Belfast International Airport (BFS) is the main airport serving Northern Ireland, and has connections to North America, the U.K., and Europe. The airport is located about a half hour’s drive from the center of the city, depending on traffic, and is the 11th busiest airport in the United Kingdom. Guests visiting Northern Ireland, who wish to rent a car for their Irish holiday, will find no better place than in whichever airport they arrive in. Renting a car is a convenient way to see all of the best the Northern Ireland has to offer, and a chance to see the country on your own terms!
Belfast International is located about 20 miles west of Belfast City, and can be reached by taking the A52 Motorway (also known as Belfast Road) to the A26 Motorway (Moira Road). This is the major airport for Northern Ireland, and the city of Londonderry can be reached in about an hour and a half.
Belfast International is regularly served by the following airlines: Bmibaby, Continental, easyJet, flyglobespan, Jet2.com, Manx2.com, Wizz Air, Zoom, Eurojet, and Woodgate Executive Air Charter.
The airport has several parking options available. Q-Park is located just outside the terminal entrance, and provides total security, credit card payment, and reserved parking. The Short Term Car Park is convenient for picking up and dropping off passengers, with prices ranging from $6 for 1 hour, to $60 for a day. For travelers who will be gone for a day or two, the Main Car Park offers daily rates of $20. Passengers may also pre-book parking in the Long Stay Car Park for rates of $12 per day, with discounts for longer stays. Those who do not pre-book, will find the rates significantly higher, starting at $19 per day. For all car parks, there are automated machines accepting credit, debit, and cash. The Short Term and Main Car Parks are easily within walking distance to the terminal, and a shuttle service is available to and from the Long Stay park.
Throughout the airport, travelers will find money changers, ATMs, telephones, post offices, and internet access points. There are also many restaurants, coffee shops, snack bars, newsstands, duty-free, and other shopping choices. A diaper-changing station is available, as is a play area for the children, a travel agency, and a quiet room.
Disabled guests will find wheelchair-friendly bathrooms, telephones, a Minicom check-in desk, parking, and porters to assist with bags.
The Fitzwilliam International Hotel and the Dunadry Hotel and Country Club are both nearby, with the Fitzwilliam within walking distance.