The main gateway and rental car hub to the rapidly growing tourist destination of Northern Ireland, Belfast International Airport, is located next to the village of Aldergrove, 30km northwest of downtown Belfast. Aldergrove is also the name of the Royal Air Force base which shares the airport’s runways.
Traffic from over 48 domestic and international flights pass through Belfast International Airport’s single terminal every day. Two out of five of these flights are from other cities throughout the United Kingdom. The remainder of the flights are headed for other major European and North American cities.
Postal services, a viewing gallery, five ATMs, a bureau de change, many telephones, and a photo booth are also located within the Belfast International Airport terminal. The terminal’s shopping options include the footwear at the Sock Shop, four World News outlets, the Taste of Ulster souvenir shop, and many duty free shops. The playroom, video games area, and mother and baby room may be especially appreciated by parents.
Booking car hire in Belfast Airport Ireland (BFS) in advance is strongly recommended. The departure area’s International Bar and International Food Court, the newly opened Delice de France café at the arrivals hall, and the Café Paul Rankin at the international departures area are among the airport’s dining options.
Also located at the arrivals hall are the desks offering cheap car hire in Belfast Airport Ireland (BFS) from a number of reputable companies such as Irish Car Rentals, Budget, and Alamo.