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Belfast airport car hire

Airport Code: BFS

Belfast International Airport is the main international airport serving Belfast, and it is also close to the towns of Templepatrick and Antrim.  Located about 6 km from Belfast, the George Best Belfast City Airport is actually closer than Belfast International (which is 21 km away) but Belfast City offers mainly domestic flights in the United Kingdom.  You can reserve a car rental from Belfast International Airport to pick up on your arrival.

Belfast makes for a unique destination for tourists due to its rocky history through recent decades.  However, the city has seen more than a decade of peace now and it is reflected in the warm, welcoming atmosphere and attitude of the locals.  Perhaps more genuine than its more popular and well visited neighbour ,Dublin, the capital of Northern Ireland sits in a raw state, as yet unspoilt by tourism.  You can explore the city with a Belfast Airport car hire.

The car hire desks at Belfast International Airport are located in the domestic arrivals area.

Additional Airport Information

Airport Name: Belfast International Airport

Airport Code: BFS

Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9448 4848

Distance: Belfast airport || 13.2 Miles / 21.3 km / 50 minutes by rental car from Downtown Belfast

Address: Belfast International Airport Belfast BT29 4AB

Population: 267,500


Saint Ann's Cathedral

Head over to Royal Avenue in your Belfast car rental for a visit to this stunning cathedral.  Royal Avenue is also the city's main shopping street so you can enjoy an afternoon here in the Cathedral Quarter browsing the shops or have a bite to eat in one of the many fine cafés.

Belfast Botanical Gardens

belfast car hire

Belfast maintains one of the most magnificent Botanical Gardens in the United Kingdom.  Popular with tourists as well as the locals, the gardens have features unique to the British Isles such as the Tropical Ravine, where you can observe tropical flora and fauna from atop a raised balcony.  

Crown Liquor Saloon

Even if you don't drink, this lovely Victorian pub is worth a visit for its charm and atmosphere.  Featuring stained glass windows, a gas-lit interior, and private booth seating that can fit about a dozen separated from the bar with a wood pannelled door.  The various historical buildings around Belfast are fun to visit but for a window looking back on the history of Irish culture the Crown Liquor Saloon is a must on your tour of Belfast.

Day Trips

The Giant's Causeway

Plan a day trip from Belfast by car hire to the Giant's Causeway and tour the Antrim coast of Northern Ireland.  The Giant's Causeway is a natural rock formation made of around 40,000 basalt columns that rise out of the sea like great stepping stones for a giant.  Make time along the way to stop at the lovely little towns of Cushendall, Cushendun, and Ballycastle.


Enjoy some world famous fish and chips at the seaside attractions in the town of Bangor.  Just about 20 minutes from Belfast by car rental, Bangor is a nice day trip for families and has several small shops where you can pick up some one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

The Mourne Mountains

A bit farther away in County Down are the majestic Mourne Mountains.  Plan a day to enjoy the outdoors and take a hike along one of several mountain paths which lead to beautiful views of the rivers and the city of Newcastle in the distance.  You can also simply drive around the mountains in your car rental and enjoy the scenery.


Tara Lodge Belfast

****36 Cromwell Road, Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JW

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9059 0900

Europa Hotel

****Great Victoria St, Belfast

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9027 1066

Airlines Providing Airport Services to Belfast International Airport

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Europa
  • Austrian
  • B&H Airlines (Air Bosna)
  • Bulgaria Air
  • Continental
  • Dubrovnik Airline
  • EasyJet
  • Freebird
  • Monarch Airlines
  • Nouvelair
  • Onur
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Travel Service
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