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Car hire at Belfast City Airport

Car hire at Belfast City Airport

Belfast City Airport (BHD) serves the Northern Irish capital of Belfast. It is located on the A2, Sydenham Bypass road between Belfast and Holywood, on the southern shore of Belfast Lough. Driving into Belfast city centre from the airport via the A2 takes just 13 minutes.

What I need to know

There are a good choice of Belfast City Airport car rental agencies. Holiday Autos can help you compare car hire to choose the best deal for your trip. Its site compares all Belfast City Airport car hire suppliers to find the vehicle that best suits you and your visit to the city.

Where to pick up my car

Belfast City Airport has just one terminal, making it very easy to navigate. All car hire suppliers can be found within the terminal, where staff at the offices will direct you to your chosen car.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
    Diane T

Where to go

Hiring a car at Belfast City Airport will enable you to enjoy the cultural attractions of the city, with landmarks such as the Grand Opera House, Belfast Castle and the SS Nomadic historic ship to be explored. Alternatively, partake in some outdoor pursuits like hiking or climbing.

Nearby Belfast City Airport

From the airport, it is very easy to access Belfast City Centre. However, you can also travel to Killarn, Newtownards, Bangor, Lisburn, Ballymena and Belfast International Airport in under an hour.

Longer drives

Why not see another of Northern Ireland’s cities and drive the 1.5 hours to Derry? Meanwhile, Glenveagh National park is a 2.5 hour drive from the airport. The Giant’s Causeway - one of the country’s most iconic landmarks - takes 1 hour and 22 minute to get to by car.

Eating and drinking

The regenerated Titanic Quarter is home to an eclectic mix of eateries and cafes if you fancy something casual. Meanwhile, Belfast city centre boasts numerous restaurants and bars to suit all tastes, whether you’re into fine dining or just fancy a portion of delicious fish and chips.

Things to do

Find out about more than 9,000 years of Irish history at the Ulster Museum, and when you’ve finished, take a stroll in the surrounding Botanic Gardens, which feature a Victorian glasshouse. Alternatively, head to Cave Hill Country Park to see forts, raths and a limestone quarry.


Any visitor to the city should ensure Belfast Castle is on their itinerary, with stunning views to be had from this high point. The SS Nomadic is a historic vessel with a maritime museum on board for those fascinated by naval warfare.