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Award Winning Car hire

Belfast has seen somewhat of a cultural revolution in the past decade, becoming one of the cultural delight of the United Kingdom. The historic home of the Titanic houses shipyards, museums, and cultural delights to add to the rich provenance of the city.

If you want to indulge your inner foodie, Belfast has a hugely diverse culinary scene, with restaurants, coffee shops and of course world famous pubs, often bellowing out a unique music scene you'll not find anywhere else.

Secure your Belfast car hire with Holiday Extras and indulge in the limitless freedom driving gives you. With pre-booked cheap car hire, you'll be on the road in no time and as hassle-free as possible.

3 steps to cheap car hire

  • Search - fill out your details above and click search to compare
  • Select - choose the car you want to hire
  • Book - with our secure payment system

How it Works

Once your payment has been authorised you will receive an email confirmation with your booking reference number. Keep all the information on your booking confirmation handy as you will need it along with your other documents when you collect the car at your destination. We also have a useful checklist to make sure you have everything you need before you set off.

If you wish to speak to an advisor, you can contact our dedicated car hire team on 0800 804 7362. Alternatively you can contact us online here with any queries you may have.

If you're looking simply for transportation to your resort, Holiday Extras provides great deals on resort transfers. As well as this, you can take also out holiday insurance, giving you further peace of mind should you run into any unforeseen problems.

At Holiday Extras we want to make your trip as hassle free as possible, so you can hit the road happy. If you're flying from a UK airport, we could help you save up to 60% on airport parking, airport hotels and airport lounges, too.


*The prices quoted are based on one driver, aged 25, with a full UK driving licence hiring a car for 3 days, picking-up and dropping-off at Belfast International Airport. Prices correct at time of writing. Subject to change according to availability. Free cancellation applies to most rentals up to 48 hours before pick up, however some suppliers may charge. Please check supplier terms and conditions carefully.

Driving on Belfast's roads**

Belfast adheres to the same driving laws as the UK, the one key difference being that the speed limit signs are in kilometres per hour instead of miles per hour.

Useful information:

  • Right hand drive - Drive on the left, overtake on the right.
  • Minimum car hire age - 21 years old. Under 25's may have to pay a young driver surcharge.
  • Seatbelt - Compulsory for all occupants to wear a seatbelt. The driver is responsible for ensuring all passengers under 18 are wearing a seatbelt.
  • Travelling with children - Under three's and those less than 135cm must use the correct child seat.
  • Petrol stations - Predominantly open from 8am to 10pm with some in major cities open 24 hours.

Road safety laws

Speed limits

  • Motorway - 70mph/112kph
  • Dual carriageways - 70mph/112kph
  • Single carriageways - 60mph/96kph
  • Built up/urban areas - 30mph/48kph

Although these are the standardised speed limits, there may be local variations so please be careful to check the road signs.

Driving licence

Important Information - Changes to the UK Driving Licence

You are permitted to drive in Northern Ireland if you have a full UK driving licence. You will not need an International Driving Permit (IDP)

Mobile phone use

You can receive a fixed penalty notice if you are caught using a hand-held phone while driving. You could also receive a substantial fine and 3 points on your licence. Use of a completely hands-free kit is permitted.

Drinking and driving

If you are stopped by the Police, they may ask you to use a breathalyser if they believe you to have been drinking. The limit for all motorists is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.

It is important to note that drinking alcohol and then driving may invalidate your car rental insurance and holiday insurance, irrespective of local drink driving laws. Check your policy for full details.


**This information should be considered as a broad overview of things to remember when hiring a car. It is therefore very important that you read the rental terms and conditions and associated policies for your own specific policy as well as doing your own research into the motoring laws of the country in which you will be driving.

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