Belfast Airport is the airport closest to Belfast in Ireland. The airport is modern and has many passenger facilities. Passengers will be able to discover more about the large and modern range of Belfast Airport facilities with this guide.
Belfast Airport is about 21.3 kilometres from Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Airport’s runways are shared with the Royal Air Force.
There are many airline companies with services at Belfast Airport to domestic and international locations. Easyjet handles most of the airports domestic flights and there is a number of charter flights to European holiday destinations.
Getting there and away
There are bus and coach services at the airport running every 15 minutes that can connect passengers to Belfast, it takes takes 30 minutes to get to Belfast by bus. There are plenty of taxicabs outside of the airport and there are many well-known car hire companies based at the terminals including Avis, Sixt, Hertz and Europcar. Car rental can be easily arranged online before arriving at Bologna airport.
For passengers who may have an early departure there is a good selection of Airport hotels close to the airport. The Park Plaza Belfast Airport hotel has 4 stars and is actually at the airport itself. The Hilton Templepatrick Hotel and Country Club has golf course has 4 stars and is only a 15 minute drive from the airport. Another 4 star hotel is The Templeton Hotel, which is located in the village of Templepatrick, a 15 minute drive from the airport and the 3 star The Holiday Inn Express Antrim is a seven minute drive away from Belfast airport.
Facilities at the Airport
There is a good number of facilities at the Airport for passengers who may wish to while away the time while they wait for their flight. Passenger can go shopping, get food and drink and make use of Belfast airports other facilities. There is a WH Smiths for passengers wishing to buy books, newspapers and magazines and there is also a Dixons, which sells electrical items. There is a Boots at the airport that sells cosmetics, holiday health and beauty products, personal care, skin care, hair accessories and more. After the security checks in the departure area there is a duty free and passengers can purchase electronics, watches, liquor, cigarettes and other items here.
For passengers who may wish to buy last minute gifts the airport has a store called The Irish Quarter. Here they sell souvenirs and many different gifts relating to Ireland.
There is also a choice of cafés, restaurants and bars at both terminals for passengers who may be hungry or thirsty including a Starbucks, Burger King and Bar des Voyegeurs which is a bar that sells alcoholic beverages.
Other facilities at Belfast airport include travel insurance kiosks, foreign exchanges and tourist information offices that can help with hotel bookings and provide tourists with information about the region. There are plenty of ATMs in both of the airports terminals.
The airport has VIP and business lounges for passengers who may require some quiet time or have work they may wish to get on with before their departure.
There is WLAN internet access too at the Airport provided by BT Openzone.
For a new and different experience passenger may wish to try the Silky Soles natural therapy centre. This relaxing therapy uses Garra Rufa fish, passengers sit with their feet in a tank and relax as the fish gently remove the hard and dry skin from their feet. This leaves the skin feeling soft and rejuvenated.
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