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Car Hire from Derry Airport

Car Hire at Derry Airport

This information is correct as of May 2015

Whether want to spend time with Giants near Derry or explore the streets and sounds of Belfast, you can find the best car hire at Derry Airport with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Derry Airport

There are three car hire companies with desks at Derry Airport: Avis, Hertz and Europecar. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near Derry Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

There is a petrol station located just 4 minutes by car from Derry Airport. The Maxol Service Station is on Clooney Road. Leave the airport and head west onto the A2 road. Take the second exit at the roundabout, then the third exit at the next two roundabouts and the petrol station will be visible on the right hand side.

Driving around Derry Airport

Derry Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The A2 links the Derry to the airport, while the M2 connects the airport to Belfast via the scenic Antrim Coast. Dublin is easy to reach from Derry Airport via the M1 motorway.

Getting to your destination

We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Derry Airport.

Giant’s Causeway

Created over 60 million years ago, this spectacular natural wonder was created by a volcanic eruption. Experience the windswept Irish coast in all her glory; there are plenty of cosy cafes and B&Bs to warm up in nearby.

It is a 50 minute drive from Derry Airport to the Giant’s Causeway. Heading west on Clooney Road, continue towards Lamavady, taking the A2, then the A37 towards Coleraine and finally the A39 towards Moyle. The causeway is signposted. There is no charge for visiting but parking is charged (approximately £6*). You can park nearby on the road verge for free if it is safe to do so.

Belfast

Through its painful past, Belfast has emerged as a hedonistic, art loving ad cultural city. Great pubs,, bars, restaurants and live music rock the nights while by day the elegant Victorian architecture and glittering Titanic Quarter are just two of its fine attractions. It takes just one and a half hours to reach Belfast from Derry Airport. Head west on Clooney Road/the A2 and travel towards the A6. Follow the A6 until it becomes the M22 where Belfast is the signposted. Take junction 1A for the A12 to Belfast, following signs to the city centre.

Derry/Londonderry

On the banks of the River Foyle, Derry is famous for the Bogside Murals but with the building of the ‘Peace Bridge’ came new claims to fame; a great live music scene, warm, friendly locals and17th century architecture. Check out our guide on things to do in Alicante to learn more.

It takes just 15 minutes to reach Derry from the airport. Take the A2 from the airport, following signs for Londonderry. At Caw Roundabout, take the second exit and stay on the A2 before turning left onto Glendermott Road (A6) and finally left into Bonds Street. There are approximately 29 car parks in Derry that offer all day parking for a fee. On street parking is also available and is charged from 8am to 6.30pm. This can be paid for by cash at the roadside machine or by mobile phone. The price varies depending on the area you park in. Some hotels in Derry have car parking; usually this costs extra.

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