Green Motion car rental George Best Belfast City Airport United Kingdom

George Best Belfast City Airport

Welcome to Green Motion George Best Belfast City Airport!

Green Motion offers car and van rental services across the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In addition to offering lower emission vehicles for hire, Green Motion Car and Van Rental also abides by its own all embracing environmental policy, ensuring our effects on the planet are kept to a minimum.

At last, there is a choice to hire greener vehicles from a greener company.

To make a car hire booking with Green Motion at any one of its UK airports or down town locations, please click here for our instant quote and booking screen above to obtain the best car and van rental prices in the market.

Thank you for choosing Green Motion for your car and van rental requirements. We look forward to seeing you and exceeding your expectations.

Contact George Best Belfast City Airport

Block A Units 1&2
22 Heron Business Park, Heron Road

Opening hours

  • Monday: 07:30 to 17:00
  • Tuesday: 07:30 to 17:00
  • Wednesday: 07:30 to 17:00
  • Thursday: 07:30 to 17:00
  • Friday: 07:30 to 17:00
  • Saturday: 07:30 to 13:00
  • Sunday: 07:30 to 17:00
  • Bank Holiday: 07:30 to 17:00
  • xceed
  • c3
  • captur
  • clio
  • 5008
  • Kia Rio
  • Kia Rio

Green Motion vehicle rental works closely with some of the world’s most renowned motor manufacturers including Citroen, Toyota, Honda, Lexus and BMW and is in the privileged position of being able to hire vehicles that are at the cutting edge of environmental technology.

We have carefully selected vehicles from each of our partner manufacturers that allow us to truly offer a choice of hire vehicles right across the range, from small city cars to luxury limousines all of which give our customers the opportunity to reduce their CO2 emissions.

Low CO2 vehicles are leading the way on mass market green motoring. Typically, vehicles that produce 100g/km or less of carbon are classified as low CO2. The range can include small capacity petrol and diesel motors. In order to maintain levels of performance and refinement in a modern vehicle, the small capacity engines are often turbocharged and are sometimes coupled to a hybrid electric drive system.

The revolutionary hybrid system is the intelligent combination of an electric motor and a petrol or diesel engine which results in powerful performance, outstanding fuel efficiency and exceptional environmental awareness.

Hybrid engines are built smaller to accommodate the 99% of time when not going up hill or accelerating quickly. They use the battery to provide extra acceleration power when needed.

When a hybrid vehicle is stopped the fuel motors shut off and the vehicle is run off the electric motor and battery.

Hybrid vehicles can often recover braking energy and use it to charge the battery. Green Motion Vehicle Rental is pleased to offer the Toyota Prius, the Honda Civic Hybrid and the Lexus GS and RX for hire.

BMW have concentrated much of their efforts on re-engineering existing technology in an effort to improve the performance of their vehicles with special reference to CO2 emissions and fuel economy.

BMW's EfficientDynamic range is available on their 1, 3 and 5 series models and includes such innovations as high precision injection, auto stop start function, brake energy regeneration and particular filters. With the introduction of these technologies, BMW has been able to significantly reduce the CO2 output and improve on fuel economy. 

How can I contact Green Motion George Best Belfast City Airport?

You can contact Green Motion George Best Belfast City Airport by phone on 02890731988 or by email on

What personal identification do I need to hire a vehicle?

You must bring the following items to collect your car. Local hirers may be credit checked:

For hirers NOT arriving by flight
  • Valid original driving licence with 2 years’ experience.
  • DVLA check code (UK licence holders)
  • Credit card in main driver’s name with available credit up to excess liability and the credit card must NOT expire within 2 months of the hire return date. Please check your voucher and see below for detail
  • Proof of address such as utility bill or bank statement issued within past 4 months – must match address on licence or a second proof will be needed
  • Voucher (paper or digital)
For hirers who are arriving by flight
  • Valid original driving licence with 2 years’ experience.
  • DVLA check code (UK licence holders)
  • Credit card in main driver’s name with available credit up to excess liability and the credit card must NOT expire within 2 months of the hire return date. Please check your voucher and see below for detail
  • Passport
  • Boarding pass from inbound flight
  • Voucher (paper or digital)
Can I check Green Motion’s car hire rates without placing a booking?

Yes, you can enter your booking requirements (location, dates, vehicle type etc.) on our website here and you will be automatically directed to our booking options and rates. However, please be advised that our rates may change.

Can I book additional extras or equipment?

Yes, you can book additional extras or equipment through our online booking process. You can reserve unlimited mileage, child seat, baby seat, additional driver and GPS (Sat Nav) and also purchase one of our excess waiver products. Some additional options can also be booked at the Green Motion George Best Belfast City Airport rental branch. These additional options will be pay on arrival.

Can I reserve a vehicle and pay for it if I am not the person who will be picking it up and driving it?

There is no restriction on who can pay for the rental however on arrival at the rental station the credit card used for the deposit must be in the name of the main driver. The credit card used for the deposit will not be accepted if it is in the additional driver’s name.

Can I make amendments to my booking?

Yes, this is possible. If you booked through our website please contact our reservations team on however there is no guarantee that we will be able to amend your booking but we will try our best to help.

Do I need to leave a deposit when renting my car?

