Belfast International Airport (BFS) is found in Northern Ireland, and is approximately 23km, or 13.2 miles west of Belfast city. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, and this airport is the thirteenth largest in the UK. It is also the second largest in Ireland, falling just short of the passenger traffic handled at Dublin Airport. It is a hub for the airline company of Aer Lingus, and many other popular airline carriers make use of the airport. Passengers can continue their journey by bus, taxi or rented car, from companies such as Budget Belfast International Airport. Budget is a car rental company offering low-cost but high quality vehicles, and various other car hire services.
The car rental companies at Belfast International Airport are mostly found within the terminal building, on the ground floor, which is where passengers will arrive at the airport. They are located in the domestic arrivals hall. Budget, at this rental location, is open from 05:30 to 24:00, seven days a week. It is a busy car rental location, and therefore, passengers are recommended to make early reservations, in order to ensure that cars are available when they arrive. An earlier reservation will also often result in lower rental rates.
Budget is a car rental company well known around the world for providing reliable service, and is especially known in Ireland as one of the leading independent car rental companies. Budget has a network of over 3,900 rental locations, in 125 countries around the world. Their Ireland rental locations, which include those at all major airports (Cork, Dublin, Shannon, Knock, Kerry and Waterford), are very convenient for their users. The rental desks are always within easy reach of the airport’s facilities, and the rented cars are found nearby to the rental desks. There is most often no need for further transport once arriving at the airport. Belfast International Airport is no exception, and passengers arriving here are sure to find their perfect rental car at Budget.
Once arriving at Budget, or at your chosen Belfast International Airport car rental company, ensure that you have your drivers license on hand, a major credit card to pay for the rental and your passport document. All licenses issued in the European Union are accepted, as well as those which originate from the United States of America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Licenses from other countries may need to be accompanied by an International Driving Permit. The IDP serves only as a translation document for the local license, and is not a valid driving license on its own. It is acquired from your home country, and should be arranged prior to leaving for Belfast International Airport. Persons 21 years of age who meet the other minimum requirements are usually able to hire a car in Ireland, however, young driver charges will be applicable to persons under the age of 25. This is a small amount payable per day of car hire, and per underage driver listed on the rental contract. The amount is usually due for a maximum of ten rental days. Younger drivers may also not be allowed to hire certain types of vehicles.
In terms of insurance, find out from your credit card company if they offer coverage for your rented car, and if you require additional insurance, it can be purchased from Budget, upon your arrival at the airport. Most of the Belfast International Airport car hire companies include third party liability insurance in their quotes, and possible fire insurance as well. Customers are then welcome to add collision damage waiver and theft protection to their rental agreements. The major credit cards generally accepted include American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa. Payments cannot be made by debit card, or in cash.
Certain vehicles with an automatic transmission are available with Budget hand controls for disabled drivers. This device operates the brake and accelerator pedals of the vehicle, and may include a steering wheel knob. From the rental location of Belfast International Airport, hand controls are free of charge, but will require an advanced reservation. There may also be other services for customers with disabilities, and they are also usually free of charge. The airport of Belfast is fully accessible to persons with reduced mobility, and various facilities are available for their assistance. Additional items of equipment available from Budget also include child seats and satellite navigation systems. These items will cost a few extra Euro per day, or per rental. All Budget vehicles are fitted with a radio and CD player.
Budget’s rental fleet at Belfast International Airport is comprehensive, and includes small and large vehicles which are divided into various categories. Some of the cheaper rentals are found in the Economy category, such as the VW Polo and Opel Corsa. Smaller car models have manual transmissions and are easy to drive. In the Compact category there is the Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio, while cars of an intermediate size include the VW Golf and Opel Astra. Families who would enjoy, or need, more room for luggage, can hire from the Full Size, Station Wagon, People Carrier or even Minibus categories, which contain vehicles such as the Ford Mondeo, VW Passat, Focus Estate, Corolla Estate, Opel Zafira, VW Sharan, VW Caravelle and the Toyota Hiace. Additional vehicle categories from Budget include 4x4, Executive Car and Luxury Car.
Budget one way hires can be arranged for the majority of these vehicles, and from Belfast International Airport, one way hire services may be similar in price to ordinary rentals, but may also incur additional charges. All further details are available from Budget, at Belfast International Airport.
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