Closest Budget Accommodation
BT4 2LS, Belfast, 383 Holywood Road
Set in Belfast, Ashfield Bed & Breakfast offers accommodation with free WiFi and flat-screen TV, as well as a shared lounge and a garden. There is a fully equipped private bathroom with bath or shower... read more
£ 35.00View Rates
BT1 1HF, Belfast, 100 Castle Street
In the very centre of Belfast, this Ibis hotel offers modern rooms with satellite TV, 5 minutes’ walk away from Belfast’s nightlife and bars. Guests can enjoy buffet breakfasts and a stylish restaurant. Parking is... read more
£ 40.00View Rates
BT1 1FJ, Belfast, 38 - 42 Bank Street,
Well situated in the Cathedral Quarter district of Belfast, Dream Pods City Center is set 1.5 km from The Belfast Empire Music Hall, 2.7 km from The Waterfront Hall and 2.9 km from SSE Arena.... read more
£ 42.00View Rates
BT7 1HP, Belfast, 106A University Street
In the centre of Belfast’s lively Queen's Quarter, this modern hotel offers stylish rooms with flat-screen TVs and free WiFi access throughout. The restaurants of Botanic Avenue are close by. Free car parking is provided.... read more
£ 47.00View Rates
BT2 7GP, Belfast, 4 Clarence Street West
Located in the heart of Belfast city centre, Park Inn by Radisson Belfast is close to the Golden Mile and its bars, restaurants, cafés and shops. Castle Court Shopping Centre is a 10-minute walk away.... read more
£ 51.30View Rates
BT12 5EE, Belfast, Hope Street
Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre is located only 1.4 miles from the SSE Arena and a minute's walk from Great Victoria Street rail station. It features an on-site business centre and fitness facilities. Secure... read more
£ 55.20View Rates
BT2 8HS, Belfast, 22 Ormeau Avenue
In Belfast city centre, the 4-star Clayton Hotel Belfast has a stylish restaurant and bar, a modern fitness centre and a beauty salon. The 4-star hotel offers free WiFi throughout and is a 10-minute drive... read more
£ 57.80View Rates
BT1 2LD, Belfast, 20 Talbot Street
Ramada by Wyndham Belfast is located in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter and within 2 minutes' walk of The SSE Arena, Titanic Quarter and local bars and shops. There is a 24-hour reception desk and free high-speed... read more
£ 58.65View Rates
BT1 3AT, Belfast, Obel Tower 62 Donegall Quay, Belfast
Dream Apartments Belfast is located in both the Obel Tower and the building adjacent to the Obel Tower, offering high-quality accommodation in Belfast’s waterfront district. Within 10 minutes’ walk of the city centre and the... read more
£ 59.50View Rates
BT2 7GE, Belfast, 20 Brunswick Street Belfast
Boasting a bar and on-site dining, Maldron Hotel Belfast City is located in Belfast, 800 metres from The Belfast Empire Music Hall. The property is a 10-minute walk from The Waterfront Hall and an 18-minute... read more
£ 60.00View Rates
BT2 8LN, Belfast, 1 Sussex Place
Located in Belfast, One Sussex Place provides free WiFi and city views, a 5-minute walk from The Waterfront Hall. Paid parking is available nearby. Each of the unit features a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped... read more
£ 65.00View Rates
BT7 2JB, Belfast, 3 Cromac Place, Ormeau Road
In Belfast’s vibrant Gasworks district, the 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast features a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar. The spacious rooms offer free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. The elegant Nordic-style rooms are decorated in cool... read more
£ 65.73View Rates
BT1 3LP, Belfast, 4 Lanyon Place
Next to The Waterfront Hall convention centre, Hilton Belfast has a fitness room and a modern bar and restaurant. Overlooking the River Lagan, Belfast’s vibrant city centre is under a mile away. This 4-star Hilton’s... read more
£ 71.20View Rates
BT1 3GH, Belfast, 34-38 Victoria Street
In the heart of the city, this beautifully converted Victorian warehouse is now a stylish and luxurious 4-star hotel, mixing period features with modern boutique style. With carved stone gargoyles and original iron pillars and... read more
£ 75.00View Rates
BT3 9DT, Belfast, Queens Road Titanic Quarter
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Titanic Hotel Belfast is located opposite the Titanic Belfast. It is 600 metres from the SSE Arena. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Rooms feature an Art Deco theme... read more
£ 80.10View Rates
BT2 7AP, Belfast, Great Victoria Street
In the heart of Belfast’s city centre, the 4-star Europa Hotel is next to Great Victoria Street Railway Station. Guests can enjoy luxurious rooms and dining in the contemporary bistro. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in... read more
£ 81.00View Rates
BT1 5JD, Belfast, 10 Donegall Square South
Ten Square Hotel is situated in the heart of Belfast City Centre, a 5-minute drive from Titanic Quarter, SSE Arena, Waterfront Hall, Belfast Cathedral and all central attractions, shops, whilst impressively overlooking historic City Hall.... read more
£ 90.00View Rates
BT1 4QN, Belfast, 40a Church Lane
Bullitt Hotel offers accommodation in Belfast, 1.2 km from the Titanic Quarter. Guests can enjoy a choice of the property's restaurant, 3 bars and cafe. There is free WiFi at the hotel. Every room has... read more
£ 95.00View Rates
BT2 7BQ, Belfast, Great Victoria Street
On Great Victoria Street, beside the Grand Opera House, the luxury Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast offers boutique bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. There is a chic restaurant and modern cocktail bar. Valet parking is available for an... read more
£ 100.00View Rates
BT2 7FF, Belfast, 9-15 Bedford Street
Featuring the Observatory Bar, Hastings Grand Central Hotel is situated in Belfast and is the tallest building in the city, and is 9-minute walk from The Waterfront Hall. The property is close to several well-known... read more
£ 126.00View Rates
Located in the nearby village of Aldergrove
Belfast City is located adjacent to the port, which is situated roughly 3 miles north east of the city. This terminal was opened close to the end of World War I as a training facility for the Royal Flying Corps and remained in function after the war had ended, as a RAF establishment.
