Car Rental in Northern Ireland

Are you searching for short- or long-term car hire in Northern Ireland? At Shelbourne Vehicle Rental you'll find a dedicated, friendly and professional team to help you at every step of the way. We have a wide variety of models and sizes from which you can choose, including hybrid and electric vehicles. Whether it be a small city car, a spacious hatchback, saloon, estate or crossover, your car will be handed over in excellent condition for a time period that suits you.

You can rent a car in Northern Ireland by picking up your vehicle from our Portadown or Newry centres and, if you are travelling here to visit Ireland & Northern Ireland, we're always happy to arrange delivery of your vehicle to Belfast Airports and Dublin Airport. We'll also come and pick it up when you've finished so that your trip runs as smoothly as possible.

Read on to find out more about our rental cars in Northern Ireland including important information on the benefits of our offering, the optional extras that are available, your eligibility and more.

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The benefits of hiring a car in Northern Ireland with Shelbourne Vehicle Rental

  • No hidden costs
  • A dedicated rental support team
  • BVRLA membership and 24-hour roadside assistance
  • Peace of mind with driver airbags and ABS in every vehicle
  • Reliable, meticulously checked vehicles for every customer
  • Prices include fully comprehensive insurance
  • Vehicles normally on the road for a maximum of 12 months
  • Local rental agents to help you to choose the most economical and effective option

Optional extras available for our rental cars in Northern Ireland

  • Roof racks
  • Satellite navigation system
  • Tow bar
  • Add additional drivers

Why choose us for car rental in Northern Ireland?

Here are just some of the reasons why you can count on Shelbourne Vehicle Rental when you hire a car in NI:

  • We're part of the family-owned and -run Shelbourne Motors Group, so you can rest assured that you'll be treated like one of our own.
  • The group's history dates back 50 years and in that time we've built up a huge amount of experience that enables us to provide you with the best possible service.
  • Our commitment to our customers means that we're thrilled to have received hundreds of glowing reviews on Google.
  • We've also been recognised with a number of industry awards, of which we're immensely proud.

Find out more about Shelbourne Vehicle Rental.

FAQs to help you rent a car in Northern Ireland

We've put together this list of frequently asked questions about our hire cars in Northern Ireland to cover eligibility, rental periods, mileage restrictions and more.

​How old do I have to be to rent a car in Northern Ireland?

It depends on which of our vehicles you wish to rent:

  • Small or medium-sized cars: at least 21 years old
  • Large cars, commercial vans, minibuses and seven-seaters: at least 25 years old

Please note that, if you can provide your own comprehensive insurance, these restrictions do not apply.

How long can I hire a car for?

The minimum we will charge is for 24 hours from the start of the rental. The maximum hire period will depend on the make and model of vehicle that you choose.

Is fuel included in the cost?

No, the cost of your hire car in NI does not include fuel. You will start your rental with a full tank and we ask that it is full when you return it. If that is not the case, there will be an additional charge to pay.

Are there any restrictions on mileage?

We offer free mileage for normal usage. However, we do reserve the right to apply additional fees if you travel more than:

  • 150 miles per day in a car or bus
  • 200 miles per day in a van

Can I drive my rental overseas?

When you hire a car with us our insurance covers you to drive the vehicle across all of the UK and Ireland. If you wish to travel further afield to Europe for example our rental team will be able to provide you with more information.

Get in touch about car hire in Northern Ireland

To find out more about our rental cars in Northern Ireland, contact us today on 028 3855 0423 or make an enquiry and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also book your car hire in NI online today.