Belfast International Airport

Handy information about the airport

  • Just 18 miles from the centre of Belfast
  • On and off-site airport parking available
  • Designated drop off zone.

Serving over 4.5 million people every year, Belfast International Airport is a busy hub and the airport most likely to be used by people flying from Northern Ireland. The airport is conveniently located for those in the Belfast area, being just 18 miles away from Belfast itself. It is the busiest and oldest civil airport in Northern Ireland and the 11th busiest airport in the UK, with airlines flying to over 75 destinations around the world.

Getting to Belfast Airport by car

Belfast International Airport can be easily reached from many different directions. Those coming from Belfast should Take the M2 northbound, turn off at J5 and take the A57 directly to the airport.

Passengers coming from the south and west should take the M1 motorway northbound, turn off at the Moira junction and proceed via the A26 and Nutt's Corner to Belfast International Airport.

GPS Information

Satellite Navigation users may wish to use the following postcode: BT29 4DW

Dropping Off passengers

Cars dropping off passengers at the airport are permitted to use the 'set down zone' near the main terminal. BIA stress that no waiting or picking up of passengers is allowed in this area.

Parking at Belfast Airport

BCP offer a great range of Belfast Airport parking options which are available to pre-book online at a discounted rate. Booking in advance can save you 60% off the on-gate parking price, and has the advantage of ensuring a parking space is waiting for you when you arrive at the airport. On top of this, all BCP airport parking is covered by our Price Protection policy, so you can be sure you’re getting the best deal possible.

Short Stay Car Park

Cars picking up arrivals should follow the signs to the short stay car park. Unfortunately parking charges apply so please go prepared.

Long Stay Parking

BCP offer many secure Belfast Airport car parking bays that are connected to the the main terminal building by the courtesy Q-Park bus service.

What You Can Expect to Find...

Belfast Airport offers many conveniences for its passengers. These include all sorts of bars, restaurants and cafes that include:

  • Burger King
  • Cafe Paul Rankin
  • O'Brein's Irish Sandwich Bar
  • Starbucks
  • The Aldergrove Bar

What's more, BIA have many quality shops and stores that can allow you to get that last minute retail therapy in.

  • Taste of Ulster
  • Clockwork Orange
  • No Geeks
  • Boots

Belfast Airport hotels with parking

£89.00for 8 days parking (?)

Newsletter signup

Members receive special offers and the latest news direct to your email mailbox.