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Taking Your Rental Car from England to Northern Ireland 

Crossing the UK-Northern Ireland Border in a Rental Car

Most major rental companies from England allow their vehicles to be taken to Northern Ireland, but may also depend on the vehicle you've rented. Information such as the number of people travelling in the vehicle and the names of all drivers are also mandatory.​​ VroomVroomVroom has put together this in-depth guide ​​to help you understand the process of driving a rental car across the border in Northern Ireland.

Will I be allowed to take my rental car from England to Northern Ireland?

Depending on your supplier and the type of vehicle you have, you will be allowed to cross the border from England to Northern Ireland.


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Vehicles are allowed to be taken to Northern Ireland, although the vehicle must be returned to the territory where it was rented.

There is a charge of £125 per rental to take the vehicle to Ireland.

Make sure to contact the local branch prior to collection of the vehicle to arrange this. 48 hours notice is required to take a vehicle cross border.

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When crossing the border from UK Mainland to Northern Ireland, Continental Cover is not required​.

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Continental Cover is not required if visiting Northern Ireland.​

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Vehicles are allowed to be taken to Northern Ireland, although the vehicle must be returned to the territory where it was rented.​

There is an additional charge of £​125 to take the vehicle to Northern Ireland.

Be sure to contact the local branch prior to collection of the vehicle to arrange this. 48 hours notice is required to take a vehicle cross border.​

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Vehicles from the UK mainland may not be driven into Northern Ireland.

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Vehicles may not be permitted to be driven to Northern Ireland.

If you take your vehicle to Northern Ireland and incur a fine then all costs relating to this fine will need to be covered by you.​

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Vehicles may be taken to Northern Ireland but a driving abroad fee will apply.

Additional equipment may be required for vehicles being taken out of the UK mainland to meet the legal requirements of the country visited. Renters are responsible for purchasing this additional equipment.

Should these restrictions be ignored, all insurance (third party liability, CDW, TP, PI), if accepted, shall be deemed, null and void.

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Vehicles may be taken to the Northern Ireland, although if vehicles leave Northern Ireland without paying a foreign use charge, a fine of £​250.00 applies.

​You will not be charged of Continental Cover if visiting Northern Ireland.​

In case of offence against Cross Border & Territorial Restrictions, all protections lose their validity.

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Vehicles from the UK mainland may not be driven into Northern Ireland.


*Make sure to read the Terms and Conditions of our suppliers above. ​Please note also that information above are subject to change and may vary depending on the supplier. Need more help? Contact​ our knowledgeable Customer Care Team today.

Learn more about Cross Border Rentals.

Important:

Cross border rentals and restrictions

If you wish to take your rental car from England to Northern Ireland, you will be required by law to present form VE103B and an authorisation from your rental supplier. Keep in mind that requirements may vary. A Driving Abroad Fee will apply. This fee includes AA continental cover and can only be purchased at the time of pick up. In addition to that, when leaving the UK on a cross-border rental, most car rental companies require a minimum of two days' notice.

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