Car Hire from Dublin to Belfast – One-way Trip to Remember!

How to hire a car in Dublin and return it in Belfast? More than easy! You’re already in the right place at the right time. Welcome to DublinHire!

Somehow many drivers keep asking: ‘Can I take a rental car from Dublin to Belfast?’ Sure you can! As all car hire companies allow to cross the border to Northern Ireland (the UK) only. And the providers which supply you with the best cars are: Avis, Europcar, and Sixt.

The distance between Dublin and Belfast is approximately 166-169 kilometers or 105 miles. Take M1 motorway and prepare a little extra cash for toll roads, you’ll see a special sign. Tolls vary from €1.90 to €3.40.


Attractions on your way

What to see while driving? The most popular places which are sincerely adored by tourists are:

  • Cliffs of Moher123
  • Newry
  • Warrentpoint
  • Mount Stewart
  • Carlingford
  • Monasterboice
  • Kilkeel
  • Newcastle
  • Galway

There is much to see and admire in each of these places. If it’s possible, take some time and drive across these sights. You won’t regret!

If you’re just planning your travel, there is a possibility for you to choose from a variety of locations in both cities, which will suit all your preferences.

Pick up in Dublin Drop off in Belfast
From: Dublin Airport [DUB], Heuston Train Station, Drumcondra, Ashtown Train Station, BallyBough, Croke Park, Longmile Road, Kilmainham, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Swords, Dublin – Central, North City, Grand Canal, West City, Blanchardstown To: Belfast Airport Int [BFS], Belfast Geaorge Best City Airport [BHD], Belfast Railway, Belfast Docks, Belfast South, Belfast City; or you can pick ‘Belfast (All areas)’

Check out the cars we’ve got for you!Pick them in the search box and set the dates you need. After you press ‘Search for cars’ you will get a selection of vehicles available at that time. To make your choice easier and faster you can apply special filters.

Car hire from Dublin to Belfast – Fleet and Costs:

Mini cars
Hyundai i10
Europcar – for 34.91$
Hyundai i10
Economy cars
Nissan Micra
Europcar – for 35.36$
nissan micra
Compact cars
Opel Astra
Sixt – for 53.54$
Standard / Intermediate cars
Opel Insignia
Avis – for 58.61$
Estate cars
Renault Megane Estate
Sixt – for 65.29$
SUV cars
Toyota Rav4
Sixt – for 66.05$
Toyota Rav4
Fullsize cars
BMW 3 Series
Europcar – for 98.44$
5 seat people carrier
Ford C-Max
Europcar – for 111.50$
Ford C-Max
Luxury / Premium cars
Mercedes E Class
Sixt – for 115.83$
7 seat people carrier
Toyota Verso
Europcar – for 134.67$
9 seat people carrier
Renault Trafic
Sixt – for 293.20$
renault trafic

What will your deal include?

Car hire in Dublin (Ireland) for a one-way trip to Belfast (Northern Ireland) will include the following:

  • One way rental fee
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Tax
  • Airport fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Insurance:
  • Third party liability protection (TP)
  • Collision damage waiver (CDW)
  • Theft waiver (TW)

This is the most common offer from our leading providers on, but you are kindly asked to read ‘Rental Conditions’ attentively before picking the deal. For example, there is a variety of offers from Avis which include total fees and charges.

And, of course, we can not leave our dear customers without surprises, so we have prepared for you …

…FREE options:

  • Free shuttle bus, so you can easily pick up your vehicle
  • Free cancellation of your booking
  • Free amendment of your reservation, do not hesitate to change it 24/7 online
  • Free GPS and/or free Internet access (Wi-Fi) on some cars
  • Zero card fees
  • Free breakdown help (hope you won’t need one)

attention-logoCross-border travel

Generally, rented cars cannot be taken outside Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

If a rental is a subject to a one-way fee, this will be included in the rate you’re quoted.

Be attentive, rental price is higher if you pick up a car in Dublin and drop off in Belfast and includes the following one-way fees:

Avis  Europcar Sixt
+ €150  + €147.55 + €155,00

Also, Sixt requires a written permission and the charge is €29.

What can you get additionally?

  • Travel with an additional driver

By paying an additional driver’s surcharge you can easily let your friend or family member drive as well and make your drive even more comfortable and fun. Charges vary regarding the provider you choose and start from 9.08 Euro per day.

  • Get extra equipment

You can request for baby car seats (booster, toddler and infant seats) and GPS navigators at the time of booking. There is an opportunity for you to pay either per day or to pay a total amount for the item. Also, there is a maximum charge per each item of equipment. Check out the prices on ‘Rental Conditions’.

  • Purchase extra insurance

There is a variety of additional insurance units which you can pre-purchase:

  • Complete cover package;
  • Damage excess reduction;
  • Widescreen (glass) and tyre waiver;
  • Insurance in case of personal accident.

And, when you book one-way car hire from Dublin to Belfast, pay your attention to the excess.

In order to get all these, you need to:

  • Pick your trip dates and location: any location in Dublin you need;
  • Don’t forget to tick ‘Return to a different location’ and pick that location in Belfast;
  • Use search filters, look through the offered cars, read their rental terms;
  • Notice driver’s age requirements, surcharges, excess etc.;
  • Make a choice and proceed to payment, notice that we accept only credit cards for payment;
  • Confirm your reservation and print a voucher;
  • Go and pack your luggage!