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Car Hire  Derry Airport (LDY) Helpful Information

Experience the freedom of exploration with Rhinocarhire's convenient car rental services at Derry Airport. With a diverse fleet of vehicles to choose from, travelers can embark on scenic drives along the stunning Causeway Coastal Route or explore the historic city of Derry-Londonderry and its surrounding countryside at their own pace. Whether you're planning a leisurely tour of the Wild Atlantic Way, visiting iconic landmarks such as the Giant's Causeway, or discovering hidden gems in the Irish countryside, renting a car with Rhinocarhire provides the flexibility and convenience to tailor your journey to your preferences. With easy pickup and drop-off options at Derry Airport, Rhinocarhire ensures a seamless and stress-free travel experience, allowing you to make the most of your time exploring Northern Ireland's beauty from the moment you arrive.

When you're collecting a hire car from City of Derry Airport (LDY), here's a guide to help you navigate to major destinations and some things to watch out for:

Routes from City of Derry Airport:

  1. To Derry/Londonderry City:

    • Take the A2 from the airport, which leads directly into the city.
    • Distance: Approximately 7 miles (around 11 km) and it typically takes about 15-20 minutes depending on traffic.
  2. To Belfast:

    • From the airport, join the A2, and then the A514 to the A6.
    • Follow the A6 eastwards towards Dungiven and then continue on this road which will take you to Belfast.
    • Distance: Approximately 70 miles (around 113 km), and the journey usually takes about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  3. To Letterkenny (Republic of Ireland):

    • Start on the A2 from the airport and then switch to the N13 once you cross the border into the Republic of Ireland.
    • Distance: Roughly 23 miles (around 37 km), taking about 40 minutes.
    • Note: Ensure your car hire insurance covers cross-border travel before heading to the Republic of Ireland.
  4. To Coleraine:

    • Head onto the A2 from the airport, which leads northward directly to Coleraine.
    • Distance: Approximately 30 miles (around 48 km), taking about 45 minutes to an hour.


  • There are no toll roads in Northern Ireland, so you won't encounter any tolls when driving from City of Derry Airport to other locations within Northern Ireland.

  • If you venture into the Republic of Ireland, be aware that there are some toll roads, particularly around Dublin. However, the routes mentioned above to Letterkenny do not have tolls.

Things to Look Out For When Driving Your Hire Car:

  1. Speed Limits: Remember to always observe the speed limits. They are usually 30 mph in built-up areas, 60 mph on main roads outside towns, and 70 mph on dual carriageways and motorways.

  2. Driving on the Left: As in the rest of the UK, drive on the left side of the road.

  3. Border Crossing: If you're heading to the Republic of Ireland (e.g., Letterkenny), ensure you have the necessary insurance and documentation for cross-border travel. There are no hard border checks between Northern Ireland and the Republic, but it's essential to be prepared.

  4. Weather: The weather can be unpredictable, with rain quite common. Ensure your vehicle's lights and wipers are in good working order and adjust your driving to the conditions.

  5. Roundabouts: Be familiar with navigating roundabouts, giving way to traffic coming from the right.

Safe travels! And enjoy your time exploring Derry and its beautiful surroundings!

Current Rental Rates in Derry Airport

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 26.66 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 186.62 EUR from 17/06/2024

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  Manual |

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.25 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 197.76 EUR from 17/06/2024

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  Manual |

Vauxhall Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.48 EUR/day
Vauxhall Corsa

7 Days rental at 199.40 EUR from 17/06/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Derry Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Freedom and Flexibility: Having your own vehicle allows you to explore at your own pace, free from the constraints of public transport timetables. Visit the iconic landmarks, scenic drives, and hidden gems of Northern Ireland on your own terms.

  • Convenience: Collect your car directly upon arrival at Derry Airport, saving you time and hassle. This immediate access to a vehicle means you can start your journey straight away, whether it’s heading into the city of Derry/Londonderry or venturing further afield.

  • Comfort and Privacy: Enjoy the comfort and privacy of your own space. Travel with your group or family without the need to share with strangers. A private hire car also offers space for luggage and any purchases you make along the way.

  • Cost-Effective: For groups or families, hiring a car can be more cost-effective than paying for individual bus or train tickets. Plus, with the ability to share driving duties, longer trips become more manageable and enjoyable.

  • Explore Beyond the City: Northern Ireland is renowned for its natural beauty, from the Causeway Coastal Route to the Sperrin Mountains. With a hire car from Derry Airport, you can easily access these areas, many of which are difficult to reach via public transport.


Derry Airport - Popular Destinations

  • Derry/Londonderry City Center: Approximately 13 kilometers (around 8 miles) from the airport.
  • Limavady: Roughly 25 kilometers 
  • Coleraine: Approximately 40 kilometers 
  • Portrush: Roughly 55 kilometers 
  • Giant's Causeway: Approximately 65 kilometers (around 40 miles) from the airport.

Our Most Popular Rated Local Car Rental Suppliers from Derry Airport

No.1: AVIS,
based on 1875 reviews
36 min (average wait time)
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Derry Airport car hire information

  • 9.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Avis Europe Corporate
  • € 186.62
    Average price:
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  • € 26.66
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Average prices per day in Derry Airport

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