European Breakdown

No one covers you better, from just £9

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Comparisons based on the top cover levels from the AA and Green Flag. Price for 1 day Comprehensive Plus cover for up to 9 people travelling in a 1 year old vehicle in France.

European Breakdown Cover

Wherever you end up on holiday, we’ve got you covered. Our NEW 5 Star Comprehensive Plus European Breakdown Cover is the most comprehensive cover you can get^. We'll fix you at the roadside or tow you to the nearest garage.

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Defaqto 5 Star Comprehensive Plus cover

We'll fix you at the roadside or tow you to the nearest garage

Unlike other major providers, we've got flexible options to suit you - single trip and annual policies for vehicles of any age, including classic cars, and we provide cover if you're towing. Get instant cover online today or if you need any help you can call our dedicated team on 0330 332 8302.
 

Our cover levels

Standard

From £6*

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  • Up to £1,250 roadside assistance in Europe
  • We’ll pay up to £150 garage labour costs
  • Up to £400 accomodation expenses and up to £400 to continue your journey
  • Up to £500 to get your vehicle back to the UK
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Comprehensive

From £7*

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  • Unlimited roadside assistance in Europe
  • We’ll pay up to £150 garage labour costs
  • Up to £500 accommodation expenses and up to £1,500 to continue your journey
  • We’ll pay up to the market value of your vehicle to get it back to the UK
  • UK roadside assistance up to the value of £300, 48 hours before your departure date
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- NEW -
Comprehensive Plus

From £9*

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  • Unlimited roadside assistance in Europe
  • We’ll pay up to £1,000 garage labour costs
  • Up to £1,200 accommodation expenses and up to £3,000 to continue your journey
  • We’ll pay to get your vehicle back to the UK if it can’t be fixed
  • Unlimited UK roadside assistance, 7 days before your departure date
  • Replacement tickets if you miss your pre-booked train or ferry^^
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What does RAC offer that the AA and Green flag don't?2 Find out more.

RAC Comprehensive Plus      AA Green Flag
Has a Defaqto 5 Star rating Yes Yes No
Garage labour costs included2 £1,000 £0 £0
Emergency roadside repair or towing costs to the nearest garage2 Unlimited Unlimited £250
UK hire car whilst awaiting repatriation2 7 days Up to 2 days Up to 7 days (max £75)

Whether you're popping to Paris or setting off for a two-week stay in Spain, we have flexible cover options to suit you

  

Find out what the RAC offers that the AA and Green Flag don't

  

Read the praise we have received from our customers regarding our European Breakdown Cover

  

We have been helping motorists in Europe for over 100 years so we know how stressful it can be when your car breaks down

  

We cover 48 countries across Europe, all of which are split into regional zones so you only pay for cover relevant to your journey

  

For more information about our European Breakdown Cover, refer to our Cover and Policy booklet

  

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European driving and travel advice

Both our breakdown cover and advice is comprehensive: select your destination and read through the tailored motoring information and advice on offer

  

Route Planner has been designed to make it easier for you to plan routes, get traffic updates and work out your travel mileage

  

Read our advice to motorists about Operation Stack - the procedure deployed by Kent Police in response to the cross-channel ferry delays

  

Take advantage of our European Breakdown Cover and explore Europe, and the unrivalled landscapes, by car

  

France is a popular summer holiday destination, aided by regular ferry and channel tunnel crossings, so find out more about the best drives in France

  

Germany is renowned for its dedication to the automobile industry so browse some of the best named routes to get inspiration for your next trip

  
Places to visit

Enjoy the coastlines and explore the depths of the French Riviera, the Amalfi Coast or the Costa Brava

  

For a peaceful and scenic holiday in Europe, read through our guide to some of the most beautiful lakes across the continent

  

Fishing is a great activity for enthusiasts and novice families alike all wishing to enjoy the outdoors of their holidays

  

Theme parks are a great way of entertaining the family on holiday. We have provided a list of some of the best across Europe for your vacation

  

Visiting zoos is an all-time family favourite, we think that the best ones are the oldest so read our guide to learn where our favourites are located

  

Christmas markets are the epitome of the festive season and Europe hosts the very best, for example Bruges, Brussels and Vienna

  

What our members are saying

I didn’t realise how exceptional the RAC is. Unbelievably there was a breakdown truck with us within 50 minutes and he diagnosed a flat battery… or as the French say “Il est mort!”

Edmund and Fiona Collins

I have repeated this many times in the last week to people I have talked with, the RAC European breakdown cover was nothing short of first rate. That is the kind of service that you hope you will get, and are delighted when you get it.

Mr Carter

From both my wife and myself can we say how happy we were with this service and a special thank you to Lola and Selina in France who gave great service.

Mr & Mrs Butler

In a world which, at times, seems to be constantly complaining about poor service from organisations, I am moved to praise the ‘excellent’ service I have received lately from your European Breakdown service.

Malcolm K Payne

I’m aware that Opteven is a separate business, but this was not obvious during my dealings with the team – it was a ‘one RAC’ experience. And a world-class experience at that. I’m now telling everyone I know to sign up with the RAC!

Alan

I will remain a customer of the RAC and furthermore I will be informing the many people I am in contact with that your organisation is easily the best I have been a member of and that they should join immediately.

Mr Wyness

5 Star Breakdown Cover

RAC Comprehensive European Breakdown Cover has been awarded a 5 star rating by Defaqto.

Full terms and conditions apply.

Maximum benefits payable under the policy - please read the terms and conditions policy booklet for details. Additional cover available in some areas upon payment of an additional premium.

* Price for 1 day cover for up to 9 people travelling in a 1 year old vehicle in France.

^ Comparisons based on the top cover levels from the AA and Green Flag. View our European Breakdown Cover comparison table for full details.

^^ Up to 3 missed connections, if the delay is caused by a breakdown

Breakdown cover provided by RAC Motoring Services (Registered No 01424399) and RAC Insurance Ltd (Registered No 2355834). Registered in England; Registered Offices: RAC House, Brockhurst Crescent, Walsall WS5 4AW. Arranged, sold and administered by RAC Motoring Services who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in respect of insurance mediation activities only. RAC Insurance Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

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