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
£ 16.08 per day
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or comparable
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 25.57 per day
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 42.51 per day
Intermediate
MG HS or comparable
MG HS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 54.59 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Premium
Volvo XC60 or comparable
Volvo XC60
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
£ 80.39 / per day
Minivan
Ford S-Max 5+2 or comparable
Ford S-Max 5+2
  • 7
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 81.90 / per day
Minivan
Ford Galaxy or comparable
Ford Galaxy
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 91.01 / per day
Luxury
Tesla Model X or comparable
Tesla Model X
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£ 205.33 / 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 02:01 on 2023-02-06.
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Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Traffic direction
Left-hand side
Dialing code
44
Average car hire price
£ 74.67 / per day
Average car hire length
4 days
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h
30 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
97 km/h
60 mph
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 £ 89 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 46 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 58 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 92 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 57 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 98 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
6.8
  • Getting to the airport 7.2
  • Check-in and departures 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 Holyhead Port starting at £ 108.45 per day
    165.3 km / 102.7 miles away
  3. Car Hire at Glasgow Airport starting at £ 12.86 per day
    172.6 km / 107.2 miles away
  4. Car Hire at Stirling Railway Station starting at £ 35.34 per day
    213.1 km / 132.4 miles away
  5. Car Hire at Edinburgh Airport starting at £ 16.08 per day
    223.0 km / 138.6 miles away
  6. Car Hire at Edinburgh Sighthill starting at £ 42.10 per day
    224.8 km / 139.7 miles away
  7. 231.9 km / 144.1 miles away
  8. Car Hire at Liverpool Airport starting at £ 14.37 per day
    245.5 km / 152.6 miles away
  9. Car Hire at Warrington Longford starting at £ 85.72 per day
    254.9 km / 158.4 miles away
  10. Car Hire at Manchester Trafford Park starting at £ 33.27 per day
    266.9 km / 165.9 miles away
  11. Car Hire at Manchester Airport starting at £ 16.06 per day
    276.2 km / 171.6 miles away
  12. Car Hire at Newcastle Airport starting at £ 22.57 per day
    277.3 km / 172.3 miles away
  13. Car Hire at Leeds Bradford Airport starting at £ 23.97 per day
    289.7 km / 180.0 miles away
  14. Car Hire at Wolverhampton Old Heath starting at £ 29.19 per day
    337.1 km / 209.4 miles away
  15. Car Hire at Inverness Airport starting at £ 43.43 per day
    349.7 km / 217.3 miles away
  16. Car Hire at East Midlands Airport starting at £ 24.97 per day
    360.8 km / 224.2 miles away
  17. Car Hire at Birmingham Airport starting at £ 17.15 per day
    364.6 km / 226.6 miles away
  18. Car Hire at Aberdeen Airport starting at £ 27.33 per day
    373.4 km / 232.0 miles away
  19. Car Hire at Cardiff Airport starting at £ 41.33 per day
    394.6 km / 245.2 miles away
  20. 414.5 km / 257.6 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

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

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car at Belfast International Airport fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Belfast International Airport
£ 20.61
January
£ 62.37
February
£ 59.02
March
£ 43.62
April
£ 55.31
May
£ 43.05
June
£ 42.25
July
£ 41.15
August
£ 19.98
September
£ 24.50
October
£ 54.15
November
£ 54.15
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Belfast International Airport is September with prices starting at £ 19.98 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 £ 62.37. 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 average amounts. How long you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most frequent 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
Hertz Kia Picanto 3 1 Small cars
Hertz Vauxhall Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Hertz Kia Ceed 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Enterprise Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Hertz Vauxhall Corsa 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 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 an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
4 March 2022
Travelled along coastal route around Ballycastle to Portrush. Scenery stunning whatever the weather.

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.89 / 10
Lowest rated company
Easirent
6.99 / 10
Total number of reviews
5
Total rental companies
10
Average daily price
£ 74.67
Lowest daily price
£ 16.08
Total cars available
129

Top 10 Hire Companies at Belfast International Airport in 2023

Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.9 / 12 reviews
+4402894451940
Belfast International Airport, Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.7 / 2 reviews
+4402894422533
Belfast International Airport, Terminal, Belfast, Crumlin BT29 4AA
£ 25 - £ 50
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:07:00-21:30
Sun:07:30-23:30
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6 / 2 reviews
+4403713843426
ARRIVALS HALL
£ 43 - £ 112
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:30-15:30
Sun:14:00-21:30
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.6 / 3 reviews
+4402890097777
Belfast International Airport, Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB
£ 70 - £ 167
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:12:00-21:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6 / 2 reviews
+4403713843426
BELFAST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ARRIVALS HALL
£ 42 - £ 137
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:30-15:30
Sun:14:00-21:30
National
National
Outstanding 8.4
+4402894451940
Belfast International Airport, Arrivals Hall, Belfast BT29 4ZY
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:12:00-21:00
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.2 / 66 reviews
+443300022666
181 Airport Rd, Belfast, Crumlin BT29 4DW
Firefly
Firefly
Outstanding 8.2 / 2 reviews
02894422533
TERMINAL BLDG
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:07:00-21:30
Sun:07:30-23:30
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.9
+443713843425
George Best Belfast City Airport - In terminal
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:08:00-21:30
Easirent
Easirent
Great 7 / 72 reviews
+442892448755 / +4402895908058
Karl Business Park, 92 Old Ballyrobin Rd, Antrim
£ 16 - £ 86
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
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
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