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Begin your Irish Adventure in Belfast with GoSee

Northern Ireland’s capital city is nothing short of charming and wondrous. While it's best known for being the city where the Titanic was built, it offers a little something for everyone. Admire the pristine Victorian architecture dotted around the city. Soak in art and culture with the cities numerous galleries, museums, and Game of Thrones filming locations. Bask in gorgeous ocean views, river walks, and other natural attractions. Near, far, wherever you are, you’ll love exploring this Irish treasure of a city, especially in the comfort and convenience of a hire car from GoSee. 

Getting around Belfast International Airport 

Belfast International Airport (BFS) is a modern, and well-planned airport that is a breeze to navigate through. It has several cafés where you can unwind before embarking on your Irish adventure, and stores to make last-minute purchases.  

 The airport also offers widely available free WiFi so that you can check your emails, book accommodation, check the weather, or start planning your day. 

You can find all the car hire counters as you make your way through the arrivals hall on your way out of the airport. 

Making your way from the airport to Belfast City centre 

Once you have a hire car handy, you can get to Belfast City within about 25 minutes. The fastest way to the city centre is by driving out of the airport and onto the A57. Then get onto the M2 from Junction 5.  

Stormont parliamentary building in Belfast.

A quick guide to driving through Northern Ireland 

While it is a part of the UK, Northern Ireland has unique road rules that differ even from the neighbouring Republic of Ireland.  

If you’re planning to drive through Ireland in a rental car, you’ll want to be aware of these top local driving tips.

  • Always drive on the left-hand side of the road. 

  • Refrain from using your phone while driving, as it is illegal. 

  • Pay attention to road signs indicating the speed limits. As a general guide, urban areas are 40 mph, 60mph in rural areas, and up to 70 mph on motorways and dual-carriageways. 

  • Speed and distance measures change to kilometres when crossing over into the Republic of Ireland. 

  • Be extra careful driving the rental vehicle through Belfast, as it has a fair few narrow and windy roads.

  • Looking to park your car hire? Belfast International Airport offers parking options from short stays to long term parking. In the city centre, there are free and paid parking options. On-street parking is also available at several locations.

The Titanic museum in Belfast.

The best things to see and do in Belfast 

 Belfast is not only the capital of Northern Ireland, but a city rich with history, art, culture, and entertainment. Whether you’re on a family holiday, enjoying a getaway with your other half, or embarking on a solo trip, you’re in for a treat. Spend your days dining at some of the finest restaurants in the United Kingdom or travel from Belfast to the mainland and you’ll be a short drive away from exploring Newcastle in you hire car

Visit grand Victorian buildings 

History buffs and culture lovers won’t want to miss seeing some of the most tremendous Victorian style buildings in the UK. While they are stunning from the outside, many of these buildings are also filled with local history and culture, including the Belfast City Hall, Belfast Castle, Botanic Gardens, Grand Opera House, and Ulster Hall.  

Learn about local history in Ulster Museum 

If you’re already venturing to the luscious Botanic Gardens, you’ll also find the largest museum in Northern Ireland, the Ulster Museum. The museum houses some of the area's most gorgeous historical artefacts, art, free exhibitions, and even dinosaur bones. Children and adults alike will have hours of fun inside the museum, and outside in the gorgeous Botanic Gardens. 

Visit Westeros in the Game of Thrones tour 

Fans of the hit series won’t want to miss this thrilling tour filled with iconic locations featured in the show. From dramatic castles to enchanting woodlands and other wondrous vistas, you can discover all the majesty of Westeros on your own, or through a paid group tour. 

Take your taste buds on a tour of local fare 

Bittles Bar in Belfast. As the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast is teeming with some of the finest restaurants, bistros, and markets the world has to offer. Start your food tour with the last surviving Victorian covered market in the region, St George’s Market, filled with fresh food, local crafts and live music.  

You could also visit one of Belfast’s top-rated restaurants, like OX or The Muddlers Club Restaurant, both featuring world-class modern European cuisine, or delve into more traditional Irish food with Hope Street Restaurant or Darcy’s. You’re in good hands wherever you choose to dine in Belfast, in leagues with the best whiskey drinking experiences in Edinburgh. 

Bask in Belfast’s natural attractions 

Parks, gardens, rivers and ravines can be found throughout this enchanting city. From the horticulture-rich and wildlife-loved Ormeau Park, to the charming and family-friendly Streamvale Farm featuring cute animals and tractor rides, or the iconic Lagan Valley Regional Park, known for its beautiful river-side cycling and walking and quaint buildings nestled throughout. 

Make the most out of your Irish Adventure with a hire car Belfast Airport from GoSee. If you’re heading over to the Isle of Man in your rental car, we also have the best and cheapest vehicles for hire available on the island.

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Belfast International Airport car hire: Frequently asked questions

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What choice of cars are there to hire at Belfast International Airport? 

You can find the perfect hire car for any situation at Belfast International Airport (BFS). For budget-conscious travellers, cheap sedans are plentiful. For couples, or bigger groups, you will find many roomy SUVs, feature-packed luxury cars, and even minivans on offer.

The perfect Belfast car hire for your Northern Ireland adventure depends on your travel needs and budget. Use the filter options to refine your search based on your vehicle class preference, budget, or rental provider. With GoSee, you can easily compare thousands of car hire options to help you find the perfect vehicle at the best price.

How do I find the best car hire deals at Belfast International Airport? 

You can find the best price on Belfast International Airport car hire using GoSee, which only shows the best and cheapest car hire deals from leading companies like Avis, Hertz, Sixt and Budget.

How much is a car hire at Belfast International Airport? 

You can find budget car hires at Belfast International Airport for as low as £25 per day, or as high as £368 per day for luxury cars and high-end SUVs. 

Which car hire companies operate out of Belfast International Airport? 

Some of the best and cheapest car rental companies operate out of Belfast International Airport. Many of the car hire companies offered through GoSee include Budget, Sixt, Enterprise, National, Keddy, Alamo, Hertz, Avis, Easirent, and Europcar. 

Where are the car rental companies situated at Belfast International Airport (BFS)? 

Once exiting the airport terminal, and after clearing customs and collecting your baggage, make your way past the cafés and stores to the arrivals hall. There you will find the counters of the best and cheapest car hire Belfast Airport companies available through GoSee. 

Can I bring my car across the Irish Border from Belfast Airport (BHD)? 

Generally, car hire companies in both parts of Ireland allow their vehicles to the border. Make sure to tell your car rental provider if you plan to travel across the border. This way, they can extend the insurance/protection you have so that it covers taking the car across the border. 

Is it cheaper to rent a car at the airport or off site in Belfast?

Generally, it is cheaper to rent a car from suppliers located off-site than those with airport locations. But the convenience of picking up your hire car at Belfast International Airport makes it a more popular choice. Use the search widget above to check for available pick up locations and compare prices and offers to get the best deals for your car hire Belfast trip.