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    Car hire from Derry Airport - Find your perfect rental

    Begin your travels in Northern Ireland with a car hire from Derry Airport. After Belfast Airport, it is the second largest airbase in the country and it services the north-east of Northern Ireland. Auto Europe offers a vast selection of rental vehicles and is there for you seven days a week. For total peace of mind, please read the comments posted by some of Auto Europe's previous customers on our Londonderry car hire reviews page.

    Airport Information

    The airport began operating as a military base during WW2. Subsequently, in 1960s, Emerald Airways operated a service to Glasgow. Nowadays, the airport services travellers flying to Glasgow, London Stansted, and Liverpool. There are also seasonal charter flights to Palma de Mallorca.

    City of Derry Airport (LDY)
    Official name: City of Derry Airport, also known as Eglington Airport.
    Address: Airport Road, Eglinton, Co. Derry, BT47 3GY, UK.
    Location: The airport is situated eight miles northeast from the city centre of Derry.
    Airlines operating at the Airport: bmi regional, Ryanair, and charter companies.


    The airport consists of a small terminal building with departures and arrivals on the one level.

    Car Hire Pick-up and Drop-off

    Car rental desks are located to the right-hand side of the terminal entrance. Have your voucher, driving licence, DVLA code, and the driver's credit card ready to pick up your car hire from Derry Airport. Take a look at the car and mark any pre-existing damage on the pick-up report. Remember to return the vehicle according to the fuel policy stated on your rental agreement.

    Car hire desks operating hours

    Company Opening Hours
    Europcar Monday to Friday 8am-6pm
    Saturday 7am-1pm
    Sunday 12:30pm-8:30pm
    Firefly Monday to Thursday 7am-5pm
    Friday 7am-6pm
    Satudray 7am-12pm
    Sunday 11am-9pm
    Hertz Monday to Thursday 7am-5pm
    Friday 7am-6pm
    Satudray 7am-12pm
    Sunday 11am-9pm
    Interrent Monday to Friday 7:30am-6pm
    Saturday 8am-1pm
    Sunday 1pm-5pm
    Keddy Monday to Friday 8am-6pm
    Saturday 7am-1pm
    Sunday 1pm-8:45pm

    Airport Facilities

    The airport offers its visitors a range of facilities, such as: shopping opportunities, a traveller lounge, eateries, and money exchange.

    Transportation/How to Get to the Airport

    The airport can be reached via the A2 road, taking approximately a 15-minute drive from the city centre. There is also a bus service 144 to the airport, which takes about 40 minutes to arrive at the terminal. Taxi stands are situated in front of the terminal building. If you are travelling by car, please familiarise yourself with local driving regulations.

    Parking Tips

    A car park is sited at City of Derry Airport, in front of the terminal building, within a short walking distance. It offers both long and short stay rates to suit all passenger needs.

    Parking in the city of Derry is charged, in addition to off-street parking and car parks. Please pay attention to parking signs and do not forget to collect your parking ticket.

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    City of Derry Airport