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    Car Hire Belfast

    Belfast Car HireBelfast 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.

    Save time and money planning your holiday in Belfast when you book your car hire with Auto Europe. Compare major car rental 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 only the most 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.


    Where to Pick-Up Your Car Hire in Belfast

    Auto Europe offers a wide selection of pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Belfast and works with the top, trusted car hire suppliers operating within the city, including Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise and Sixt. Where you are looking to pick-up at major transportation centres, such as Belfast International Airport, or downtown, Auto Europe offers fantastic rates on the ideal car hire for your travel plans. Use our booking engine to compare rates at pick-up locations throughout Belfast and consider our specialty transportation options, such as one-way hires and luxury vehicles.

    Car Hire at Belfast International Airport  Belfast International Airport

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Belfast

    Can I hire a car in Belfast if I am under 25?

    Yes, hiring a car in Belfast when within the ages of 21-25 is relatively simple. Younger drivers are usually imposed with extra expenses, so look out for day-to-day "young driver surcharges." Age associated fees may vary dependent upon your pick-up destination and your particular auto hire supplier.

    Do I need an international driver's permit (IDP) to drive in Northern Ireland?

    An international driver's licence is not required in Northern Ireland. Auto Europe typically recommends an IDP, since in the case you happen to be stopped, drivers lacking an IDP could be ticketed by local law enforcement. In case you have any questions regarding what an IDP is, the best places to obtain one or countries where they may be expected, go ahead and call Auto Europe at 1300 656 601 now!

    Contact Auto Europe - BelfastCan you guarantee a car hire in Belfast with automatic transmission?

    Yes, many suppliers in Belfast allow you to guarantee an car hire with automatic transmission. Take advantage of the booking engine towards the top of this page to secure your auto hire and if you can't locate the automatic transmission option in booking engine, you'll be able to get in touch with our reservation experts at 1300 656 601.

    For more Frequently Asked Questions, view our FAQ page or alternatively contact us to speak to one our friendly reservation agents.


    Crossing the border in 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 offers 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)

      Alternatives to Car Hire in Belfast

      In Northern Ireland, Auto Europe features a selection of alternative transportation options to supplement our wide-ranging fleet of traditional auto hires. While we're known for our outstanding rates on conventional car hires, we realize that a selection of our clients are in search of more in their vehicle hire. To supply our clients with even more possibilities and benefits, we offer vehicles for hire such as high quality luxury cars, 7-12 passenger vans and versitile motorhomes. If you're exploring Belfast in a larger party or are planning on an off the path journey around Northern Ireland, Auto Europe is here to provide you with the car to help you get there. Use our safe booking engine at the top of the page to compare and contrast rates and begin the next step of arranging your getaway to Northern Ireland.

      Belfast Motorhome Hires
      Belfast Motorhome Hire -  Presenting a unique way for you to discover and experience Northern Ireland, motorhome hires becoming increasingly popular. After you pick-up an RV in Belfast, it is possible to experience the city and beyond to really make the most of your trip. Discover more about popular sites to camp and compare our fantastic rates on RV hires.
      Van Hire Belfast
      Van Hire Belfast -  Those travelling with a large party or carrying large/heavy baggage may find a van hire is the most suitable selection for their time in Northern Ireland. Auto Europe has great rates on small, medium and large passenger vans that are outfitted to accommodate virtually any travel party. Check our rates, capacities, in depth specs and even more to find the optimal van for your travel.
      Luxury Car Hire Belfast
      Luxury Car Hire Belfast -  For travel in unrivaled style and ease, discover Belfast in a luxury auto hire. When driving luxury models like Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more, you will have a high quality car hire experience you won't ever fail to remember. Get started comparing rates and consider taking the next step in planning your getaway today!