Compare Short Term European Car Insurance

Compare cheap European car insurance short term quotes from the best UK temporary European car insurance companies & get short term holiday car insurance cover in minutes. Our European short term car insurance comparison helps you to find the best Europe car insurance short term cover for the cheapest price so car insurance for Europe doesn't drive up the cost of your holiday.
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insuredaily.co.uk
 
Short Term Car Insurance
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£250
Tempcover.com
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28
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£250
insure4aday.co.uk
 
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28
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£250
AA
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28
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£250
Aviva
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28
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Endsleigh
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1 day
28
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£250
dayinsure.com
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1 day
28
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£250
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How to Find the Best Short Term European Car Insurance

If you are going on a trip to the continent, taking a car may well be the most convenient and cost-effective option for you to consider.

How to Find the Best Short Term European Car Insurance

But whilst you might be wondering what it's like to drive in another country, don't forget to arrange holiday car insurance to cover you whilst you're overseas.

This could be your all-important against the consequences of an accident overseas - the cost of which can rapidly spiral beyond the same accident in the UK.

Arranging cheap European car insurance may sound straightforward but there's a long list of different things to consider. We run through some of the most important factors to take into account when you are looking for short term car insurance for Europe.

When does temporary car insurance to Europe not cover Europe?

Before you start to compare European car insurance cover, you will first need to check the countries you intend travelling through or to.

This may sound like a simple check to carry out, but in some cases not all European countries will be included in cheap temporary European car insurance. Typically this means countries outside the EU while some providers cover some non-EU countries but not others. It's therefore essential to check what the individual terms say.

Temporary car insurance in Europe isn't strictly always a necessity as if you are travelling to some countries – again, mainly EU nations. On some policies, providing you are insured in your home country you will also be covered whilst overseas. 

However, it isn't recommended to rely on this as your sole means of insurance as the level of cover will not be the same as in the UK. In some cases, your protection will be reduced to less than third party only so it's usually recommended to take out short term car insurance with European cover to ensure you are properly protected.

What to look for when carrying out a short term European car insurance comparison

In the vast majority of cases, you will want to have fully comprehensive car insurance for Europe. However, this isn't always on offer so make sure you double check what type of cover is being provided for the premium. If a quote seems particularly cheap for short term car insurance European cover, it may be that you are only being charged for third party protection only.

In many cases one week European car insurance will be sufficient for your needs, or at the most, two weeks. If you are going for a bit longer, it is usually possible to find car insurance for travelling around Europe for up to 28 days.

No claims discount is another useful benefit for European single trip car insurance. You will be driving in a different country and the roads will be unfamiliar so whilst there's every chance the trip will be uneventful, there is an increased risk of having an accident. Having protected no claims discount on your European car insurance single trip cover means that if the worst does happen, you won't end up paying for it when you are back home.

Finally, if you are making a single trip car insurance European cover can be a very economical way to make sure you are protected whilst overseas. However, if you will be travelling overseas more regularly, Europe car insurance short term cover could well work out more expensive. Make sure you consider how many trips you are likely to make overseas in any one year before deciding which type of cover is the most suitable for your needs.

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Alternative Car Insurance Policies

You may want to compare the above car insurance policies with the following.

Roland Smith Narpo Gold (Comprehensive)

  • Take advantage of maximum hotel expenses of 250.
  • Roland Smith offers personal belongings protection of 200.
  • 0 windscreen replacement excess is offered.
  • Pay default fee of 0.0 is available with Narpo Gold (Comprehensive).

Roland Smith Narpo Silver (Third Party, Fire & Theft)

  • You can get 100 theft XS.
  • Maximum security discount of 8% is available with the car insurance policy.
  • Payment default fee of 0.0 is available with Narpo Silver (Third Party, Fire & Theft).
  • Total loss motorcar period of 14 is offered with Narpo Silver (Third Party, Fire & Theft).
  • New customers benefit from limitless manufacturer audio insurance from the Narpo Silver (Third Party, Fire & Theft).
  • Non-manufacturer audio insurance of 750 is available.

Chaucer Direct Car Insurance (Third Party, Fire & Theft)

  • 0 inexprienced driver excess is offered with this car insurance policy.
  • The car insurance policy offers a non manufacturer sat nav protection of 500.
  • New customers get non-manufacturer audio benefit of 500.
  • 0 additional excess for drivers aged 21 - 24.

Honda Happiness Insurance (Third Party, Fire & Theft)

  • You enjoy 0 duplicate documents fee from Honda.
  • Inexprienced driver XS of 0 is available.
  • 20,000,000 third party property.
  • Renewal fee of 0 is offered.
  • 150 theft excess is offered with the car insurance policy.

Octagon Insurance Company Ltd Economy Car Insurance (Comprehensive)

  • Applied multiple vehicle excess is offered.
  • You get applied total loss XS from Octagon Insurance Company Ltd.
  • 250 accidental damage excess is offered.
  • Octagon Insurance Company Ltd offers setup fee of 0.
  • Economy Car Insurance (Comprehensive) offers an additional excess for drivers aged 21 - 24 of 250.

John Lewis Insurance Car Insurance (Comprehensive)

  • Get cost rescue cover.
  • Get maximum european cover included as standard of 90 days.
  • John Lewis Insurance gives accidental damage excess of 150.
  • Windscreen replacement excess of 60 is available from John Lewis Insurance.
  • The John Lewis Insurance Car Insurance (Comprehensive) has a 0 setup fee.
  • Customers get aria assistance rescue provider.

Allianz Your Cover Car Insurance (Comprehensive)

  • This car insurance policy has a guaranteed guaranteed courtesy motorcar.
  • A repairer courtesy car provider is available.
  • 20,000,000 third party property.
  • Get maximum european cover included as standard of 90 days.
  • Non-approved windscreen repair protection of 250 is offered with the car insurance policy.
  • Get inexprienced driver XS of 250.