Car Rental at Belfast International Airport

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

Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$75.34 per day
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$77.65 per day
Compact
Ford Focus 5d or similar
Ford Focus 5d
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
National
$85.58 per day
Intermediate
Skoda Yeti or similar
Skoda Yeti
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$436.51 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
VW Passat or similar
VW Passat
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$492.93 / per day
Compact Elite
Mercedes A Class or similar
Mercedes A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$171.45 / per day
Premium
Mercedes C Class or similar
Mercedes C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$244.56 / per day
Minivan
Ford Galaxy or similar
Ford Galaxy
  • 7
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$298.90 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:02 on 2022-07-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Country code
44
Economy car rental price
$151.94 / per day
Average car rental length
4 days
Speed limit within town
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
9.0
Average gasoline price
$1.89 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$2.19 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.78 / 1 liter
Belfast International Airport Car Rental

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

  • 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 rental car

  • Station wagons - from $540 per day
  • Large cars - from $298 per day
  • Medium cars - from $187 per day
  • Premium cars - from $464 per day
  • Small cars - from $111 per day
  • SUVs - from $272 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)

Airport info

Rating
6.8
  • Getting to the airport 7.2
  • Departure and check-in 8.0
  • Terminal facilities 6.4
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.6
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.6
  • Lounge 5.6

Belfast International Airport (BFS)

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

Top 20 Locations near Belfast International Airport

  1. 0.9 km / 0.6 miles away
  2. 4.1 km / 2.5 miles away
  3. 101.3 km / 62.9 miles away
  4. 128.3 km / 79.7 miles away
  5. 166.3 km / 103.3 miles away
  6. Car Rental at Holyhead Port from $115.22 per day
    167.2 km / 103.9 miles away
  7. 170.1 km / 105.7 miles away
  8. 171.5 km / 106.6 miles away
  9. 206.7 km / 128.5 miles away
  10. 216.6 km / 134.6 miles away
  11. 218.4 km / 135.7 miles away
  12. 225.6 km / 140.2 miles away
  13. Car Rental at Edinburgh Leith from $117.84 per day
    228.2 km / 141.8 miles away
  14. 244.7 km / 152.0 miles away
  15. 253.7 km / 157.6 miles away
  16. 256.2 km / 159.2 miles away
  17. 265.3 km / 164.8 miles away
  18. Car Rental at Dundee Airport from $110.89 per day
    271.2 km / 168.5 miles away
  19. 272.1 km / 169.1 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Belfast International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Belfast International Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Belfast International Airport
$23.69
January
$71.68
February
$67.83
March
$50.12
April
$63.56
May
$49.48
June
$48.56
July
$47.29
August
$22.96
September
$28.16
October
$62.23
November
$62.23
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Belfast International Airport is September when prices for an Economy class start from $22.96. You can see that this is 54% cheaper than the yearly average and 68% cheaper than renting a car in February (when rental prices start at $71.68 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

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

Travel length differs from one month to another: in June the average rental period is 5 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average Rental Length
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 is the busiest car rental month at Belfast International Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Belfast International Airport in August, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
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 Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental 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
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Hertz Kia Ceed 5 2 Medium cars
Hertz Vauxhall Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Enterprise Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
SIXT Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
SIXT Kia Sportage 5 4 SUVs

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

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.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.86 / 10
Lowest rated company
Easirent
6.85 / 10
Total number of reviews
3
Total rental companies
10
Average daily price
$151.94
Lowest daily price
$11.37
Total cars available
179

Top 10 Suppliers at Belfast International Airport in 2022

Alamo
Excellent 8.9 / 9 reviews
+4402894451940
Belfast International Airport, Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB
$75 - $391
Keddy
Excellent 8.6 / 2 reviews
+4403713843426
ARRIVALS HALL
$105 - $546
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:30
Tue:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:30-20:30
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-15:30
Sun:14:00-21:30
Hertz
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
+4402894422533
Belfast International Airport, Terminal, Belfast, Crumlin BT29 4AA
$121 - $170
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-21:30
Sun:07:30-23:30
Europcar
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
+4403713843426
BELFAST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ARRIVALS HALL
$115 - $646
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:30
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:30-18:00
Thu:07:30-20:30
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-15:30
Sun:14:00-21:30
National
Excellent 8.5
+4402894451940
Belfast International Airport, Arrivals Hall, Belfast BT29 4ZY
$82 - $420
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
Enterprise
Excellent 8.5 / 1 reviews
+4402890097777
Belfast International Airport, Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB
$76 - $391
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
Excellent 8.2 / 66 reviews
+443300022666
181 Airport Rd, Belfast, Crumlin BT29 4DW
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.1 / 2 reviews
02894422533
TERMINAL BLDG
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-21:30
Sun:07:30-23:30
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 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
Good 6.8 / 66 reviews
+442892448755 / +4402895908058
Karl Business Park, 92 Old Ballyrobin Rd, Antrim
$146 - $2224
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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