Flights from London to Belfast

London to Belfast

  • Belfast is served by 2 airports. These are Belfast International, Belfast City.
  • London to Belfast is 328 miles
  • £29 was the cheapest return price from London to Belfast last month
  • The average flight time from London to Belfast is 1h 15min
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Belfast last month was easyJet
  • 5 airlines fly direct from London to Belfast
  • There are 215 flights a week from London to Belfast

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Flights from London to Belfast

This information is correct as of June 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Belfast

Four airlines currently offer flights from London to Belfast: Aer Lingus from Heathrow and Gatwick; British Airways from Heathrow; easyJet from Gatwick, Luton and Stansted; and Flybe from London-City.

Terminal Information – Departing

Aer Lingus fly to Belfast from Gatwick’s South Terminal, and easyJet fly from the North Terminal. The National Express and easyBus coaches stop at both terminals. The Gatwick Express station is in the south terminal. You can take the inter-terminal shuttle to the North Terminal. Both of Gatwick’s terminals resemble shopping malls, with a wide variety of shops and restaurants to visit. You’re unlikely to get bored waiting for your gate.

Flights to Belfast usually leave Heathrow from Terminals 2 and 5. Terminal 2 (also known as The Queen’s Terminal) has a good range of high end shops and a cafe created by Heston Blumenthal. Terminal 5 has its own separate stop on the Heathrow Express and the Piccadilly Line, and also has a restaurant owned by a celebrity chef: Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food.

London-City is an airport designed around business travellers, from the free Wi-Fi in the departure lounge to the Silent Airport Policy. If you’re flying from City you will find a few shops and places to grab a coffee. Remember to keep your eye on the departure boards: tannoy announcements are only made during emergencies.

Stansted Airport only has one terminal, but offers a fantastic range of shops and restaurants. There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, whether you’re looking for a burger, sushi, a healthy salad, or something a little fancier. Itsu, Giraffe, and James Martin all have outposts at Stansted Airport.

Luton Airport is another one terminal airport with a good selection of high street shops and restaurants. It even has a nail bar, if you feel like treating yourself to a manicure before hopping across the Irish Sea.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Belfast City Airport only has one terminal. Buses and taxis are immediately outside the arrivals area. It costs about £10 to take a taxi into the city centre, or you can take the Airport Express 600 for £2.40.

Belfast International Airport also has one terminal. Again, buses and taxis are available outside the arrivals hall. You should expect to pay around £26 for a taxi, or you can catch the Airport Express 300: single tickets cost £7.50.

Practical Information

You don’t need a passport to travel to Belfast as it’s part of the United Kingdom. You will need some form of photographic ID, such as a driving license. We recommend arriving at the airport no later than one hour before your flight is scheduled to depart. Arrive early if you have baggage to check or if you’re flying during a busy period (such as the weekend or school holidays).

What to expect in Belfast

Northern Ireland has its own banknotes which can be difficult to get rid of in London. Try only to take small amounts of money out of the ATM. This shouldn’t be too much of a problem: Belfast is generally cheaper than London, with a three course meal for two costing about £40.

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