To & From

Belfast International Airport is easily accessible by various means of transport. There are regular buses and taxis if you don't fancy driving. Otherwise take advantage of our competitively priced car parks

Getting Here

By Road

Belfast International Airport is situated just 18 miles north-west of Belfast and is easily accessed via the major road and motorway network.

From Belfast: Take the M2 northbound, turn off at Junction 5 and take the A57 for 7 miles until you reach Belfast International Airport.

From the north/north west/north east: Take the M2 southbound to junction 5, then the A57 for 7 miles until you reach Belfast International Airport.

From the south and west: Take the M1 motorway northbound in the direction of Moira, turn off at Junction 9 towards Antrim and proceed via the A26 through Nutts Corner to Belfast International Airport.

From Dublin: Follow the MI/EI northbound until Newry, at Newry take the Bypass and then continue onto the A1, at the M1 Motorway follow it westbound, turn off at Junction 9 and proceed via the A26 to Belfast International Airport.

Using Satellite Navigation Systems: The Airport's postcode is BT29 4AB - if directed to Crumlin, exit via the Nutts Corner Road and follow the signs to Belfast International Airport.

For up to date traffic information log on to the Roads Service website:

By Bus / Coach

Regular bus and coach services are available from the front of the terminal building to Belfast, Lisburn and Londonderry.  All three bus terminals provide access to the wider Northern Ireland and intercountry public transport networks.

For all Airport bus timetables please visit the Translink website.

To/from Belfast : Airport Express 300

Airport Express 300 operates a regular service on weekdays and weekends. The bus leaves from the bus stop located opposite the terminal exit.

Please see below for times.

From the Airport to Belfast: All coaches will travel from Belfast International Airport, stopping at Templepatrick, Royal Avenue, and the Belfast Europa Buscentre.

From Belfast to the Airport: From the Belfast Europa Buscentre stopping at Templepatrick and Belfast International Airport.

  • Approximate journey time 30-40 minutes subject to traffic conditions.
  • Services are subject to withdrawal or revision in the event of flight cancellations or diversions and to alterations to Airline Schedules. 
  • A special timetable may operate on Public Holidays.
  • Airport Express 300 departs Templepatrick approximately 7 minutes after Airport departure times.
  • The Airport Express 300 is operated by low floor vehicles.

Airport Express 300 Fares

Tickets are available from the tourist information desk in arrivals or from the driver.

Airport to Belfast: £7.50 (single) £10.50 (return)
Airport to Templepatrick: £5.00(single) £8.70 (return)
Templepatrick to Belfast: £3.40 (single) £6.10 (return)

Airport to Belfast
Smartlink Multi-Journey Card (10 journeys) £48.00

Templepatrick to Belfast
Smartlink Multi-Journey Card (10 journeys) £25.00.

A discount is available when a through ticket including Airport Express 300 is obtained on Goldline Services.  Fares subject to alteration.

To/From Lisburn : Ulsterbus 109A

The Ulsterbus (109A) service operates hourly from 6am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday between Lisburn Rail Station, Belfast International Airport and Antrim Buscentre which is situated next to Antrim Train Station.

To/From Derry/Londonderry : Airporter

Airporter operate a scheduled coach service between Belfast International and the North west seven days a week. Free Wi Fi is available on all services.

For more information and fares contact Airporter on 028 7126 9996 or log on to





By Taxi

International Airport Taxi Company

The International Airport Taxi Company, official taxi operator for the Belfast International Airport, are available for hire 24 hours a day 7 days a week outside the right hand door of the airport Exit lobby.  Only taxis approved by Belfast International Airport are permitted to use the taxi rank.  A list of sample fares is displayed in the exit hall of the terminal building.

A taxi share scheme to Belfast is available for those who wish to use it.

For bookings, contact the Belfast International Airport Taxi Company on +44 (0)28 9448 4353.

For more information and to book online visit

Car Parking

We offer a number of car parking options, both on and offsite.  Please visit the car parking section of our website to find out more and prebook online.

Car Hire

Six car hire companies have outlets at Belfast International Airport, the majority of which are based in the arrivals hall. Car Hire may be booked in advance by phoning the following numbers or online at the links below:

Car Hire Company Telephone Web Address
Enterprise/National/Alamo +44 (0)28 94451940
Budget +44 (0)28 9442 3332 or 0500 933700
Europcar +44 (0)28 9445 9747
Hertz +44 (0)28 9442 2533

Meeting & Greeting

Leaving a friend or family member to Belfast International Airport for that all important flight or eagerly awaiting their return. We have several options available for your convenience.

For more information on meeting & greeting options please click here


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