Answered on: May 31, 2022
If we rent a car in Dublin, can we take it to Belfast? To clarify, I mean drive it to Northern Ireland, tour the area a bit but with a return the vehicle back in Dublin
Yes, some suppliers allow cross border to Northern Ireland, for example Thrifty, Dollar and Europcar (fee will be applied) do allow this. This is what Thrifty say about cross border to Northern Ireland.
Travel Restrictions Hertz vehicles may be driven into Northern Ireland with no restrictions. Hertz vehicles may be driven into the U.K. Mainland but not into other countries. If driving into the UK Mainland, you must purchase a supplementary "Breakdown Insurance" (provided by the AA): The AA will only cover residents of Ireland travelling to the UK in a hire vehicle providing they are returning the vehicle back to Ireland. Non-Ireland residents cannot purchase this cover, so therefore if they decide to travel to the UK mainland will be liable for all costs to repatriate the vehicle back to Ireland in the event of a breakdown or an accident. Should these restrictions be ignored all insurance (Third Party Liability, CDW, TP, PAI, Super Cover), if accepted, shall be deemed, null and void. The driver will be held fully responsible in case of accidents and will bear all consequences, including the cost of repatriation of the damaged vehicle. If you intend to drive into Central London, please be aware of Lower Emission Zones.
You can find this information clicking the link ¨ IMPORTANT INFORMATION ¨ next to the car photo. It will open a window. Then choose ¨ CAR ¨ and then ¨Travel restrictions ¨. It may differ per supplier / car type.