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Belfast, NIR, United Kingdom
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Belfast car hire information

Pick-up locationBelfast
Hire locations55
Airport locations26

Belfast car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
keddy by Europcar
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
7 locations in Belfast
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Belfast
2, West Bank Road
27 Balmoral Road, Boucher Road+44 371 384 3428
90 - 92 Grosvenor Road+44 371 384 3428
Arrivals Hall, Belfast City Airport.8713843425
Monday07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday07:00 - 21:30
Thursday07:00 - 21:30
Friday07:00 - 21:30
Saturday07:00 - 21:30
Sunday08:00 - 21:30
Belfast City Centre Unit 4 College Avenue
Belfast International Airport Ry Arrivals Hall+44 371 384 3426
Monday07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday07:00 - 21:30
Thursday07:00 - 21:30
Friday07:00 - 21:30
Saturday07:00 - 21:30
Sunday07:00 - 21:30
Victoria Terminal 4, Stena Line Belfast Port
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From $23/dayRated no. 2
Europcar
Most popular
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Belfast
Europcar
Locations in Belfast
27 Balmoral Road+44 371 384 3428
Sydenham Bypass+44 371 384 3425
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10.0 Excellent4 Jun. 2019
Pros: Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Brand new car.
From $20/dayRated no. 3
Alamo
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Belfast
Alamo
Locations in Belfast
Arrivals Hall+44 28 9445 1940
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Enterprise Rent-a-car+44 28 9046 3850
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Excellent25 Jun. 2017
Good choice - would rent from them again!Pros: Great staff, very easy, the intermediate car was incredibly reasonable and a great drive.
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From $66/dayRated no. 4
Enterprise
9.9 Excellent (5 reviews)
5 locations in Belfast
Enterprise
Locations in Belfast
157 Cromac Street+44 28 9031 6151
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
70 Boucher Rd+44 28 9066 6767
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Arrivals Hall+44 28 9445 1940
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Sydenham Bypass+44 28 9046 3850
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Unit 1+44 289 066 6767
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9.6 Excellent7 Oct. 2017
customer servicePros: The customer service I received was exceptional.Cons: Completely happy.
10.0 Excellent12 Sep. 2017
Fantastic helpful staff-great servicePros: The staff in the Belfast Cromac Street branch were just great-I hire cars a lot and they went out of their way to help me.
10.0 Excellent22 Aug. 2017
Best in BelfstPros: Pickup and drop off were a breeze. They even drove us back to the hotel after drop off. The car was clean and ran great. Did some extensive driving and never had a problem.Cons: A litlte bit of a hard sell for the additional insurance which I did not need.
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From $28/dayRated no. 5
Hertz
7.6 Good (6 reviews)
4 locations in Belfast
Hertz
Locations in Belfast
(harbour A/p)+44 28 9073 2451
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 21:30
Sunday08:00 - 21:30
30 Revanhill Road+44 28 9073 1300
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
East Bridge Street+44 28 9073 1300
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Terminal Bldg+44 28 9442 2533
Monday07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:30
Friday07:00 - 21:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 21:00
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7.6 Good31 Jul. 2018
Solid choice- great customer servicePros: Hertz rental in UK (I’m from USA) was reasonably convenient- I accidentally booked from wrong Airport. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to pick up at the other airport- though they tried! They helpfully delayed pickup. I should have investigated insurance more thoroughly so that added unexpected costs. Still a good cake given unlimited mileage!Cons: Car was very basic model and smelt vaguely musty. Again insurance charges were unexpected expense. (2x estimated).
2.0 Mediocre7 Jul. 2018
Pros: Nothing.Cons: No vehicle and poor customer service. Cancelled booking at desk.
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From $19/dayRated no. 6
Budget
7.3 Good (18 reviews)
3 locations in Belfast
Budget
Locations in Belfast
69-71 Gt Victoria St+44 28 9023 0700
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Belfast City Airport+44 28 9045 1111
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday17:00 - 21:00
Thursday09:30 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday10:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 21:30
Belfast International Airport+44 28 9442 3332
Monday07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday16:00 - 21:00
Thursday13:00 - 19:30
