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Terms and Conditions - Northern Ireland

Driving Licence

Drivers must produce a full valid unendorsed driving licence at the commencement of rental that he/she has held for at least two years. Visitors from overseas must produce a driving licence issued in their country of permanent residence, along with a translation into English (where appropriate). UK residents will only be required to present the photo card driving license but may be asked to agree to provide access to their licence records as needed.

Drivers with 2 or more unspent driving convictions or one unspent driving conviction from the list below will not be eligible to rent.

Drivers who have been disqualified (or anything similar) in the last 10 years will not be eligible to rent.
Failure to disclose any driving convictions may mean you are fully liable for damage caused to the rental vehicle or any third party.

Age Limits

The minimum age limit for drivers is 23 years. A fee of GBP £10 per day + VAT at 20% will apply to drivers under the age of 25 years. To rent a People Carrier (Group 10) the minimum age limit is 27. To rent a minibus (group 9) or a luxury car (group 12) the minimum age limit is 30. Minimum age restrictions may be reduced where renters provide their own fully comprehensive insurance cover, by prior arrangement only!


Budget Car Rental accepts Budget Charge Cards, and all major Credit Cards but not Debit Cards. Card holders must be present at time of pickup.


Budget Car Rental reserves the right to amend price structures without notice. Prices quoted at time of reservation however are guaranteed. Internet rates cannot be used in conjunction with any offline offers.

Rental Extension

Customers wishing to extend their rental may contact our reservations department at or +353 (0) 90 6627711 to confirm availability. Extra days will be charged based on the local rate at the time the extension is made.


For your convenience your car will be supplied with a full tank of fuel which you will be asked to pay for when picking up the car. If you return the car full you will be refunded the cost of the fuel.

Cancellations, Amendments and No-Shows

If you need to cancel your car rental, please contact us at or call our reservations department at +353 (0) 90 66 27711. If you cancel 48 hours prior to your pickup time there will be no charge. Cancellation after this time or if you do not pick up the car will incur a fee of GBP £20 inc. VAT . There is no charge for making booking amendments.


Vehicle models illustrated on this site are for guidance only. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that a vehicle from the group reserved is available, Budget reserve the right to substitute an alternative similar model.

Child Seats

You can book child seats on step 3 of the online booking process. This charge will be included in your total quotation.

Satellite Navigation Systems

Sat Navs/GPS can be booked on step 3 of the online booking process. This charge will be included in your total quotation.

Additional Driver

Additional drivers can be added when picking up the car for GBP £7.50 per driver per day + VAT at 20%

Basic Cover - Included

When you hire a vehicle from Budget, the price you pay automatically includes a basic level of cover should you be involved in an accident or breakdown
Please familiarise yourself with the below areas of cover, including cover for any damage or injury you may cause to a third party, and the excess amounts you will be liable for. It is our goal to make all our products and services transparent for our customers.

Additional Cover - Optional

If you're looking for extra peace of mind when renting a vehicle, Budget also offer a range of additional cover options to supplement the standard mandatory cover included in your quote. Our rental agents can advise you on the benefits when you are picking up the vehicle.

Declining Collision Damage Wavier (CDW) / Theft Protection

CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) and Theft Protection insurance reduce your financial liability for damage or theft of the vehicle and are included in your quote by default.

By declining these insurances you are taking responsibility to arrange your own cover and assume full financial liability up to the value of the vehicle for losses arising as a result of loss or damage to the vehicle. Written proof of CDW and Theft Protection coverage in Ireland will be required when picking up the vehicle.

We recommend that you fully understand the conditions of cover provided by your credit card company when using your card for insurance cover.

Customers declining CDW and Theft Protection are required to pay a liability deposit of GBP £2,000. An administration fee of GBP £25.00 + VAT at 20% applies for use of this service.

Airport Surcharge

In common with many car rental companies a standard airport surcharge of GBP £23.50 will apply to your rental when picking up from an airport location.

City Centre Location Surcharge

A City Centre Location Surcharge of GBP £23.50 only applies to rentals picking up from Belfast City Centre.

Cross Border Coverage

If you wish to drive the car into the Republic of Ireland your rental will be subject to a cross border coverage fee of £19.17 + VAT 20%.

Traffic Violations

Renters are responsible for payment of any speeding, parking or other traffic related fines in addition to a fine administration fee of GBP £36.00 including VAT

Unlimited Mileage

Budget have no mileage restrictions.

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