BFS

Belfast International Airport

Belfast, GB

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  • Enterprise/National/Alamo, Budget, Europcar, Hertz
    Location: Arrivals hall, landside
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Getting into Belfast

Local bus is best

Taxis are expensive and the nearest train station is 10km away, making the bus your best option. 

Bus

The Translink 300 express bus goes to the Europa Buscentre in the centre of Belfast, via Templepatrick and Royal Avenue. Journey time is 30-40 minutes. The Airporter service goes to Derry (90 minutes, GBP 18.50) and the Ulsterbus 109A goes to Lisburn and Antrim rail station (every hour from 06:00-18:00).

Cost: GBP 7.50 one-way to the Europa Buscentre, GBP 10.50 return
Buying tickets: Tourist information booth or on the bus 
Location: Bus station in front of the main airport entrance 

Taxi

Belfast Airport Taxis (www.belfastairporttaxis.com) is the official taxi operator for the airport and their taxis operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A taxi-share scheme is in operation, to help you share the cost. Journey time is around 25 minutes.

Cost: GBP 31 fixed rate to Belfast city centre
Location: Outside the right-hand door of the airport exit lobby

Train

The nearest train station is Antrim railway station, 10km away. From there, you can connect to Belfast, Lisburn and Derry. To get to the station, take the 109A bus or a taxi.

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Getting around the airport

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Belfast International Airport is a small airport with limited facilities that lies 21km north-west of the city centre. It's sometimes referred to as Aldergrove Airport, a village near the airport, and is the larger of two airports serving the city (the other is George Best Belfast City Airport).

It has one terminal building, on two levels, with most facilities airside:

  • Level 1: Check-in, WHSmith shop, café.
  • Level 2: Landside: Arrivals, security, WHSmith shop, café. Airside: Several eating options, Boots chemist, duty-free and a few other shops. 
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Showers

Not available

Unfortunately there are no showers available in the airport.

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Power outlets

Throughout the airport

Power outlets can be found all over the airport, airside and landside.

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Baby change rooms

Find the best facilities

You will find baby changing rooms:

  • On the ground floor in the domestic departure lounge, at gates 10-14
  • In the international departure lounge
  • Next to the main food village area
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