Belfast International Airport is easily accessible by various means of transport. There are regular buses and taxis if you don't fancy driving. Otherwise take advantage of our competitively priced car parks
Belfast International Airport is situated just 18 miles north-west of Belfast and is easily accessed via the major road and motorway network.
From Belfast: Take the M2 northbound, turn off at Junction 5 and take the A57 for 7 miles until you reach Belfast International Airport.
From the north/north west/north east: Take the M2 southbound to junction 5, then the A57 for 7 miles until you reach Belfast International Airport.
From the south and west: Take the M1 motorway northbound in the direction of Moira, turn off at Junction 9 towards Antrim and proceed via the A26 through Nutts Corner to Belfast International Airport.
From Dublin: Follow the MI/EI northbound until Newry, at Newry take the Bypass and then continue onto the A1, at the M1 Motorway follow it westbound, turn off at Junction 9 and proceed via the A26 to Belfast International Airport.
Using Satellite Navigation Systems: The Airport's postcode is BT29 4AB - if directed to Crumlin, exit via the Nutts Corner Road and follow the signs to Belfast International Airport.
For up to date traffic information log on to the Roads Service website: www.trafficwatchni.com
By Bus / Coach
Regular bus and coach services are available from the front of the terminal building to Belfast, Lisburn and Londonderry. All three bus terminals provide access to the wider Northern Ireland and intercountry public transport networks.
Translink are the public transport provider in Northern Ireland. For more information about Translink services to and from the airport visit the Translink website.
To/from Belfast : Airport Express 300
Airport Express 300 service operates 7 days a week. At peak times on Monday to Friday, services run every 15 minutes. Please check the Translink website for timetable.
Airport Express 300 Fares
Tickets are available from the tourist information desk in arrivals or from the driver.
- Airport to Belfast: £8* (single) £11.50* (return)
- Airport to Templepatrick: £5.40 (single) £9.70 (return)
- Templepatrick to Belfast: £3.60 (single) £6.50 (return)
- *you can also purchase your tickets from your smartphone, download the FREE mLink app from any Android or Apple device.
Airport to Belfast
Smartlink Multi-Journey Card (10 journeys) £50.00.
Templepatrick to Belfast
Smartlink Multi-Journey Card (10 journeys) £26.00.
A discount is available when a through ticket including Airport Express 300 is obtained on Goldline Services. Fares subject to alteration.
- Approximate journey time 30-40 minutes subject to traffic conditions.
- Your Airport Express 300 is waiting at the main exit. Please board when you leave the terminal. Services subject to withdrawal or revision in the event of flight cancellations or diversions and to alterations to Airline Schedules. A special timetable may operate on Public Holidays.
- Airport Express 300 departs Templepatrick approximately 7 minutes after Airport departure times.
- The Airport Express 300 is operated by low floor vehicles.
- Passengers can also avail of rail services at Europa Buscentre/Great Victoria Street Rail Station.
To/From Lisburn : Ulsterbus 109A
The Ulsterbus (109A) service operates between Lisburn Rail Station, Belfast International Airport and Antrim Buscentre which is situated next to Antrim Train Station. For timetable visit Translink website.
Rail Users North of Antrim connecting to/from Antrim Buscentre: Ulsterbus 109A/D
Rail users can avail of the Ulsterbus 109A/D service with the ‘airlink’ ticket which is a £2 single add-on fare.
This is only available as an add-on to a paper ticket to/from the following stations and Belfast International Airport in both directions:
Ballymena, Cullybackey, Ballymoney, Coleraine, University, Dhu Varren, Portrush, Castlerock, Bellarena and Derry~Londonderry.
For example, if you are travelling between Ballymoney Rail Station to Belfast International Airport, the fare is £11.40 (£9.40 Ballymoney – Antrim Rail Single + £2 airlink single)
The £2 airlink ticket is available from conductors, bus drivers on the 109a/d services, and the Visit Belfast desk at Belfast International Airport.
International Airport Taxi Company
The International Airport Taxi Company, official taxi operator for the Belfast International Airport, are available for hire 24 hours a day 7 days a week outside the right hand door of the airport Exit lobby. Only taxis approved by Belfast International Airport are permitted to use the taxi rank. A list of sample fares is displayed in the exit hall of the terminal building.
A taxi share scheme to Belfast is available for those who wish to use it.
For bookings, contact the Belfast International Airport Taxi Company on +44 (0)28 9448 4353.
For more information and to book online visit www.belfastairporttaxis.com.
Airporter – Direct Shuttle Service to Derry / Londonderry
The only direct service connecting Belfast International Airport to Derry / Londonderry.
High frequency services daily with departures every 30mins at peak times.
Coach departs from main public transport bus stop located directly outside the front of the airport. Book your ticket here.
We offer a number of car parking options, both on and offsite. Please visit the car parking section of our website to find out more and prebook online.
Five car hire companies have outlets at Belfast International Airport, the majority of which are based in the arrivals hall. Car Hire may be booked in advance by phoning the following numbers or online at the links below:
|Car Hire Company||Telephone||Web Address|
|Enterprise/National/Alamo||+44 (0)28 94451940||www.enterprise.co.uk|
|Budget||+44 (0)28 9442 3332 or 0500 933700||www.budget.ie|
|Europcar||+44 (0)28 9445 9747||www.europcar.co.uk|
|+44 28 9445 2642||
|+44 (0)28 9442 2533||www.hertz.co.uk|
Meeting & Greeting
Leaving a friend or family member to Belfast International Airport for that all important flight or eagerly awaiting their return. We have several options available for your convenience.
For more information on meeting & greeting options please click here