Car Hire at Belfast International Airport

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Belfast International Airport, Belfast, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Belfast International Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drivalia
£13.52 per day
Belfast International Airport
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or comparable
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£16.32 per day
Belfast International Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
National
£21.11 per day
Belfast International Airport
Intermediate SUV
Nissan Qashqai or comparable
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£31.21 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Belfast International Airport
Standard
Skoda Octavia or comparable
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
£36.61 per day
Belfast International Airport
Intermediate Elite Crossover
Volkswagen T-Roc or comparable
Volkswagen T-Roc
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£37.20 per day
Belfast International Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
£68.31 per day
Belfast International Airport
Full-size
Volkswagen Arteon or comparable
Volkswagen Arteon
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Drivalia
£32.61 per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 08:43 on 2024-07-13.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+44
Average car hire price
£32 per day
Average car hire length
4 days
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
96 - 112 km/h or 60 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Score
9.0 / 10
Average petrol price
£1.53 per litre or £5.79 per gallon
Lowest petrol price
£1.41 per litre or £5.34 per gallon
Highest petrol price
£1.79 per litre or £6.78 per gallon
Belfast International Airport

Airport travel guide

The capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast has long shed its image as a place of unrest and chaos. A thriving place with plenty to see and do, the city can serve both as a great weekend getaway and as a hub for exploring the rest of Northern Ireland. Here are three of the most interesting destinations in and around Belfast:

  • Ulster Museum. Named after the northern region of Ireland, this extensive museum is one of the best places to learn about the history of the city and the region. Surprisingly varied, it has exhibitions on everything from Prehistoric Ireland and ethnography to tropical wildlife and fine art. Located on the western shore of the River Lagan, the museum is easy to reach from anywhere in the city.
  • Titanic Museum. Located in an impressive contemporary building, the Titanic Museum opened in 2012, exactly 100 years after the sea liner of the same name sank in the Atlantic Ocean. Although the RMS Titanic took off from Southampton in England, the ship was actually built in Belfast. The museum does not omit this dark chapter in the city’s history, and there are exhibitions dedicated to the tragedy. Other rooms of the museum tell the history of Belfast and the long-standing tradition of seafaring in Northern Ireland.
  • Giant’s Causeway. An impressive rock formation near the northernmost point of Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway is one of the most popular destinations for day trips from the capital. The stunning basalt columns came to be in a volcanic eruption millions of years ago, but many locals prefer the Irish legend which claims that the creation of the causeway was the deed of the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill. Located about 95 km (60 miles) north of Belfast, the Giant’s Causeway can be reached in about one hour by car.

Top international routes

  • Alicante
  • Malaga
  • Palma de Mallorca
  • Faro
  • Tenerife-South
  • Amsterdam

Main airlines

easyJet, Jet2.com, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, and TUI Airways

Terminals

The single airport terminal serves all domestic and international flights.

Location

Belfast International Airport is about 21 km (13 mi) northwest of downtown Belfast. Motorways A57, M2, and A12 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city. Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, is just 180 km (112 mi) from Belfast International Airport.

Most popular types of hire car

  • Station wagons - starting at £29 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £18 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £15 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £157 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £34 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £14 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £17 per day

Car hire desks

Most are located in the arrivals hall.

Services and facilities

You’ll find coffee shops, bars, and full-service restaurants. Food Village is located post-security and hosts many fast food restaurants. There are many shops, including newsstands, a bookstore, and duty-free outlets for passengers leaving the EU. Belfast International Airport also has ATMs, two currency exchanges, a pharmacy, baby changing facilities, a children’s play room, a contemplation room, and an observation deck. The airport facilities are well equipped for travelers with reduced mobility, and there are porters ready to assist with baggage. Some airport staff are trained in basic sign language. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest petrol station

Emo Express petrol station, located at Airport Road, Aldergrove, Crumlin BT29 4ZR, can be reached in about three minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other petrol stations near the airport and on the way to Belfast.

Popular one-way hires

  • Dublin (180 km / 112 mi)
  • Edinburgh (301 km / 187 mi)
  • Galway (380 km / 236 mi)
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Airport information

Score
7.4
  • Getting to the airport 8.1
  • Check-in and departures 8.5
  • Facilities and services 7.1
  • Wi-Fi 6.9
  • Dining and car hire services 7.0
  • Lounge 7.0

Belfast International Airport (BFS)

  • IATA: BFS
  • ICAO: EGAA
  • Name: Belfast International Airport (BFS)
  • Distance from the city centre: 13 miles / 21 km

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In which month is car hire at Belfast International Airport the most affordable?

Prices for hiring a car at Belfast International Airport fluctuate depending on the time of year. This table and graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day at Belfast International Airport
£16.87
January
£15.65
February
£25.33
March
£30.53
April
£25.50
May
£27.52
June
£37.77
July
£48.13
August
£33.05
September
£26.02
October
£21.97
November
£32.93
December
The best month to hire a car at Belfast International Airport is February — when the average price for a hire is £15.65 per day. This is 45% less than the yearly average and 67% less than hiring a car in August (when the average price is £48.13 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

For how long do most travellers hire cars for at Belfast International Airport?

