Public Transport

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. Translink are the public transport provider in Northern Ireland. For more information about Translink services to and from the airport visit the Translink website.

To/from Belfast : Airport Express 300

Airport Express 300 service operates 7 days a week. At peak times on Monday to Friday, services run every 15 minutes. Please check the Translink website for timetable.

Airport Express 300 Fares

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

  • Airport to Belfast: £8* (single) £11.50* (return)
  • Airport to Templepatrick: £5.40 (single) £9.70 (return)
  • Templepatrick to Belfast: £3.60 (single) £6.50 (return)
  • *you can also purchase your tickets from your smartphone, download the FREE mLink app from any Android or Apple device.

Airport to Belfast
Smartlink Multi-Journey Card (10 journeys) £50.00.

Templepatrick to Belfast
Smartlink Multi-Journey Card (10 journeys) £26.00.

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

Useful Information

  • Approximate journey time 30-40 minutes subject to traffic conditions.
  • Your Airport Express 300 is waiting at the main exit. Please board when you leave the terminal. Services 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.
  • Passengers can also avail of rail services at Europa Buscentre/Great Victoria Street Rail Station.

To/From Lisburn : Ulsterbus 109A

The Ulsterbus (109A) service operates between Lisburn Rail Station, Belfast International Airport and Antrim Buscentre which is situated next to Antrim Train Station. For timetable visit Translink website.

Rail Users North of Antrim connecting to/from Antrim Buscentre: Ulsterbus 109A/D

Rail users can avail of the Ulsterbus 109A/D service with the ‘airlink’ ticket which is a £2 single add-on fare.

This is only available as an add-on to a paper ticket to/from the following stations and Belfast International Airport in both directions:

Ballymena, Cullybackey, Ballymoney, Coleraine, University, Dhu Varren, Portrush, Castlerock, Bellarena and Derry~Londonderry.

The £2 airlink ticket is available from conductors, bus drivers on the 109a/d services, and the Visit Belfast desk at Belfast International Airport.