Belfast City Airport

George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)


One of Northern Ireland's major airports, George Best Belfast City Airport is named in honour of a legendary footballer who played for Manchester United and England in the 1960s.

The airport is small in size with just a single runway for daily flights. The terminal is known for its efficiency however, and little amenities like the massage bar and children's play area in addition to a small selection of restaurants and shops make it a pleasant travel hub for flights to and from Belfast.

Flights to George Best Belfast City Airport are available primarily on UK budget carriers, and are available to cities across the UK, as well as a few major European cities and holiday resorts.


The airport is situated a mile (3km) east of Belfast.

Getting to the city

Approved taxis are available outside the terminal building. The Airlink bus service departs every 30 minutes from the airport terminal to the Belfast Europa Bus Centre in the heart of the city. The service runs between 6am and 9.50pm daily at a fare of about £3 for a single journey. Buses also connect the airport to main railway stations.


Local time is GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).


Tel: +44 28 9093 9093.

Car rental

Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, and National.


Airport facilities include ATMs, bureau de change, wireless Internet, restaurants, and shops. Passengers with disabilities are well catered for.


Short-term and long-term parking is available at the airport. The long-term lot is a 10 minute walk from the terminal, but is connected to it by a shuttle bus.

Departure Tax





Wifi is available through provider BT Openzone in the main departures lounge and in the conference centre. There are also internet kiosks in the departures lounge.

Business Lounges

The conference centre has two rooms with facilities for up to 40 people each, and smaller rooms for 8-10 people.

Belfast City Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.