Car Hire at Belfast International Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Whether you want an activity filled family holiday, a historic city tour with fabulous shopping thrown in or to visit ancient geological sites, you can find the best car hire at Belfast City Airport with Skyscanner. Check out our guide for things to do in Belfast.
Where to hire a car at Belfast International Airport
There are six car hire companies with desks at Belfast City Airport: Enterprise, National Car, Alamo, Budget, Europecar and Hertz. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Belfast International Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a service station located just a 6 minute drive from Belfast International Airport. Head west from the airport taking the Airport Road. At the roundabout continue straight ahead then take the third exit at the next one. The petrol station will be on the left hand side.
Driving around Belfast International Airport
Belfast International Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. Belfast is the focus of the road network in Northern Ireland. The M1, M2 and M22 connect Northern Ireland to the trunk roads in the rest of the country. The M1 connects Dublin to Dundalk and almost to the border with Northern Ireland. The M1 is 83km long and has one toll over the Boyne Cable Bridge near Drogheda (€1.80* for a car).
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Belfast International Airport.
This lovely northern Irish seaside town is home to beaches and bays and museums and farms. It provides a tranquil spot for family holidays in the fresh air with plenty to keep adults and children amused from mountain-biking and cycling to canoeing, golfing and fishing.
It takes just under an hour to reach Bangor from Belfast International Airport. Take the Airport Road (A57) towards the A26 towards Belfast. Once on the Belfast Road, continue following signs for Bangor and the A2.
This spectacular 60 million year old volcanic rock formation oozes myth and legend. Cosy nearby pubs are perfect for relaxing in after a day on the brisk, blustery but beautiful Northern Ireland coast.
It takes just over an hour to drive from Belfast International Airport to the Giant’s Causeway. Get on the Antrim Road towards Dublin and follow this to the A26 and eventually the M2. From there follow signs to Moyle where the Giant’s Causeway is located. There is a car park close to the site that costs €6 per day to park in. The nearby railway station car park costs €4.
A famous ‘Black Taxi Tour’ of this gritty city will educate you on its troubled past while its cutting edge galleries, live concerts, leafy botanical gardens, vibrant shopping districts and castles and museums sow off its lighter side.
It takes just 40 minutes to reach Belfast city centre from Belfast International Airport. Take the Airport Road (A57), following sighs to Belfast via the A26. On street parking in Belfast is charged from Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm. It costs from 30p for 15 minutes up to €4.80 for 4 hours. Parking outside the city centre is often much cheaper and so is using a long-stay car park instead of street parking bays. Some hotels in Belfast may offer parking but this often costs extra.
Prices subject to change