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The Troubles' which once plagued the capital of Northern Ireland are history. Today, travellers from across the globe visit Belfast for its intriguing sights as well as the stunning countryside and coast which lie beyond the city's boundaries.
Belfast International Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport are the main entry points for tourists from the UK and Europe, and both are good locations for renting a car. Ferries also come in from Scotland and Liverpool ports. While public buses serve many areas. It is best to have a car while in Belfast to explore the surrounding Belfast coast and the rest of Ireland.
Belfast International Airport is the best place to pick up a car, with Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Logan and Dan Dooley being among the popular suppliers which are represented. Search above to compare our car hire deals before you travel to take advantage of the best rates and to avoid disappointment.
Belfast is the hub of transport in Northern Ireland and the quality of the roads here are excellent. Cars drive on the left, as they do in Ireland, and there is a trio of motorways for fast exit of the city. The drive from either of Belfast's airports to the city centre is straightforward, but the most enjoyable roads to drive are outside of Belfast.
There are several beaches and coastal drives nearby, while 16kms to the west of Belfast is the expansive Lough Neagh lake. Also within easy reach is historic Downpatrick, about 40kms from Belfast and where St Patrick is buried at Downpatrick Cathedral. Farther afield, yet easily accessed with car rental in Belfast, are Armagh and the Giant's Causeway.
Belfast is surprisingly mild year-round, with summer temperature averages of 18ºC and maximums in the 30s (ºC). Spring and autumn are pleasant and offer nice, uncongested driving conditions, but late summer is the best time to visit.