Airport Transportation from/to Belfast Aldergrove International Airport:
Belfast International Airport (BFS) is located approximately 11 kilometres from Antrim and 21.3 km northwest of Belfast in Northern Ireland. It was formerly known as (and is still referred to) Aldergrove Airport , after the village of the same name which lies immediately to the west of the airport. Belfast Airport is connected by bus and coach services, rental cars and taxis to the city as well as to other parts of the country.
There are three bus operators which provide regular services to the wider Northern Ireland and intercountry public transport networks. The buses and coaches take off from the front of the terminal building to Belfast, Lisburn and Londonderry.
Airport Express 300 runs a 24 hour service between the airport and Belfast city. On weekdays, the buses depart every 15 minutes for the majority of the day, with reduced frequencies at off peak times and weekends. The bus leaves from the bus stop located opposite the terminal exit. Approximate journey time is 30-40 minutes.
- From the Airport to Belfast: All coaches will travel from Belfast International Airport, stopping at Templepatrick, Royal Avenue, and the Belfast Europa Buscentre.
- From Belfast to the Airport: From the Belfast Europa Buscentre stopping at Templepatrick and Belfast International Airport.
The Ulsterbus (109A) service operates between Lisburn Rail Station, Belfast International Airport and Antrim Buscentre which is situated next to Antrim Train Station. Buses run hourly from 06:00 – 18:00, Monday to Saturday
There is no direct rail link to the airport. The closest train station is in the nearby town of Antrim, which is approximately 9.7 km from Belfast International Airport. Services to/from Belfast, Lisburn and Londonderry operate from Antrim station. Passengers travelling to Dublin can connect with the high speed Enterprise train, which departs from Belfast Central Station.
Ulsterbus service 109A which departs from outside the terminal building hourly terminates at the Antrim bus centre which is adjacent to the train station. Alternatively, you can get to Antrim train station by taxi.
There are six car hire companies at Belfast International Airport, the majority of which are based in the arrivals hall. All are manned to meet arriving scheduled flights.
- Avis +44 (0)84 45446012
- Budget +44 (0)28 9442 3332
- Europcar +44 (0)28 9442 2285
- Hertz +44 (0)28 9442 2533
- National Car Rental +44 (0)28 9442 2285
- Sixt +44 (0)28 9445 3588
The International Airport Taxi Company is the official taxi operator for the Belfast International Airport. Taxis are available for hire 24 hours a day 7 days a week outside the right hand door of the airport Exit lobby. Only taxis approved by Belfast International Airport are permitted to use the taxi rank. A list of sample fares is displayed in the exit hall of the terminal building.
A taxi share scheme to Belfast is available for those who wish to use it. For bookings, contact the Belfast International Airport Taxi Company on +44 (0)28 9448 4353 or book online on www.belfastairporttaxis.com.
There are over 8,000 short and long term car parking spaces just outside the terminal entrance.
You can save money by pre-booking your airport car parking space with Holiday Extras. Holiday Extras are confident that their prices are the lowest and if you can find the same airport parking product cheaper elsewhere within 24 hours of making and paying for your booking, they will give it to you for free (subject to terms and conditions). Apart from airport parking, you can also book your airport hotel, airport lounges and travel insurance through Holiday Extras.