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    Car Hire Belfast

    Car Hire BelfastBelfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and therefore part of the United Kingdom. The city is full of history and life, beckoning for visitors to explore its fantastic sights and the breathtaking countryside that surrounds it. Belfast is the home of the Titanic and the city provides ample opportunities to learn about the construction and history of this world-famous ship. Drive around to view its famous murals which cover many of the city walls and reflect the history, politics and personality of Belfast. If you're visiting Belfast over the weekend, stop by St. George's Market for shopping and lunch, then spend the afternoon in the Ulster Museum. In the evening, take advantage of the city's booming music scene with a show at a local pub or venue. Whatever your interests, Belfast is guaranteed to please every visitor.

    If you'd like to travel out of Belfast, drive along the Giant's Causeway (also known as the Causeway Coastal Route), a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the northeastern coast of Northern Ireland from Belfast to Londonderry. This route will take you through the Glens of Antrim, Carrickfergus Castle and the Mussenden Temple, among a number of other charming Irish villages and fascinating attractions. If you'd like, you can also drive into the Republic of Ireland from Belfast. The nation's capital of Dublin is less than two hours away and the charming university town of Galway, on the west coast of Ireland, is about 3.5 hours from Belfast. If you choose to stay in Northern Ireland, there are plentiful towns and beautiful countryside, all easily explored by car in this small country.

    Where to Pick-Up a Car Hire in Belfast

    Auto Europe offers pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Belfast. We work with suppliers including Hertz, Firefly and Keddy at our airport, city and downtown locations. Find the ideal vehicle for your travel at one of these convenient locations by comparing rates in our booking engine and we encourage you to inquire about our fantastic rates on one-way car hires that allow you to pick-up in one location and drop-off in another location in Belfast or throughout Northern Ireland.

    Book with Trusted Car Hire Suppliers in Belfast

    Auto Europe works with car hire suppliers who do business in Belfast in order to provide a great experience for our customers. We have been working with trusted suppliers in the industry, including Hertz, Firefly and Keddy, for over 60 years and our unique relationships with these suppliers allow us to provide great rates to our clients. Compare rates between suppliers using our booking engine above, find the ideal car hire for your travel plans and see why you should book with Auto Europe.

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    Border Crossing from Northern Ireland

    Car hire suppliers typically allow travel between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, though cross-border fees may apply, depending on the company. If you choose to cross into Ireland, please make sure to inform Auto Europe so that we may advise of any additional fees for your booking.

    Parking and Tolls in Belfast

    Belfast offers street parking, often with the pay and display meters, as well as a number of off-street car parks throughout the city. Park and Ride facilities are available at select locations outside of the city. Park and Ride offer an easy, often less expensive option for visitors who would like to park and take public transportation into the city centre.

    There are no toll roads in Northern Ireland, though if you cross into the Republic of Ireland, please be prepared to pay tolls on a number of motorways and national roads.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Belfast

    • Belfast to George Best Belfast City Airport (5km approx. 10min)
    • Belfast to Belfast International Airport (30km approx. 25min)
    • Belfast to Londonderry via the Giant's Causeway (225km approx. 4hr)
    • Belfast to Dublin (165km approx. 2hr)
    • Belfast to Galway (370km approx. 3hr 40min)

    Are You Wondering What Size Car Is Going to Be Best-Suited For Your Trip to Belfast?

    At Auto Europe we understand that every booking is one of a kind, and that's why we want you to evaluate costs and amenities among every vehicle in-stock in the location you're touring. This guide was written to help you pick the ideal car for your upcoming trip.

    Economy Car ClassEconomy Car Hires
    If you are looking to save money, or just do not plan on any long day-trips in your Belfast car hire, we recommend an economy class car. These fun-to-drive sedans are fun to park and do not cost much to fuel.

    Compact Car Hire ClassCompact Car Hires
    Able to easily accommodate three small or average-sized bags, most compact class cars will be a good choice for drivers that desire more space than an economy-class sedan will provide.

    Mid-Size Car HiresMid-Size
    The perfect size car for most travelers visiting Belfast, a mid-size car will provide somewhere between 15 and 17 cubic feet of luggage space in its trunk and plenty of seating. Many mid-size models will provide adequate capacity for three or four average-sized bags.

    Full Size Hires BelfastFull Size Cars
    A family-size 4-door car will typically give you at least eighteen cu ft of space in the vehicle's trunk, easily accommodating four medium-sized bags or suitcases. We recommend a family-size 4-door sedan or larger if you're planning a road trip or if you will be touring with more than two people.

    Luxury Hire Class BelfastLuxury Hires
    If you're already footing the bill on your trip to Belfast, why not drive in style? A luxury or high-end sports car hire from Auto Europe will allow you to pamper yourself and more comfortably get around Belfast in a top-end vehicle.

    SUV Hires in BelfastSport Utility Vehicle Car Hires
    Road trips on varied driving conditions may require a vehicle which is capable of handling many different driving conditions. A big, well-balanced, 4x4 SUV hire will get you to your destination safely, with plenty of space for passengers, luggage, and equipment.

    Van Hire Class BelfastVan Hires
    If you require extra room to stretch out, seating capacity, and extra cubic feet for luggage in your vehicle hire then consider reserving a minivan in Belfast. These sought-after auto hire options are usually in high demand, so you should book early!


    Book your Car Hire in Belfast with Auto Europe

    Save time and money planning your holiday in Belfast when you book your car hire with Auto Europe. Compare major car hire companies in one place to find the car that suits your needs. Auto Europe has over 60 years of experience, which allows us to offer competitive rates to all of our customers. Book your car hire in Belfast with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. For more information, see our Car Hire FAQ page, check our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.