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Belfast City Airport

General information

Belfast City Airport is located very close to the city centre. The airport is named after the famous footballer George Best, who was born in Belfast. Aer Lingus and British Airways offer flights to and from Belfast City Airport, not to and from the larger Belfast International Airport.


Where is Belfast City Airport situated?

Belfast City Airport lies adjacent to Belfast Harbour, just northeast of the city centre. By car you can reach the airport via the A2 (Sydenham By-Pass / Belfast Road), which connects the city of Belfast and the town of Holywood.

How many terminals does Belfast City Airport have?

The airport has a small and well-arranged terminal. In the terminal you will find 20 check-in desks on the left, Departures in the middle and Arrivals on the right.

TIP: Tickets for the popular Titanic Belfast Experience with a visit to SS Nomadic can best be purchased in advance.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Belfast City Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Kingdom.

Airport Distance
Belfast International Airport 23km
Glasgow Prestwick Airport 128km
Dublin Airport (Ireland) 135km
Glasgow Airport 166km



The distance from Belfast City Airport to the centre of Belfast is 6 kilometres. By car, it takes 12 minutes to get to the centre of Belfast.

From BHD Airport to Belfast City centre by Car
6 km
12 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Belfast City Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Belfast City Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Belfast City Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Belfast City Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Belfast City Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Belfast is about £ 15.-. Book your taxi at Belfast City Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From BHD Airport to Belfast City centre by Taxi
6 km
12 min
£ 15.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Belfast City Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Europcar, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Belfast City Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Belfast City Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Belfast City Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Belfast City Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Belfast City Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Belfast City Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Aer Lingus
  • British Airways
  • KLM
  • Loganair
  • Flybe


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Belfast City Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Ashfield Bed & Breakfast, Belfast

Set in Belfast, Ashfield Bed & Breakfast offers accommodation with free WiFi and flat-screen TV, as well as a shared lounge and a garden. There is a fully equipped private bathroom with bath or shower and free toiletries.


Hampton By Hilton Belfast City Centre, Belfast

Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre is located only 1.4 miles from the SSE Arena and a minute's walk from Great Victoria Street rail station. It features an on-site business centre and fitness facilities.


The Stormont Hotel, Belfast

Overlooking the gardens of Stormont Castle, in the leafy suburbs of Belfast, this luxurious 4-star hotel has its own bistro restaurant. There is free parking, a 24-hour front desk and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Hotels in Belfast

Looking for the best hotels in Belfast? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Ten Square Hotel, Belfast

Ten Square Hotel is situated in the heart of Belfast City Centre, a 5-minute drive from Titanic Quarter, SSE Arena, Waterfront Hall, Belfast Cathedral and all central attractions, shops, whilst impressively overlooking historic City Hall.


Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast, Belfast

In Belfast’s vibrant Gasworks district, the 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast features a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar. The spacious rooms offer free Wi-Fi and air conditioning.


ETAP Hotel Belfast, Belfast

With free Wi-Fi access, a 24-hour front desk and air-conditioning, ETAP Hotel Belfast is located in Belfast’s busy city centre. It is only a mile from Belfast Central Train Station and 17 minutes’ walk from Belfast Botanical Gardens.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Belfast City Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


City Sightseeing Belfast 1 or 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Belfast with its panoramic open top double-decker red buses, offers you the opportunity to discover this attractive City from a preferential point of view.


Belfast: A History of Terror Walking Tour

Take an inspiring journey through war and peace on a multi award-winning city center walking tour of Belfast. Learn the history of The Troubles and the path to reconciliation.

Tour & transport

Belfast: Giant's Causeway, Dark Hedges, and Dunluce Castle

Get back to nature at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant's Causeway, see Dunluce Castle and experience the beautiful and mysterious Dark Hedges on this guided tour from Belfast.


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