Belfast International Airport FAQs
Where is Belfast International Airport?
Belfast International Airport is situated 18 miles (29 kilometres) from Belfast. There are plenty of different options for getting there with good transport links from Belfast, Derry (Londonderry) and Lisburn, which run regularly and reliably. The post code is BT29 4AB. If your sat nav directs you to Crumlin, simply exit via Nutts Corner Road and follow the clearly marked road signs to Belfast International Airport.
What is Belfast International Airport’s code?
The airport code for Belfast International is BFS.
What time does Belfast International Airport close?
BFS is open 24 hours a day, but passengers have reported that security do not let you through at night unless your flight is leaving within the next few hours, so it is not always possible to sleep there before an early flight.
What if I require special assistance?
If you require special assistance at BFS, you are advised to contact the airline you are travelling with prior to your flight. In most cases, you can request it at the time of booking. There are disabled toilets located throughout the terminal buildings, including one in the check in hall, five in the departures area and three in the arrivals area.
When you’re going through security, it will assist the process if passengers advise staff of their personal requirements prior to a search. Where appropriate, letters from medical practitioners should be made available to the security staff.
Those planning to travel with personal Electric Mobility Aid should provide the make and model information to the airline at the time of booking.
Which destinations does Belfast International Airport serve?
The majority of routes leaving BFS are to UK destinations: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Liverpool, Luton, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Destinations outside of the UK include: Alicante, Amsterdam, Faro, Kraków, Málaga, Paris – Charles de Gaulle, Milan B, Berlin, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gdansk, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Nice, Jersey, Ibiza, Geneva, Faro, Reus, Turkey, Corfu, Verona and Bulgaria. Seasonally, there are flights outside of Europe, which include Las Vegas, Cancun and Florida. For more information there is an airline and destination list here.
Are there car hire options?
Yes, Belfast International Airport has car hire desks for Avis, Budget and Hertz.
Can I combine hotel and parking at the airport?
Yes, it is possible to combine airport parking with a hotel stay at Belfast International Airport. You can compare your options with Looking4.com before you travel.
Is there anywhere quiet to rest or sleep?
Yes, there is the Causeway Lounge to get some rest or sleep before your flight. You may pre-book online or just turn up and pay on the day if you prefer.
How much hand luggage can I carry on board the aircraft?
Hand luggage regulations vary. This information should be printed on your booking confirmation or flight ticket. Please visit your airline’s website or contact them directly for more information.
Is there anywhere to charge my personal electronic devices?
Sockets are found in the Causeway Lounge, which you can pre-book here.
What if I lose property at Belfast International Airport?
If you have lost property in the terminal building, contact ICTS Customer Services by calling +44 (0)7786333197 or email email@example.com. If you have lost property onboard an aircraft, please contact the relevant handling agent. You can access the handling agent list here.