Belfast Airport Guide

Belfast International Airport Terminal Building - © Ardfern

The Belfast Airport Guide offers travellers a concise quick reference airport guide that is full of useful information and resources for both holiday & business travellers. The guide contains more information on Belfast international airport including how to get to the airport, car hire options & car parking at the airport, local area map, weather and further information & resources relating to foreign currency and airport lounges. For travellers a good understanding of the airport, the facilities available and useful hints and traveller tips can help to make your journey through airports a better less stressful experience.

Information on Belfast Airport

Airport Name: Belfast International Airport

Address: Belfast International Airport, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT29 4AB

Airport Code: BFS

Telephone: +44 (0)28 9448 4848

Fax: +44 (0)28 9445 2084

Website: Belfast Airport

Lost Property Number: +44 (0)28 9448 4848

Check in Times: Usually 3 hours prior to departure for international flights.

Usually 2 hours prior to departure for European Flights.

Usually 1 hour prior to departure for UK & Ireland flights.

Tips & Advice: When travelling by air it is advisable to check the latest Traffic & Road Reports to check for any delays or incidents, this can be done before you begin your journey well in time. Leaving on time allowing for possible delays such as traffic and unforeseen circumstances can help ensure you get to the airport on time and do not endure any extra stress & worry of possibly missing your flights. See our various Travellers Tips guides for further information.

Baggage Rules: With baggage rules and regulations subject to change and revision at short notice, it is best to check exactly what is allowable, weight limits and any other concerns with your airline. This can help ensure you are up to date with the latest rules & requirements and pack your bags accordingly to comply with the regulations. For more information please see: Baggage Rules

Travel Checklist: See our Travel Checklist containing useful tips & reminders to ensure you have everything you will need on your trip.

Getting To Belfast Airport

By Public Transport

Train: There is currently no train station at the airport, there are services, rail connections can be found at Belfast Central station and Antrim stations.

Bus & Coach: Airport Express 300 offers a 24 hour service between the airport and Belfast with frequency every 10 minutes. The average journey times vary between half an hour to 40 minutes depending on road & traffic conditions. The bus stop is located close to the terminal exit. For more information please see: Airport Express 300

Airporter have an hourly coach service from & back to the North & North East areas such as Londonderry. See Airporter for more information.


By Car: Belfast International Airport is located around 18 miles from Belfast and is easily accessible from the road network that includes motorways & main roads.

If travelling from Belfast: Take the M2 northbound, leave at Junction 5 and then take the A57 for 7 miles until you arrive at the airport.

If you are travelling from north/north east & north east: Take the M2 southbound, leave at junction 5 and then take the A57 for 7 miles until you arrive at the airport.

If you are travelling from the west & south: Take the M1 northbound and turn off at the Moira junction, drive along the A26 and Nutts Corner until you arrive at the airport.


Airport Car Hire

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Airport Car Parking

Belfast airport has facilities for both Short Term & Long Term Car Parking. Short term car parking charges start from £1 for up to 30 Minutes stay going up to approx £33 for 24 hours stay.

Long Term parking is available the price is approx £11.00 per day if you book on the day. Cheaper prices are available if you book earlier, if you do need airport parking it is well worth booking in advance rather than on the day to both guarantee a parking space and save money on parking costs.

To book Belfast Airport Car Parking please see: UK Airport Parking






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