RAC European Breakdown Cover

Compare RAC European breakdown cover

If you’re thinking of driving elsewhere in Europe than the United Kingdom you may want to consider a breakdown insurance policy that includes cover continental Europe, you can use the comparison table below to view a range of breakdown cover providers and click the links to get quotes:

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ProviderOnline DiscountCover FeaturesSpecial Offers 
n/aCover from £25. (10% of customers achieve these prices online)

50% off your AA or RAC renewal quote. For vehicles 10 years & under on our closest equivalent UK vehicle cover. Underwritten by U K Insurance Limited

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n/aPersonal cover from £8 per month

Don’t let a breakdown spoil your summer – Join now and get FREE Onward Travel and FREE Key Replace. New customers. Selected cover levels. T&Cs; apply. 4 out of 5 breakdowns fixed at the roadside. We'll fix you and get you on your way on average in just 30 minutes, 92% of members recommend the RAC. Rated 4 out of 5 stars on Trustpilot, making RAC the most trusted breakdown provider

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n/aNo matter the vehicle type or age you can rest assured you are in safe hands with one of the UK’s leading specialistsAny vehicle covered, any age. With our Full UK cover you are covered in every eventuality, from assistance at the roadside and your home address, through to overnight accommodation, hire car and onward travel should you vehicle not be immediately repairable.Get Quotes >
n/aGet 24 hour roadside recovery assistance from £39

Enjoy free At Home cover. New customers buying AA Breakdown Cover with National Recovery can add At Home cover at no extra cost. T&C;'s apply*

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n/aAverage response time 36 minutes - fastest cover in the country. Cover from £11.99. 5 Star rating from independent customer review agency Review Centre. Cover available for cars, vans, motorbikes & fleets

Unlimited Callouts per year No excess or callout charges, vehicle Home Start available, up to 1 hour Roadside Assistance, 75% of breakdowns repaired at roadside, covers the driver and up to 7 passengers, European Cover also available

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n/aCover from just £17.90

Half price MOT.

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* New customers buying any combination of National Recovery, At Home and Onward Travel options with breakdown membership and paying on an annual continuous basis will get an M&S or Amazon.co.uk Gift gift card worth up to £50. To qualify, you’ll need to buy breakdown membership with at least 1 option (National Recovery, At Home and/or Onward Travel). The value of the gift gift card will depend on the number of options added to your cover - £20 gift gift card when adding 1 option, £30 gift gift card when adding 2 options, £50 gift gift card when adding 3 options.

RAC European breakdown cover

RAC European breakdown cover is available as a standalone product where you can select cover for a single trip or annual cover if you are planning on making multiple trips to continental Europe within the same year. You also have the option of adding European cover to an RAC UK breakdown policy.



RAC European breakdown cover is available at three different levels:



Short trip cover

A policy for single trips only that last for between one and five days, which offers you up to £300 worth of roadside assistance in Europe, you also get an urgent message relay service.



Standard Cover

Standard cover is available for annual or single trip coverage. Lasting up to 90 days for an annual policy or 180 days for single trip cover, you also get additional cover for roadside assistance as well as expenses for additional accommodation, legal care and a range of other benefits.



5 Star Comprehensive cover

The 5 star option gives you all of the benefits of the previous packages along with some extra features such as a UK hire car whilst waiting repatriation and collection of a vehicle left abroad for repair to an unlimited amount.


The RAC breaks down its European cover in three zones, so you only need to pay for cover for countries you are planning on visiting, In addition to the countries listed as being covered for a zone it will provide cover for countries listed in the previous zone, so Zone 2 will also include cover for all Zone 1 countries but not any of the countries covered in Zone 3.



The RAC’s European contact centre has up to 18 languages spoken in order to help translate with service providers that do not speak English.



Finding European breakdown cover:


When looking for cover for driving in continental Europe you will find that it is can be purchased as a standalone product or inclusive of a UK breakdown policy, depending on how often you drive on the continent and for how long for, will affect if it is more economical to purchase it for  a trip or to have it included on an annual policy.


There are many providers of EU breakdown cover so shopping around before you take out a policy is a good idea to try and find the best deal on a level of cover that fits your needs.