Arranging your car hire online prior to the actual trip makes sense for a number of reasons
- It's quicker at the car hire counter (although you wouldn't believe that if you've ever seen the queues at Alamo in Miami)
- The all-inclusive cost will not be increased
- The complete booking process is done in the comfort of your own home rather than at your destination where you might well be surrounded by a frazzled partner and a small herd of tired and emotional children
- It guarantees that you drive away in the model of car that you require
Start planning your visit to Belfast by booking car rental offered by two of the country's leading car rental suppliers. We offer online bookings providing cheap car rental at Belfast airport. Both of our car hire suppliers have dedicated telephone support specialists on hand waiting to answer any extra queries that may come up before or after renting a vehicle.
Clicking on the link below will enable you to obtain car rental quotes from our suppliers for cheap Belfast airport car hire. The city has two airports. Belfast International Airport is situated 25 km from the city whereas George Best Belfast City Airport (named after the city's most famous son) is just 5km from the city centre.
The capital city of Northern Ireland, Belfast is situated at the estuary of the River Lagan. An inlet position of the North Channel, Belfast serves as a major port of the North East as well as a popular tourist destination.
With plenty of attractions on offer at Northern Ireland's largest city, it is not difficult to see what attracts visitors here. Belfast can offer in ample supply, extreme sports, water sports, boating, fishing and golf. In addition Belfast has stately homes, castles, museums and folk history. Team all these attractions with a nice line in restaurants to suit many a varied taste, night clubs and state of the art entertainment facilities and Belfast comes pretty close to perfection!
Belfast can be comfortably explored on foot and is easily navigable thanks to the impressively central City Hall.
In the locality of City Hall is the green and pretty Donegal Square perfect for relaxing and people watching as you consider your next bout of sight seeing. At this location, shopping is the main focus with the compact retail district sitting directly in front of City Hall. Enjoy fountains at the elegantly glass roofed Castlecourt Shopping Centre as well as smaller more specialist shopping features such as the Queen's Arcade.
Between the streets within close proximity of St Anne's Cathedral are little recently refurbished alleyways known as 'the Entries'. As well as the Entries the whole Cathedral Quarter has been rejuvenated and is now peppered with stylish bars, coffee shops and upmarket apartments. Where Great Victoria Street stretches up to the University area, is the much visited and enjoyed district of the Golden Mile. Here you will find you are spoilt for choice of which restaurant or bar to descend on, as the area has the city's biggest concentration of eating and entertainment establishments. The Golden Mile also possesses Victorian National Trust owned tourist attractions Grand Opera House and Crown Liquor Saloon.
Belfast offers Irish hospitality at every turn: you will have experienced it at the Entries, along the Golden Mile and even more again in the lively Queen's University District. An attractive area to while away some time is that of the Palm House Botanical Gardens which also houses the Ulster Museum. A newly remodelled pleasant venue is that of the Waterfront which offers concerts at its Waterfront Hall, the spectacular Odyssey Arena as well as dramatic views of days gone by at the port, the Harland and Wolff shipyard cranes.
The inner city West Belfast district is where the sectarian divide prominently exists. Here changes are afoot to improve the overall look of the area to keep in line with the rejuvenation programme happening all over Belfast.
While in Belfast, you are well situated for exploring the Norman Carrickfergus Castle at Belfast Lough. In addition, if you take the car on a journey through the most breathtaking of scenery along the Antrim coastal road, you won't be disappointed. At Ballycastle, there is a ferry you can take to the only uninhabited island off the northern coast. To the west of Ballycastle, you are so close to Carrick-a-Rede where you can cross some high raging waves via a rope bridge! Make a note of County Down for its fantastic fish restaurants and sleepy little beaches.
The North East
Around Belfast the landscape is laden with drama, the spectacular, the unusual and charming tiny villages. Here you will enjoy exploring what Northern Ireland has to offer from the rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede, to the outstanding column array at the Giants Causeway. There are wild coasts with hidden caves to seasides with blue flag beaches. In the North East, the contrasts keep coming with the North West 200 Motorcycle Race to bird watching at Rathlin Island.
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Belfast City Airport (BHD)
The airport is situated on the southern shore of Belfast Lough. Travellers on the M1 and M2 should follow signs to the city airport leading to the A2 via the M3.
The airport runs a shuttle bus from the Terminal to the nearest rail stop at Sydenham and from there you need to catch the half hourly Translink service to Central and Victoria Street Stations. The fare is £1 (EUR 1.50 ). From these stations you are connected to railway stations across the Republic and Northern Ireland. In addition, there is the Airlink bus service from the Airport to Belfast Europa Bus station which is in the city centre (fare �2 return (EUR 3). The Number 3 Metrobus operates every 20 minutes from Sydenham to City Hall. (Sydenham is only a five minute walk from the Terminal to the stop).
Belfast International Airport (BFS)
Belfast International Airport is known locally as Aldergrove.
Travellers by car from Belfast reach the airport by travelling north on the M2 motorway, turning off at junction 5 and then via A57 for 7 miles to the airport. From the north and north west the route is easiest found by driving south on the M2 again to junction 5.
The International Airport Taxi Company, official taxi operator for the airport, has taxis available for hire outside the terminal building. Only taxis approved by Belfast International Airport are permitted to use the taxi rank. A list of sample fares is displayed in the exit hall of the terminal building. The fare to Belfast city centre is approximately �20 (EUR 29).
The nearest railway station is 6 miles from the airport in Antrim. There are connections to Belfast, Lisburn and Londonderry. Trains to and from Dublin are via Belfast Central Station, which has its own Airbus stop. Details of rail times can be obtained by asking Information Desk staff. The airport may be reached by taxi from Antrim Station - journey cost is about �7.00 (EUR 10).
The Airbus service operates between the airport and Belfast city centre every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday, and at 30 or 60 minute intervals on a Sunday. This service operates from 5.45am to 11.20pm with fares at �5.00 (EUR 7 ) single and �8.00 (EUR 12) return. Travellers returning to the airport should board at Glengall Street bus station which is just behind the Europa Hotel.