Belfast International Airport - BFS

Belfast, United Kingdom (GB)

Getting into Belfast

Bus is the best

Taxis are expensive and the nearest train station is 10km away, making the bus your best option. 


The Translink 300 express bus goes to the Europa Buscentre in the centre of Belfast, via Templepatrick and Royal Avenue. Journey time is 30-40 minutes. The Airporter service goes to Derry (90 minutes, GBP 18.50) and the Ulsterbus 109A goes to Lisburn and Antrim rail station (every hour from 06:00-18:00).

Cost: GBP 7.50 one-way to the Europa Buscentre, GBP 10.50 return
Buying tickets: Tourist information booth or on the bus 
Location: Bus station in front of the main airport entrance 


Belfast Airport Taxis ( is the official taxi operator for the airport and their taxis operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A taxi-share scheme is in operation, to help you share the cost. Journey time is around 25 minutes.

Cost: GBP 31 fixed rate to Belfast city centre
Location: Outside the right-hand door of the airport exit lobby


The nearest train station is Antrim railway station, 10km away. From there, you can connect to Belfast, Lisburn, and Derry. To get to the station, take the 109A bus or a taxi.

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Getting around the airport

Single terminal

Belfast International Airport is a small airport with limited facilities that lies 21km north-west of the city centre. It's sometimes referred to as Aldergrove Airport, a village near the airport, and is the larger of two airports serving the city (the other is George Best Belfast City Airport).

It has one terminal building, on two levels, with most facilities airside:

  • Level 1: Check-in, WHSmith shop, café.
  • Level 2: Landside: Arrivals, security, WHSmith shop, café. Airside: Several eating options, Boots chemist, duty-free and a few other shops. 

Tip: Fast track access can only be bought online 24 hours in advance so prepare accordingly to avoid long queues at the airport. 

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