Car Rental at Belfast International Airport

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

Belfast International Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drivalia
$20.41 / per day
Belfast International Airport
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$26.90 / per day
Belfast International Airport
Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • Man.
Budget
$36.17 / per day
Belfast International Airport
Compact
Vauxhall Astra or similar
Vauxhall Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$36.82 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Belfast International Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$53.24 / per day
Belfast International Airport
Standard SUV
Ford Kuga or similar
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$57.01 / per day
Belfast International Airport
Premium
Mercedes C Class or similar
Mercedes C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$81.81 / per day
Belfast International Airport
Luxury
Mercedes Benz E class or similar
Mercedes Benz E class
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$144.87 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:17 on 2024-04-14. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+44
Average car rental price
$57 per day
Average car rental length
4 days
Speed limit within town
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of town
96 - 112 km/h or 60 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
8.8 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.90 per liter or $7.20 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.75 per liter or $6.64 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.23 per liter or $8.42 / 1 gallon
Belfast International Airport

Airport Car Rental

An up-and-coming destination, Belfast is undoubtedly one of the most interesting cities in the United Kingdom. That being said, no visit to Northern Ireland is complete without exploring its fascinating nature and history, so the capital can also be used as a hub for shorter and longer-distance trips around this unique part of the UK. These are three of the best day trips from Belfast:

  • The Mourne Mountains. Located in the very southeast of Northern Ireland, the Mourne Mountains is a lovely area. Those looking to reach a milestone can climb Slieve Donard — the highest mountain in Northern Ireland — and enjoy the view of the Irish Sea below. There are also many hiking trails that take you through valleys, along the Mourne Wall and past Celtic sites that date back millennia. Newcastle, the main town of the area, is only about an hour’s drive south of Belfast.
  • Derry. The second city of Northern Ireland has plenty to offer in terms of architecture, history, and character. Derry is best known for the 17th-century city walls that survive intact to this day; many of Derry's landmarks like St. Columb’s Cathedral are located inside the walled city. Other attractions include the Bogside area and the museum of Free Derry which attempts to explain the recent and still very fresh and sensitive Northern Irish conflict (The Troubles), the Peace Bridge, and the 6th-century Grianan Fort. The drive between Belfast and Derry takes about 90 minutes.
  • Bangor. Although some treat it as a suburb of Belfast, the coastal town of Bangor is much more than that, and you could do worse than spend a relaxing day exploring it. A former resort, it is known for its beautiful Marina, but also a number of city beaches, Bangor Abbey, North Downs Museum of local history, and the Copeland Bird Observatory which’s on a nearby island which you can reach with a boat from the Donaghadee Port (it’s not possible to take a car along on this trip, though). The drive between Bangor and Belfast takes only about 30 minutes.

Top international routes

  • Amsterdam
  • Paris
  • Salzburg
  • Reykjavik
  • London
  • Krakow
  • Orlando

Main airlines

easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair, TUI, Eastern 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 rental car

  • Station wagons - from $46 per day
  • Large cars - from $34 per day
  • Medium cars - from $23 per day
  • Vans - from $63 per day
  • Premium cars - from $54 per day
  • Small cars - from $20 per day
  • SUVs - from $36 per day

Car rental 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 gas station

Emo Express gas 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 gas stations near the airport and on the way to Belfast.

Popular one-way rentals

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

Rating
7.4
  • Getting to the airport 8.1
  • Check-in and departures 8.5
  • Terminal facilities 7.1
  • Wi-Fi 6.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.0
  • Lounge 7.0

Belfast International Airport (BFS)

