Belfast International Airport
Belfast International Airport (BFS) is situated just 11 miles (18km) northwest of Northern Ireland's capital city. A city with a troubled history, Belfast is working hard to try and establish itself as a tourist destination. The chief way in which this is happening is through popular low-cost airlines such as Thomson Airways, Jet2.com, easyJet, Thomas Cook Airlines and Aer Lingus, which offer cheap flights to Belfast, and have ensured that more and more visitors are being turned on to the city's considerable charms. Belfast International still shares its runways with the Royal Air Force's base at Aldergrove, and lucky visitors to the airport will catch a glimpse of the impressive military planes during take-off and landing.
The airport is situated 18 miles (29km) northwest of Belfast.
Getting to the city
The Airport Express operates between the airport and the city centre every 10 minutes from outside the terminal building, 24 hours a day. The International Airport Taxi Company offer taxis outside the right hand door of the airport exit lobby with a list of fares displayed in the exit hall of the terminal. The journey takes around 25 minutes.
Local time is GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
Tel: +44 (0)28 9448 4848.
Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz and National and can be found in the Arrivals hall.
International Airport Taxi Company offer taxis outside the right hand door of the airport exit lobby with a list of fares displayed in the exit hall of the terminal. The journey takes around 25 minutes.
Facilities at the airport include bureaux de changes, ATMs, wifi, duty-free shopping, travel agent, business lounge, information desk and a variety of shops and restaurants. Passengers with disabilities are well catered for.
There are three parking options at Belfast International Airport: short-stay parking; the main car park; and long-stay parking. The pick-up and drop-off zones are also charged for, costing about £1 for a 10-minute stay.
Airlines offering flights to Belfast International Airport include bmiBaby, Aer Lingus, Wizz Air, Zoom Airlines, Jet2.com, easyJet and Continental. Many airlines, such as Air Europa, BH Air, Austrian Airlines and Sky Wings offer seasonal flight services to Belfast.
Wifi internet access is available throughout the terminal, provided by BT Openzone.
The airport's Business Lounge has complimentary internet access, snacks and refreshments available. Note that you'll have to pay a £15 entry fee, and that children under 12 years of age will not be allowed in. The airport terminal does not have conference facilities, but the nearby Fitzwilliam International Hotel has an extensive range of facilities available.
Belfast International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.