Belfast International Airport general information

Flying from Belfast International Airport? We've collected the essential 'must-know' information you'll need to ensure your trip gets off to the perfect stress-free start:

All about Belfast International Airport

Located just 18 miles from Belfast City Centre, travellers can easily reach the airport using a fast and efficient road network. With more than five million passengers using the facility in 2016, the airport's airlines cover destinations in the UK, Europe and USA.

Getting There

Belfast International Airport is just minutes from the M2 motorway and other major routes. Getting to the airport is simple, just enter the airport's postcode of BT29 4AB.  If your device takes you to Crumlin, please exit via the Nutts Corner Road and follow the signs to Belfast International Airport.

Live flight information

Travellers can find live flight information by clicking here.

Check-in information

Check-in time depends on the type of flight you're taking from Birmingham Airport, but you should aim to arrive at the following times:

Transatlantic flights

- three hours before your scheduled departure

European flights

- two hours before your scheduled departure

UK and Ireland flights

-two hours before your scheduled departure

Check-in desks close between 40-60 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Arriving after this will result in passengers being refused permission to board.

Top Tip

If running late, passengers can book a place in the Priority Security Lane. This can be booked online and costs just £3 per passenger. Find out more about the fasdt-track security lane here. 

Mobile check-in information

Many airlines offer this service. Check with your carrier and make sure you have your digital boarding card downloaded before reaching the airport.


Find a full map of destinations served by services from Belfast International Airport here

Disabled Passenger Details

Belfast International Airport works hard to ensure all travellers can enjoy a smooth and easy trip through the terminal. Find out how it can help you on your trip here

Find details of how Belfast International Airport helps passengers with hidden disabilities such as autism here.



Belfast International Airport offers a good range of shopping for those last-minute essentials. Find out your retail options here

Where to Eat

There's something for all tastes and requirements at Belfast International Airport. From fast food to to mouthwatering local dishes, find out what's cooking here.

Wi-Fi access

Free WiFi is now available at Belfast International Airport. Travellers can enjoy free browsing for up to two hours on a secure, free network. Look for details at the airport.

Baby Changing

Baby change facilities are available in the terminal. Just look out for the signs. 

Luggage Trolleys

Luggage trolleys are available across the airport terminal. There is no charge to use them.


Superdrug is on hand for last-minute beauty and health essentials, but passengers should note that the store does not offer a dispensing pharmacy – so be sure to pick up your prescriptions before arriving at the airport.


Belfast International Airport offers a multi-faith room for an ‘oasis’ of calm to enable quiet contemplation and prayer.

Viewing Areas

Along with panoramic views of the apron and main runway, visitors to the viewing gallery can also listen-in to communications between Air Traffic Control and the cockpit as crews prepare to land or push back for taxiing. As well as that, there’s a flight tracker that shows aircraft activity. Simply proceed to the arrivals hall and follow the signs to the viewing Gallery.

Airport map

Belfast International Airport map

Belfast International Airport, Airport Road, Belfast, BT29 4AB


Belfast International Airport is just 18 miles from Belfast and easily reached by via the motorway network and major roads.