Flights from Belfast to London Heathrow
Flight information Belfast to London Heathrow
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Average flight time, total distance 513 kilometres
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Flights from Belfast to London Heathrow
This information is correct as of June 2016
Airlines that fly from Belfast to London Heathrow
Currently Air Lingus, British Airways and KLM offer flights from Belfast to London Heathrow
Terminal Information – Departing
Belfast is served by two airports; International Airport and George Best airport.
George Best Belfast City Airport is only 2 miles from Belfast city centre. Getting there is easy via the rail service which operates to Belfast Central and Victoria Street stations from Sydenham Station, adjacent to the airport. A free shuttle buses takes customers from the airport to the station taking 6 minutes. The Airport Express 600 bus runs both to the bus station and train station in 13 minutes and 15 minutes respectively. Single tickets cost £2.40* and £1.90*. Taxis and car hire are also available.
Inside George Best Airport there are cash machines, currency exchange desks, free Wi-Fi internet, baby changing facilities, snack bars, cafes and restaurants and a small selection of shops as well as car parking and car hire.
Belfast International Airport is easy to reach by car and public transport and is just 18 miles from Belfast city centre. Trains to Belfast, Lisburn and Londonderry depart from Antrim station which is located 6 miles from Belfast Airport and is connected by a local bus service 109A. The Airport Express 300 departs every 10 minutes from Belfast Airport to the city centre. The journey time is 30 minutes and a single ticket costs £7.50*. Car hire and taxis are also available from the airport.
Inside Belfast International Airport there are cash machines, currency exchange desks, free Wi-Fi internet, cafes, restaurants and snack bars, a range of duty free shopping, a newsagents and shops selling books, travel essentials and gifts. There is a children’s play area, baby changing facilities, car hire, car parking and one hotel on the airport site.
Terminal Information – Arriving
London HeathrowAirport is 15 miles from the centre of London and is comprised of five terminals with excellent transport links into London. It is linked to the Underground's Piccadilly Line into central London with trains running every 4 to 9 minutes. The average journey time is 45 to 65 minutes. The Heathrow Express is the fastest train service running from Heathrow Airport into central London operating 7 days a week and taking just 15 minutes. Prices start from £20* for a single. Numerous local buses also stop at the central bus station (between Terminals 1 and 3) as well as at Terminals 4 and 5. At night, the N9 bus service operates to central London. Taxis, coaches, shuttle buses and car hire are also available.
Inside Heathrow Airport there are a huge number of shops and eating places to choose from including everything from sushi and champagne bars to ice cream parlours, to name but a few. You can buy anything from designer fashions to electronics, music, books, travel essentials, souvenirs, gifts and much more. There are baby changing facilities, massage areas, children’s play areas, many airport lounges including VIP lounges, a spa, baby changing facilities, currency exchange desks, tourist information, free Wi-Fi internet, three hotels linked directly to Terminals 4 and 5, car hire and car parking.
You do not need your passport when flying within the UK but some form of identification is required. There are printers in the check-in area of Belfast Airport, so there is no need to panic if you forget to print your boarding pass. If you have a smartphone you can store your boarding card electronically on your phone. Security can scan the e-barcode so you don’t need to worry about paper at all.
We recommend leaving plenty of time at the airport, so try not to arrive any later than one hour before your flight is due to depart. Queues at security are longer at weekends and during school holidays, so it’s worth giving yourself extra time.
What to expect in London
The capital is a must see on any UK visitors list. As well as the iconic sights such as Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral, the best bit about London is getting lost in its backstreets and areas outside the central hubbub. There you will find quirky bookshops and cafes, rowdy local markets selling flowers and vegetables, cosy pubs, live music venues, hip galleries and bohemian boutiques. Escape the tourist hoards with a meander through the lush greenery and lakes of Hyde Park or the faraway rural beauty of Hampstead Heath. There is art and culture by the bucket-load from the magnificence of sights like St Paul’s Cathedral to the Tate Modern, Madam Tussauds, the Natural History Museum, the Southbank Centre, the Hayward Gallery and the Barbican Centre. Photography, painting, sculpture, video, cinema, pop up restaurants, London has it all and more! Foodies will be in their element with every international cuisine under the sun on offer in this melting pot of a capital. Watching homemade dim sum being made in Chinatown is a delight.
London is a great year round city to visit. Spring and summer see outdoor markets and festivals and usually the warmest weather with plenty of sunshine. Autumn and winter are ideal for watching fireworks and cosying up in a local pub or exploring the Christmas Markets. Winters are often cold and sometimes rainy but there are usually fewer tourists at this time of year.
The capital is not exactly a budget destination however thanks to the diversity of food and accommodation; it can be done on a tight budget. Many of the major sights charge an entry fee however most museums, galleries, monuments and parks are all free to visit. Transport is the most expensive part of a trip to London however if the weather is nice, it is a good idea to hire a bicycle which costs just £2* for 24 hours. Breakfasts range in price but can be found from £5*, lunches from around £7* and dinner for two with wine from approximately £35*. A coffee will cost from £1* and a pint of beer from £4*.
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