Belfast City Airport - To/From The Airport | Belfast City Airport

Getting to or from Belfast City Airport couldn't be easier as we are located just 5 minutes from Belfast city centre and have excellent links to public transport and all major roads, routes and motorways in and out of Belfast.

In this section, you'll find all the information you need to help you plan your airport journey.

By Car

The airport is conveniently located on the A2 Sydenham Bypass road between Belfast and Holywood, just 5 minutes outside of Belfast’s bustling city centre. Those approaching Belfast from the South on the M1 or from the North on M2 should follow the signs to Belfast City Airport, leading to the A2 Sydenham Bypass via the M3.
Postcode for satellite navigation: BT3 9JH 


By Train

Translink operates NIRailways train services across Northern Ireland. When travelling to the airport by train, you'll want to disembark at Sydenham train station. When travelling from the airport, board the train at Sydenham train station and travel to either Belfast Central station or Great Victoria Street station, which are both just a convenient 5-10 minute journey away. From either of these train stations, you can then make onwards connections to various popular locations across Northern Ireland and even down into the South of Ireland.
Train services depart from Sydenham train station regularly during peak times.

*Please note - there is a footbridge which passengers must cross either going to or coming from Sydenham train station. 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.

NI Railways Translink

By Bus 

Belfast City Airport has a designated Airport Express 600 Service with buses every 30 minutes at peak times from the front of the terminal building to the centre of town. The journey only takes around 10 minutes

Airport Express 600 Service (Belfast City Centre – George Best Belfast City Airport)

Tickets are available from the tourist information desk in arrivals or from the driver. Trankslink has recently installed a ticket vending machine at the Airport, allowing passengers to pre-pay for their journeys using both cash and card payments.

Timetables and pricing are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Translink. For further information, up-to-date timetables and fares, visit the Translink website


Passengers coming from Derry/Londonderry can avail of the Airporter bus shuttle service departing from Foyle Shopping Centre. 

Timetables and pricing are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Airporter. For further information, up-to-date timetables and fares, visit the Airporter website

By Bicycle

Bicycle parking is available in our Short Stay Car Park which is closest to the terminal. The upgraded Greenway runs from the city centre to the airport, providing a scenic, direct and traffic-free route for cyclists.


By Taxi

Value Cabs, the official taxi operator for Belfast City Airport, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for travel to the airport before a flight or from the airport on arrival.
Our approved taxi partner operates from the airport taxi rank right outside the terminal building, meaning you can be in a taxi and on your way to one of Belfast’s major attractions or hotels, located just 5 minutes away, within minutes of landing.

The approximate cost of a taxi to Belfast City Centre from Belfast City Airport with our approved taxi provider is £10.50 (including £2.50 surcharge). All fares are subject to a £2.50 surcharge.
Wheel-chair accessible taxis are available on request from Value Cabs should passengers require them.

For more information or to book a taxi, (028) 90 809080, visit the Value Cabs website or stop by the depot in our main concourse when you land.


Car Hire

If you need to hire a car in order to get to or from Belfast City Airport, please visit our dedicated car hire section