Friday12:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30
Sunday13:00 - 19:30
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10.0 Excellent29 Jan. 2019
Pros: All round great experience, helpful and chatty staff at drop off.Cons: Lucky wasn’t raining but the covered walkway is being worked on now
9.2 Excellent22 Jan. 2019
Excellent but slow pick upPros: Car, cleanliness, ease of process. Overall car hire as it should be - no excess hard sell, just here’s your car and off you go. Return even simpler.Cons: Delay in picking up due to 1 person only dealing with all Budget and Avis rentals. Not his fault - he was very efficient and friendly but policy decision to employ only 1 person to cover all pickups for 2 companies.
8.0 Excellent23 Apr. 2018
Hassle FreePros: No hassle picking up car. Great price.
2.0 Mediocre9 Nov. 2017
Cons: Didn’t get car!:/
3.6 Mediocre10 Jul. 2017
ABSOLUTE JOKE - do not use.Pros: Car itself was new.Cons: 1. The car was supposed to be Full of fuel - it was empty and i was left stranded in the country with no phone service or open fuel stations (pickup late at night) 2. Nobody will answer the phone 3. Upon complaining i was told to just ring head office...
9.6 Excellent1 May 2017
Great value.Pros: PriceCons: Irish registered car. Speedo in Kilometers per hour.
7.2 Good25 Oct. 2016
Pros: Good value for money. Nice car to drive (SEAT Ibiza) Helpful staff at pick up compound.Cons: Waiting 20 mins at pick up desk. Salespersons attitude to my having own excess insurance cover. Paying £23 extra for taking car to Republic of Ireland. Windscreen washer bottle almost empty.
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From $39/dayRated no. 7
Avis
6.4 Good (5 reviews)
3 locations in Belfast
Avis
Locations in Belfast
69-71 Great Victoria St+44 28 9032 9258
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Arrivals Hall+44 28 9073 1929
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 21:30
Sunday12:00 - 21:00
Belfast International Airport+44 28 9445 2642
Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday15:00 - 18:00
Thursday14:00 - 21:00
Friday10:00 - 12:00
Sunday15:00 - 18:00
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2.0 Mediocre20 Aug. 2018
They didn't had cars availablePros: NothingCons: They didn't had cars available for me, so they give me no more alternatives that to wait for next day and rent with a different company.
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From $40/dayRated no. 8
Sixt
5.8 Okay (15 reviews)
5 locations in Belfast
Sixt
Locations in Belfast
181 Airport Road+44 330 002 2666
Monday05:00 - 23:30
Tuesday05:00 - 23:30
Wednesday05:00 - 23:30
Thursday05:00 - 23:30
Friday05:00 - 23:30
Saturday05:00 - 23:30
Sunday05:00 - 23:30
3 Lanyon Place+44 330 002 2666
Monday07:45 - 18:00
Tuesday07:45 - 18:00
Wednesday07:45 - 18:00
Thursday07:45 - 18:00
Friday07:45 - 18:00
Saturday07:45 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
48 Airport Road West+44 330 002 2666
Monday05:30 - 21:30
Tuesday05:30 - 21:30
Wednesday05:30 - 21:30
Thursday05:30 - 21:30
Friday05:30 - 21:30
Saturday05:30 - 21:30
Sunday05:30 - 21:30
Connsbank Road Unit 3+44 330 002 2666
Monday06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday06:30 - 21:30
Thursday06:30 - 21:30
Friday06:30 - 21:30
Saturday06:30 - 21:30
Sunday06:30 - 21:30
Connsbank Road+44 330 002 2666
Monday05:30 - 21:30
Tuesday05:30 - 21:30
Wednesday05:30 - 21:30
Thursday06:30 - 21:30
Friday05:30 - 21:30
Saturday06:30 - 21:30
Sunday05:30 - 21:30
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Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent17 Jul. 2019
Pros: Super friendly staff!Cons: They texted the wrong number or the phone lines were down so I couldn’t get ahold of them. Navigating back to their shop was a bit tough for someone like me unfamiliar with the area so that was stressful.
2.0 Mediocre3 Aug. 2018
Feel ripped offCons: Extra unexpected $20 “foreign fee” not included in my original quote but i was forced to agree to it at pick up. Used tampon under driver seat. Impossible to pull seat far enough up for comfort. Employees unable to give a map or simple directions in Belfast. Hard sell on the extra insurance. No thanks.
8.0 Excellent13 Jul. 2018
Nice Car, Some ChallengesPros: The car was great and the staff was wonderful. They were kind and helpful.Cons: The location is off site from the airport (Belfast City) and you have to call for pick up (which is a challenge when traveling abroad!). Additionally, there was a £20 charge for traveling to the Republic of Ireland that was not very clear I would be charged when I booked.
2.0 Mediocre1 Jun. 2018
They didn't give us a carPros: Staff was polite but overall experience wasn't goodCons: We were refused and our reservation was cancelled because the insurance company didn't want to give us allowance due to lack of experience of driving in UK. We didn't want to take any insurance at all but that how the cancellation was explained.
2.0 Mediocre28 Nov. 2017
Pros: Never found them. Had to get a last minute reservation with another company and it was much more money.
