Belfast International Airport (BFS) Car & Van Hire

Belfast International Airport (BFS)

Location Details

Arrivals Hall
BELFAST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Belfast, NIR, GB, BT29 4AB

Pick-Up Service Unavailable
After-Hours Returns Available

Directions from Terminal

The rental counter is located near the baggage claim area in the terminal building.

Hiring a car at Belfast International Airport (BFS)

If you are visiting Northern Ireland, you will probably land at Belfast International Airport to begin your stay. Just 18 miles from the city of Belfast and close to the small village of Aldergrove, the airport was first used in 1917 as an air training establishment for the Royal Flying Corps.From 1917 through to 1946, Aldergrove Airport, as it was known, remained in the hands of the RAF, but times were changing. With the increase in civil aviation, the airport has undergone major expansion over the years. In 1983 it was renamed Belfast International Airport, and today is a modern international airport and the island of Ireland’s second busiest international hub.Whether you’re visiting the island on business or pleasure, the most convenient way to get around is to hire a car. Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic have open borders for all British and EU nationals. If your itinerary takes you north or south into the Republic, moving around in your hire car should be problem-free, although make sure you have relevant ID. Having cleared customs, you will find your Enterprise-Rent-A-Car hire desk conveniently situated in the arrivals hall, where Enterprise’s helpful staff will be able to answer any questions or queries, and have you on your way as quickly as possible.

Cheap Car Rental at Belfast International Airport

Are you on a busy business appointments schedule, or in a laid-back, get relaxed, take your time tourist mode? The one thing we all like to do is hit base as quickly as possible. Enterprise offers the best deals you will find anywhere for car hire, but you can do even better. By booking your rental car online, it will be waiting for you when you step off the plane. With all the formalities already completed, Enterprise’s staff will have you on the way to your hotel with a minimum of fuss or bother.

One-Way Car Hire

How many times have you had to plan your route, leaving your last day free to travel back, often hundreds of miles, to drop your hire car where you collected it? In an often already hectic business schedule, it makes things even more difficult, to say nothing of the added expense of time and fuel. Perhaps you’ve encountered unexpected problems, where you suddenly have to be somewhere else, with no idea of how long you’ll be staying or when you can get back. These scenarios make hiring a car difficult and often leave you open to excess hire charges. Well, no longer. At Enterprise, you can hire any of their vehicles for a one-way journey, delivering your car back to your designated Enterprise office anywhere in the country. Enterprise make hiring a vehicle that little bit easier.

A Wide Range of Vehicles to Hire

Are you touring alone, as one of a couple, or in a larger group of family or friends? Are you a company rep or company CEO heading to sign a lucrative contract? Will you be spending your time inner city driving, or covering hundreds of miles to see as much as you can of the country?Enterprise maintains a massive fleet of modern, economical and comfortable vehicles to suit all situations. Small town cars for city driving keep fuel costs down and make parking easier. Small and medium family cars allow for town driving and those days out in the countryside, while large saloons will transport you silently up and down major trunk roads and motorways. Top of the range executive cars as befits your status and a range of sporty coupes and convertibles are all available from Enterprise car hire.

Driving Information from Belfast City Airport

Once you’ve collected your car, take the A57 out of the airport and pick up the M2 southbound. You will hit Belfast city in less than 20 minutes. For other areas north, north-east or north-west, take the A57 to the M2 and head north. If you are heading southward or toward Dublin, take the A26 to the M1 southbound and follow the signs to your destination. Both Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic drive on the left side of the road. Driving rules and regulations are similar on both sides of the border; just be aware of different speed limits, which will be well signposted.

Rental Policies

Additional drivers must meet all renter requirements. Additional drivers can be added to the rental agreement if they visit any rental location and present their driving licence. A daily surcharge of 18.33 GBP will apply at airport locations and 15.60 GBP at all other locations.

RETURN VEHICLE TO ENTERPRISE CAR PARKING AREA. LEAVE KEYS IN DROP BOX LOCATED ON THE WALL OF THE BUILDING FACING THE FUEL PUMPS BEFORE HEADING TO THE AIRPORT TERMINAL.

The minimum age to rent for all vehicles is 30. Renters aged 25 or older may rent cars and SUVs of the categories Mini, Economy, Compact, Intermediate and Standard, Small People Carriers as well as Vans except for Luton Vans with tail lift for which the minimum age is also 30. No additional surcharges apply. Renters aged 19 years or older who have held a full driving licence for at least one year, can access a vehicle through Enterprise Car Club. Find more information at www.enterprisecarclub.co.uk.

Customers who collect a vehicle from the UK mainland and wish to drive within the Republic of Ireland or mainland Europe are required to purchase European Travel Coverage. European Travel Coverage provides the customers with our written consent (VE103B form) to drive the vehicle in the countries stated below and to access 24/7 international breakdown cover through the AA.
 

In all cases, customers must inform the rental branch of their intention to leave the UK mainland with the vehicle and require our authorization. Customers are required to inform the rental branch with no less than 72 hours’ notice prior to collecting the vehicle to arrange their European Travel Coverage.

European Travel Coverage is only available to customers paying with a credit card and the vehicle must only be used in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK. This includes the destination and any countries customers might travel through. Premium, Luxury and Executive vehicles are excluded from the European Travel Coverage product and are therefore not allowed to leave the country.

The charge for European Travel Coverage is £300.00 per rental for all cross border travels. Customers renting from Northern Ireland wishing to cross the border into the Republic of Ireland will only be charged £25.53.

Please note that we are unable to provide any additional equipment that may be compulsory for driving abroad (e.g. breathalyzers, warning triangles, first aid kits etc.) and this responsibility rests on the driver. Customers are required to be aware of any requirements of the destination and any countries or regions customers might travel through.

