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Belfast International Airport

General information

Belfast International Airport is one of the two airports in Belfast, the other being Belfast City Airport. Unlike many other major European airports, the airport is operational 24 hours per day. Low cost airlines easyJet, Jet2 and Ryanair offer many flights from the airport. Maldron Hotel Belfast International Airport is an excellent accommodation opposite the terminal.


Where is Belfast International Airport situated?

The airport is situated northwest of Belfast and east of Lough Neagh, the largest lake in the British Isles. You can reach the busiest airport in Northern Ireland via the M2 motorway, get off at junction 5 and follow the A57 (Ballyrobin Road).

How many terminals does Belfast International Airport have?

Belfast International Airport has one terminal with two floors. The Arrivals hall and check-in desks are located on the ground floor, you can find the Departures hall on the first floor.

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 International 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 City Airport 23km
Dublin Airport (Ireland) 137km
Glasgow Prestwick Airport 139km
Glasgow Airport 175km
Ireland West Airport Knock (Ireland) 188km



The distance from Belfast International Airport to the centre of Belfast is 30 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Belfast.

From BFS Airport to Belfast City centre by Car
30 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Belfast International 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 International Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Belfast is about £ 35.-. Book your taxi at Belfast International Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From BFS Airport to Belfast City centre by Taxi
30 km
30 min
£ 35.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Belfast International Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Enterprise, National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Avis 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 International 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 International Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Belfast International 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 International 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 International Airport?

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

  • easyJet
  • Jet2
  • Ryanair
  • TUI Airways


Hotels near the airport

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


Maldron Hotel Belfast International Airport, Aldergrove

Just 50 metres from Belfast International Airport, this modern 3-star Maldron Hotel offers free parking for the duration of your stay, free WiFi throughout the property and 24-hour room service. An on-site restaurant and bar are also available.


Ballyrobin Country Lodge, Aldergrove

In the countryside of Antrim, less than a mile from Belfast International Airport, this boutique hotel offers a bar, a restaurant, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Reception is open 24/7.


Hilton Belfast Templepatrick, Templepatrick

The Hilton Templepatrick is set in the private grounds of the Castle Upton Estate. Rooms feature garden views and there is a swimming pool, restaurant and golf course. Spacious rooms all feature TVs with video games, work desks and easy chairs.

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 International 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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Have you visited Belfast International Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about Belfast International Airport and gave a score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

1 year ago

Very poor transport connections for an International airport. Only service (other than £30 taxi) to the city of Belfast service is a once hourly bus. Don't expect to use your card to pay - cash only even in Covid pandemic. This airport is a very poor advert for the country, stuck in the 1960s.

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