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

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Belfast International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Belfast International Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Belfast International Airport
$21.36
January
$19.82
February
$31.86
March
$46.38
April
$60.37
May
$35.98
June
$60.51
July
$60.93
August
$41.84
September
$32.94
October
$27.87
November
$41.69
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Belfast International Airport is February — when rental costs average $19.82 per day. This is 51% cheaper than the yearly average and 67% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $60.93 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Belfast International Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in March the average rental period is 7 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average number of rental days at Belfast International Airport
4
January
4
February
7
March
4
April
5
May
5
June
4
July
5
August
4
September
4
October
4
November
5
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Belfast International Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Belfast International Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Belfast International Airport in January, while they are least likely to rent in in July.
Monthly searches at Belfast International Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
127%
January
62%
February
94%
March
124%
April
78%
May
101%
June
60%
July
117%
August
109%
September
124%
October
101%
November
103%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Drivalia, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Vans
Lowest price $20 per day
Cheapest supplier Drivalia

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier 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
Hertz Vauxhall Corsa 3 1 Small cars
Hertz Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Hertz Kia Picanto 3 1 Small cars
Hertz Kia Ceed 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Vauxhall Corsa 3 1 Small cars

FAQ

Can I cross the border to the Republic of Ireland from Northern Ireland? Are there any extra charges?
Yes, it is possible to travel to the Republic of Ireland from Northern Ireland with a rental car You need to inform the car provider in advance to get permission to cross the border. You will be charged a cross-border fee for traveling to the Republic of Ireland, the amount of which will depend on the car rental company. Some companies charge on a per-day basis, others charge lump-sum fees. Generally, the fee varies from 60-100 GBP.
Can I use my company credit card to rent a car?
It may be possible to use a company card to pay for a rental car, but you must also have a credit card under your name for the deposit.
How can I rent a car with unlimited mileage?
You can find many deals available with unlimited mileage on our website. If you want to rent a car from a company that does not provide unlimited mileage included in the rental price, you can purchase unlimited mileage at the rental desk, the price of which is available on request.

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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

France
Ford Fiesta
August 8, 2023
GOT, Titanic experience, giants causeway = good fun
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
October 3, 2020
A car is very handy especially when not being recommended to use public transport
United Kingdom
Audi A3 Convertible
July 26, 2020
Giant”s causeway worth a visit. General drive around Belfast interesting given it”s recent history.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
September 24, 2019
I went to a funeral, I cant recommend it.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
October 17, 2018
Belfast was a truly beautiful place with lots to see and do. We were located centrally and therefore could park the car up at the hotel. That being said, a car was needed to get from the airport to our accommodation and then onto Dublin.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.6 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Easirent
5.5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
12
Total rental companies
13
Average daily price
$57.15
Lowest daily price
$20.41
Total cars available
284

Top 13 Suppliers at Belfast International Airport in 2024

Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 16 reviews
+4402894451940
Belfast International Airport, Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB
$42 - $136
Enterprise
Very good 8.5 / 14 reviews
+4402890097777
Belfast International Airport, Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB
$45 - $219
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
Hertz
Very good 8.1 / 10 reviews
+4402894422533
Belfast International Airport, Terminal, Belfast, Crumlin BT29 4AA
$29 - $52
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-22:30
Sun:07:00-23:59
Keddy
Very good 8.1 / 2 reviews
+4403713843426
ARRIVALS HALL
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
Avis
Avis
Very good 8 / 4 reviews
+4402894452642
Belfast International Airport, Belfast, BT29 4ZY
$25 - $43
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
Europcar
Good 7.8 / 2 reviews
+4403713843426
BELFAST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ARRIVALS HALL
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
Good 7.8 / 2 reviews
+4402894451940
Belfast International Airport, Arrivals Hall, Belfast BT29 4ZY
$48 - $151
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
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7
02894422533
Terminal Bldg
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-22:30
Sun:07:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Good 7.5
+442894423332
Belfast International Airport, Belfast, BT29 4ZY
$36
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
Drivalia
Drivalia
Good 7.2 / 66 reviews
+4402892448755
Drivalia Car Hire, Karl Business Park, 92 Old Ballyrobin Rd, Antrim BT41 4TJ
$20 - $88
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
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.2
+443713843426
Arrivals, Aldergrove, Crumlin BT29 4DW
$37 - $74
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
Good 7 / 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
Easirent
Poor 5.5 / 75 reviews
02892448755
Belfast International Airport - Shuttle
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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