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Belfast car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Belfast

  • Belfast is a small town located on the coast of Maine. While there are public transportation options available, renting cheap car rentals in Belfast is a convenient and efficient choice for visitors looking to explore the area. With Belfast car rentals, you will have the freedom to travel at your own pace and explore the city and its surroundings at your leisure. In addition, Belfast is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, including Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and Camden which are more easily accessible by car. Within the city, renting a car makes it simple to visit local attractions like the Penobscot Bay History Center and the Belfast Harbor Walk.
  • Rockland Knox County Regional Airport (RKD) is about 32 miles from Belfast. The rental car offices are located in the terminal near baggage claim, and most rental car companies offer pick-up/drop-off services. Bangor International Airport (BGR) is about 35 miles from Belfast. The rental car offices at BGR are located in the airport terminal adjacent to the baggage claim area. Augusta State Airport (AUG) is about 38 miles from Belfast. The rental car offices at AUG are located in the main lobby area of the terminal right after the baggage claim.
  • There are a few things to keep in mind when driving cheap car rentals in Belfast. Drivers in Belfast are generally calm and relaxed. However, during peak tourist season, traffic can get congested in some areas, leading to occasional impatience. Moreover, Belfast is a popular destination for cyclists, and you can expect to see them on the road. It is important to look out for them, especially on narrow streets. There are also many pedestrians in the downtown area, so be aware of jaywalking. Belfast is a small town, and you are likely to encounter a mix of vehicles on the road. Cars, SUVs, trucks, and vans are all common and you may also see some motorcycles and mopeds.
  • Belfast is a small city and traffic is generally not a problem. Rush hour traffic may occur on weekdays during morning and evening commute times typically between 7 am and 9 am and 4 pm and 6 pm. Route 1 and Route 3 are usually most affected as they are the primary routes in the area. Winter weather can also cause road conditions to be difficult in Belfast. Snow and ice may make driving cheap car rentals in Belfast challenging so drivers should be cautious when traveling on steep or hilly roads, as they may become slick. In the spring, the runoff from melting snow may also create flooding in certain areas.
  • Book your car hire in Belfast at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact hire cars in Belfast are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Belfast

  • How much is the price of fuel in Belfast?

    The average price of fuel in Belfast is R68,44 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R821 and R1 095, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Belfast?

    Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Belfast.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Belfast?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Belfast?

    A Compact car hire in Belfast costs R882 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Belfast?

    An Economy car hire in Belfast costs R1 220 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Belfast?

    When choosing Belfast car rentals, a compact or midsize car is recommended due to the narrow streets and limited parking in some areas. A car with good fuel efficiency is also a plus, as it is possible to cover a lot of ground while exploring the area. If you plan to venture outside of Belfast and explore the surrounding areas, an SUV or crossover with all-wheel drive may be more suitable.

  • What’s the speed limit in Belfast?

    In Belfast, the speed limits can vary depending on the location, road type, and surrounding conditions. In the downtown area with many pedestrians, the speed limit is 25 miles per hour (mph) in most cases. On most residential streets, the speed limit is also 25 mph. On highways, such as Route 1, the speed limit is 55 mph. Some two-lane roads may have different speed limits depending on the area, and drivers are advised to be mindful of posted signs.

  • Where are the best places to park in Belfast?

    Belfast has several parking options available for visitors. Downtown Belfast offers on-street parking, metered parking lots, and two public parking garages. On-street parking is limited and is enforced from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday. Parking meters cost around $0.25 per 15 minutes, and parking in the garages costs $0.25 per hour with a maximum daily rate of around $6 per day. Free parking is available on Main Street, High Street, and some side streets outside of the downtown area.

Belfast car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Wonderful

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

Value for money

10.0

4 locations in Belfast

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11 Dexter St Ext

+1 207 594 9093

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1222 Hammond St

+1 207 942 3772

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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24 Terminal Lane

+1 207 593 1715

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6 Belmont Ave

+1 207 338 0945

Monday08:30 - 16:30
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4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
I don't receive my deposit and paided more than I should have and no receipt

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Very flexible with our changing plans

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up was quick and easy. I was on the road in about 20 minutes.

Cons:

The shuttle took a few minutes to pick us up at the airport, but we didn't wait too long.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The guy was dirtier than expected it to be. Otherwise all was good.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Great car, friendly customer service, great price

2,0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
They failed to adequately inform me that on Sunday, they close at 12 noon. Our plane did not arrive until 6 PM and because we had reserved the car “off site” there was NO vehicle at the airport counter available for us. Yes, I should have known that 12 PM is 12 noon but it slipped right by me and we paid the price. It cost an extra $400 to rent a vehicle from another company.

1 out of 5

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

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One location in Belfast

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Knox County Regional Airport

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Rent-A-Wreck

2,0

Poor

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One location in Belfast

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602 Main Road North

+1 207 942 4600

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Avis

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One location in Belfast

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19 Terminal Lane

+1 207 594 2691

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Called me an hour before pickup saying they did not have a car for me, despite my reservation.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at both ends were helpful, professional and friendly

Cons:

Nothing

5,2 Fair

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The car pick-up took over an hour and I was the first person in the door at 9 AM. The woman at the counter offered to add the E-ZPass Unlimited option to my rental but she couldn't figure out how to actually add it to my reservation. She had to run and cancel charges to my credit card about three times. She was never able to add the E-ZPass Unlimited option, even after about 45 minutes. Then, she got my car and, as I was about to drive, I realized the seatbelt was broken. I had to go inside and get another car. The woman was unapologetic about the delay in my trip. I also called Avis to make them aware of my experience. The person who answered the phone said she was putting me on hold and then just hung up on me and I never received a call back. Overall, a really bad customer experience with Avis and I will not rent from Avis again.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The KIA Optima was the perfect size. Room for two weeks worth of luggage in the back and a smooth ride for us. All under $120 in total gas cost.

6,8 Okay

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We liked the Hyundai, the gas mileage was amazing and it was comfortable. The car was ready (?) for pickup when we got there.

Cons:

The windshield was dangerously dirty with smeared film on the inside glass that made it difficult with the afternoon sun and we had nothing to clean it with in the mountains.

9,2 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

! was happy to get a Ford Fusion instead of a Chevy Malibu. The Fusion was very comfortable and clean, handled well, and was great for driving around to see the sights. I had to be winched out of a ditch; I called my insurance company for Emergency Road Service. The coordination between GEICO and AVIS was handled very quickly. I scraped a rear door at a gas station - the AVIS agent very efficiently noted the damage and helped get me and my luggage to the terminal (I'm disabled) in plenty of time to stand in the TSA line.

Cons:

Nothing - the web-reservation app, the car, and the AVIS folks were outstanding.

1 out of 4

Budget

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One location in Belfast

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19 Terminal Lane

+1 207 594 0822

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. Car ready. No surprises.

Cons:

Nothing really.

7,9 Good

Sep 2021

KAYAK
We can’t thank the Budget agent, Kathy, at the Owls Head location. We were really in a jam due to the shortage of rental cars in the area, and Kathy was able to procure us a last minute rental. She really saved us a ton of aggravation! Thank you!!

1 out of 1

AutoEurope

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2 locations in Belfast

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Bangor International Airport

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Knox County Rockland Regional Airport

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38 travellers who hired a car in Belfast gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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