Cheapest car hire in Northern Ireland

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.23 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 99.66 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 15.07 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 105.53 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 20.69 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 144.83 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 20.69 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 144.83 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.68 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 158.80 EUR from 21/03/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.70 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 158.96 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.77 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 166.44 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.86 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 167.04 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.94 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 167.64 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.21 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 113.48 EUR from 21/03/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 17.18 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 120.26 EUR from 21/03/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Crossland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.00 EUR/day
Opel Crossland X

7 Days rental at 126.05 EUR from 21/03/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 2008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.00 EUR/day
Peugeot 2008

7 Days rental at 126.05 EUR from 21/03/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Crossland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.09 EUR/day
Opel Crossland X

7 Days rental at 133.68 EUR from 21/03/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 2008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.09 EUR/day
Peugeot 2008

7 Days rental at 133.68 EUR from 21/03/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.34 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 142.38 EUR from 21/03/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.01 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 147.07 EUR from 21/03/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Crossland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.64 EUR/day
Opel Crossland X

7 Days rental at 158.48 EUR from 21/03/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 15.31 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 107.20 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 16.22 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 113.56 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 17.18 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 120.26 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 19.19 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 134.33 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.34 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 142.38 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 21.71 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 151.97 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 21.71 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 151.97 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.02 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 154.19 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.10 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 154.72 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.28 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 260.98 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.24 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 267.70 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 44.48 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 311.40 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.63 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 319.44 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.41 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 338.90 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 49.18 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 344.30 EUR from 21/03/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.67 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 347.70 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.12 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 357.86 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.34 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 394.42 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit Cargo Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 16.89 EUR/day
Ford Transit Cargo Van

7 Days rental at 118.25 EUR from 21/03/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.64 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 172.54 EUR from 21/03/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.56 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 185.93 EUR from 21/03/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.30 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 205.16 EUR from 21/03/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit Cargo Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 29.53 EUR/day
Ford Transit Cargo Van

7 Days rental at 206.76 EUR from 21/03/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit Cargo Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 29.53 EUR/day
Ford Transit Cargo Van

7 Days rental at 206.76 EUR from 21/03/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit Cargo Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 29.74 EUR/day
Ford Transit Cargo Van

7 Days rental at 208.20 EUR from 21/03/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit Cargo Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 29.74 EUR/day
Ford Transit Cargo Van

7 Days rental at 208.20 EUR from 21/03/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.56 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 213.97 EUR from 21/03/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.64 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 172.54 EUR from 21/03/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.56 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 185.93 EUR from 21/03/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.30 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 205.16 EUR from 21/03/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.60 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 221.26 EUR from 21/03/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.82 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 222.80 EUR from 21/03/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.34 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 240.38 EUR from 21/03/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.28 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 260.98 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.24 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 267.70 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.00 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 301.05 EUR from 21/03/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Northern Ireland

  • Drive on the left-hand side of the road in Northern Ireland, just like the rest of the UK and Ireland
  • The alcohol limit to drive in Northern Ireland is the same as the UK at 80mg of alcohol in the blood
  • There are no toll roads in Northern Ireland, but if you cross the border to Ireland you'll find some
  • Taking a rental car into the Republic of Ireland is not a problem, just make sure you have some EUR to hand
  • Fuel prices in Northern Ireland reflect that of the UK as a whole, expect to pay around £50-60 to fill an average sized hire car

Northern Ireland car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Northern Ireland

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    L

    Road Driving Side

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    30mph

    Urban speed Limit

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    60mph

    Rural Speed Limit

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    70mph

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    GBP  1.12/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    GBP £

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    17

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 7.0/10)

Ian Hargreaves

UK

6/10
Looked on a few

Looked on a few websites but liked the look of Rhino as seemed simple and clear so booked a car for a week and it was fine. Thanks, will use you again.

15/05/2019
Ian Hargreaves

UK

6/10
Looked on a few

Looked on a few websites but liked the look of Rhino as seemed simple and clear so booked a car for a week and it was fine. Thanks, will use you again.

