European Breakdown Cover

Driving in Europe? No worries.

We give you access to over 40,000 trusted garages in 44 countries across the Continent – so all you have to do is relax.

Single-trip cover

For a one-off trip to Europe

from £8 for your trip

Choose our European Breakdown Cover for complete roadside reassurance – only the AA gives you unique access to over 40,000 quality-assured garages in 44 countries across Europe.

If you're making a one-off trip to Europe that's under 25 days long, consider single-trip cover:

Features:
  • cover for 1 trip, in 1 vehicle
  • up to 8 people including the driver
  • 1 claim limit for your trip
  • towing not included

Annual cover

Multi-trip policy that covers you for unlimited driving trips to Europe

from £96 for the year

Choose our European Breakdown Cover for complete roadside reassurance – only the AA gives you unique access to over 40,000 quality-assured garages in 44 countries across Europe.

If you plan to drive to Europe several times within a 12-month period, our annual cover is probably better value for you:

FEATURES:
  • cover for unlimited trips (up to 90 days each), in 1 vehicle
  • up to 8 people including the driver
  • claim up to 3 times in your policy year
  • towing (trailer or caravan) included at no extra charge

Looking for breakdown cover in France, Ireland or anywhere else on the Continent? Our cover doesn't just start and stop in Europe. We’ll cover you from the moment you leave home, to the moment you get back.

And you’re in safe hands – our full cover is 5-star rated by Defaqto, so you can trust us to look after you, your passengers and your vehicle.1

  • Our 24/7 English-speaking helpline and team of multilingual operators mean there’s no need to reach for the phrasebook.
  • We cover vehicles of any age – from motorhomes and minibuses, to motorbikes and classic cars.
  • We won’t leave you stranded. Our full cover gives you alternative accommodation and travel arrangements, recovery of your vehicle back to the UK, and up to £50,000 in legal costs.
"I have to say that the service given by your staff in France was exceptional, and very reassuring… at all times your staff were helpful and informative, extremely polite and on the ball."
Mr Ventin

Exclam800black2 Broken down in Europe?

If you already have European cover, call 24/7 on 00 800 8877 6655

If you already have European cover, call 24/7 on 00 800 8877 6655

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Did you know?

We come to the rescue of over 4,000 drivers in Europe a year2

On average, we save our customers more than £500 in repair and recovery costs3

What levels of cover can I choose?

Choose the cover that best suits your needs – from our no-frills cover for short breaks, to comprehensive cover that gives you an unlimited claim limit.

 

Short break cover
  • Basic cover for trips up to 5 days long
  • £300 total claim limit
  • Roadside assistance only
  • Option to add Parts and Labour to your policy – get help with garage and repair bills, up to £300

Lite cover
  • Basic cover for trips for than 5 days long
  • £1,200 total claim limit (per trip with annual cover)
  • Up to £300 for roadside assistance
  • Up to £400 for alternative travel or up to £400 for emergency hotel costs
  • Cost of getting you and your vehicle home
  • Option to add Parts and Labour to your policy – get help with garage and repair bills, up to £500 per claim (you can claim up to 3 times in your policy year with annual cover)

Full cover
  • Defaqto 5-star rated cover
  • Unlimited overall claim limit (per trip with annual cover)
  • Full roadside assistance
  • Up to £1,500 for alternative travel and up to £500 for emergency hotel costs
  • We’ll help you reach your destination or get you and your car back home
  • Hire car before, during and after your trip to keep you on the move
  • Option to add Parts and Labour to your policy – get help with garage and repair bills, up to £500 (you can claim up to 3 times in your policy year with annual cover)
How many countries do you cover in Europe?
We believe that you shouldn’t have to pay for extensive cover across Europe if you’re only making a quick hop across the channel to France or the Low Countries, or nipping across the Irish sea.

But, if you’re planning a pan-European road trip, you’ll be reassured to know that we’ll be on hand to help you out in almost any country on the Continent.

That’s why we give you the option to choose from 3 European zones:

Zone 1: France, Ireland and the Low Countries (8 countries)
Andorra, Belgium, Channel Islands, France, Germany, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland

Zone 2: Western Europe (17 countries)
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Channel Islands, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, San Marino, Spain (exc. Ceuto & Melilla), Switzerland, Vatican City

Zone 3: The EU and beyond (37 countries)
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Isle of Man, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey in Europe (plus Uskudar), Ukraine

All zones (44 countries)
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Isle of Man, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mediterranean islands (European), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (exc. Ceuto & Melilla), Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey in Europe (plus Uskudar), Ukraine, Vatican City
Can I buy other types of European breakdown cover?

Our standard single-trip and annual cover can be bought online and are suitable for most trips to Europe. However, we also offer European breakdown cover for other situations.

These policies can’t be bought online – so, if you need cover for any of the following, give us a call to buy cover over the phone:

0800 072 3279
  • Any single-trip cover when towing: we charge a small supplement if you’re towing on a single-trip policy
  • Single-trip group cover: cover for 1 trip, 1 vehicle, and 9-15 people
  • One-way cover/group cover: outbound cover if you're flying back to the UK or returning with your vehicle after 31 days
  • Annual long stay: unlimited trips abroad (max trip length 350 days)
  • Annual joint cover: multi-trip cover that lets you and your partner travel independently in the same vehicle
Good to know

1 Defaqto is an independent, financial research company that specialises in rating, comparing and analysing financial products. Our Full European Breakdown Cover has been awarded a Defaqto 5-star rating.
2 Total Benefit Spend Report Jan – Dec 2014. 
3 Division of total number of cases (European breakdown cover cases by country 2014) by total 2014 expenditure.


AA European Breakdown Cover is arranged by Automobile Association Insurance Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). You can check their register or call the FCA on 0800 111 6768.

Registered office: Fanum House, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4EA. Registered in England and Wales number 2414212.

Broken down in Europe?

00 800 8877 6655

If you're having difficulty accessing this number on your network, please use the following alternatives:

  • French landlines – 0825 098 876 or 0472 171 200
  • UK mobiles or other EU countries –
    00 3382 509 8876 or 00 3347 217 1200

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0800 072 3279

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