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Travel to the Airport

Belfast City Airport is just a five minute hop to and from the city centre, making it the ideal gateway to explore Belfast and beyond. With excellent links to public transport and all major roads, routes and motorways in and out of Belfast, getting to and from Belfast City Airport couldn’t be easier, faster or more convenient.

By Bus

Belfast City Airport has a designated Airport Express 600 Service which buses passengers every 20 minutes during peak times from the front of the terminal building to Belfast Grand Central Station in the centre of Belfast. The journey only takes around 10 minutes. 

Tickets are available from the ticket machines in the bus shelter area, or from the driver onboard.  

For a contactless experience, a ticket vending machine is also situated at the airport, allowing passengers to pre-pay for their journeys using both cash and card payments. Translink has also introduced contactless payment on board, so passengers can simply tap once with a contactless credit/debit card, or smart device on the driver’s ticket machine reader.

All Translink Airport Express buses are low floor and accessible for wheelchair users.  The vehicles are equipped with  audio visual screens and sound to help those with hearing loss or sight impairments.

For further information, up-to-date timetables and fares, visit the Translink website.

By Train

NI Railways services connect Belfast City Airport with the rest of Northern Ireland. 

If you are an inbound passenger travelling onward from Belfast City Airport, you can board a train at Sydenham rail halt, just a short distance by foot along the Sydenham Bypass from the terminal building, and travel to either Belfast Central station or Great Victoria Street station.

Both stations are just a short train journey from Belfast City Airport, and from these central rail hubs, you can make onward connections to various popular locations and landmarks across Northern Ireland, or even venture into the South of Ireland.

If you are travelling to Belfast City Airport via train, you will want to disembark at Sydenham rail halt and make the short journey by foot along the Sydenham Bypass to the terminal building.

Train services depart from Sydenham train station regularly during peak times which means you are always conveniently connected to the city centre.

A courtesy bus is available to transport passengers to and from the terminal free of charge and can be requested from the bus and coach stop to the left as you exit the terminal building. Proof of train travel may be requested. 

A footbridge is present at Sydenham train station which passengers must cross either going to or coming from the airport. Therefore, we would advise passengers against this transport option if they have reduced mobility or experience difficulty when using steps.

Visit the NI Railways website for further information.

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