Advice on driving in Europe following the United Kingdom leaving the European Union may be found at www.gov.uk/driving-abroad

Damage Waiver (DW) reduces the liability of the renter in the event of damage to or theft of the vehicle. If DW is not included in the reservation, the renter has full liability for the vehicle. DW is available for purchase.

If included in the reservation, the excess amount is 1500 GBP for all cars and SUVs of the categories Mini, Economy and Compact. All other vehicles have an excess of 2000 GBP.  The excess will be charged every time a vehicle is damaged, lost or stolen.

Before purchasing DW it is advised to determine, if a personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If DW is declined, the renter will be required to pay these charges and seek compensation through their carrier of personal coverage. DW is not insurance.

Renters wishing to discuss or dispute any matters concerning damage to the rental vehicle may contact our damage recovery department. Please email dru.uk9z@ehi.com or call 00 44 (0) 345 604 2881.

All rentals where the vehicle is not returned to the same location as it is collected from will be subject to a one way fee. The one way fee varies based on car category, location and pick up date. The exact amount of the one way fee will be displayed during the reservation process when entering the dates, desired route and car category.

Excess Protection (EP) is an optional coverage available only if Damage Waiver (DW) is included in the rate or purchased. EP reduces the applicable Damage Waiver excess amount. If EP is not included in the reservation, it is available for purchase.

For all Cars and SUVs of the categories Mini, Economy and Compact the excess can be reduced to 100 GBP. For all other vehicles the excess can be reduced to 250 GBP. Excess will be charged every time a vehicle is damaged, lost or stolen.

Before purchasing EP it is advised to determine, if a personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If EP is declined, the renter will be required to pay these charges up to the Damage Waiver excess amount and seek compensation through their carrier of personal coverage. EP is not insurance.

If the renter does not choose to purchase an optional fuel product at the start of the rental period and does not return the vehicle with the same level of fuel as at the start of the rental period (as indicated on the Rental Agreement) the renter will be required to pay a refuelling service fee calculated as the difference between the fuel level recorded on the Rental Agreement and that recorded upon the return of the vehicle multiplied by the fuel price displayed at the branch, plus a refuelling charge of up to 15 GBP. Unused or excess fuel will not be refunded.

Where the vehicle is an electric vehicle and is returned with less charge than was provided at the start of the Rental Period (such level as indicated on the Rental Agreement Summary), a re-charging fee calculated as the kWhs needed to charge the vehicle to make up the difference between the charge level recorded on the Rental Agreement Summary and that recorded upon the return of the Vehicle multiplied by the kWh price displayed on the Rental Agreement Summary plus, an additional charge as indicated on the Rental Agreement Summary. No unused or excess charge will be refunded. 

 

Mileage - all vehicles include unlimited mileage.

All major debit and credit cards (issued by either Visa, Mastercard or American Express) are accepted. All cards presented must be in the renter’s name. A security deposit plus the estimated cost of the rental will be taken at the time of rental. Cash, cheques, prepaid cards, Diners Club and Discover Card are not accepted.

Airports Only - Debit cards are accepted at the time of rental with a round trip plane ticket or flight itinerary that shows the renter's name and discloses the return date. Debit cards are not accepted from local customers. Local renters must present a valid credit card in the renter's name. If using a payment source registered outside of the United Kingdom, this location cannot be responsible for any fluctuations in the currency exchanges while the deposit is being held.

For cars and SUVs of the categories Mini, Economy, Compact, Standard, Small People Carriers and Vans a deposit of £200 is required. These vehicles may be rented with a debit or credit card. Large People Carriers, Compact Elite, large SUVs and all Premium vehicles require a deposit of £500. For Luxury and Executive vehicles, a deposit of £1000 applies. A credit card is mandatory to rent these vehicles.

Roadside Assistance Protection (RAP) is an optional 24-hour emergency service including tyre and glass repair or replacement costs except when part of a larger repair, replacement keys costs and all recovery and call out charges as result of a fault caused by the renter.
RAP does not apply if there is a breach of the rental agreement or if a wrong fuel type is used. The renter pays a flat-rate fee that covers all roadside assistance services. Before purchasing RAP, it is advised to determine if a personal coverage is adequate to cover these charges. If RAP is declined, the renter will be required to pay any applicable charges and seek compensation from the carrier of personal coverage. RAP is not insurance
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All drivers must present a fully valid and unexpired driving licence (digital licences are not accepted). If the driving licence is written in a language and characters different from those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Renters are advised to check whether local authorities require foreign drivers to present an International Driving Permit to avoid the risk of potential fines. Renters with licences from countries that are not part of the International Driving Permit Agreement should carry a certified translation.

All renters must provide a valid photo ID such as a driving licence, passport or ID card. Visitors to the UK must also provide proof of return travel and accommodation information while in the UK. Please note that we reserve the right to request additional ID or conduct further identification checks if needed, which may include an identity check with an external organisation.

If Third Party Liability is included in your reservation, the renter and additional authorised drivers will be provided with coverage that meets or exceeds the minimum required third party liability insurance against death, personal injury and damage to property. Third Party Liability is subject to compliance with all terms, conditions, limitations, exceptions and exclusions, under rental entities insurance policy.

Scotland and Northern Ireland Airports Only - Debit cards are accepted at the time of rental with a round trip plane ticket or flight itinerary that shows the renter's name and discloses the return date. Debit cards are not accepted from local customers. Local renters must present a valid credit card in the renter's name. If using a payment source registered outside of the United Kingdom, this location cannot be responsible for any fluctuations in the currency exchanges while the deposit is being held.

Belfast International Airport (BFS) Car Hire FAQs

For additional questions, please visit our main car hire FAQs page.