Derry Airport (officially City of Derry Airport) is situated 11km outside Derry in Northern Ireland. The airport is also known as Eglinton Airport, because it's near the town of Eglinton. In 2016, around 290,000 passengers used the airport. This made Derry the UK’s 31st busiest airport, behind Newquay, Norwich, and Bournemouth.
Amenities at Derry Airport
Derry Airport has a small selection of shops and restaurants, as well as other facilities such as ATMs, baby changing facilities, and car hire desks.
Restaurants at Derry Airport
Food at Derry Airport is available from Fed & Watered, which offers a menu featuring traditional Irish dishes and locally sourced products. Menu options include options for all meals, from breakfast until dinner. Popular menu items include “Soup and a Toastie,” “Football Pie with Chips,” and the “Burger Meal Deal.” Fed & Watered also serves a selection of drinks and cocktails including daiquiris, milkshakes, and summer lemonade.
Shops at Derry Airport
Derry Airport has two shops: a WHSmith and an Airport Shopping (duty-free). If you see something you like, but don’t want to take it with you, Derry Airport has a “buy now, collect later” service where you can pick up your purchases when you return to Derry.
Getting to & from the Airport
The City of Derry Airport is just 11km outside of Derry city centre. Driving from Derry, take the A2 Derry to Coleraine Road and follow signs for the airport. Drivers with Sat Nav systems (or smartphones with maps) can enter the airport’s postcode, BT47 3GY, into their devices for more detailed directions.
The nearest train station to the airport is Derry-Londonderry train station, which is located inside Derry city centre. From here, you can take the Derry to Belfast train service which stops at several destination en-route including Ballymena, Coleraine, Portrush, Castlerock, and Limavady. To get between the airport and the train station, you will need to take a bus or taxi.
Ulsterbus operates a regular service between Derry Bus Station on Foyle Street and Derry Airport. There is also a service between Limavady and Derry Airport. The bus journey from Derry Airport to Derry City Centre typically takes between 30 and 40 minutes.
A dedicated taxi rank is located outside of Derry Airport terminal. A taxi from the airport to Derry takes approximately 20 minutes and costs £11.
This information is correct as of May 2017.