Belfast Airport Duty Free Shops

Duty Free shopping at Belfast International Airport

There are a range of shops available at Belfast Airport to meet all your travel shopping needs.

shopper carrying bags

To find out what shops they are and a brief description of what they offer as well as the location and opening times of the shop just check out our table below.

What are Belfast International Shop Opening times? On the whole, stores open and close around flight arrival and departure times. In essence, the shops will be open for whatever time you’re travelling through the airport.

Where can I buy snacks at Belfast? The airport has a Superdrug and WHSmith for take away snacks. For something more substantial, you can visit Burger King, Starbucks (see Bars and Restaurants). While there is no longer a Boots store at Belfast, Superdrug should cover those bases for you.

Where can I buy travel essentials at Belfast? Belfast no longer has a Dixons Travel. Instead, you can drop by Aelia for Duty Free bargains or WHSmith for small travel essentials like tags, passport covers and international plugs.

Belfast Airport Shops

Aelia Duty Free logo Aelia Centre of Duty Free
Here you’ll find all the major brands in Duty Free. From luxury chocolates to perfumes and make up, get ready to browse before boarding your flight at Belfast International!
Fashion & Accessories
Location: After Security
Open: Normally open between the first and last departing flights
JD Sports logo JD Sports
Trainers, jackets, yoga mats, fitness shirts, slogan tees… JD Sports has you covered and with a handy duty free 10% off. This store stocks all major sports brands such as Adidas, Nike, Reebok and Vans.
Location: After Security
Open: Normally open between the first and last departing flights
Maplin electronics specialist logo Maplin: Electronics Specialist
For great deals on the latest gadgets, you have to visit Belfast’s Maplin Duty Free Store. Whether you’re looking at tablets, phones or headphones for your trip and beyond, why not stop by?
Location: After Security
Open: Normally open between the first and last departing flights
Visit Belfast logo Visit Belfast
The Visit Belfast store brings all of the surrounding Irish presents and gifts into one duty free outlet. Whether you want to spend the rest of your pocket money on a book on Ireland’s history, sweeties or a gift for your family when you get home, this is the place to be.
Souvenirs & Gifts
Location: After Security
Open: Normally open between the first and last departing flights
Superdrug logo Superdrug
Visit Superdrug for any last minute travel essentials. You can find cosmetics, healthcare products, suncream, sunglasses, pre-packaged sandwiches, insect repellent and other important travel items.
Beauty & Accessories Fashion & Accessories Luggage & Travel Essentials Health Care Children's Food & Drink
Location: After Security
Open:Normally open between the first and last departing flights
WHSmith logo WHSmith
This makes a great pit stop if you want to stock up on water after security or a snack for the flight. This WHSmith also sells books, sweets, snacks, magazines, high street tech as well as travel essentials and standard medicines.
Technology & Entertainment
Location: After Security
Open: Normally open between the first and last departing flights

“If you are flying outside the European Union you are entitled to your full allowance of goods at Tax and Duty Free prices.

If you are flying within the European Union you are entitled to Tax Free discounts and promotions on fragrances, cosmetics, health and beauty; photographic and electrical goods; fashion and accessories; gifts, jewellery and souvenirs.”

How much can you bring into Belfast Airport from the EU?

Legally, you can bring in an unlimited amount from the EU on two counts. You are transporting them yourself and you only intend them for personal use.

However, if you are carrying over the following amounts and items, custom officers may have questions for you – so be prepared for that.

Best way of thinking about it, is anything you can buy in Duty Free (at least not in excess) you can safely take on the plane.

Allowances when arriving from a non-EU country:

If you’re bringing these items into Belfast, you have to bring them in completely independantly and they must be for your own use.

Belfast Airport’s Duty Free shopping is in the Main Terminal. If you’re travelling from Terminal 2, you can cross over to use the Main Terminal Duty Free but you’ll have some cafes directly accessible to you.

How much duty free at Belfast Airport can I take on the plane?

Some shops at Belfast Airport’s Duty Free offer “Collection on Return”. It means that if you’re flying within the UK and the EU, you can do all your shopping at Belfast Airport’s duty free, and some shops will hold on to your purchases until you get back – if they’re too big for your hand luggage or face problems coming back into the country. Don’t worry about space or weight limitations.

Enjoy your time at Duty Free, and hopefully you’ll pick up some great bargains!

Bringing products in from your holiday, back into Belfast?

In essence, don’t bring in items that are banned in Ireland. The item might be legal in it’s country of origin, but customs will seize the item if it’s not allowed into the country.

This could be souvenirs from your holiday away. An example of a souvenir would be fridge magnets or commemorative photos – these are fine to bring in. Alternatively, you could be bringing in something local to you into Belfast where you are holidaying. If they’re something banal and light and legal in Ireland, they’re absolutely fine to bring into the country. An example of green light goods would be sunglasses or high street moisturiser.

However, be mindful of Belfast and Irish law. You cannot bring back drugs that were legally bought in your holiday destination back into Belfast if they are not legal in Ireland. For example, bringing cannabis back from Amsterdam. This is a massive no-go.

The example works for if your holiday destination is Belfast too. Be careful of bringing in something from your home town that’s illegal or will raise questions in Belfast. This could be small things like prescription drugs or cosmetics.

So long as the items are legal in Ireland, you’re not bringing an excessive amount and it’s for your personal use… you should be fine.