15/05/2019
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Compare car rental agents in Northern Ireland

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Arnold clark car & van
40
8.9/10
3,493
€ 35.36
€ 44.78
€ 47.63
 National
24
8.1/10
264
€ 54.64
€ 56.36
€ 58.54
€ 88.88
 Alamo
20
8.0/10
1,596
€ 33.30
€ 30.28
€ 36.36
€ 50.36
 Avis
49
8.0/10
8,645
€ 22.68
€ 30.19
€ 39.26
€ 158.35
 Enterprise
289
7.9/10
45,349
€ 49.67
€ 51.23
€ 53.22
€ 58.54
 Budget
43
7.8/10
7,333
€ 26.87
€ 28.69
€ 37.30
€ 39.83
 Europcar
73
7.8/10
31,624
€ 26.80
€ 33.34
€ 36.45
€ 40.82
 Firefly
6
7.7/10
365
€ 28.55
€ 38.07
€ 45.69
 Hertz
79
7.7/10
21,023
€ 20.69
€ 22.87
€ 31.24
 Sixt
49
7.4/10
9,495
€ 28.53
€ 26.47
€ 30.56
€ 41.16
 Keddy by europcar
77
7.3/10
7,556
€ 26.78
€ 33.30
€ 36.43
€ 40.79
 Green motion
32
5.7/10
11,979
€ 14.23
€ 16.21
€ 16.89
€ 31.05
 Easirent
25
4.8/10
2,662
€ 42.73
€ 44.72
€ 39.50
€ 54.24

Car rental agent statistics in Northern Ireland

  • 9.6/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN
  • 3.7/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    EASIRENT
  • 151,384
    Total number of reviews in
    Northern Ireland
  • 284
    Most Locations in Northern Ireland:
    ENTERPRISE
  • 14
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 18
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Northern Ireland

ItemPercent
January€ 59
February€ 61
March€ 61
April€ 43
May€ 47
June€ 49
July€ 67
August€ 69
September€ 62
October€ 64
November€ 56
December€ 83
ItemPercent
January€ 62
February€ 63
March€ 61
April€ 38
May€ 42
June€ 42
July€ 62
August€ 58
September€ 53
October€ 57
November€ 58
December€ 80
ItemPercent
January€ 134
February€ 120
March€ 117
April€ 84
May€ 93
June€ 99
July€ 132
August€ 145
September€ 121
October€ 122
November€ 126
December€ 172
ItemPercent
January€ 79
February€ 78
March€ 79
April€ 57
May€ 62
June€ 64
July€ 88
August€ 92
September€ 77
October€ 78
November€ 77
December€ 105
ItemPercent
January€ 147
February€ 161
March€ 141
April€ 117
May€ 151
June€ 182
July€ 239
August€ 238
September€ 267
October€ 227
November€ 232
December€ 406
ItemPercent
January€ 50
February€ 51
March€ 50
April€ 32
May€ 35
June€ 36
July€ 51
August€ 50
September€ 57
October€ 62
November€ 46
December€ 69
ItemPercent
January€ 111
February€ 106
March€ 111
April€ 75
May€ 83
June€ 83
July€ 114
August€ 114
September€ 101
October€ 101
November€ 102
December€ 135
ItemPercent
January€ 169
February€ 164
March€ 159
April€ 89
May€ 76
June€ 99
July€ 180
August€ 202
September€ 120
October€ 250
November€ 206
December€ 272

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Northern Ireland

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Car rental price statistics in Northern Ireland

  • € 99.61
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 1340.55
    Highest daily price:
    Mercedes C Class
  • 17,598
    Total cars available
     
  • 2,617
    Most popular model:
    Opel Corsa
  • 316
    Location with most cars:
    Manchester - Airport
  • € 14.2 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    GREEN MOTION - Glasgow - Airport - International

FAQs about car hire in Northern Ireland

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

Car hire in Northern Ireland starts from just €14.20 per day for a (mini) class car from Green motion. The average price to hire a car in Northern Ireland is just €106.70 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Northern Ireland is a Mercedes C Class car for a (fullsize) class from Green motion costing €1340.60 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Northern Ireland?

We often have special offers on car hire in Northern Ireland including free additional drivers, for example, Green motion is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Manchester - Train Station - Victoria Station for €83.34 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Northern Ireland?

Car hire prices in Northern Ireland are kept low thanks to the 15 car hire companies across the country. With over 364 car hire locations and 103,815 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Northern Ireland.

Who is the best car hire company in Northern Ireland?

Based on over 151,384 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Northern Ireland Is Enterprise who score on average 7.9/10 across all locations in Northern Ireland.

What is the most popular car hire location in Northern Ireland?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Northern Ireland is Manchester - Airport with 12 car hire companies and 316 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Northern Ireland?

Current fuel prices in Northern Ireland are €1.27/ltr for petrol and €1.32/ltr for diesel as of 6 April 2020, it’ll cost on average €51 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €53 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Northern Ireland?

