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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
17 Apr — 24 Apr
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 Budget. When booking with Budget, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as $22/day. The average price to hire a car in Belfast is $62/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?

Ford Focus hire and Nissan Qashqai hire in Belfast are the two most popular car models, according to our data. Ford Focus hire prices in Belfast can vary depending on what company you hire from, but our users have found that prices average $72/day and can be as low as $29/day. Nissan Qashqai hire prices can also vary, but tend to average $105/day, with the cheapest deals as low as $58/day.

Best deals found for Belfast, Northern Ireland car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Belfast, Northern Ireland
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

$36 - $84

All Car Types

$42 - $147

The average price of a small car hire in Belfast, the United Kingdom is $62. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Belfast, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 43% lower than the rest of the year at just $36 per day. A small car rental is typically 36% less expensive than the average rental car in Belfast. The average price of a vehicle 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 hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Belfast, the United Kingdom is $119. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Belfast, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 46% lower than the rest of the year at just $65 per day. A medium car rental is typically 18% more expensive than the average rental car in Belfast. The average price of a vehicle 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 hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Belfast, the United Kingdom is $182. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Belfast, the United Kingdom is in September. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just $135 per day. A large car rental is typically 47% more expensive than the average rental car in Belfast. The average price of a vehicle 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 hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Belfast, the United Kingdom is $119. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Belfast, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 56% lower than the rest of the year at just $53 per day. A SUV rental is typically 19% more expensive than the average rental car in Belfast. The average price of a vehicle 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 hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Belfast, the United Kingdom is $191. The cheapest time to hire a van in Belfast, the United Kingdom is in March. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just $122 per day. A van rental is typically 49% more expensive than the average rental car in Belfast. The average price of a vehicle 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 $137. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Belfast, the United Kingdom is in December. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $90 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 29% more expensive than the average rental car in Belfast. The average price of a vehicle 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.

Toyota Corolla
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$39/day

1 May - 22 May
Toyota Corolla
Hyundai Accent Hatch
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$40/day

1 May - 22 May
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$43/day

20 May - 24 May
Kia Picanto

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

Sixt

Popular Car Types

Economy, Mini, Compact

Cheapest Hire Car

$35

Most Popular Model

Class Commercial Truck
The most popular Belfast car hire agency found on momondo this month is Sixt. Other top choices for car hire companies are Budget and Europcar
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 $35/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $72/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Belfast in the past 7 days is the Class Commercial Truck. Our users also prefer the Renault Clio as an alternative.

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

0.3 km from city centre

Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre

Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre

40 Hope Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.6 km from city centre

Leonardo Hotel Belfast

Leonardo Hotel Belfast

Great Victoria Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.3 km from city centre

Hilton Belfast

Hilton Belfast

4 Lanyon Place, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.7 km from city centre

Europa Hotel

Europa Hotel

Great Victoria Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.4 km from city centre

Ten Square Hotel

Ten Square Hotel

10 Donegal Square South, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 km from city centre

Maldron Hotel Belfast City

Maldron Hotel Belfast City

20 Brunswick Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.3 km from city centre

Crowne Plaza Belfast

Crowne Plaza Belfast

117 Milltown Road, Belfast, United Kingdom

5.3 km from city centre

Ramada by Wyndham Belfast City Centre

Ramada by Wyndham Belfast City Centre

20 Talbot Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.7 km from city centre

Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre

Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre

Hope Street 15, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.5 km from city centre

Grand Central Hotel Belfast

Grand Central Hotel Belfast

9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.2 km from city centre

The Flint

The Flint

48 Howard Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.3 km from city centre

Etap Belfast

Etap Belfast

35 Dublin Road, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.6 km from city centre

AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast

AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast

Donegall Quay, Belfast Harbour, Belfast, United Kingdom

1.0 km from city centre

Titanic Hotel Belfast

Titanic Hotel Belfast

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

1.8 km from city centre

Travelodge Belfast

Travelodge Belfast

15 Brunswick Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.3 km from city centre

ibis Belfast City Centre

ibis Belfast City Centre

100 Castle Street Northern Ire, Belfast, United Kingdom

0.4 km from city centre

Stormont Hotel

Stormont Hotel

587 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, United Kingdom

5.8 km 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 May?

$110 is the cost of a weekend car hire in Belfast for May, with cheap deals starting as low as $62. For a week-long hire, the lowest price was $28, with more options around the $101 mark.

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

In most cases, there is no fee when you cancel your Belfast car hire. You can check to see whether or not your preferred car hire company in Belfast offers free cancellation when booking with momondo.

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

Hiring a Standard car in Belfast during the month of May is the preferred choice of most travellers. With temperatures averaging 14 °C and precipitation around 70 mm during May, 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 $143/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Belfast, Northern Ireland?

The speed limit in Belfast is 50 km/h, unless otherwise stated on road signs. Belfast also has a suburban speed limit of 100 km/h which is strictly enforced. If you find yourself on a motorway in Belfast, be aware that the speed limit is generally 115 km/h.

What car hire company has the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Belfast?

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

During the month of April the average temperature in Belfast is 9 °C and the expected precipitation is 50 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 April it’s important to know that the rest of Northern Ireland typically has a temperature of 8 °C and will usually expect 53 mm of precipitation.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Belfast?

Prices for cars in Belfast are refreshed on a daily basis.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Belfast?

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

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Belfast. In many EU countries drivers must be 18 years old. As a rule, you’ll need to be 21 to hire a car abroad, and a young driver surcharge may be applied if you are under 25. We recommend reading through the policy of your chosen hire company before booking.

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

To hire a car in Belfast, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of hire, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're hiring a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific hire company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

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

You should use momondo to book a car hire in Belfast because it could save you time and money. momondo fetches and allows you to compare car hire prices and policies from thousands of car hire websites.

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

Filtering is how momondo helps you find a great car hire in Belfast. Narrow your search using price and map features as well as filtering by fuel or mileage policies amongst many other filters available.

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

Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car hire searches for Belfast and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

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

Fair fuel policies are specifically available to select on momondo, allowing you to refine your search for car hire in Belfast.

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

You certainly can. momondo has a dedicated filter for enhanced cleaning services for all car hire locations 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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