Belfast Airport is the main departure point for those in Northern Ireland, and operates flights to a range of domestic and European destinations. Located 6 miles from the town of Antrim, passengers can access Belfast City itself whilst flying in and out of Belfast Airport, and explore the sights and attractions of Northern Ireland. Airparks offer a great range of Belfast Airport parking options, so you can enjoy the facilities in and around the airport safe in the knowledge your car is in good hands.
Familiar names such as Boots and WHSmith are located at the airport for travel essentials such as toiletries, cosmetics, books, magazines and games, with both selling drinks and snacks, too. The Irish Quarter is the place for regional gifts and souvenirs, whilst Aelia Duty Free stocks a wide selection of wines and spirits, tobacco, fragrances, jewellery, sunglasses and bags - all at great tax-free prices. Travellers can conveniently leave any purchases they make at the airport, and collect on their return (with the exception of alcohol and tobacco).
There's a good choice of places to eat and drink at Belfast Airport, with Caffe Ritazza and Starbucks serving coffee, tea, cold drinks and snacks, and the Food Village, Cafe Bar and Burger King offering a selection of hot and cold meals. For those in search of a pre-flight tipple, head to Bar Des Voyageurs for a drink, located in the departure lounge.
Belfast Airport has a Business Lounge, the Belfast Bank of Ireland Lounge, where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the terminal, and enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks, as well as use of free Wi-Fi.
There's access to Belfast city centre by train, bus and coach, with good links also available to Antrim, Londonderry and Lisburn. Belfast itself is a lively centre, with lots to do, and sightseeing city tours are available by bus and by boat. There's shopping at Victoria Square shopping centre and Castle Court, as well as local markets such as St George's, the outlet centre Junction One (the largest in Ireland) and a good choice of dining and entertainment options.
Sights in Belfast include the grand Parliament Buildings, Queen's University, the W5 science centre, Titanic Walking and boat tours, Ulster Folk Museum and Armagh Museum.
Outside of the city, take a tour of Bushmill's Distillery, explore Giant's Causeway, or visit Bangor to stroll along the beach, see Bangor Castle Walled Garden or Balloo Nature Reserve.