Derry airport (LDY)

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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City of Derry Airport, also known as Eglinton Airport and opened in 1941, is an important airstation in Northern Ireland. It operates with some domestic and international flights within Europe.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 5:00 am to 9:30 pm.
Airlines: Loganair, Ryanair.
Annual passenger traffic: 190,000 passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +44 287 181 0784. E-mail: Customer service desk next to the main entrance.


The airport is located in Eglinton, 13 km (8 miles) to the northeast of the city of Derry, also called Londonderry.

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What services does Derry airport (LDY) facilities include

The airport has a conference room and free Wi-Fi access. The Amelia Earhart Lounge (available only for passengers over 12 years old) opens from 4:00 am to 8:00 pm and is located in the main Departures area; it offers complimentary drinks, snacks, Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines, TV, computers, air conditioning, telephones (accessible with Priority Pass, DragonPass or Diners Club membership).

Food and Drinks- There is a restaurant in the Departures Hall and a coffee shop in the Arrivals area.
Shopping- Multi-stores with newspapers and magazines, gifts, toys, books, beverages, accessories, perfumes.
Baggage- In case of missing luggage, head to the offices of the corresponding airline.
Other Services- Baby care facilities.


Accommodation near Derry airport (LDY)

Some hotels in the vicinity include:

Bayview House (1.3 km/0.8 miles)
Lillikoi Bed & Breakfast (2.2 km/1.4 miles)
Best Western Plus White Horse Hotel (4 km/2.5 miles)
Marie's Hidden Gem (7.4 km/4.6 miles)
The Greene House (8 km/5 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Bus - Ulsterbus (Tel +44 289 066 6630) operates line 143 Mondays through Fridays between 6:40 am and 9:10 pm, Saturdays from 8:10 am to 8:35 pm and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 7:20 pm to Eglinton, Strathfoyle, Altnagelvin, Drumahoe, Ballykelly and Limavady.
Other services to destinations throughout Northern Ireland, including Belfast, leave from Foyle Street, in addition to buses from Bus Éireann (Tel +44 185 083 6611) to the Republic of Irland and from Lough Swilly Bus (Tel +44 287 126 2017) to locations in County Donegal.

Train - The closest station is found at Duke Street, in the Waterside area. The Translink service (Tel +44 289 066 6630) between Derry and Belfast has a travel time of 2 hours and a fare of £13.00. The train stops at several intermediate locations, such as Ballymena, Coleraine, Portrush, Castlerock and Limavady.

Taxi - Ranks are located directly opposite the terminal and the official operator is City Cabs (Tel +44 287 126 4466). The fare to Derry city centre is £11.00 and the trip takes approximately 20 minutes.

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Car rental agencies

There are car rental counters from Avis (Tel +44 781 621 3522 - Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Saturday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Sunday from 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm) and Hertz (Tel +44 287 181 1994 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturdays from 6:00 am to 5:30 pm, Sundays from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm) next to the baggage reclaim area.


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Parking services at Derry airport (LDY)

The enclosure's parking lot is situated in front of the passenger terminal and has security personnel 24 hours a day. Payment can be made at the customer service desk or at automatic stations located outside the main entrance and behind the car park. Fees and bookings


Facilities for passengers with special needs

An ambulift to board the airplane, wheelchairs, reserved parking spaces, access ramps, escort services through the check-in process and the security control, adapted restrooms and induction loops are available. Inform your airline about your needs at the time of booking or contact Tel +44 287 181 0784 ext. 201.

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Latest updates: April 22, 2019