Yes, in all cases the main driver will be required to leave a deposit which will be taken by the method of pre-authorisation from the credit card presented. The level of pre-authorisation taken is dependent on the type of insurance purchased and the agreed excess. Typically the level of pre-authorisation required will mirror the level of agreed excess. In the cases where the hirer has selected a zero excess option, a small deposit / pre-authorisation will be required to cover any traffic violations including parking and speeding offences that may occur while the hire vehicle is in the custody of the hirer.

We would ask you to note that all pre-authorisation’s are released on the completion of the hire following a satisfactory review of the vehicle and its condition noting that any damaged caused to the vehicle while out on hire will be subject to cost with the relevant amount being removed from the pre-authorisation.

Typical deposits / pre-authorisations can range from £150 GBP to £2500 GBP dependent on the car type, age and driving experience of the driver and agreed excess.

Can I reduce my excess?

Green Motion George Best Belfast City Airport offers their rental customers the opportunity to reduce their excess by purchasing one of our excess reduction packages:

1. Risk Reduction Extra reduces the liability for damage to glass & tyres only to £0, wheels are not covered.

2. Risk Reduction Plus reduces the excess to a lower amount, clients remain liable for wheels, tyres, glass, the roof & underneath, this can be taken with Risk Reduction Extra.

3.Risk Reduction Premium reduces the excess to £0, excluding the underneath of the vehicle & damage following driver negligence eg. cigarette burns.

Vans do not qualify & young drivers cannot purchase insurance options.

Which payment and debit cards does Green Motion accept?

In most cases, each Green Motion location will accept most major credit cards including Visa and MasterCard.

In relation to debit cards (Visa, MasterCard), these are typically accepted for the payment of rentals but unfortunately we cannot secure a deposit / pre-authorisation using a debit card and as such require a valid credit card for the pre-authorisation of the deposit. In addition we are unable to accept cash either for the payment of the rental or for the security deposit.

We would ask you to note that in the event that we are unable to guarantee funds relating to the security deposit on your credit card we will be unable to rent a vehicle to you.

How long do I wait for the release of a deposit / pre-authorisation?

Green Motion George Best Belfast City Airport does not hold the pre-authorisation / deposit in our bank accounts. The pre-authorisation is a block of the agreed amount held against the credit card presented by the issuing bank. As soon as the vehicle has returned and we are happy with the condition of the vehicle, we action a release of the pre-authorisation.

The time taken by the issuing bank to release the pre-authorisation on the credit card varies immensely dependent on the bank and the country of issue. Typically, most pre-authorisations / deposits are released within 5 – 14 days from the return of the rental car.
In the event that you feel a pre-authorisation has not been released with the prescribed time frame it will be necessary for you to make direct contact with the issuing bank as Green Motion George Best Belfast City Airport has no jurisdiction in this matter.

Is roadside assistance including with my rental car?

In most cases, Green Motion George Best Belfast City Airport offers full roadside assistance and recovery within the cost of renting a vehicle. Further information on roadside assistance is available at the counter prior to renting.

What happens if my flight is delayed?

In the event that your flight is delayed, please endeavour to contact Green Motion George Best Belfast City Airport. In most cases, we monitor inbound flight information and as such we will reserve your car until you arrive for up to 4 hours from the original pick up time. It is important that you make direct contact with the branch if you feel that your delay will exceed 4 hours to avoid us treating the rental as a “no show” and us reselling the rental car.

Am I able to return my car before Green Motion George Best Belfast Airport opens?

You are not authorised to return your rental vehicle outside office hours unless prior agreement has been made noting that in the event that agreement has been authorised, it is subject to strict terms and conditions. Typically, return of the rental vehicle outside of rental hours is not authorised.

What driving licence restrictions are there?

Due to insurance restrictions, all drivers must have a drivers licence that has been held for at least 2 years. Also, licences issued in the following countries are not accepted. Other issuing countries may result in higher insurance excesses. Please check with the renting branch prior to collection: Afghanistan, African Countries (Exc South Africa), North Korea, Albania, Armenia, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Papua New Guinea, Yemen, Bangladesh, Philippines, Cambodia, Fiji, Georgia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Indonesia and Taiwan. In addition, we cannot rent to celebrities, sports professionals, members of the entertainment profession, models, itinerant workers, taxi drivers, couriers or any from of paid hire. Furthermore, we cannot rent cars to drivers involved in 2 or more accidents or theft claims in the last 5 years, anyone who has been disqualified, had 6 or more points, or more than 2 offences in the last 5 years. International driving permits must be accompanied by a local licence.

Are there any age restrictions for renting from Green Motion?

Drivers between the ages of 21 to 24 must pay a young drivers's fee of £50 per day and can only drive groups 1B, 1BA, 1C, 1D, 1DA, 1D3, 1G, 1G3, 1GDI & 1M. All groups of vehicle are available for anyone aged 25 or over. The maximum age to rent a vehicle is 80.

I've been charged £84 by Green Motion after my hire has ended. Why is this?

You've most likely incurred a penalty charge notice (parking ticket, congestion charge fine or speeding fine etc.) and our admin fee will have been charged to you. Please phone 02890731988 for further information specific to your case.