Speed limits in Northern Ireland are in mph and are generally 20-30 mph on urban roads, 60 mph on rural roads and 70 mph on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Northern Ireland?

Green motion is the cheapest car hire company in Northern Ireland offering a (mini) class car such as the Fiat 500 for as little as €99.40 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Northern Ireland?

The most popular car hire category in Northern Ireland is the Opel Corsa available from 10 car hire companies in over 342 locations.

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

Northern Ireland welcomes young drivers from as young as 22 years old. Europcar are the most young driver-friendly rental agent followed by Avis. Alamo, Easirent, Enterprise and National do not allow drivers under 25 to hire a car in Northern Ireland.
 
Company
Min Age
Young Driver Fee/day (u25)
Alamo
25
n/a
Avis
23
£32.50
Easirent
25
n/a
Enterprise
25
n/a
Europcar*
22
£32.50
Firefly
24
£30.84
Hertz
24
£30.84
Keddy*
22
£32.50
National
25
n/a
*min age varies by location, check terms per rental

Northern Ireland Mini Guide

While Northern Ireland has had a troubled history, today the country is stable and makes an ideal place to visit on holiday. There are many magical and mystical parts of Northern Ireland such as the iconic ‘Giant’s Causeway’ a strange geological formation at the North Coast which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. This part of Northern Ireland is full of lush, rugged scenery which cannot be bettered anywhere else in Europe.

Northern Ireland’s capital Belfast is a vibrant city which has overcome decades of paramilitary violence to become a top weekend city break destination. Another stunningly beautiful part of Northern Ireland are the Mourne Mountains which are among the many places where it is possible to go for bracing country walks and really enjoy the great outdoors. Bring an umbrella when you go to Northern Ireland; the weather is as unpredictable as anywhere else in the United Kingdom. There are just under two million people living in the country and although it is a self governing nation, Northern Ireland is part of the constitutional monarchy within the UK and the currency is the British pound.

The issue of whether or not to be unified with Britain is one which people there have fought over for many years. The Protestant Unionists wanted to remain with Britain and the mostly Catholic Loyalists wanted to unify with the rest of Ireland. The matter was finally sorted out in the 1998 agreement which marked an end to violence in the country.  However, the differences still manifest themselves, for example in the place names of Northern Ireland. The republican Loyalists call the city of Londonderry, Derry in an effort to disassociate it with the English.

Derry is the second city of Northern Ireland and famous for the stone walls which surround it. Flying into Northern Ireland the main airport is Belfast Airport which was named after the iconic Manchester United footballer George Best. Some of the airlines to fly into Belfast Airport are low cost carrier Ryanair, Air France, Aer Arann and bmi. It is then just a short journey in a rental car to Belfast city itself. From Belfast you can drive by motorway to other Northern Irish cities such as Ballymena, Dungannon and Newtownabbey. Should you wish to drive to the Republic of Ireland you can do so without undergoing passport checks or having to drive through border control.

Northern Ireland Factfile

  • Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and it shares a border with the Republic of Ireland
  • There are three airports in the country: Belfast International, George Best Belfast City and City of Derry
  • Famous people who have originated from Northern Ireland include George Best, Liam Neeson, CS Lewis and Kenneth Branagh
  • The doomed ship Titanic was built in Belfast in Northern Ireland
  • The currency in the country is the Pound sterling (GBP)

Can you drive into Northern Ireland?

Whether you want to explore the Giant's Causeway and coastal route or are planning a city break in the capital Belfast, driving to Northern Ireland from the Republic, or arriving directly by air and hiring a car is a great option.

We consistently deliver our customers the cheapest price possible for their car rental, by comparing prices across all the main suppliers such as Hertz, Alamo and Avis to find the best deal.

Fuel Prices in Northern Ireland

  • Price of petrol in Northern Ireland in April

    € 1.27/Ltr

    ($ 1.56/Ltr | 1.12/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Northern Ireland in April

    € 1.32/Ltr

    ($ 1.62/Ltr | 1.16/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Northern Ireland in April

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 50.80  ($ 62.21) | € 52.80  ($ 64.66)
Compact € 50.80  ($ 62.21) | € 52.80  ($ 64.66)
Full Size € 63.50  ($ 77.76) | € 66.00  ($ 80.82)
SUV € 76.20  ($ 93.31) | € 79.20  ($ 96.99)
Carrier € 88.90  ($ 108.86) | € 92.40  ($ 113.15)

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