How long travellers keep their hire cars depends on the time of year: in March, the average hire length is 7 days, while in January, it is only 4 days.
Average number of hire days at Belfast International Airport
4
January
4
February
7
March
4
April
4
May
4
June
5
July
5
August
4
September
4
October
4
November
5
December

What time of year sees the highest demand for car hire at Belfast International Airport?

Given the number of users searching for a car at Belfast International Airport, there is a higher probability of travellers hiring a car in May in comparison to hiring a car in in February.
Monthly searches at Belfast International Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
119%
January
58%
February
83%
March
117%
April
138%
May
88%
June
79%
July
110%
August
102%
September
116%
October
94%
November
97%
December

Car hire information

Popular suppliers Drivalia, Alamo, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, People Carriers
Lowest price £14 per day
Cheapest supplier Drivalia

Most popular car models of suppliers

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Drivalia Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Drivalia Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Drivalia Renault Captur 5 2 Medium cars
Avis Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Hertz Kia Picanto 3 1 Small cars
Hertz Vauxhall Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Avis Vauxhall Corsa 5 2 Small cars
Alamo Vauxhall Corsa 3 1 Small cars

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

United Kingdom
Vauxhall Astra
22 June 2024
only stayed in ireland for 3 nights. day 1 we picked up the hire car from belfast international to go to luxury town house accommodation (recommend) and walked in to city centre. Up early to go to cushendun beach and caves and then onto carrick a rede rope bridge( a must for the scenery and the adrenaline rush )then onto giant causeway hotel,stayed there as it is only half hour walk away and went went first thing in the morning when we were the only people there.(when we arrived there were coach loads and so many tourists, so busy you wouldn't be able to appreciate the beauty. Then back to belfast to cordia service apartments (recommend) to then visit the titanic museum. another must see and then to sample more of the delicious guinness which isn't are normal tipple but is so yummy in ireland
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
29 April 2024
Only drove it to my destination and back . . .
United Kingdom
Renault Captur
18 April 2024
Belfast and the north coast is amazing.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
7 April 2024
Went to Mount Stewart and the Peace Maze in the south. Visited family and friends and went for dinners. Mckay’s Farm Restaurant, French Village, knotts, and many others that I have forgotten the names of. Lovely places to eat and catch up with friends.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
7 February 2024
Great family visit. We like Northern Ireland more every time.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
4 February 2024
I was visiting my granny in hospital, so it was a trip for pleasure. But I’m from NI so lots of great things on offer
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
2 November 2023
Visited the walled city of Londonderry
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
16 October 2023
Nieces wedding
United Kingdom
Vauxhall Corsa
15 August 2023
Giants Causeway was incredible with spectacular views. Carrickfergus is a great little town with everything you need with the addition of a castle and the view across the bay. Gobbins walk is a must when visiting Northern Ireland, not as strenuous as advertised but an amazing experience.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
4 March 2022
Travelled along coastal route around Ballycastle to Portrush. Scenery stunning whatever the weather.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest-rated company
Enterprise
8.7 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
SIXT
7.1 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
16
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
£32.11
Lowest daily price
£13.52
Total cars available
280

Top 12 suppliers at Belfast International Airport in 2024

Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.7 / 17 reviews
+4402890097777
Belfast International Airport, Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB
£23 - £138
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.4 / 20 reviews
+4402894451940
Belfast International Airport, Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB
£16 - £81
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.3 / 13 reviews
+4402894422533
Belfast International Airport, Terminal, Belfast, Crumlin BT29 4AA
£23 - £60
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:30
Sun:07:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.2 / 11 reviews
+4402894452642
Belfast International Airport, Belfast, BT29 4ZY
£22 - £37
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:45
Tue:07:00-23:45
Wed:07:00-23:45
Thu:07:00-23:45
Fri:07:00-23:45
Sat:07:00-23:45
Sun:07:00-23:45
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.1 / 2 reviews
+4403713843426
ARRIVALS HALL
£37 - £54
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sun:14:00-21:30
National
National
Very good 8 / 3 reviews
+4402894451940
Belfast International Airport, Arrivals Hall, Belfast BT29 4ZY
£20 - £81
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.9 / 2 reviews
+4403713843426
BELFAST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ARRIVALS HALL
£29 - £54
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sun:14:00-21:30
Drivalia
Drivalia
Good 7.7 / 83 reviews
+4402892448755
Drivalia Car Hire, Karl Business Park, 92 Old Ballyrobin Rd, Antrim BT41 4TJ
£14 - £177
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7
02894422533
Terminal Bldg
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:30
Sun:07:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Good 7.6
+442894423332
Belfast International Airport, Belfast, BT29 4ZY
£37
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:45
Tue:07:00-23:45
Wed:07:00-23:45
Thu:07:00-23:45
Fri:07:00-23:45
Sat:07:00-23:45
Sun:07:00-23:45
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.2
+443713843426
Arrivals, Aldergrove, Crumlin BT29 4DW
£50 - £85
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:30-15:30
Sun:14:00-21:30
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.1 / 63 reviews
+443300022666
181 Airport Rd, Belfast, Crumlin BT29 4DW
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:30
Tue:07:00-21:30
Wed:07:00-21:30
Thu:07:00-21:30
Fri:07:00-21:30
Sat:07:00-21:30
Sun:07:00-21:30
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