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Belfast International Airport lies some 13 miles north-west of the city. The drop-off zone is next to the terminal (access charges apply). There’s so much to love about Belfast, however long your visit, from gorgeous architecture and open spaces to buzzing nightlife. It’s surrounded by incredible scenery incorporating mountains and coastline, not to mention fascinating cities like Derry. Hotels from chains to B&Bs and grand venues are all available, whether you want to be in town or outside. Get everywhere you need to with Belfast International Airport transfers.

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Accommodation close to Belfast International Airport

Book your Belfast International Airport transfer to a local hotel before travelling:

  • Ballyrobbin Country Lodge is within two miles of Belfast International, so you can be there in minutes. With an all-day menu, it’s a historic, three-star guest house with refurbished rooms enjoying an ‘excellent’ TripAdvisor rating.
  • Dunsilly Hotel is roughly six miles away in Antrim, meaning 10 to 15-minute Belfast International Airport transfers. With three stars and scoring 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor, it offers a high standard of accommodation and free breakfasts.
  • Dunadry Hotel and Gardens is within five miles, so you can be there in 10 minutes. It’s a four-star venue with a rich history, built on the site of ancient fort. Expect great food plus an onsite pool.

Transferring from Belfast International to another airport?

  • Belfast City Airport is 20-odd miles east – a Belfast International Airport transfer will take you there via the M2 within 30 minutes
  • Dublin Airport is more than 100 miles south – allow up to two hours for the journey
  • City of Derry Airport lies 54 miles north-west, meaning travelling from Belfast International takes up to one hour 20 minutes
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Towns and cities near Belfast International Airport

  1. Antrim is 10 minutes or five miles north by Belfast International Airport transfer, on Lough Neagh’s shores. The 400-year-old Antrim Castle Gardens are worth visiting, as is the tenth-century round tower. Other landmarks include the Pogue’s Entry cottage, dating from the 1800s.
  2. Ballycastle lies over 40 miles north; allow an hour for the trip. This small town on the Antrim Coast in Ireland’s far north-eastern tip is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Take the ferry to Rathlin Island from the harbour, stroll along the beach or visit ruined Kinbane Castle.
  3. Ballymena sits 15 miles north, with Belfast International Airport transfers taking25 minutes. The historic County Antrim town houses its museum in a striking modern building, and you can walk through Ecos Nature Park, pick up local produce at Slemish Market Garden or call in at Ireland’s oldest pub, the seventeenth-century Crosskeys Inn.
  4. Glenarm is further north – cover the 30 miles in 45 minutes. A great stop-off if you’re travelling the Causeway Coast, this village nestles at the foot of Glenarm Glen. Its streets are Georgian, the surroundings are stunning and you can wander the nearby forest and marina or check out the sixteenth-century castle.
  5. Holywood is just over 20 miles east, so you can be there in 30 minutes. Located on the shores of Belfast Lough, it’s known for its jazz festival, fashion stores and sea bathing. Visit the ruined thirteenth-century Old Priory, and look out for the local maypole, reportedly dating from 1700.
  6. Newcastle in County Down lies 40 miles south – allow just over an hour for an airport transfer from Belfast International. This coastal town in the Mourne Mountains is steeped in legend – Saint Patrick’s stream here is where he reportedly banished snakes. Amble through forest or parkland and visit Murlough Nature Reserve.
Where to go near Belfast International Airport
  1. Titanic Quarter: Cover the 19 miles here by motorway and a 25-minute Belfast International Airport transfer. Learn about the ill-fated liner in the place where it was built – an exhibition space telling the story is at the heart of a new urban quarter that’s an ambitious waterfront regeneration scheme.
  2. St George’s Market: A similar distance away, Belfast’s last surviving Victorian covered market by the River Lagan is a thriving place packed with stalls, musicians and street food.
  3. Belfast Cathedral: Again some 19 miles distant, the Romanesque Cathedral Church of St Anne has stood in the heart of the city for over a century. See the 400m Spire of Hope (added in 2007), mosaics, stonework and beautiful stained-glass windows.
  4. Carrick-a-Rede Bridge: Travel the 45 miles here within an hour by Belfast International Airport transfer. This rope bridge is not for the squeamish, but it’s joined the mainland and the island of Carrick-a-Rede for centuries. Your reward for braving it? Possibly a glimpse of dolphins, but certainly spectacular views.
  5. The Sperrins: A similar (and scenic) journey time west, this popular destination is one of Ireland’s biggest upland areas, offering stunning views of rolling hills and green fields. You’ll love it, especially if you’re a serious walker.
  6. Stormont Estate: Travel the 23 miles east within 35 minutes. The woodland park has gardens, with trails for walking or running, plus play areas. Recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s top green spaces, it’s home to its government; explore its history here.
More key details for Belfast City Airport

Belfast International works with disability groups to make the airport as accessible as possible, and encourages pre-departure familiarisation visits. Disabled toilets are available throughout the terminal, while an Eagle Hoist helps those with reduced mobility. Give advance notice if you’re taking mobility equipment – and use it up to the aircraft door. You’re also welcome to travel with a registered assistance dog.

Finally, autism awareness and hidden disability lanyards offer a discreet way of indicating additional support may be needed.

Belfast International Airport
Airport Road
Belfast
BT29 4AB

Tel: 028 9448 4848
Email: feedback@bfs.aero
Website: www.belfastairport.com

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