Belfast International Airport is located approximately 23km from the city of Belfast, and is one of the largest airports in Ireland. It is found in Northern Ireland, rather than in the Republic of Ireland, and this area falls under the United Kingdom. Belfast International Airport is the thirteenth busiest airport in the UK. The airport has the official code of BFS, and was formerly known as the Aldergrove Airport, due to its close proximity to Aldergrove village. Arriving passengers can take a bus or taxi to many nearby destinations, or they are able to rent a car, from one of the Belfast International Airport car hire companies, such as Sixt Car Hire. Sixt is one of the most popular choices for car rental, and provide their customers with a couple of innovative options to save time and money.
This airport of Belfast has a large single terminal building, which has the arrival halls on the ground floor and the departure facilities on the upper level. Some of the car hire companies of the airport are found in the domestic arrivals hall, and are within walking distance of all facilities. However, Sixt is located at some distance from the airport terminal, and therefore the company provides a shuttle bus for their customers. The shuttle service collects passengers from outside of the arrival area, and takes them to the Sixt Belfast International Airport branch in a few minutes. The shuttle is free of charge, and operates at all hours that Sixt is open, which is from 07:30 to 22:30, seven days a week. On bank holidays, Sixt is open at the same hours as well. Passengers who have chosen Sixt as their car rental company will therefore have no trouble reaching the office to collect their vehicle.
Vehicles from Sixt can be reserved directly over the counter, however, in advance is recommended, as the car you need may not be available upon your arrival. There may also be other things you require for your rental, for example, child seats, a satellite navigation system or luggage racks, and these items are not guaranteed to be available unless they are reserved. Child seats are required by law in Ireland for children aged 3 and under, and the seats provided by the car hire companies can be ordered to size, and will cost a few extra Euro per day of hire, or per car hire contract. Navigation systems can be a wonderful piece of equipment to have with you if you are unfamiliar with the roads surrounding Belfast, and will definitely find it worth the extra cost. An advanced reservation is required for Sixt hand controls for disabled drivers, as the device will need to be fitted to the correct type of automatic vehicle. From Belfast International Airport, hand controls are free of charge.
Sixt only hires the latest model vehicles to their customers, and will do everything possible to ensure that the car is in good mechanical condition. However, emergency breakdown assistance is usually included in the rental quote, and a vehicle will also be replaced should it be unable to continue the journey. Ensure that you have the emergency numbers to contact in the case of an accident or breakdown before leaving the airport. Vehicles from Sixt can be as small as the Smart For Two, or as large as the VW Transporter Shuttle SWB and Ford Transit 9-seater. MPVs from Sixt also include the VW Sharan 7-seater, VW Caddy Auto, Kia Carens and the VW Galaxy. These larger vehicles can only be hired by persons over the age of 25, while the smaller vehicles can often be hired by anyone just 21 years of age or older. Renters who are younger than 25 will also pay higher rental rates, for young driver’s insurance, and this will be a small amount per day of car hire, and per underage driver listed on the rental agreement, usually up until a maximum of ten rental days.
Popular vehicle choices from Sixt, Belfast International Airport, include the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa, Fiat Punto, VW Polo, Vauxhall Astra, Ford Focus and Kia Ceed. These cars have manual transmissions, and are generally easy to drive. However, some customers prefer an estate car, and those from Sixt are similar to the Ford Focus Estate, VW Golf Estate, Ford Focus Estate, VW Jetta Estate, VW Passat Estate and the Ford Mondeo Estate. Estates offer good space for luggage, and a comfortable journey for their passengers. Other kinds of vehicles can also be hired from Sixt, such as off-road vehicles like the Landrover Freelander and Sports cars like the Mercedes-Benz CLS. For many of these cars, the drivers will need to be over the age of 25.
From the Sixt rental location of Belfast International Airport, one way hire services can be arranged, allowing the customer to return their vehicle to a different rental location. Sixt one way hires can be driven to all parts of Northern Ireland and into the Republic of Ireland as well. They may be more expensive than an ordinary rental.
The Belfast International Airport car rental companies, including Sixt, have many years of experience in offering excellent customer service, and always strive to provide vehicles which are ideal for holiday and business renters. Contact Sixt for all additional information required.
Belfast Int. Airport
BT24 4AB Belfast
Telephone Number: +44-2894-453588
Fax Number: +44-2894-459142