Car Hire Belfast International Airport
Picking up your hire car at Avis Belfast International Airport
To pick up your Avis rental vehicle:
To pick up your Avis hire car, exit Belfast International Airport’s Arrivals Hall, turn right at the taxi rank and approach the second bus stop marked Avis/McCauslands. A yellow McCausland/Avis courtesy bus will take you the short, three-minute journey to the Avis rental station.
Returning from Avis car hire to Terminal:
Return to Avis at McCausland and use the 24-hour courtesy bus to the terminal.
Plan your journey from Belfast International AirportFrom Belfast International Airport you're a 30-minute ride away from Northern Ireland's capital city. Over the last few decades Belfast has transformed itself into a hip and happening metropolis. It's now famous for hosting the UK's second biggest arts festival (after Edinburgh), and is considered a foodie destination with many bars, clubs and restaurants to choose from.
Historical landmarks worth visiting include Belfast Castle, located on the slopes of Cave Hill, and the Ulster Museum which showcases the city's rich heritage. Visit the Titanic centre, located by the docks, and learn the history of the famous ship which was built in Belfast.
The political murals are not to be missed. Depicting Belfast's troublesome past the murals have become symbolic works of art. If you have time on your road trip, try to catch a matinee or evening performance at the Grand Opera House or the Lyric Theatre.
Belfast is a great place to pick up unique and custom-made souvenirs. Head to the busy shopping streets of Donegall Place and Royal Avenue and hunt for exclusive items such as bespoke clothing and contemporary handmade jewellery. Small, independent boutiques sell locally made arts and crafts, including ceramics, linen and stationary.
There's so much to discover in Belfast. Hire an Avis car to explore the city in style and comfort.
Beyond Belfast International AirportNorthern Ireland is a beautiful country with some of the lushest scenery you'll ever see on the Emerald Isle. From ancient cities and harbour towns to coastal areas and UNESCO World Heritage sites, Northern Ireland provides a scenic road trip experience.
Londonderry (also known as Derry) is less than an hour and 30-minute drive away in your rental car from Belfast International Airport. Drive down the M2 and pass Newtonabbey along the way. Guildhall Square, the heart of the city, and the mile long 17th century city walls are great starting points to gain a sense of the city's history. The Peace Bridge that crosses the River Foyle leads to the newly developed Ebrington - formerly an army barracks, and now a square and café with views overlooking the city and riverside.
Only a one-hour drive from Belfast International Airport is Portrush. Head up the A26 and enjoy some great views as you cruise by Loch Neagh. This is an ideal base for exploring the highlights of the Antrim Coast. Portrush is a refined seaside resort and its laidback atmosphere makes it a popular choice for a short holiday or weekend break. The area has plenty of amusements from arcades to golf courses. In summertime locals and visitors take advantage of the good weather and walk along the toy harbour before heading to the sandy beaches.
The Antrim Coast and Giant's Causeway
The Antrim Coast is a popular vacation getaway from Belfast. A scenic drive here leads to some friendly little towns, castle ruins and beaches. The main attraction along the coast is the Giant's Causeway, a four-mile-long stretch of shoreline that's famous for its interlocking basalt columns. Geologists state the UNESCO World Heritage Site was formed 60 million years ago by volcanic eruptions. Others believe it was built by giants. Whatever you decide to believe the Giant's Causeway is a natural wonder certainly worth seeing.
Northern Ireland is yours to discover. All you have to do is drive.
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Driving from Belfast International Airport
Belfast International Airport is situated just 18 miles north-west of Belfast and is easily accessed via the major road and motorway network.
Find your way
To make your journey even easier, we can include a sat nav with your car so you can relax and enjoy your car rental from Belfast International Airport.
Your hire car at Belfast International Airport waits. The open roads are yours to explore. All you have to do is pick up the keys.