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County Down car rentals

Driver's age: 26-65
Thu 25.07
Thu 01.08

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Top tips for renting a car in County Down

  • When visiting County Down, it's crucial to prioritise your child's safety during car journeys. Parents should consider bringing a car seat, as it's required by law for children up to 135 cm in height or 12 years old. While some car hire companies in County Down offer car seats, it's best to bring your own to ensure availability and suitability. Keep your little ones safe and comfortable on the roads of County Down.
  • If you're planning to explore County Down, hiring a car is a fantastic idea. First off, it gives you the freedom to go wherever you want, whenever you want. No more relying on public transport schedules or paying for expensive taxis. Plus, some of the best places in and around County Down, like the stunning Mourne Mountains and the charming coastal areas, are much more accessible with a car. So, hop in and get ready for a thrilling adventure in County Down with the convenience and flexibility of car hire.
  • If you're looking to get a hired car at the airports in County Down, here's what you need to know. At Belfast City Airport (BHD), the car hire desks are conveniently inside the terminal building near the Arrivals area. When you arrive, follow the signs directing you to the car hire desks for a hassle-free experience. At Belfast International Airport (BFS), the car hire offices are also inside the terminal building, making it quick and easy to collect your vehicle. So, whether you're flying into BHD or BFS, getting to your County Down car hire desk is a breeze.
  • When crossing borders from County Down, you can easily drive into the Republic of Ireland without any restrictions. Additionally, since Northern Ireland and England are part of the United Kingdom, there are no border issues or extra costs when driving into these regions either. You'll need your valid driving licence, vehicle registration, and insurance documents. Enjoy your road trip across the stunning landscapes of County Down and its neighbouring regions without any hassle.
  • Book your rental car in County Down at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in County Down are around 62% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in County Down

  • What is the most popular rental car in County Down?

    Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in County Down.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in County Down?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Should I hire a car in County Down?

    There are several advantages to choosing County Down car hire. Firstly, you'll be free to explore at your own pace and visit attractions that may be difficult to reach by public transport. County Down is known for its stunning landscapes, including the iconic Mourne Mountains and the picturesque Strangford Lough. Hiring a car allows you to access these areas easily, and enjoy their natural beauty. Additionally, with limited transport connections between cities and resorts, having a car offers convenience and flexibility. You can easily navigate the region's great highways and access popular places like Tollymore Forest Park and the historic town of Downpatrick.

  • What is driving like in County Down?

    When it comes to driving in County Down, be aware of the local driving style and regulations. The driving culture here is generally relaxed and courteous, but it's always best to remain attentive and follow the rules of the road. Speed limits are typically well-marked and adhere to national standards. Some popular spots in County Down, like the city centre of Belfast, may have bus lanes or restricted access zones, so pay attention to signage. Roads in County Down are good quality, making for a smooth and enjoyable experience.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in County Down?

    To hire a car in County Down, you generally need to be at least 21. However, it's important to note that specific age requirements may vary between car hire companies. Some companies may even impose additional fees for drivers under 25. It's best to check with the particular company you plan to hire from to confirm their age policy. Additionally, you'll need a valid driving licence that you have held for at least one year, and having a credit card in your name is usually required for security purposes during the booking process.

Car rental locations in County Down

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  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in County Down

    9 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in County Down

    8 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in County Down

    7 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in County Down

    7 Locations

  • free2move

    Free2Move car rental locations in County Down

    6 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in County Down

    5 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in County Down

    4 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in County Down

    4 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car rental locations in County Down

    4 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car rental locations in County Down

    4 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in County Down

    3 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in County Down

    3 Locations

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