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Car hires in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
8 Mar — 15 Mar
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Car hire insight and trends in Belfast

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Belfast

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Belfast?

The cheapest car hire in Belfast are generally found through Surprise agency. When booking with Surprise agency, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £4/day. The average price to hire a car in Belfast is £22/day.

What car hire company in Belfast has the most locations?

Sunnycars has the most locations of any car hire company in Belfast, with 7 locations.

What car do most people hire in Belfast?

Most momondo users will hire the Ford Focus in Belfast, though hiring the Opel Corsa is a popular second choice according to our data. If you’re interested in hiring the Ford Focus, prices are £28 per day on average. Some users have found Ford Focus hire deals in Belfast for as low as £10 per day. Opel Corsa hires in Belfast are £30 per day on average, with some of the cheapest deals at £4 per day.

Best deals found for Belfast, Northern Ireland car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Economy£12/day
Compact£14/day
Intermediate£18/day
Mini£14/day
Premium£36/day
Compact SUV£14/day
Intermediate SUV£17/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Belfast car hire

Pick up your Belfast car rental at Belfast International Airport to make the less than one hour drive to central Belfast, or avoid kiosk fees by choosing from about 30 car hire locations in Belfast. In the center of town, you’ll enjoy walking or using public transit to some of the city’s most noteworthy attractions, including Albert Memorial Clock, Victoria Square and the Grand Opera House. But you’ll be glad you have your car rental in Belfast for scenic attractions, such as Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, Belfast Castle Estate or Cave Hill County Park. Use extra caution on single-lane roads around the city with no dividing line for oncoming traffic and avoid driving during general morning and evening commute hours, which cause congestion in and around the city. Belfast offers free parking in some areas and moderately priced parking in controlled parking zones and privately operated car parks.

Is it worthwhile to rent a car while visiting Belfast?

Belfast has many pedestrian opportunities, such as enjoying Cathedral Quarter’s cobblestone streets, bistros, cafes and clubs. Or, stroll through the museums, landmarks and shops of the Titanic Quarter. If you park by these attractions, watch for controlled parking zones, where you’ll need to buy a ticket with cash or download the JustPark app to make cashless payment. Avoid prohibited spaces, which are marked with red-painted curbs or double yellow lines. And don’t neglect the beauty that is just a day trip away. Take your cheap car rental in Belfast or cruise in your luxury car rental to Giant’s Causeway to see Dunluce Castle or the Old Bushmills Distillery. Parking here is expensive but also covers entrance to the visitor’s center. Or, enjoy a trip in your economy car rental to Londonderry (Derry) and park in nearby parking lots to walk the walls or visit Guild Hall and the Craft Village.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Belfast?

While driving your car rental in Belfast and anywhere in the U.K. drive on the left side of the road and always turn left when entering roundabouts. Your vehicle will have its steering wheel on the right side. Speed limits in Northern Ireland are set as an absolute maximum, so you’ll want to aim a bit below the limit, and even lower in rainy and foggy weather conditions. All vehicle occupants must wear seatbelts, and children under age 11 must have proper child restraint seating. Do not use your hand-held mobile phone while driving your rental car in Belfast and keep in mind that driving with a blood alcohol content level above 0.08% may result in a stiff fine or imprisonment. Catch up on any new driving regulations before your trip by contacting Northern Ireland’s Driver and Vehicle Agency.

Will I need a special driving license or permit to drive a rental car in Belfast if I’m visiting from another country?

You can drive in Northern Ireland if you are a resident and have a valid driving license from the European Union, Canada or the U.S. Drivers from other countries will need an international driving license. While it is legal to drive at age 17, to get a car rental in Belfast, Northern Ireland, you must be at least 21 years old and have been driving with a valid license for two years. Be sure to check with your Belfast car rental company about insurance and additional fees if your itinerary will take you outside of Northern Ireland.


Belfast, Northern Ireland car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Belfast that's right for you

Small cars

£17 - £37

All Car Types

£28 - £71

The average price of a small car hire in Belfast, the United Kingdom is £25. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Belfast, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just £17 per day. A small car rental is typically 47% less expensive than the average rental car in Belfast. The average price of a car hire in Belfast can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Belfast small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Belfast, the United Kingdom is £53. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Belfast, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 49% lower than the rest of the year at just £28 per day. A medium car rental is typically 10% more expensive than the average rental car in Belfast. The average price of a car hire in Belfast can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Belfast medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Belfast, the United Kingdom is £110. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Belfast, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just £77 per day. A large car rental is typically 56% more expensive than the average rental car in Belfast. The average price of a car hire in Belfast can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Belfast large car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Belfast, the United Kingdom is £50. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Belfast, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 44% lower than the rest of the year at just £28 per day. A SUV rental is typically 2% more expensive than the average rental car in Belfast. The average price of a car hire in Belfast can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Belfast SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Belfast, the United Kingdom is £98. The cheapest time to hire a van in Belfast, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just £70 per day. A van rental is typically 51% more expensive than the average rental car in Belfast. The average price of a car hire in Belfast can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Belfast, the United Kingdom is £131. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Belfast, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just £87 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 63% more expensive than the average rental car in Belfast. The average price of a car hire in Belfast can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Vauxhall Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£12/day

16 Mar - 23 Mar
Vauxhall Corsa
Toyota Aygo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

7 Mar - 14 Mar
Toyota Aygo
Ford Ka
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£14/day

5 Mar - 12 Mar
Ford Ka

Belfast car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0
Wonderful
6 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.5

