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Approximate Travel Distance
Approximate Flight Duration
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Popular Airport
355 Km
1 hour 10 min
Aer Lingus
Birmingham New Street Railway Station

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21 Apr 2024
from £3694

Transportation to Belfast Airport from the City Center

To get to the airport from Belfast city center you can take advantage of the taxi services in the city that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Taking a taxi to the airport is extremely fast and practical. Belfast International Airport is also accessible by bus and rental car. If you have your own car then you can easily drive to the airport by simply following the Belfast International Airport signposts.

Bus

Airport Express 300 buses provide transportation to Belfast International Airport from the city center. These buses are the most affordable transportation alternative to get to the airport from the city center. Buses depart from the city center and pass through parts of the city like Belfast Europa Buscentre, Royal Avenue and Templepatrick. The fare for the bus to the airport is extremely low. If you are going to take the bus to the airport, keep in mind the weight of your suitcases. If you have excess luggage you can always take a taxi to the closest bus stop and transfer to the bus from there. This way you can enjoy a more comfortable and affordable ride to the airport.

Car

Belfast International Airport is easily accessible by car from the historic city center. All you have to do is drive along road M2 and transfer to the A57. It takes about 35 minutes to get to Belfast International Airport from the city center by car. If you’re not very familiar with the city we recommend getting a map of the area before leaving or using the navigation on your cell phone.

Taxi

One of the most suitable transportation alternatives to get to the airport from the city center, especially for first time visitors, is by taxi. Taxis in the city operate 24 hours a day. You can easily find a taxi in the city or ask the hotel you are staying at to help arrange one for you.

It takes about 30-35 minutes to get to the airport from the city center by taxi. If you’re going to the airport during peak hours then it can take as long as an hour. So keep in mind the varying traffic conditions and add in extra travel time accordingly.

A taxi from the city center to the airport costs around 30-40 pounds. If you’re traveling to the airport from Ballymena or Lisburn then the total fare should be around 30 pounds.

Rental Car

There are many rental car offices located in the city center. It takes no more than 40 minutes to get to the airport from the city center by rental car under normal traffic conditions. International rental car companies that you can choose from include Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, and Alamo. When you are booking your vehicle you can also arrange to drop it off at Belfast International Airport before your departure.

Airport Information

Belfast International Airport offers passengers an exceptionally relaxed and convenient environment with services aimed at meeting their pre-flight and post-flight needs. The airport features places where passengers can relax before their flight or after they land and a rich selection of venues where passengers can get a bite to eat or something to drink. There are short-term and long-term parking areas that passengers can utilize. If you have any questions then just head to the airport information counters for assistance.  

The Causeway Lounge is a great option for those looking for a more comfortable experience at Belfast International Airport. The lounge offers passengers complimentary treats and a relaxing environment where they can read newspapers and magazines. Passengers can enjoy tea, coffee, cold beverages, and computer units at the lounge, which is open every day from 5 am to 9:15 pm.

Belfast International Airport features free wireless internet, allowing you to surf the net on your phone or computer. The airport contains a variety of shops that sell a rich selection of goods. Places where you can go shopping for souvenirs or other goods include Aelia Duty Free, WH Smith, and Traveller. Passengers who want a bite to eat or something to drink can enjoy popular venues such as Lagan Bar, Burger King, Fed and Watered and Starbucks.

Last Updated: 08 Nov 2016

Transportation to Birmingham City Center from Airport

Birmingham is a city located in West Midlands, England, at the basin of the Severn and Trent rivers. It is the one of the biggest cities in the country and the second most populated city in the country, after London. Those who want to travel to Birmingham fly into Birmingham Airport. The city contains five main areas that are intertwined. The first zone covers the area known as New Street, which is the innermost part of the city and considered the city center.

When it comes to urban transportation most of the city is accessible by bicycle or on foot. The executive body responsible for the public transportation network in the city is Network West Midlands. This institution encourages citizens and visitors to use bicycles to get around in the city. Buses provide transportation to most parts of Birmingham as well. Many of these bus lines are run by National Express West Midlands. There are also Diamond Buses that operate throughout the city. If you are planning on riding multiple buses throughout the day we would recommend buying a day ticket, also referred to as a daysaver, because it is more economical than buying a single trip ticket.

