Closest Budget Accommodation
BT15 2AN, Belfast, 214 Antrim Road
Set within 1.9 km of SSE Arena and 2.4 km of The Waterfront Hall, Amy's Guest House provides rooms in Belfast. Built in 1900, this 2-star guest house is within 2.5 km of Titanic Belfast... read more
£ 46.75View Rates
BT5 4FQ, Belfast, 147 Templemore Avenue
Titanic Guest is located in Belfast, 1.2 km from The Waterfront Hall. Rooms have a shared bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. Titanic Guest features free WiFi throughout the... read more
£ 52View Rates
BT1 2LD, Belfast, 20 Talbot Street
The Ramada Encore Belfast is located in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter and within 15 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
£ 63.75View Rates
BT36 7PJ, Belfast, 226 Antrim Road
No. 226 Belfast is situated in Belfast. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 2 km from SSE Arena, 1.4 km from St. Annes Cathedral Belfast and 1.8 km from Customs House Belfast. The... read more
£ 69View Rates
BT12 5EE, Belfast, 40 Hope Street
The 4* Holiday Inn Belfast is centrally located, with free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and secure discounted parking nearby. The hotel features Oakwood Grill Restaurant, Starbucks coffee station, 24-hour room service and a gym. All... read more
£ 72View Rates
BT4 3LP, Belfast, 587 Upper Newtownards Road
Overlooking the gardens of Stormont Castle, in the leafy suburbs of Belfast, this luxurious 4-star hotel has its own bistro restaurant. There is free parking, a 24-hour front desk and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.... read more
£ 75View 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
£ 77View 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
£ 84.8View 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
£ 86View 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
£ 89View Rates
BT2 8FF, Belfast, 701 Margarita Plaza, Adelaide Street
Set in Belfast within a 7-minute walk of The Waterfront Hall, Giant Serviced Apartments City Centre provides accommodation with free WiFi, a TV and a kitchen. An oven, a microwave and toaster are also featured,... read more
£ 95View 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
£ 98.1View Rates
BT1 5JD, Belfast, 10 Donegall Square South
Ten Square is situated in Belfast city centre and features its own steakhouse restaurant and bar, which offers free evening entertainment. Victoria Square Shopping Centre is only a 5-minute walk from the hotel. A king-size... read more
£ 99View 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
£ 99View Rates
BT1 2JD, Belfast, 41-45 Little Donegall Street
Situated in Belfast, Ace Apartments Belfast has well-equipped accommodation featuring free WiFi, 1.1 km from SSE Arena and a 14-minute walk from The Waterfront Hall. Each unit comes with a fully equipped kitchen with a... read more
£ 100View Rates
BT4 1PB, Belfast, 158 Holywood Rd
The stylish, friendly and popular Park Avenue Hotel in the Belmont area of Belfast is 10 minutes from the city centre and close to Belfast City Airport. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a... read more
£ 100View Rates
BT1 3FE, Belfast, Donegall Quay, Belfast Harbour
Situated in Belfast, within 400 metres of SSE Arena and an 11-minute walk of The Waterfront Hall, AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast provides accommodation with a fitness centre and a terrace, and free WiFi. The... read more
£ 104View Rates
BT7 1DD, Belfast, 8 Salisbury Court
Salisbury Apartment by Townlets offers accommodation in Belfast, 300 metres from The Belfast Empire Music Hall. The property is an 11-minute walk from The Waterfront Hall and 1.8 km from SSE Arena. The apartment features... read more
£ 118.68View 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
£ 130.9View 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
£ 170View 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.