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.6 mi from city centre

Grand Central Hotel Belfast

Grand Central Hotel Belfast

9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.1 mi from city centre

Etap Belfast

Etap Belfast

35 Dublin Road, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.4 mi from city centre

Travelodge Belfast

Travelodge Belfast

15 Brunswick Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Titanic Hotel Belfast

Titanic Hotel Belfast

Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, United Kingdom

1.1 mi from city centre

ibis Belfast City Centre

ibis Belfast City Centre

100 Castle Street Northern Ire, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Stormont Hotel

Stormont Hotel

587 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, United Kingdom

3.6 mi from city centre


Car hire in Northern Ireland

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Northern Ireland so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much does it cost to hire a car in Northern Ireland?

On average, it will cost you £27 per day to hire a car in Northern Ireland. Depending on the time of year, what type of car you hire, and what agency you hire from, you could end up paying as much as £103 per day or as little as around £11 per day. The price of a rental car in Northern Ireland commonly fluctuates by about 89%.

When is the best time to hire a car in Northern Ireland?

November is the best time of year to hire a car when visiting Northern Ireland. During this month, you can find rental car prices for £13/day on average if you book at least 7 days ahead of your trip. If you can, try to avoid hiring a car in Northern Ireland during the month of March, when prices average £82/day.

How long do people hire a car for when staying in Northern Ireland?

Most people tend to hire a car in Northern Ireland for 3 days which costs, on average, £25 per day. If you plan on hiring a car for one week, then you can expect to pay around £180 total. For a quick weekend hire, the total cost tends to average £52. £1,041 is the average cost of a month-long Northern Ireland road trip car hire.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Northern Ireland?

Prices for cars in Northern Ireland are updated daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Northern Ireland?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Northern Ireland?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Northern Ireland. In many EU countries drivers must be 18 years old. As a rule, you’ll need to be 21 to hire a car abroad, and a young driver surcharge may be applied if you are under 25. We recommend reading through the policy of your chosen rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Northern Ireland?

All drivers must have a valid full driving license when renting a car in Northern Ireland. If the license is written in a different language from the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car overseas, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. It is always advisable to check with the individual rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Northern Ireland?

You should use momondo to book a car hire in Northern Ireland because it could save you time and money. momondo fetches and allows you to compare car hire prices and policies from thousands of car hire websites.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Northern Ireland?

momondo enables you to find the best car hire deal in Northern Ireland by providing useful filters to narrow your search. Filters include, but are not limited to: price, body type, rental company and specific policies that you may want.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Northern Ireland with free cancellation?

Yes momondo does have a filter to only highlight car hire deals which offer free cancellation. This filter is available for all car hire searches on momondo including those for cars in Northern Ireland.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Northern Ireland on momondo?

Fair fuel policies are specifically available to select on momondo, allowing you to refine your search for car hire in Northern Ireland.

Can I find a car hire in Northern Ireland which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, car hire in Northern Ireland with enhanced cleaning options can be searched for on momondo.

Can I search for car hire in Northern Ireland with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, car hire deals in Northern Ireland with unlimited mileage can be found on momondo.


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