Belfast International Airport

First established in 1917, Belfast International Airport serves around 4.1 million passengers every year. It’s located 18 miles to the north-west of Belfast and it’s easy to get to via car, taxi or public transport.

There are a wide range of cafés and bars to choose from at Belfast International Airport. Options include speedy snacks at places likes Starbucks and Burger King as well as more leisurely experiences in places such as the Starngford Grill or Fed and Watered.

If you arrive at the airport realising you’ve forgotten a few travel essentials, you’ll be glad to see that Belfast International has a Superdrug and WHSmith. For those who love to shop, there’s also The Irish Quarter and an excellent Tax and Duty Free store.

Information about attractions, accommodation and transport in Belfast and Northern Ireland can be found at the tourist information desks. Help is also easy to find, as you can speak to any member of staff at the airport to access a customer service agent.

Four different baby change facilities are available and you can find them beside the main food village and in the main arrivals hall as well as in the domestic and international departure lounges.

Pay as you go internet access points serviced by e-gatewayz can be found throughout the main departure lounge area. Smartphones and laptops can also make use of the BT Openzone service, which is available throughout Belfast International Airport.

Business travellers may also want to make use of the dedicated business lounge where you can enjoy complimentary snacks and fresh coffee. The lounge is also available for people travelling for pleasure, but individual or corporate memberships are required.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

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Belfast International Airport is just a 45 minute drive North West of Belfast city centre. The efficient motorway network means that it is a relatively easy journey.

If travelling from the North – take the M2 Southbound towards Belfast and exit onto the A57 at junction 5. Continue on the A2 for 7 miles, following signs for the airport.

If travelling from the South – take the M2 from Belfast and exit at junction 5 on the 57. Continue for 7 miles until you reach the terminal building.

If travelling from the East – take the M3 motorway off the A2, then join the M2. Take exit 5 on the A57 and continue following the signs for the airport.

If travelling from the West – take the M1 motorway North in the direction of Moira, turn off at Junction 9 towards Antrim and follow the A26 through Nutts Corner to the airport.

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Although there is no direct train link to Belfast Airport, the nearest train station is just 6 miles away in Antrim. Services from Belfast, Lisburn and Londonderry stop there after which you can continue by bus or taxi to Belfast International Airport.

Trains to Dublin connect with the fast Enterprise train that departs from Belfast train station.
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Antrim Airlink operate a service during the week to and from Belfast Airport to and from the bus and train stations, connecting to bus services travelling on to Londonderry, Portrush and Coleraine.

The Airbus runs between the airport and Belfast city centre every 30 minutes throughout the week.

AIRporter run buses direct to Derry every couple of hours from the airport terminal.

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Over 200 taxi companies serve Belfast Airport so you should have no trouble hailing a cab! You can book in advance or simply flag one down outside the main airport terminal building.
The International Airport Taxi Company is the official taxi operator for the Belfast International Airport and are available 24 hours a day.

There is even a taxi share scheme to Belfast city centre for anyone wishing to split the cost of travel.

 Who flies to Belfast International

 Airport Contact Details

Belfast International Airport

Belfast International Airport,
BT29 4AB,

Tel:+44 (0)28 94484848
Fax:+44 (0)28 94452084


Belfast International Airport Ltd.

 Location Details

Longitude:6° 13' 28'' W
Latitude:54° 39' 11'' N

 Airport Location

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