Between 1918 and the beginning of World War II, this airport was used for civic purposes and some of the first flights landing here, carried newspapers from Chester.
After 1946, this terminal was rebuilt and was renamed to George Best Belfast City Airport. Most civic traffic was permanently diverted here by the 1950s due to adverse weather conditions By 1985, more than 1.5 million passengers were utilising this airport annually and and by the mid nineties, ‘Belfast International’ had become privatised and passenger numbers had increased to an annual 2.5 million.
Large airlines such as Easyjet have established large bases here and flights from this city depart for locations throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.
What used to be known as George Best Belfast City Airport has always been relatively easy to get to, however over the last few decades, road links have made accessing this terminal even more efficient.
From the centre of the city, getting to the airfield is as simple as taking the M2 to the north and then turning onto the A57 at junction 7. The M2 is a vital link for passengers travelling to the airport from the south of the city too. Anyone using a satellite navigation system may find it useful to know the post code, which is BT29 4AB.
More than 8000 spaces creates ample parking and there is also a frequent shuttle service which runs to and from the city center. The shuttle service is available from directly outside the terminal and passes by a number of cheap hotels on the way to the city as well as heading to towns like Lisburn and Londonberry.
Finding overnight accommodation to let in the area is the ideal way of ensuring you arrive in good time for your departure and remain as calm as possible before your flight. Several hotels nearby provide free car parking and free Wifi. Guest rooms in this past of Northern Ireland start from as little as 20 GBP for a single and there are plenty of them within a five mile radius of the airfield. Many local properties in this region are often a family run business, providing good hearty food and a fine display of customer service.
Places to Stay before or after your flight
One of the cheapest accommodations is b&b Parkview Lodge. This top-class bed and breakfast in Belfast has been recommended for a long time by famous travel guides and is situated near Belfast city centre.
Parkview Lodge is also close to Belfast Castle and Cavehill Country Park, and the ferry terminal is 3 minutes drive away, Waterfront Hall and Odyssey Arena 5 minutes drive away. Inexpensive guest house not far from George Best city airport !
George Best Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland
Name : George Best Belfast City Airport
Location : the terminal is situated about 3 miles or 5 km northeast of Belfast city centre in Northern Ireland, adjacent to the cruise and ferry Port of Belfast.
The airport is served by nearby Sydenham railway station, located across the A2 from the old passenger terminal. It is served by frequent Northern Ireland Railways trains between Bangor and Portadown (trains call at the Belfast Central and Great Victoria Street railway stations).
Flexibus route 600 express bus service runs between the airport to the Belfast Europa Buscentre adjacent to the Europa Hotel and Belfast Great Victoria Street railway station. Metro bus 3A operates every 10 minutes from Sydenham to Belfast City Hall.
George Best City airport is situated on the A2, Sydenham by-pass road between Belfast and Holywood.
Address : Belfast BT3 9JH, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
IATA Code : BHD
Main Airlines : Flybe (largest operator), Aer Lingus, British Airways and Citywing.
The Short Brothers/Bombardier aircraft manufacturing facility is also located on the airport site.
Terminals : one passenger terminal.
Postcode District : BT3 9JH
Region : County Antrim
Country : Northern Ireland
Tel. : +44 28 9093 9093
Nearest Hotels : north-east of Belfast city center, close to the A2 and A20.
Things to do and see nearby
The Searcher, CS Lewis Wardrobe Statue (Holywood Road, Northern Ireland): the statue depicts Digory Kirke, a character from Lewis’ Narnia books, looking into the famous wardrobe.
Redburn Country Park (Old Holywood Road, Jackson’s Road, Holywood BT16 1YP, Northern Ireland): country park good for a walk. The high ground delivers fantastic views over Belfast Lough and the Docks area.
Victoria Park (Park Avenue, Belfast 4, Northern Ireland): well maintained and peaceful park. It’s great for taking dogs for a walk and also for taking children on their bikes. There is a bike track to go around.
Odyssey Arena (2 Queen’s Quay BT3 9QQ, Northern Ireland): popular ice skating rink, sports arena and an interactive science center.