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Hertz in Belfast

It’s easy to fall in love with Belfast’s energetic atmosphere – Northern Ireland’s capital city is proof that great things come in small packages. Dig into its industrial history and unique culture with car hire in Belfast. 

A trip to Belfast sets the stage for an intriguing road trip around Northern Ireland. If you exhaust the city you can then set out to discover the wildly beautiful rural area that surrounds it.

Whether you’d prefer a family car, one made for navigating cities or something more luxurious, browse our range of vehicles and book online before you arrive into the city – you can even arrange for one-way care rental if your end destination is beyond Belfast. Collecting your vehicle will be a breeze too, with four pick-up points located throughout the city, including both airports and the railway station.

Pickup Locations Belfast

  • Belfast International Airport

    Opening hours: Mo-Su 0700-2300

    Address: Terminal Building, , Northern Ireland

    Phone: +44 (0) 28 9442 2533

  • Belfast City Airport

    Opening hours: Mo-Sa 0730-2130, Su 0900-2130

    Address: City Harbour Airport, , Northern Ireland

    Phone: +44 (0) 28 9073 2451

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Driving in and around Belfast

Belfast cityscape

With the extensive transport network you’d expect a capital city to have, Belfast is simple to navigate. Embrace the opportunity to explore this vibrant city, as well as the stunning nearby rural regions, at your own tempo with a hire car. While driving here you’ll use the left-hand side of the road, as in the rest of the UK, and speed limits will vary by road type – 112 km/h on motorways and dual carriageways, 96 km/h on single carriageways and 49 km/h in built up areas. This can drop even lower in school zones.

The M1 and M2 are the main routes out of the city to reach the nearby cities and towns in the north or the south. If you’re driving around Belfast, it’s worth noting that much of the city centre is pedestrianised and in other parts you’ll be driving on a one-way system, so keep an eye out for directional signage. Zip across and around this compact city with ease, using local roads including the A24 and A55.

Using Belfast as your base, you’ll be spoilt for choice over which beauty spot to discover first. Take the A2 east out of the city all the way to Bangor on the southern side of the Belfast Lough. After a 30 minute drive you’ll find yourself in this Victorian seaside resort, boats bobbing around the marina as you walk past sandy beaches and along the old-fashioned promenade, ice cream in hand.

The Coastal Causeway is a memorable place to drive. Set off from Belfast and make your way along this scenic stretch hugging the wild Northern Irish coast, perhaps one of the greatest drives on earth. You’ll glide past fairy tale castles teetering on rocks, take exhilarating roads through lush glens and coast past seemingly enchanted forests, all before reaching the magnificent Giant’s Causeway. This UNESCO World Heritage Site will capture your imagination whether you’re simply day-tripping or heading on towards Londonderry.

A quick guide to Belfast

Magical landscape in Northern Ireland

Belfast has undergone a transformation in recent years, beginning a new chapter in its life and becoming Northern Ireland’s go-to cultural destination. The food scene has been revived, putting the onus on local produce, plus there’s shopping that’ll work your wallet. There are also plentiful cultural sights to keep even the most intrepid explorer occupied, all of them illuminating your enjoyment of this important city.

Bite into Belfast

There’s a bounty of food to be sampled in Belfast – this city offers an exciting array of delicacies for all palates. There’s an array of Belfast’s best local produce at St Georges Market, the oldest and grandest food market in the country. The stalls are piled high in this beautiful Victorian building and you can pick up artisan sausage rolls, chocolate-stuffed crepes and freshly baked loaves.

Take advantage of Belfast’s proximity to the sea and head over to Mourne Seafood Bar on Bank Street. Feast on some of the best oysters and scallops in town in this lively pub-like eatery. For a modern twist on traditional Northern Irish fare, make your way to The Muddlers Club in the atmospheric Cathedral Quarter. Here you can indulge in a succulent slab of salt-aged beef or savour every last mouthful of Wicklow venison.

A Titanic effort

You can trace Belfast’s shipbuilding heritage at the docklands and, especially, the history of theinfamousRMS Titanic at its namesake museum in the Titanic Quarter. As you wander through this strikingcontemporarycomplex’s interactive galleries, immerse yourself in the ocean liner’s ill-fated story, and discover the shipyard aboard the high-tech ride. More maritime heritage can be found at Alexandra Dock where you can board thehistoricHMS Caroline, a ship that saw action in both world wars.

Head back across the River Lagan to dig deeper into the city’s roots. Stop by St Anne’s Cathedral, an architectural beauty built in Romanesque style. Pause in the central nave to admire the colourful stained glass windows and the beautiful mosaics adorning the ceilings. Back outside, pass the grand City Hall to marvel at its Renaissance-inspired design on your way to the Botanic Gardens. Arriving at the latter you’ll see blooming flower beds and manicured gardens leading you to the Palm House. Inside this stunning Victorian greenhouse, designed in 1839, you can inhale the scent of tropical plants as birds of paradise flit around your head.

Where Giants roamed

A fantasy land of outstanding natural beauty awaits on Northern Ireland’s coast. The magical Giant’s Causeway isaUNESCO World Heritage Site, recognised for its otherworldly appearance. Park up and hike along the cliff-top path to see the mystical hexagonal rock columns jutting out of the land – this natural wonder’s mind-boggling beauty is astonishing.

Drive east along the coast to visit Carrick-a-Rede. Leave your hire car behind and cross the 350-year-old rope bridge to reach this tiny island. Your bravery will be rewarded - from here, you can enjoy beautiful views of the dramatic coastline and the swirling sea below.

On your way back to Belfast, take a detour to experience the striking Dark Hedges, something straight out of a storybook (and Game of Thrones, which filmed here). Drive along this idyllic avenue of beech trees and take highly instagrammable photos to capture their natural beauty.

Lights, camera, action!

Unleash your inner fan and visit more filming locations of popular television series Game of Thrones. Pack up a picnic and plot your route to visit the sites throughout Northern Ireland.

Travel north to Ballintoy Harbour, the backdrop for Lordsport Harbour on the Iron Islands. This sleepy fishing village boasts dramatic chalk cliffs. South of Belfast, you’ll find Castle Ward, an 18th century mansion which played home to the iconic northern stronghold of Winterfell. Test your archery skills, wander through the grounds and meet the adorable Northern Inuit dogs which played the Stark’s Direwolves.

Whatever your reasons for spending time in this exciting city, you can be sure Belfast will welcome you with open arms and make for a trip you won't forget in a hurry. Car hire in Belfast affords you the freedom to explore it however you wish, and to head out into the lush, green countryside too.