8.0 Excellent9 Jul. 2017
Need to improve on the communication about pick-up site.Pros: Great car! Friendly staff.Cons: It was more expensive than I hoped, and the pick-up location was not very convenient to the Belfast airport. It took some minutes ) to call the company (which is costly for international calling...was on hold a bit), find out how/where to get the shuttle to the off-site pick-up location, and get the car. I realize this makes the rental a bit cheaper, but some better communication, maybe...
8.0 Excellent26 May 2017
Pros: Easy returnCons: Needed a shuttle to airport and had to wait 1/2 hour
8.0 Excellent17 May 2017
Great StaffPros: Great staftCons: Insurance too expensive. Did not need it. Did not buy it..
4.0 Okay4 Oct. 2016
Cons: No signage in or out of the Belfast airport as to the location of their office. Finally had to walk to a hotel out of airport to get directions. When I returned the car, was told the (plastic) hubcaps were scratched, thus they would have to charge me $135.00 extra. This was in addition to the insurance I was forced to buy when renting. Had no time to argue as I was trying to catch a train. Very unhappy, feel like I was fleeced.
2.0 Mediocre10 Mar. 2016
Cons: SIXT TRIED TO FORCE INVALID INSURANCE. I rent cars regularly with the same credit card. The card is usually swiped and I'm signing (even with Sixt in other countries). I forgot the PIN as I always use signature. Sixt at BFS refused the card telling as it has a chip a PIN must be provided. I suggested a couple of ways how to get around their problem, but they insisted to follow a their idea: pay for an expensive insurance. I showed them my existing 3rd party excess reduction insurance. They forced the idea that I should buy their insurance for the same even after understanding that a 2nd insurance for the same purpose would be invalid. I walked out and rented at a nearby other company. I suggest to avoid them.
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Sunnycars
6 locations in Belfast
Sunnycars
Locations in Belfast
27 Balmoral Road
30 Ravenhill Road
69-71 Great Victoria Street
Airport/175 Airport Road
College Avenue
Sydenham By Pass
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Firefly
4 locations in Belfast
Firefly
Locations in Belfast
30 Ravenhill Road+44 289 073 1300
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
East Bridge Street+44 289 073 1300
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)+44 289 073 2451
Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
Saturday07:30 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
Terminal Bldg+44 289 442 2533
Monday07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday07:00 - 21:30
Thursday07:00 - 21:30
Friday07:00 - 21:30
Saturday07:00 - 21:30
Sunday07:00 - 21:30
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From $14/day
Easirent
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Belfast
Easirent
Locations in Belfast
Belfast City Airport, 75 Sydenham Road+44 28 9590 8058 / +44 7921 439921
Belfast International Airport - Shuttle, Karl Business Park, 92 Old Ballyrobin Road+44 289 244 8755
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FLIZZR
2 locations in Belfast
FLIZZR
Locations in Belfast
3 Lanyon Place+44 330 002 2666
48 Airport Road West+44 330 002 2666
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National
2 locations in Belfast
National
Locations in Belfast
Arrivals Hall+44 28 9445 1940
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Enterprise Rent-a-car+44 28 9046 3850
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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YourRent
2 locations in Belfast
YourRent
Locations in Belfast
Belfast Central Station
Belfast International Airport
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A Car Rental
1 location in Belfast
A Car Rental
Locations in Belfast
Mervyn Stewart Skoda,11 Boucher Crescent
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ADDCAR RENTAL
1 location in Belfast
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in Belfast
62 Boucher Rd+44 149 476 9810
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Dooley Car Rentals
1 location in Belfast
Dooley Car Rentals
Locations in Belfast
Belfast International Airport Airport Rd, Belfast , United Kingdom+44 289 445 2522
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in Belfast
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Belfast
Green Motion Belfast, Block A Units 1&2, 22 Heron Business Park, Heron Road+44 289 073 1988
Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
Saturday07:30 - 16:30
Sunday07:30 - 16:30
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Thrifty
1 location in Belfast
Thrifty
Locations in Belfast
26 Boucher Road+44 28 9590 6810
Monday08:30 - 12:30
Tuesday08:30 - 12:30
Wednesday08:30 - 12:30
Thursday08:30 - 12:30
Friday08:30 - 12:30
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53 travellers who hired a car in Belfast gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car hire locations in or near Belfast

