Closest Budget Accommodation
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
£ 77.50View 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
£ 42.50View Rates
BT18 9EX, Holywood, 60 Demesne Road
Featuring 5-star accommodation, the award-winning Rayanne House is in a quiet setting with spectacular views over Belfast Lough. This historic Victorian property offers free Wi-Fi and is just 5 miles from Belfast centre. Holywood Golf... read more
£ 1.00View 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
£ 70.00View Rates
BT12 5EE, Belfast, 40 Hope Street
The 4* Holiday Inn Belfast is centrally located, close to major public transport and road links, Ulster Hall, Grand Opera House and Victoria Square Shopping Centre are all within 10 minutes' walk of the hotel.... read more
£ 42.90View Rates
BT1 6DY, Belfast, Great Victoria Street
This Jurys Inn is located next to Belfast’s City Hall and Opera House. It boasts spacious rooms with flat-screen TVs, a 24-hour reception and a restaurant serving modern cuisine. Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire... read more
£ 69.00View Rates
BT2 7GE, Belfast, 15 Brunswick Street
Situated in Belfast centre, Travelodge Belfast is a 10-minute drive from George Best Belfast City Airport. With spacious rooms and a traditional restaurant, the hotel has a 24-hour front desk. With fresh, modern décor, the... read more
£ 45.50View 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
£ 68.00View Rates
BT7 1JW, Belfast, No.7-13 Cromwell Road, Botanic Avenue
This refurbished 19th-century Victorian building is located in central Belfast. It offers comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation 4 miles from George Best Belfast City Airport. The rooms at Botanic Rest have carpeted floors and TVs.... read more
£ 29.00View Rates
BT2 7HE, Belfast, 35-39 Dublin Road
With free Wi-Fi access, a 24-hour front desk and air-conditioning, ETAP Hotel Belfast is located in Belfast’s busy city centre. It is only a mile from Belfast Central Train Station and 17 minutes’ walk from... read more
£ 34.00View Rates
BT71HU, Belfast, 121 Fitzroy Ave
Lagan Backpackers is a well-equipped hostel in central Belfast. It offers Continental breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Dormitories have bunk beds and use of shared bathroom facilities. There are mixed dorms at Lagan Backpackers,... read more
£ 10.00View Rates
BT2 7GE, Belfast, 20 Brunswick Street Belfast
Boasting a bar and on-site dining, Maldron Hotel Belfast City is located in Belfast, 200 metres from the Grand Opera House. The property is a 10-minute walk from The Waterfront Hall and an 18-minute walk... read more
£ 57.90View Rates
BT1 3FE, Belfast, Donegall Quay, Belfast Harbour
AC Hotel Belfast is an urban retreat in a riverside location. Explore Belfast on foot with Titanic Belfast, City Hall, Belfast Waterfront, SSE Arena and the shops of Victoria Square a short walk away. The... read more
£ 70.00View Rates
BT7 1GX, Belfast, 141 University Avenue
Big Yellow Door in Queens Quarter in Belfast provides adults-only accommodation with a shared lounge, a garden and a terrace. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and luggage storage space, along... read more
£ 28.00View Rates
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
£ 33.00View 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.