BFS - Belfast International Airport
|Belfast International Airport,
Belfast, BT29 4AB
|Telephone: +44 28 9448 4848|
|Airport Code: BFS|
Belfast International Airport is located 21km northwest of Belfast City Centre in Aldergrove. If you are driving in from Belfast, travel north on the M2 motorway, then turn off at junction 5. The airport is situated off the A57, 11km (7 miles) from junction 5. From the south and west, take the Moira junction on the M1 motorway, then the A26 and Nutts Corner junction.
Belfast International Airport shares its runways with the RAF base in Aldergrove. Over 5 million passengers (2.1% of passengers at all UK airports) travel through the airport annually.
Belfast International is the 11th busiest airport in the UK in terms of passenger numbers and the busiest airport in Northern Ireland. It serves 47 scheduled destinations with 15 domestic services and 32 European and transatlantic services.
Belfast International Airport Car Hire
There are five major companies located at the airport in the arrivals area: Avis at Belfast International - Budget at Belfast International - Europcar at Belfast International - Hertz at Belfast International - National at Belfast International For details of these and some other local companies, check our car hire at Belfast International
Belfast International Airport Transfers
You can get to and from Belfast Airport by a variety of methods including Private Belfast International Airport Transfers. With a Private Transfer you would be met in the arrivals hall by your own driver who will then take you on to your chosen destination.
Belfast International Airport Arrivals
The arrivals area/hall is located on the ground floor. There is a Bureau de Change and cash dispensers in this area. Car hire companies are located in this area and the taxi rank is just outsider arrivals. For more details and live flight arrivals information visit our guide to arrivals at Belfast International
Belfast International Airport Departures
The Departures Concourse, Lounge and check-in area are all on the first floor of the airport terminal building.
There is a Bureau de Change and cash dispensers in this area. A couple of eating and drinking outlets are also in the Departures (prior to going through security), but the majority of these are in the Departures Lounge (once through security). For more details and live flight departures information visit our guide to departures at Belfast International
Belfast International Airport Flights
You can fly to most European cities from Belfast International with scheduled and charter flights. Check out our Belfast International Airport flights for details on airlines and holiday companies, where they fly to and their contact details. We also provide flight details on flights from:
Belfast International Airport Taxis
The official taxi company at the airport, and the only one licensed to use the taxi rank is The International Airport Taxi Company. For their contact details and other local taxi companies check the Belfast International Airport taxis section of the website
Belfast International Airport Buses
Two regular bus services operate from the airport to Belfast City Centre and Inverness. From Belfast City Centre you can make a connection with the National Express coaches which cover most areas of the UK. Check the Belfast International Airport buses section of our website for timetables and contact details.
Belfast International Airport Trains
There is no railway station at the Airport . However, there are connections to Belfast Central and Antrim Railway Stations from Lisburn and Londonderry areas. There is a high speed train (Enterprise) from Belfast Central Station to Dublin. For more information on routes and timetables visit our guide to trains in Belfast
Belfast International Airport Parking
There are three car parks at the airport, Short Stay, Main Car Park and Long Stay. The car parks are operated by Q-Park and there are over 8,000 spaces available. Q Park is the nearest parking to the terminal building. There are several options for parking and paying. All car parks have 24 hour security. For more information on lengths of stay and tariffs visit car parking at Belfast International
Belfast International Airport Passenger Services Information
Read our passenger services information for details on disabled facilities, internet and Wi-Fi access, First Aid centres, business lounges, where you can change your money in each terminal and what you need to know if you are flying your pet from Belfast International Airport.
Belfast International Airport Shops
There are a good selection of shops on the land side and departure zones of Belfast International Airport. For more information visit our guide to shops at Belfast International
Belfast International Airport Bars and Restaurants
There is a good range of bars and restaurants for you to choose from at the airport. For full details on what's available and where they are located visit our guide to Belfast International Airport Bars & Restaurants
Belfast International Airport Lost Luggage & Left Luggage Storage
Lost property is operated by the Information Desk with a charge of £5 per item handled.
If you have lost your luggage between checking in and your return into the arrivals/baggage reclaim, then you will need to contact your airline. Details of all airline contact numbers can be found on the Belfast flights page of this website.
There is no facility to leave/store luggage at the airport.
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