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$34/day

Good deal

$26/day

When to book a car hire in Belfast

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Belfast

  • Escape the congested public transportation system and pricey taxi fares in Belfast by renting a car, which is also the best option for getting to know this city. A car works wonders for travelers looking to explore some of Northern Ireland's most scenic routes and iconic destinations, including Dunluce Castle, UNESCO World Heritage site Giant's Causeway, and Castle Ward, which is the filming location of Winterfell in Game of Thrones.
  • All the big car hire agencies can be found at Belfast International Airport (BFS), which is only 18 miles northwest of the city center. All the car hire desks are located in the domestic arrivals hall, which is on the lower floor of the airport's passenger terminal. The smaller George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD) is only 3 miles from the city center, and its car hire counters can be found in the Arrivals Hall.
  • The main rule about driving in the United Kingdom is that traffic runs on the left-hand side of the road. As a small city, Belfast is relatively easy to drive around. If you cross the border into the Republic of Ireland, remember currency changes from the pound to the euro, and kilometers will be used instead of miles.
  • Belfast roads can experience quite a bit of traffic congestion, so you may want to avoid driving during morning rush hour (especially if you're driving into the city), between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m., and also during the evening rush hour, from 4 to 7 p.m. (if you're driving out of the city). The M2/Nelson Street/York Link junction tends to be the most congested road, but traffic also builds up on the A1/M1 in the morning and before junction 3 on the M1 in the evening. Roads in Northern Ireland are toll-free.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Belfast for $26 or less
  • Book your car hire in Belfast at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Belfast are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Belfast

  • Some car hire companies in Belfast which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Sixt and Budget

  • On average a car hire in Belfast costs $34 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Belfast is $11.07 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $133 and $177, depending on the car size.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Belfast City airport include Europcar, Sixt, Easirent, Budget, Hertz, Avis, Alamo and Enterprise.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Belfast City airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Sixt, Easirent, Budget, Hertz, Avis, Alamo and Enterprise.

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

  • A Compact car hire in Belfast costs $39 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Belfast costs $46 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Belfast costs $26 per day, on average.

  • In Belfast, cars are most frequently hired at Easirent Belfast City Airport, 75 Sydenham Road (5 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Belfast costs $238 per week ($34 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Belfast costs $1,021 per month ($34 per day).

  • If you're a single traveler who doesn't require much space, a small, compact car is ideal for driving and parking around Belfast. But, if you're planning on a road trip to other destinations around the country, a sedan or an SUV might be a better option — especially if you're traveling with the whole family.

  • The speed limit within city limits is typically 30 miles per hour, but it has been lowered to 20 miles per hour on more than 70 streets throughout Belfast, so pay extra attention to the signs when driving through the city. The speed limits on highways and motorways across Northern Ireland range between 60 and 70 miles per hour.

  • The average petrol prices in Belfast are approximately £4.74 (around $6.04) per gallon. You can find lower prices of around £4.54 ($5.79) per gallon, and the higher prices are usually £4.92 ($6.27) per gallon. It is worth remembering that petrol in the United Kingdom is known as petrol, and that it is not priced by gallon but rather by liter.

  • There are lots of parking lots in and around the city center, many of which are free. The fares at the paid parking lots can range anywhere between £0.20 to £2.50 per hour. Drivers must pay for parking between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Those who wish can leave their vehicles for free at one of the Park and Ride facilities around the city, with the closest one to the city center, Northside Park and Ride, just off the A12.