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

9.5

Alamo

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

9.0

National

2 locations

Sixt

7.3
Good
23 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

7.0

Europcar

7.3
Good
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.6

Budget

7.2
Good
29 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

6.4

Firefly

4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

8.0

Dollar

2 locations

Quick facts about car hire in Belfast

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Belfast

Most Popular Agency

Budget

Popular Car Types

Economy, Mini, Compact

Cheapest Hire Car

£12

Most Popular Model

Ford Focus
The most popular Belfast car hire agency found on momondo this month is Budget. Other top choices for car hire companies are Sixt and DRIVALIA
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Belfast in the past 72 hours: Economy, Mini, Compact.
The lowest price for a car hire in Belfast is £12/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £28/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Belfast in the past 7 days is the Ford Focus. Our users also prefer the Opel Corsa as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Belfast

Nearby attractions:

Belfast Castle11.0 mi
Eileen Hickey Irish Republican History Museum11.3 mi
National Football Stadium at Windsor Park[11.6 mi
Grand Opera House12.0 mi
St. Anne's Cathedral12.1 mi

Nearby attractions:

Titanic Belfast1.6 mi
Parliament Buildings1.9 mi
SSE Arena2.0 mi
Customs House2.3 mi
Belfast Waterfront2.4 mi

Nearby attractions:

Parliament Buildings79.0 mi
Belfast Castle79.7 mi
Titanic Belfast80.7 mi
SSE Arena81.1 mi
Customs House81.4 mi

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Belfast

Below are the most popular hotels in Belfast
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

1-3 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre

Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre

40 Hope Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.3 mi from city centre

Leonardo Hotel Belfast

Leonardo Hotel Belfast

Great Victoria Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Hilton Belfast

Hilton Belfast

4 Lanyon Place, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.4 mi from city centre

Europa Hotel

Europa Hotel

Great Victoria Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Maldron Hotel Belfast City

Maldron Hotel Belfast City

20 Brunswick Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Ten Square Hotel

Ten Square Hotel

10 Donegal Square South, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.1 mi from city centre

Ramada by Wyndham Belfast City Centre

Ramada by Wyndham Belfast City Centre

20 Talbot Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.4 mi from city centre

Crowne Plaza Belfast

Crowne Plaza Belfast

117 Milltown Road, Belfast, United Kingdom

3.3 mi from city centre

Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre

Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre

Hope Street 15, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.3 mi from city centre

The Flint

The Flint

48 Howard Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast

AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast

Donegall Quay, Belfast Harbour, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.6 mi from city centre

Grand Central Hotel Belfast

Grand Central Hotel Belfast

9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.1 mi from city centre

Etap Belfast

Etap Belfast

35 Dublin Road, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.4 mi from city centre

Travelodge Belfast

Travelodge Belfast

15 Brunswick Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Titanic Hotel Belfast

Titanic Hotel Belfast

Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, United Kingdom

1.1 mi from city centre

ibis Belfast City Centre

ibis Belfast City Centre

100 Castle Street Northern Ire, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Stormont Hotel

Stormont Hotel

587 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, United Kingdom

3.6 mi from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Belfast - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Belfast so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to hire a car in Belfast, Northern Ireland in March?

£40 is the cost of a weekend car hire in Belfast for March, with cheap deals starting as low as £12. £38 is a normal deal for a week-long hire in Belfast, but for March it's not uncommon to see prices as low as £11, depending on your requirements.

Is there a fee to cancel my Belfast, Northern Ireland car hire?

Every car hire company in Belfast has a different cancellation policy. At momondo, we will always disclose in the car hire search results whether or not an agency has a cancellation fee. Some of the top car hire companies in Belfast include Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Alamo, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

What is the best type of car to hire in Belfast during March?

Hiring a Standard car in Belfast during the month of March is the preferred choice of most travellers. With temperatures averaging 9 °C and precipitation around 50 mm during March, a Standard size car is more than capable of handling these weather conditions. This is the perfect rental car type for wet roads and above-freezing temperatures. Hiring a Standard in Belfast will cost you £55/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Belfast, Northern Ireland?

Travellers who hire a car in Belfast should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 30 mph. Suburban speed limits around Belfast are generally 60 mph, whereas speed limits on motorways are 70 mph. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re travelling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

What car hire company has the Skoda Octavia in Belfast?

What is the weather like in Belfast, United Kingdom in February?

During the month of February the average temperature in Belfast is 5 °C and the expected precipitation is 60 mm. This information is useful for travellers looking for a car hire in Belfast.

Is the weather in Belfast similar to the rest of Northern Ireland?

If you’re looking for a Belfast hire car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of February it’s important to know that the rest of Northern Ireland typically has a temperature of 5 °C and will usually expect 68 mm of precipitation.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Belfast?

Prices for cars in Belfast are updated daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Belfast?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Belfast?

Among different countries, including Belfast, the minimum age for drivers varies. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be imposed. It's recommended that you review the policy of the rental company you're considering before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Belfast?

When renting a car in Belfast, all drivers must present a full valid driving license. An International Driving Permit is required if the driving license is written in a language different to that of the country of rental and may be necessary to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you are renting abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend checking with the individual rental company you are booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Belfast?

Using momondo to book a car hire in Belfast could save you time and money. momondo searches thousands of car hire websites and locations to provide you with a wide selection of options and cars to choose from.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Belfast?

By the use of filters, momondo makes finding a great car hire in Belfast easier. Whether it is price, car type, amenities or policies, momondo allows you to refine your search with these and more filters to find the best deal for you.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Belfast with free cancellation?

Yes, whether it is for cars in Belfast or elsewhere, momondo allows you to filter specifically for policies that offer free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Belfast on momondo?

momondo specifically allows you to search for car hire in Belfast with fair fuel policies.

Can I find a car hire in Belfast which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Enhanced cleaning services can be found on all car hire locations on momondo including Belfast.

Can I search for car hire in Belfast with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Unlimited mileage is indeed an option momondo offers on car hire in Belfast.


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