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George Best Belfast City Airport is an international airport in Northern Ireland. It’s located 5 km from Belfast city centre. Over 2.4 million passengers were recorded at Belfast Airport in 2018.


Belfast BT3 9JH, United Kingdom

Arrivals (flight irregularity)

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Departures (flight irregularity)

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George Best Belfast City Airport transfer time

The Minimum Connection Time (MCT) needed in an airport is essential to note if there is a connecting flight in the route. It is advisable to look this up before booking a ticket. The MCT is also a determining factor when a traveller needs to claim compensation for a missed connection. Below you can see the MCT in George Best Belfast City Airport for connecting flights.

  • Between domestic flights: 30 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 60 min.
  • Between international flights: 90 min.

George Best Belfast City (BHD) Airport terminal

Airport terminals are the sections - sometimes totally separate buildings - that enable air passengers to move between the areas for boarding and disembarking from the plane and ground transportation. It's very important to confirm from which terminal you are departing from or transferring through as travellers may require some additional time to get to the correct one, especially in bigger airports. George Best Belfast City Airport has 1 Terminal.

Terminal 1 – British Airways, KLM, Loganair and others

How to get to / from George Best Airport

It may be a challenge to find the best way to get to the centre of the city when visiting a destination for the first time. Public transportation is not always operating right at the terminals and taxis at the airport are sometimes pricey. We advise looking at all the alternatives prior to travelling so you know what your options are and can plan your trip.

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Belfast City Airport bus

  • Airport Express Line 600
    Direction: Belfast Europa Bus Centre
    Travel time (approx.): 15 min.

Belfast City Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: outside the Terminal
    Travel time (approx.): 12 min. to the city centre
    Approximate price: 12 EUR

Where to have a rest in Belfast City Airport

You might experience a long wait between flights, for instance if you have a delayed flight or your next flight leaves the following day. When this happens, it is important for travellers to know where they can unwind and pass their time between flights.

Belfast City Airport lounge

Lounges are places in the airport which provide passengers with services, for example food, drinks, relaxation spaces, free WIFI and showers, so that passengers can wait in comfort.

Belfast City Airport hotels

If your flight leaves the following morning, or the lounge isn’t suitable, the next option might be a hotel nearby. Whereas some hotels are directly in the airport building, with others, travellers may need to leave the airport to find the closest one. In case you choose to stay overnight in a hotel between flights, we have chosen some comfortable options for you.

  • Belfast International Youth Hostel
    Price: from 36 EUR per night
    Address: 22-32 Donegall Rd, Belfast BT7 1RT Donegall Road, Belfast BT12 5JN, United Kingdom
    Contact: +44 289 031 5435
    Website: click
  • Stormont Hotel
    Price: from 142 EUR per night
    Address: Upper Newtownards Rd, Belfast BT4 3LP, United Kingdom
    Contact: +44 289 065 1066
    Website: click
  • Premier Inn Belfast Titanic Quarter
    Price: from 300 EUR per night
    Address: 2A Queens Rd, Belfast BT3 9DT, United Kingdom
    Contact: +44 333 321 9207
    Website: click

Belfast City Airport cafes & restaurants

The last thing you want when you’re travelling is to feel hungry or thirsty. We have several alternatives for your needs, whether you're looking for an early breakfast, a sit-down dinner during a lengthy layover, or a quick snack to take on board with you.

Click here for a complete description of places to dine in Belfast Airport.

  • Costa Coffee
    Description: coffee, warm and cold drinks, desserts, sandwiches and salads
  • St George's Restaurant and Deli
    Description: pizza, salad bar, lasagne, fish & chips
  • The Artisan
    Description: snacks, appetisers, tapas, and main meals

Belfast City Airport shops

If you leave your souvenir purchasing to the last possible minute, or you just have time to kill before your flight, it's worthwhile visiting the airport shops. The guide below displays a selection of shops at the airport.

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  • World
    Description: Duty Free
  • WHSmith
    Description: newspapers, magazines, books, drinks, snacks, and sweets
  • House of Ireland
    Description: gifts, clothing, jewellery

Belfast City Airport car hire

Sometimes you must travel by car, or it may be the most pleasurable transport for your trip. This list of car rental companies will enable you to select the best option for your trip.

  • Hertz
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 07:30 AM - 09:30 PM, Sun: 09:00 AM - 09:30 PM
    Contact: +44 289 073 2451
  • Europcar
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours:
    Contact: +44 371 384 3425
  • Avis
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 289 073 1929
  • Budget
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 289 045 1111
  • Enterprise
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 06:30 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 289 046 3850

Other services in Belfast City Airport

  • Tourist Information
    Location: Arrivals
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 07:30 AM - 07:00 PM, Sat: 07:30 AM - 04:30 PM, Sun: 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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MYFLYRIGHT is a legal tech company, specialized in the support of airline passengers affected by flight delays, flight cancellations, denied boarding, delayed or lost luggage and the refund of unused airline tickets. MYFLYRIGHT was founded 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. The company operates out of 3 offices, its headquarter in Hamburg and its branches in Prague, Czech Republic and Zaporizhia, Ukraine. Currently, MYFLYRIGHT employs a team of around 25 people working in Marketing, Operations, Legal, Customer Support and IT. The organization operates across 5 markets – Germany, United Kingdom, Romania, Austria, and Switzerland.

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