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Can I take my hire car from the UK to Ireland?​

UK to Ireland driving

Most car hire companies in the UK will allow a renter to take and drive a rental car to Ireland. However, please note that fees and conditions apply. Charges will depend on extra insurance and roadside assistance cover for which you will be required. These fees differ for short periods (GPB50 + tax ) and for longer rentals (GBP150 + tax).​

Note also that since many suppliers  do not have insurance which cover the vehicles while they are on a ferry, the driver will be liable to pay for the cost of the rental car damage.

Which UK car hire companies allow renters to drive into Ireland?

Listed below are some of the suppliers in the UK that will permit you to drive your vehicle into Ireland, but there are restrictions. Make sure to read the terms and conditions of each supplier or contact them directly regarding your plans:

Click here​ to learn more about driving a rental car in the UK.

Important:

Don't forget Continental Cover

If you wish to take any UK registered vehicle on a cross border rental ,you will be required by law to present form VE103B and an authorisation from the supplier. A Driving Abroad Fee also applies. Please note that this fee includes AA continental cover, which can only be purchased at time of rental​. A Continental Cover offers the necessary documentation to prove insurance cover, together with 24 hour breakdown assistance whilst overseas.


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