With flights from nearly 20 UK airports and over 30 a day from London alone, Belfast must be one of the nation’s best-connected cities. Its transformation over the past few years has placed Northern Ireland’s capital firmly on the city break map. Flights to Belfast are in high demand, with choice for travellers to match.
Belfast is blooming: there’s never been a better time to experience this city. Its diverse nightlife, thriving Cathedral Quarter arts scene and rejuvenated Victoria Square are just a few places where you can see it come alive. The crowning glory is the dazzling new Titanic Centre, a dedication to the majestic liner just yards from where it was built, and a true icon of Belfast. There are many places where the history of the city lives on, such as Belfast Castle and Crumlin Road Gaol, and the Shankill Road and Falls Road murals offer a poignant insight into Belfast’s heritage.
Belfast isn’t known for its great weather, but from May to September its pleasant climate is perfect for enjoying the city and venturing beyond the bustle into Ireland’s unique rugged natural beauty. The Giant’s Causeway is a world-class natural wonder, visited by plenty of coach trips from Belfast, or you can take a trip up to Cave Hill Country Park and sit on Napoleon’s Nose – the imposing hill dominating the Belfast horizon. Winter is cold and wet, but Belfast’s indoor attractions and its famous pubs are year-round staples of the city.
When comparing tickets to Belfast, there are two airports to choose from: Belfast International (BFS) and George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD), also known as Belfast City. With 2.5 million passengers each year, Belfast International is Northern Ireland’s biggest and busiest airport. Serving both EasyJet and Ryanair, it is brimming with cheap flights to Belfast. Belfast City Airport is smaller, and British Airways, Aer Lingus and Flybe all fly here, offering a good choice of budget and high-end airlines for your cheap tickets to Belfast.
Of the low-cost airlines EasyJet offers the most flights, flying to Belfast International from 10 UK airports. Return flights to Belfast with EasyJet will regularly give you change from £100, but for the very best deals, aim for early morning or mid-week flights. Flybe offers flights to Belfast City from many regional airports up and down the UK. For the very cheapest flights to Belfast choose Ryanair, which flies from London Gatwick to Belfast International for as little as £10.
Belfast International lies 18 miles northwest of the city, and offers a 24/7 taxi service. Prices start from £30, taking you to the centre of Belfast within half an hour. Alternatively, hop on the Airport Express 300 bus, with return tickets on offer for under £10. From Belfast City Airport, the 3-mile taxi will cost around £10 (plus small airport surcharge). The shuttle bus to Sydenham train station is convenient for onward travel across Northern Ireland, or the Airbus 600 bus service runs every 30 minutes, taking you into the city centre for under £5.
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