Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all regular services and hours may be subject to change. Thus, if the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are close to boarding.
Spending the night at the airport
Although Belfast airport is open 24 hours a day, you will only be allowed to remain inside through the night if you have a flight the next morning. The terminal is noisy even at night, so it is recommended to have headphones or earplugs.
Where to rest: Next to the check-in area and the food court you can find long benches with no armrests. At the same time, the airport has a VIP lounge for passengers with a bigger budget. On the other hand, next to the enclosure there is a hotel.
Baggage: Left-luggage offices operate from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. This means you will have to keep your bags with you until check-in.
Eating and drinking: Eateries close at night, and then the only available options are vending machines.
Wi-Fi: Free for 2 hours.
Other services available around the clock: ATMs, baby changing facilities, gas station.
The Maldron Hotel Belfast International Airport is situated next to the airport. Some alternatives are:
Killead House (1.3 km/0.8 miles)
Crookedstone House (1.5 km/0.9 miles)
Ballyrobin Country Lodge (1.6 km/1 mile)
Glendaloch B&B (2.3 km/1.4 miles)
Boutique Country House B+B (2.5 km/1.6 miles)