Flights from Manchester to Belfast

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Flight information Manchester to Belfast

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Average flight time, total distance 285 kilometres

0h 55min

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Belfast International and Belfast City

2 airports

Frequently asked questions

There are 2 airports in Belfast: Belfast International and Belfast City.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Manchester to Belfast is €65. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
0h 55min is the average flight time from Manchester to Belfast.
There are 4 airlines who fly direct from Manchester to Belfast.
As of October, there are 85 flights per week flying from Manchester to Belfast.

This information is correct as of May 2016

Airlines that fly from Manchester to Belfast

Currently FlyBe, Easyjet and British Airways offer flights from Manchester to Belfast

Terminal Information – Departing

ManchesterAirport is located 10 miles from the centre of Manchester and is connected to the city centre via ‘The Station’ a network of rail, coach and bus links. All three airport terminals are linked via the Skylink moving walkway system. Frequent services operate between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly Station, with a journey time of 20 minutes. Single tickets cost £4*. The 24-hour Skyline bus 43 runs to the city centre in 60 minutes and costs £2.90* for a single fare. Taxis and car hire are also available from the airport.

Inside Manchester Airport there are cash machines, currency exchange desks, free Wi-Fi, a good choice of restaurants, cafes, snack bars and pubs, a duty free shopping area and places selling gifts, food, fashion and electronics. There are baby changing facilities and a 24-hour children’s play area, an on-site hotel, car hire and car parking.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Belfast is served by two airports; International and George Best.

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.

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.

Practical Information

You need your passport with you when you’re flying out with the UK. There are printers in the check-in area of ManchesterAirport, 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 Belfast

Today Belfast has left its troubles behind and is lively, cultured and cosmopolitan city. The docks have been transformed into a hip shopping and cafe district while the old majestic university building and others like it have been left for their architectural beauty. There are lively covered markets, restaurants serving up a range of international cuisine, beautiful botanic gardens and fascinating museums. St George’s covered market is a bustling hive of activity where visitors can buy anything from handicrafts to cheese in the shape of the Giant’s Causeway. Belfast is a foodie paradise serving up the famous Ulster Fry to five star fine dining.

The peak tourist season is from May to September, but the city is a year-round one with lots to do when the weather turns colder in winter. Summers are warm, while spring and autumn are mild and see fewer tourists.  Costs in Belfast are not as high as other cities with a breakfast available from £5*, dinner for two in a mid-priced restaurant from £30-50* and a coffee from £2*. Accommodation is available for most budgets including trendy modern hotels, luxury choices and backpacking hostels.

*Prices subject to change

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.