Car Hire at Belfast City 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 City Airport
There are three car hire companies with desks at Belfast City Airport: Avis, Budget and Europecar. 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 City Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a Tesco with a petrol station located just 6 minutes drive from Belfast City Airport. From the airport, drive along the Sydenham bypass coming off onto the A55 or Holywood Road where the Tesco will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Belfast City Airport
Belfast City 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 City 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 20 minutes to reach Bangor from Belfast City Airport. Head southwest from the airport, taking the first exit at the roundabout. Get on to the A2 bypass and continue towards Bangor.
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 an hour and twenty minutes to drive from Belfast City Airport to the Giant’s Causeway. Get on the Sydenham bypass (A2) and follow this to the M2 to Ballymoney. 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 show off its vibrant cultural side.
It takes just 15 minutes to reach Belfast city centre from the airport. Simply fget on the Sydenham bypass (A2), following it along the A12 exit to the M3 and Belfast. Follow signs for Belfast until you reach the city centre. 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