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Belfast City Airport (BHD)

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George Best Belfast City Airport, opened on March 16, 1938, is one of the two air terminals in the area and one of the most important in Northern Ireland. It operates with numerous domestic destinations and some international flights within Europe.

Official Website: belfastcityairport.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 4:30 am to 10:00 pm.
Airlines: Aer Lingus (Tel +44 333 006 6920), British Airways (Tel +44 844 493 0787), Flybe (Tel +44 371 700 2000), Loganair (Tel +44 344 800 2855), KLM (Tel +44 207 660 0293).
Annual passenger traffic: 2.5 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +44 289 093 9093. Information desk to the right of the main entrance. Across from the Arrivals doors there is a tourist office, available Mondays through Fridays between 7:30 am and 7:00 pm, Saturdays from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm and Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Location

The airport is located 5 km (3 miles) northeast from downtown Belfast.

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Car rental companies

There are car rental counters in the Arrivals area.

Alamo/Enterprise/National (Tel +44 289 046 3850 - 6:30 am to 10:00 pm)
Avis (Tel +44 289 073 1929 - 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +44 289 045 1111 - 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Europcar (Tel +44 371 384 3425 - Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm, Sundays from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm)
Hertz (Tel +44 289 073 2451 - Monday to Saturday from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm, Sundays from 9:00 am to 9:30 pm)

 

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Accommodation near Belfast City Airport (BHD)

In the city centre there is an ample offer of accommodations.

Ashfield Bed & Breakfast (0.7 km/0.4 miles)
The Park Avenue Hotel (1.6 km/1 mile)
Titanic Hotel Belfast (2.6 km/1.6 miles)
92 Templemore Ave Guest House (2.8 km/1.7 miles)
Titanic Guest (2.9 km/1.8 miles)

 

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Public and private transportation

Bus - The Airport Express 600 from Translink (Tel +44 289 066 6630) operates every 20 minutes Mondays through Fridays between 5:30 am and 10:05 pm, Saturdays from 6:10 am to 9:45 pm and Sundays from 7:40 am to 9:45 pm to Belfast Europa Bus Central, via Queens Bridge and Donegall Square South. Journey time is around 15 min. Tickets have a cost of £2.50.
Airporter (Tel +44 287 126 9996) provides transportation to Derry/Londonderry (2 hours and 15 min.; £20.00) and Belfast international airport (45 min.; £10.00), Sundays through Fridays between 5:00 am and 10:00 pm and Saturdays from 5:00 am to 8:45 pm. Tickets can be acquired at the tourist office.

Train - There is a shuttle service between the terminal and Sydenham Station that should be requested at the information desk. Trains from Translink (Tel +44 289 066 6630) depart from there to Belfast Central and Victoria Street stations (£2.00; 16 minutes trip), Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 am to 10:50 pm, Saturdays from 7:20 am to 10:50 pm and Sundays from 8:45 am to 9:50 pm, with a frequency of 20 min. In the city centre you can make connections with the rest of the network in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

Taxi - Value Cabs (Tel +44 289 080 9080) has vehicles outside the terminal. The journey to downtown Belfast has a cost of around £10.00 and takes 10 minutes.

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Parking services at Belfast City Airport (BHD)

Three parking areas available inside the enclosure. Rates

Short Stay Car Park - Located next to the airport entrance and connected to the terminal through a covered walkway. The first 10 minutes are free.
Long Stay Car Park - 10 min. away from the main building.
Premier Car Park - Situated next to the passenger terminal. Includes a complimentary fast track security pass.

 

Services for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance should inform their airline or travel agency about their needs at least 48 hours in advance. Facilities include accessible counters, induction loops, ramps, elevators, adapted toilets and telephones, and designated parking spaces. More information: Tel +44 289 093 5247.