Car Hire at Belfast International Airport
Belfast Airport is located about 16 miles North West of Belfast city centre so you may find hiring a car, either self drive or chauffeur driven, the best form of transport for getting you and your luggage to or from the airport.
There are 4 car hire companies on site at Belfast International airport offering a range of competitive car hire deals and discounts. It is usually cheaper if you book your car hire in advance with some providers offering low prices when you prepay or book online. If you need to pick up your car at a different location that the one you plan on dropping to off at, that's no problem either with many companies offering one way hire. For more information see One Way car hire.
At Belfast International Airport the car hire providers’ desks are located at the link from the main concourse through to departures.
|+ 44 (0) 843 309 3099||www.hertz.co.uk|
|+ 44 (0) 871 384 1087||www.europcar.co.uk|
|+ 44 (0) 808 284 4444||www.budget.co.uk|
|+ 44 (0) 800 800 227||www.enterprise.co.uk|
Car Hire Centre
If you are looking for the provider with the cheapest car hire options at Belfast International Airport then you should consider using a comparison site. Comparison sites gather information from all car hire providers to calculate who has the cheapest car hire offer. They are useful if you are looking for a cheap car hire but not recommended if you are looking for the best car hire option.
The Car Hire Centre is an online comparison site that can provide you with information on the cheapest car hire at Belfast International airport in seconds.
If you would like to speak to someone directly from the Car Hire Centre please call +44 (0)844 816 0099*.
*Calls to this number will cost 5p per minute plus your network access charge.
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Map of Belfast Internationl Car Hire Locations
Information for Under 25s
In the UK the minimum age to drive a car is 17, however, most car hire providers have different minimum ages for hiring a car with them. However, drivers under 25 will often be charged an additional daily fee usually called a Young Driver’s Surcharge. The amount charged varies for each provider. More details for each provider with regards to their young driver’s surcharge fees can be seen at the bottom of the page.
You may also discover the age requirements vary depending on the type of vehicle you hire. Small group cars have lower restrictions than large groups such as prestige car groups which can have minimum age restrictions of more than 30 years old. During the process of booking your car hire you will have to complete your age before the booking process is completed so you should be informed if you are not old enough to hire a car somewhere in the booking process.
To hire a vehicle you will need to present both your plastic driving license card and your driving license counterpart. This is to prove who you are, check your age, check you are qualified to drive and finally that you do not hold any driving offenses that would prevent you hiring a car. A photocopy of either part of your driving license will not be accepted.
Non European Union members will need to provide their International Driver’s license. All car hirers will also need to present some form of ID as well as their driving license, your passport is recommended.
Buying insurance tips
Although your car hire policy will probably include collision damage waiver and theft waiver this is not insurance. All this means is that if you have an accident or the car is stolen the car hire provider will cover some of the costs, however, they will still charge an excess. This may not seem too bad and quite reasonable, until you realise car hire providers are entitled to charge you up to £2000 in excess. This is why you should really buy a car hire excess insurance policy when you hire a vehicle. This cover will cover any excess you have to pay and can be very cheap per day. Insurance4carhire provides car hire excess insurance at a reasonable price. You can purchase either a daily or annual policy to cover any car hire you plan. If you hire vehicles regularly throughout the year you should consider an annual policy.For more information about why you need car hire excess insurance and the offers available please visit Insurance4carhire.
When you hire the car you should do the following:
- Check your hire vehicle for damage before you leave the airport forecourt.
- Make sure your car hire provider documents any damage already on your vehicle before the hire starts.
- Return your car full of fuel to avoid excessive fuel charges.
- Familiarise yourself with the road laws and regulations at your car hire destination.
Further car hire advice.
Belfast International Airport will charge the car hire providers to use their facilities. Car hire providers will often pass on this charge to their customers. You will either be asked to pay the additional fee upon arrival at the airport or it will be included in your car hire policy. You should check with your provider their policy with regards to Airport Surcharge fees.
One Way Hire
Because Belfast International airport is located a fair distance from Belfast hiring a car to either get you to or from the airport may be most suitable for you. Most car hire providers let you collect your car from an airport or local branch and drop it off at a location suitable for you.
Below you will find more information about each individual provider located at Belfast International Airport including provider extras, regulations on the minimum age to hire a vehicle with each provider and contact details if you require additional features to be added to your vehicle.
This table shows which extras are provided by each car hire provider at Belfast International Airport. To request any of these extras please contact the provider at least 48 hours before your hire is due to start to check availability.
|Child Seats||Satellite Navigation||Hire via Phone App.||Disabled Driver Hand Controls|
Europcar at Belfast International Airport is open from 7.30am to 21.30pm in the evening. To collect a vehicle outside these times you may have to contact Europcar.
Minimum age of hire
To hire a vehicle with Europcar you must be aged over 21. If you are aged 21-24 years old you will have to pay a Young Driver’s Surcharge of about £32.50 per rental day. Young drivers may be restricted as to which vehicles they are permitted to hire.
Cost of additional driver
You can add drivers to your rental with Europcar for an additional charge of £10 per day. You can add additional drivers while you are processing your booking or contact Europcar before your rental is due to start and add drivers but this may mean paying for this additional fee upon arrival at the airport.
Services for disabled drivers
Europcar will add features to your car hire to assist with your driving at no additional charge. To find out what features they will add please call 0871 384 3113 or email Reservationsuk@europcar.com.
Enterprise are open from 06:30 in the morning to 23:00 in the evening.
Minimum age of hire
To hire a car with Enterprise you must be over the age of 25. Some type of car may have an even higher minimum age.
Drivers with disabilities
Enterprise require two business days' notice in order to fit hand controls for a disabled driver.
What to do out of hours
The opening hours for Hertz at Belfast International Airport are as follows: Monday - Friday 07:00am - 23:00pm, Saturday 07:00am - 21:30pm, and Sunday 07:30am - 23:00pm. If you require car hire outside these times please contact Hertz directly.
Minimum age of hire
Hertz offer car hire for anyone aged over 23, and those wanting to hire a car who are over this age but under 25 will need to pay a young driver's surcharge of £30 a day.
Cost of additional driver
The cost of an additional driver with Hertz is £12 per rental day but the maximum charge is £90 per rental.
Services for physically challenged drivers
Hertz will add additional features to your hire vehicle to assist physically challenged drivers at no additional fee. Please call Hertz on 0870 840 0084 at least 24 hours before your rental is due to start to ensure they have enough time to fit the features.
Budget at Belfast International Airport is open 7 days a week from 5.30am to midnight.
Minimum and maximum age of hire
The minimum age to hire a car with Budget is 23 years old. Drivers aged 23-25 will be charged a Young Driver’s Surcharge of £39 per rental day.
Cost of additional driver
To add an additional driver to your booking you will be charged £11 per rental day.
Disabled Driver Options
Budget will add hand controls or other facilities to your hire to assist with your driving. To request additional features or find out more information please call 0808 284 4444 at least 48 hours before your booking is due to begin.