Belfast airport (BFS)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Belfast International Airport, also known as Aldergrove Airport and opened on October 28, 1963, is the largest in Northern Ireland and one of the busiest in the United Kingdom. It operates with domestic flights and international destinations within Europe, North America and the Caribbean.

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Number of Terminals
- 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Airlines: EasyJet (Tel +44 843 104 5000), (Tel +44 333 300 0042), Ryanair (Tel +44 871 246 000), Thomas Cook Airlines (Tel +44 173 322 4808), TUI Airways (Tel +44 203 451 2688), Virgin Atlantic (Tel +44 344 874 7747), Wizz Air (Tel +44 911 752 2257).
Annual passenger traffic: 6.3 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +44 289 448 4848. E-mail: [email protected] Information and tourist desk in the Arrivals Hall, available Mondays through Fridays between 7:30 am and 7:00 pm, Saturdays from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.


The airport is situated 21 km (14 miles) to the northwest of Belfast.

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What services does Belfast airport (BFS) facilities include

The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus (5:00 am to 8:00 pm) and Wi-Fi access free of charge for 2 hours. The Maldron Hotel, situated nearby, has meeting and conference rooms. The Causeway Lounge is located next to gates 16 and 17 and opens from 5:00 am to 9:15 pm; it provides Wi-Fi, plugs for electric devices, TV, newspapers and magazines, buffet, complimentary bar, computers, fax, air conditioning (accessible with Priority Pass, Lounge Club, DragonPass or Diners Club membership, through online booking or by paying at the door - £25.00).

Food and Drinks- Throughout the terminal there are bars, coffee shops, a fast food outlet and a restaurant.
Shopping- Duty-free articles on level 2. There are also retailers selling gifts, books, press, electronics, clothing and accessories.
Baggage- Left luggage service and lost and found office in the Arrivals Hall, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (Tel +44 751 558 8507; e-mail: [email protected]).
Other Services- Baby changing facilities, gas station, prayer room, smoking area, pharmacy.


Public and private transportation

Bus - The Airport Express 300 from Translink (Tel +44 289 066 6630) runs every 20-30 minutes to Templepatrick, Castle Court and Europa Buscentre, in downtown Belfast, with a trip of 30-40 min. and a fare of £8.00. It operates between 3:00 am and 0:15 am. The Ulsterbus 109A/D connects the airport with Lisburn train station (45 min.) and Antrim bus terminal (10 min.) It leaves Mondays through Saturdays between 6:30 am and 6:30 pm, with a frequency of 1 hour.
Buses from Airporter (Tel +44 287 126 9996) head for Derry and Londonderry from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm (Saturdays until 8:45 pm). The fare is £20.00 and travel time is 1 hour and 30 min. They also go to Belfast City Airport (£10.00; 30 min.)
Further information

Taxi - The official operator is Belfast Airport Taxis (Tel +44 289 448 4353) and has cabs outside the Arrivals area 24 hours a day. The journey to Belfast city centre takes 25 minutes.


Car rental agencies

There are car rental counters in the Arrivals Hall.

Avis (Tel +44 289 445 2642 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +44 289 442 3332 - 7:30 am to 11:00 pm)
Enterprise/National/Alamo (Tel +44 289 445 1940 - 6:30 am to 11:00 pm)
Europcar (Tel +44 371 384 3426 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +44 289 442 2533 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 11:30 pm, Saturday from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm, Sunday from 7:00 am to 0:00 am)


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Parking services at Belfast airport (BFS)

Several parking areas are available inside the enclosure. Fees

Main Car Park - Directly in front of the main building, with CCTV and security staff 24 hours a day.
Long Stay Car Park - With courtesy shuttle buses. The first 15 minutes have no charge.
Short Stay Car Park - 1-2 min. away from the terminal.
Park and Fly - Secure, low-cost lot for short and long stays, connected to the main building through free shuttles.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance should inform their airline about their particular needs at the time of their booking or at least 48 hours in advance. Inside the enclosure there are lifts, adapted toilets and telephones, and designated parking spaces. More information: Tel +44 289 448 4957.

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Latest updates: January 08, 2022