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Car Hire at Belfast International Airport

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

Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 5.94 / per day
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Economy
VW Polo or comparable
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 11.11 / per day
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Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 38.28 / per day
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Intermediate
Ford Kuga or comparable
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 48.83 / per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Standard
Ford Mondeo or comparable
Ford Mondeo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 16.44 / per day
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Full-size
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Aut. or comparable
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Aut.
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 29.34 / per day
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Premium
Audi A4 Aut. or comparable
Audi A4 Aut.
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 29.63 / per day
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Luxury
Volvo V60 or comparable
Volvo V60
  • 5x
  • 6x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
£ 33.75 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 02:03 on 2021-01-11.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Dialing code
44
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Belfast International Airport Car Hire

Airport Car Hire

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 £ 31 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 30 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 23 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 52 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 15 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 35 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)

Airport information

Score
6.8
  • Getting to the airport 7.2
  • Check-in desks 8.0
  • Facilities and services 6.4
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.6
  • Dining and car hire services 6.6
  • Lounge 5.6

Belfast International Airport (BFS)

  • IATA: BFS
  • ICAO: EGAA
  • Name: Belfast International Airport (BFS)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Flights per year: 58,152
  • Passengers (per year): 5,836,552
  • Distance from the city centre: 13 miles / 21 km NW of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: 00 44 (0)28 9448 4848

Top 20 Destinations around Belfast International Airport

  1. 6.2 km / 3.9 miles away
  2. Car Hire at Belfast Cruise Port starting at £ 11.98 per day
    6.4 km / 4.0 miles away
  3. Car Hire at Isle of Man Airport starting at £ 30.13 per day
    102.1 km / 63.4 miles away
  4. Car Hire at Prestwick Airport starting at £ 25.23 per day
    134.7 km / 83.7 miles away
  5. Car Hire at Holyhead Port starting at £ 24.69 per day
    165.3 km / 102.7 miles away
  6. Car Hire at Glasgow Airport starting at £ 7.99 per day
    172.6 km / 107.2 miles away
  7. 177.9 km / 110.5 miles away
  8. Car Hire at Edinburgh Airport starting at £ 7.17 per day
    223.0 km / 138.6 miles away
  9. 231.9 km / 144.1 miles away
  10. Car Hire at Liverpool Airport starting at £ 7.56 per day
    245.5 km / 152.6 miles away
  11. Car Hire at Manchester Airport starting at £ 8.09 per day
    276.2 km / 171.6 miles away
  12. Car Hire at Newcastle Airport starting at £ 14.34 per day
    277.3 km / 172.3 miles away
  13. Car Hire at Dundee Airport starting at £ 29.90 per day
    277.6 km / 172.5 miles away
  14. Car Hire at Leeds Bradford Airport starting at £ 9.17 per day
    289.7 km / 180.0 miles away
  15. Car Hire at Inverness Railway Station starting at £ 17.19 per day
    339.5 km / 211.0 miles away
  16. Car Hire at Doncaster Sheffield Airport starting at £ 18.58 per day
    345.4 km / 214.6 miles away
  17. Car Hire at Inverness Airport starting at £ 14.53 per day
    349.7 km / 217.3 miles away
  18. 355.3 km / 220.8 miles away
  19. Car Hire at East Midlands Airport starting at £ 19.81 per day
    360.8 km / 224.2 miles away
  20. Car Hire at Birmingham Airport starting at £ 7.56 per day
    364.6 km / 226.6 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car at Belfast International Airport?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at Belfast International Airport fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Belfast International Airport
£ 20.45
January
£ 61.87
February
£ 58.55
March
£ 43.27
April
£ 54.87
May
£ 42.71
June
£ 41.91
July
£ 40.82
August
£ 19.81
September
£ 24.30
October
£ 53.71
November
£ 53.71
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Belfast International Airport is September with prices starting at £ 19.81 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is February with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 61.87. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 43. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What’s the most popular hire length at Belfast International Airport?

Hirers picking up a car at Belfast International Airport keep them for an average of 5 days during in June, while those picking up their cars in January keep them for an average of 4.
Average Hire Length at Belfast International Airport
4
January
4
February
4
March
4
April
4
May
5
June
5
July
4
August
4
September
4
October
4
November
4
December

Which month sees the highest demand for car hire at Belfast International Airport?

Though Belfast International Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in August. June is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
107%
January
105%
February
100%
March
107%
April
121%
May
59%
June
117%
July
129%
August
89%
September
102%
October
84%
November
80%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
SIXT VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
SIXT Kia Sportage 5 4 SUVs
SIXT Toyota Aygo 2 1 Small cars
SIXT Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
Easirent VW Touran 5 3 People Carriers/Vans
SIXT VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
SIXT Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars

Top 8 Hire Companies at Belfast International Airport in 2021

Enterprise
Enterprise
Remarkable 9.3
+4402894451940
Belfast International Airport, Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB
£ 35 - £ 140
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.2
+4402894451940
Belfast International Airport, Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB
£ 34 - £ 137
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.6
+443300022666
181 Airport Rd, Belfast, Crumlin BT29 4DW
£ 9 - £ 77
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6
+4403713843426
ARRIVALS HALL
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+4402894452642
Belfast International Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
02894451940
Arrivals Hall
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.2
+4403713843426
ARRIVALS HALL
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Easirent
Easirent
Great 7.4
+442892448755
Karl Business Park, 92 Old Ballyrobin Rd, Antrim
£ 6 - £ 90
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
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