Directions to Belfast Airport
Plan your route here
There are a number of ways to get to Belfast airport either by car, train, bus, or tram. The cheapest option is usually public transportation, however, it's not a very comfortable or convenient option. Driving in your own car to get to the airport is the easy and most convenient option. You can enjoy the comfort of your own car and you won’t have to rush out the door, as you can leave at your own leisure. When driving yourself, you can save money by booking Belfast airport parking via Parkos.
Belfast Airport is located 18 miles northwest of Belfast, near the village of Aldergrove. If you use SatNav to reach the airport, you can plug in the following address:
Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB
Once you get closer to the airport, follow the posted signs to the terminal.
The following travel times are an estimation, based on normal traffic and weather conditions:
Belfast -> Belfast Airport (BFS) 18.4 miles/ 0:28 hours
Bangor -> Belfast Airport (BFS) 30.4 miles/ 0:43 hours
Londonderry-> Belfast Airport (BFS) 56.7 miles/ 1:19 hours
Dublin -> Belfast Airport (BFS) 111.2 miles/ 2:11 hours
On the road information:
Before you begin your drive to the airport, we advise checking your car to prevent any issues that may arise while on the road. The things we recommend including in your check are as follows; tire pressure, oil level, coolant, and your vehicle lights (front and rear). We suggest checking the tire pressure of your spare, as an extra precaution.
We also advise regularly checking traffic and weather conditions to plan ahead, and know what time you must leave for the airport. Planning ahead and checking all these things ensures you can be on time and avoid unnecessary delays at the start of your trip.
If you have any problems with your vehicle, you can contact your roadside assistance. They can help you get back on the road or, if the damage is too great, tow your vehicle to be fixed. If this is the case, you will need to find alternative transportation to get to Belfast Airport.
When you begin the journey, it's advised that you fill up your tank before merging onto the motorway, as the stations are typically cheaper in the built-up area. If you have an electric car, charge your car before leaving, as not every petrol station has electric charging ports. Due to safety concerns, stations may not offer LPG in the built-up areas, but it can sometimes be found at stations along the motorway.
We would like to remind you of the following speeds:
- Motorway: 70 mph
- Dual carriageway: 70 mph
- Single carriageway: 60mph
- Built-Up area: 30 mph
- Outside built-up areas: 60 mph
Please pay attention to road & motorway construction and check traffic conditions before you leave.