Belfast International Airport Shops and Duty Free

There are a range of shops available at Belfast Airport to meet all your travel shopping needs. To find out what shops they are and a brief description of what they offer just check out our table below.

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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 International Airport Shops

Belfast International 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!

 Belfast International Airport Shops - Dixons

Dixons Travel

Take a look at the most up-to-date gadgets available to you at the best prices.

Belfast International Airport Shops - Visit Belfast logo

Visit Belfast

The Visit Belfast store brings all of the surrounding Irish presents and gifts into one duty free outlet.

Belfast International Airport Shops - 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.

Belfast International Airport Shops - Superdrug Logo


For all those last minute additions to your cosmetic bag, medicines, snacks and more!

Shopping at Manchester Airport Terminal 1 - WHSmith


WHSmith has long been known as not just a quality books and magazines retailer offering a wide selection of titles to suit everyone, but also a store which stocks a whole range of essentials.

“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.

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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. You’ll find the Belfast Airport’s Duty Free shopping located at Level 2, next to Starbucks and opposite security hall.

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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.