Top tips for renting a car at Belfast Intl Airport
Locating car hire at Belfast Intl Airport is extremely simple and convenient. As soon as you get through baggage claim you’ll find that there are five car hire desks located inside the airport’s terminal, in the Arrivals Hall. If your chosen car hire company doesn’t have a desk inside the airport, then it’s best to check the whereabouts of their location when finalising your reservation. You can do this when booking online through KAYAK.
Belfast Intl Airport car hire has its advantages over local public transport links, though Belfast Airport has good transport links to the city centre, generally getting around Northern Ireland is much easier with a hire car. You’ll have more time and freedom to see the sights, getting the most out of your trip, instead of relying on public transport schedules that may not always be reliable. If you’re looking to drive around the countryside as well as the city, a hire car will provide a better and more comfortable option for you and anyone you’re travelling with.
Once you’ve managed to collect your hire car, the journey into Belfast city centre is really straightforward. Exiting the airport, you can easily link to the A57 road west and join the M2 motorway to Belfast city, it’s only about 19 miles away and takes roughly 30min to drive. Other tourist attractions that Northern Ireland has to offer are also very accessible directly to and from the airport. Giant’s Causeway is a 1h 5min drive north from the airport, utilising the A26 and M2, which covers just under 50 miles. So, if you’re looking to start your tour immediately, the location of the airport coupled with a hire car is perfect.
If you’re looking at car hire at Belfast Intl Airport, it’s advisable to ensure that you know of the car hire company’s business hours. This is vitally important when arranging collection and drop-off times for your hire car, as some companies may charge you an additional fee if you return the vehicle out of hours. If you check out rates and availability through KAYAK, you can identify those companies that provide out-of-hours collection and return as part of the rental agreement. Either way, it’s best to notify the car hire company in advance to avoid any extra charges.
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FAQs about renting a car at Belfast Intl Airport
All renters must provide a valid driving licence to hire a vehicle at Belfast Intl Airport, official photo identification such as your passport or national identity card and a major credit or debit card to cover the cost of the hire and the security deposit, as well as any additional charges that may be incurred throughout the rental period. In addition, your booking number must be provided to begin the process and finalise the agreement.
For car hire at Belfast Intl Airport, and a stress-free experience, we recommend arranging your hire car with SIXT. The collection point is located at the airport, so you don’t have to worry about getting a shuttle. SIXT also have the best customer satisfaction ratings for their friendly and professional service.
When hiring a car at Belfast Intl Airport, you have several choices that should perfectly meet any specific requirements that you may have. There are compact and mini options available that are ideal for single travellers or couples looking to drive around the city. SUVs are also available and are good for dealing with those tricky country roads, while also having a lot of space for extra bags or indeed passengers. If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly car, there are hybrid and electric vehicles available through Enterprise, SIXT and Alamo.
On average a rental car at Belfast Intl Airport costs C$ 86 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Easirent (C$ 30/day), Sixt (C$ 34/day) and Budget (C$ 38/day).
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Belfast Intl Airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Advantage, Budget, Europcar, and Hertz.