Single fare or daysaver tickets for National Express West Midlands buses can be purchased on board from the driver but you must have the exact fare, the driver cannot give you change. Therefore we recommend that you have the exact fare ready before boarding the bus. You can also purchase different ticket options with longer validity from the Pavilion Shopping Centre, which is located in close proximity to the Moor Street Station.

There are many public transportation alternatives in the city that provide transportation to the airport. Most of these options provide transportation to the airport from the city center or from the main train station. Birmingham Airport is located about 10 km from the city center.

Air-Rail Link

The Air-Rail Link is a people mover located above ground that provides transportation between the airport and Birmingham International Station. The Air-Rail Link operates from 5:15 am to 2 am and runs every 2 minutes. The total travel time between the airport and Birmingham International Station is 2 minutes.

Train

Once you get to Birmingham International Station via the Air-Rail Link you can take a train to New Street Station. The total trip to New Street Station from Birmingham International Station can vary between 10 and 20 minutes. Trains run every 5 to 15 minutes and operate from 6:15 am to 11:15 pm. Trains are usually more expensive when compared to buses. The rail service is provided by London Midland and has an extensive network throughout Birmingham. You can find maps detailing the train routes in tourist information offices located in various parts of the city. The fare for the train can vary depending on the region you will be traveling to. There are 3 main train stations in Birmingham. New Street Station is considered the main station and is located in the city center.

There are four different train lines that run throughout the city. The yellow line runs between Wolverhampton and Northampton, the green line runs between Hereford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa, the red line runs between Redditch and Lichfield Trent Valley, and the blue line runs between Rugeley Trent Valley and Walsall.

There are also longer lines that provide transportation to neighboring cities. The majority of the train lines intersect at certain points so passengers can easily transfer between lines.

Bus

Bus number 900 provides transportation to the city center from the airport. This bus runs every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night and on Sundays.

Bus number 97 also provides transportation to the city center from the airport but it followers a longer route. However, one advantage that bus number 97 has is that it operates 24 hours a day. This bus runs every hour on the hour. Bus number 966 provides transportation from the airport to Solihull and Erdington.

This bus runs every 30 minutes during the day and every hour, on the hour, at nights and on Sundays. There is no central bus station in the city, instead buses depart from various parts of the city.

The majority of the buses pass through the Bull Street, Colmore Row, Moor Street, and Priory Queensway areas. Buses generally operate from 5 am to midnight.

There are two routes that buses follow, the Inner Circle, which runs through the city center and the Outer Circle, which avoids entering the city center and runs along the outskirts of the city center.   

There are also bus services that provide transportation between the suburbs, hospitals, and shopping centers. However these services run less frequently at night and on Sundays.

Coach

There are also coach services that provide transportation from the airport to Birmingham’s Digbeth Coach Station. The fare for these coach services are approximately the same as city buses. These coach services also operate at night.

Tram

The tram line in the city is referred to as the Midland Metro, so make sure not to mistake it for an underground metro line. Unfortunately, there is no tram line that provides transportation to the city center from the airport. There is only one tram line that operates throughout the city.

This line operates between Snow Hill Station, Wolverhampton, Jewellery Quarter, West Bornwich, Wednesbury and Bilston. The tram operates from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm on weekdays and on Saturdays. On Sundays the tram operates from 8 am to 11 pm.

Taxi

Getting to the city center from the airport by taxi takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Taking a taxi is very convenient however keep in mind that taxi fares in Birmingham are quite high.

Ferry

Ferry boats can be used as a public transportation alternative in the Gas Street Basin. However the city is not accessible from the airport by ferry.

Rental Car

There are 7 different international rental car companies at Birmingham Airport. You can rent a car from the rental car offices located at the airport or book your vehicle in advance by making a reservation online. 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

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Which airports can I use for Belfast-Birmingham flights?

For Belfast-Birmingham flights, you can use Belfast International Airport, George Best Belfast City Airport as departure airport, and Birmingham Intl. Airport, Birmingham New Street Railway Station for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Belfast-Birmingham and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Belfast-Birmingham is 355 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 1 hour 10 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Belfast-Birmingham flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Belfast-Birmingham flights is Monday.

Which airlines offer direct flights between Belfast-Birmingham?

Aer Lingus organizes direct flights between Belfast-Birmingham.

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