Belfast International Airport is located centrally within Northern Ireland and is also convenient to the border regions of the Republic of Ireland. Belfast city centre is just 20 minutes away by car, whilst the historical city of Londonderry in the North West is approx 1hr 25 minutes away by car.
Car hire is advisable for visitors who wish to travel around Northern Ireland, and there are five car hire desks located in the arrivals hall, all of which are open for all inbound flights.
- Airport Code: BFS
- Belfast International Airport Website
Directions By Car
Belfast International Airport is situated just 18 miles north-west of Belfast and is easily accessed via a network of main roads and motorways
From Belfast Take the M2 northbound, turn off at Junction 5 and take the A57 for 7 miles until you reach the airport. From the north/north west/north east, take the M2 southbound to junction 5, then the A57 for 7 miles until you reach the airport. From the south and west, take the M1 motorway northbound, turn off at the Moira junction and proceed via the A26 and Nutts Corner to Belfast International Airport
From DublinTake the NI northbound out of Dublin then proceeed onto the EI, then the N1 and then the A1, at Newry take the Newry Bypass and then continue onto the A1, at the M1 Motorway follow it northbound, turn off at the Moira junction and proceed via the A26 and Nutts Corner to Belfast International Airport.
Satellite navigation information
The Airport's postcode is BT29 4AB - if directed to Crumlin, exit via the Nutts Corner Road, at the roundabout take the first exit onto the Tully Road, at the following roundabout take the second exit onto the Ballyrobin Road (A57) and proceed to Belfast International Airport.
Using the set down area
This area is for set down only. Waiting for or picking up passengers is not permitted. Drivers dropping passengers off at the airport should follow the signs to the set down zone. Drivers of high sided vehicles (2.1m or over) will not be able to access the set down area due to height restrictions. Drivers should follow the directional signage to the Long Stay car park. Passengers should use the Q-Park courtesy bus to get to the terminal building. Drivers who have dropped off passengers should follow the relevant exit signage.
Directions By Train
Services to/from Belfast, Lisburn and Londonderry operate from the nearby town of Antrim, just six miles from Belfast International Airport. Passengers travelling to Dublin can connect with the high speed Enterprise train, which departs from Belfast Central Station.