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Belfast Transport - Rail, Coach and Bus

Belfast airport is easily accessible from all over Northern Ireland and is just a ferry trip away from Wales, Scotland and England. There are many options for travel to and from Belfast airport using both private and public transport. Explore the options below to find out which method of getting to Belfast is best for you.

You can often make big savings when you research which method of travel you would like to use and book your tickets online. Transport providers will cut prices to those who book early, so it is definitely worth sorting out all transport to and from Belfast Airport in advance and saves a lot of hassle too!

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Belfast Airport by Car

Travelling to Belfast by car is a great option for most people. If you have your own car there are plenty of cheap airport parking options to choose from. If you have an early morning flight or would rather be closer to the airport the day before your flight the most hassle free option is to book an airport hotel.

This is a reasonably priced option and saves you the hassle of having to get up at the crack of dawn to travel for an early flight! Airport Hotel Shop offers great overnight hotel and long or short stay parking packages to save you money!

Belfast Maps & Directions

Belfast Airport is situated just 18 miles outside of the city centre and is easily accessible from the surrounding motorways, shown on the map to the left.

You can find out much more about directions, and view interactive transportation and terminal maps by visiting our Belfast Maps & Directions page.

Belfast Airport by Coach

Belfast Airport by Coach

National Express operate services to Belfast centre from destinations all over the UK. To find out if you can get this service from your location check on their website.

From here you will have to organise alternative travel to the airport. You can either book a taxi, or catch a bus (more details on different services below).

Purchase your tickets online for a stress free commute!


Belfast Airport by Taxi

Taxis are a great, hassle-free and convenient way to get to the airport. There are over 250 taxi companies serving Belfast airport and the surrounding areas, many of which specialise in airport taxis and can offer great rates.

Find cheap airport taxis near you by checking out our Belfast airport Taxi Listings.

The listings include contact details and a description of each company's services to help you book a taxi to suit your needs.

Belfast Airport by Train

Belfast, Lisburn and Londonderry

Services to/from Belfast, Lisburn and Londonderry operate from the nearby town of Antrim, just six miles from Befast International Airport.


Passengers travelling to Dublin can connect with the high speed Enterprise train, which departs from Belfast central station.

Northern Ireland Railways are operated by Translink

Tel: +44 (0)289 066 6630


English, Welsh and Scottish trains

If you are flying to or from England, Scotland or Wales you can save up to 43% on your train journey within these countries by booking in advance with thetrainline.com.

Train times, cheapest fare finders and discounts on UK attractions can be found from thetrainline.com. Booking in advance can save you up to 43% as opposed to booking at the train station, so it's worth getting your tickets sorted online today!

Belfast Airport by Bus

From Antrim

The Antrim Airlink, operates Monday to Friday only. The current fare is £1.40 (single) and £2.50 (return). The bus leaves from the front of the airport terminal for Antrim bus and rail station, connecting with services to Londonderry, Portrush, Coleraine, Magherafelt and Ballymena.

Telephone: +44(0) 289 442 8729

From Belfast

The Airbus service operates between the airport and Belfast city centre every 30 minutes, Monday to Saturday, and at 30 or 60 minute intervals on a Sunday. This service operates between 0545 hrs and 2320 hrs. From the airport, the bus will set down passengers on request at Templepatrick, and continue along the M2 to Glengall street bus station. Travellers to the airport should board at Europa Bus Centre.


For all Citybus, Ulsterbus and Northern Ireland Railways enquiries contact: +44(0)289 066 6630

From Derry/Londonderry

AIRporter operates a direct coach service to Derry/Londonderry every 2 hours. For current schedule information log on to theAirporter website.

Tel: +44 (0)287 126 9996