Northern Ireland Terms and Conditions

 

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. Customers with a Northern Ireland Photocard Driver's Licence must provide both the Photocard and it's paper counterpart. UK residents will only be required to present the Photocard Driver's Licence but may be asked to agree to provide access to their licence records as needed. 

Customers from overseas must provide a driving licence issued in their country of permanent residence, along with a translation into English (where appropriate). If your licence was issued outside the European Community, in addition you must provide an International Driving Licence.

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

  • Careless, reckless or dangerous driving
  • Driving or attempting to drive whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks
  • Theft or unauthorised taking of a vehicle

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 £12 per day will apply to drivers under the age of 25 years.

Minimum age restrictions:

Economy 2 Door
Compact 4 Door
Fun Compact 4 Door
Intermediate 4 Door
Infiniti Q30
Mercedes B-Class
Full Size 4 Door
Compact Automatic 4 Door
Intermediate Automatic 4 Door
23 years
Station Wagon 27 years
7 Seater People Carrier
Mercedes C-Class
30 years

Minimum age restrictions may be reduced where renters provide their own fully comprehensive insurance cover, by prior arrangement only!

Customers over 75 years are eligible to rent with the following specific conditions:

  • They must drive regularly
  • They must provide us with a letter from their insurance company proving that they hold a current motor insurance policy and that they have been driving without having an accident for the last 5 years.
  • They must provide us with a letter from their doctor stating that they are in good health.
  • They may be required to undergo a driving assessment accompanied with a Budget representative.

Customers requiring further clarification of our licence requirements please email us at reservations@budget.ie or call our reservations department at +353 (0) 90 66 27711.

 

Payment

Budget Car Rental accept all major Credit Cards. The renter must present their Credit Card at the time of picking up the car. Debit Cards or specified value pre-paid Credit Cards will not be accepted.

 

Rates

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.

 

Cancellations and No-Shows

To cancel your booking use the websites "Manage Booking" facility, email  us at us at reservations@budget.ie 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 £20.00

 

Booking Amendments

Use the websites "Manage Booking" facility to make booking amendments. There is no charge for this facility and a cancellation fee does not apply.

 

Rental Extension

Customers wishing to extend their rental may contact our reservations department at reservations@budget.ie 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.

 

Fuel

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.

 

Availability

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, we reserve the right to substitute an alternative similar model.

 

GPS / Satellite Navigation Systems

Garmin GPS Satellite Navigation Systems can be booked at step 3 of the online booking process at a rate of GBP £12 per day. This charge will be included in your total quotation.

 

Child Seats / Booster Seats

Child Seats (1-4 years) and Booster Seats (5-12 years) can be booked at step 3 of the online booking process at a rate of GBP £36 per rental. This charge will be included in your total quotation. Parents of children younger than 12 months are recommended to bring their own infant seat.

 

Additional Driver

Additional drivers can be added when picking up the car for GBP £9 per driver per day.

 

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.

 

Third Party Cover (TPC)

By law, this is compulsory and is included in your rental price, covering the driver or additional driver's legal liability for bodily injury or property damage to others.

Also known as: Third Party Insurance, Motor Liability Insurance or Legal Liability Insurance.

 

Roadside Assistance

When you rent a vehicle with Budget, you automatically receive a basic level of roadside assistance included in your quote. Should you experience any mechanical difficulties with the vehicle, we will get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

However, Budget also offer additional services to support renters when common issues such as flat batteries or locked-in keys arise. Click here to find out more about Roadside Assistance Plus.

 

Vehicle Damage Cover

If your rental vehicle is damaged during the rental period, this will cover the cost of repairs. You will, however have to pay a fixed amount towards the repair costs. This is known as the excess (see Excess Charge for amounts).

Also known as: Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) or Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)

 

Vehicle Theft Cover

If your rental vehicle is stolen, this will cover the cost of replacing it (or parts of it). You will, however, have to pay a fixed amount known as an excess (see Excess Charge for amounts).

Also known as: Theft Protection (TP).

 

Excess Charge

The excess charge amounts below apply to Vehicle Damage Cover and Vehicle Theft Cover - Budget reserve the right to pre-authorise an amount equal to the excess on your credit card.

At the time of rental you will have the option to purchase our Excess Reduction product, which lowers the excess amount you are liable for to ZERO, affording you complete peace of mind.

Excess charge amount by car group:

Economy 2 Door
Compact 4 Door
Fun Compact 4 Door
Intermediate 4 Door
GBP £1000
Infiniti Q30
Full Size 4 Door
Compact Automatic 4 Door
Intermediate Automatic 4 Door
GBP £1150
Station Wagon
Mercedes B-Class
GBP £1200
Mercedes C-Class
7 Seater People Carrier
GBP £1250

 

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.

Excess Reduction

Excess Reduction provides peace of mind. The excess charge amounts that apply to Vehicle Damage Cover and Vehicle Theft Cover are reduced to zero, eliminating any financial liability in the event of vehicle theft or damage (excluding windscreen).

Excess Reduction pricing by car group:

Economy 2 Door
Compact 4 Door
Fun Compact 4 Door
Intermediate 4 Door
GBP £15.60 per day
Infiniti Q30
Full Size 4 Door
Compact Automatic 4 Door
Intermediate Automatic 4 Door
GBP £18 per day
Station Wagon GBP £21.60 per day
Mercedes B-Class GBP £24 per day
7 Seater People Carrier
Mercedes C-Class
GBP £30 per day

Windscreen Cover

By taking Windscreen Cover, the excess payable on front windscreen damage is reduced to ZERO, removing all liability for any damage caused to the vehicle's windscreen glass.
Price: GBP £2.50 per day

Roadside Assistance Plus

You get extra peace of mind when you add Roadside Assistance Plus to your rental. You're instantly covered for common problems like flat batteries, locked-in keys, flat tyres or running out of fuel - and you don't pay any call out charges.
Price: GBP £3 per day

Personal Accident Insurance

Available for purchase at the rental station upon pickup Personal Accident Insurance provides extensive benefits in case of injury / death.
Price: GBP £6.75 per day.

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Cross Border Driving

If you wish to drive the car into the Republic of Ireland your rental will be subject to a cross border coverage fee of GBP £23. Budget cars may not be taken outside the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

 

Unlimited Mileage

Budget have no mileage restrictions.

 

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