If you’re getting the train to Belfast City Airport, book a ticket for Sydenham and catch a shuttle bus from there to the airport terminal. There’s a train running every half an hour between Belfast Central station, Belfast City railway station and Sydenham station, run by Translink. Trains run between 6am and 11pm weekdays and Saturdays, and there’s an hourly service on Sundays between 9am and ten in the evening. This service costs around £1.40. From Belfast Central railway station Ireland, and Eire, is your oyster; the Irish rail network is efficient and fast.
Buses to Belfast City Airport
Belfast City Airport has a good selection of buses in and out of the city. The Express 600 service runs every twenty minutes from Sydenham to the Belfast Europa Bus Centre, in the city centre right next to the Europa Hotel. This bus runs between 6am and five past ten every day, £2.20 return. The Metrobus Number 3 runs every 20 minutes from Sydenham train station, taking you to Belfast City Hall. Between 9am and 5.30 it runs every 10 minutes, dropping you a short distance from the airport terminal. The Airporter bus runs nine daily coaches, all bound for Londonderry.
Driving to Belfast City Airport Belfast City Airport sits on the A2 Sydenham Bypass between Belfast and Holyrood. Just follow the line of Belfast Lough’s southern shore and you won’t go far wrong! If you’re coming in on the main M1 or M2 motorways, follow the signs to the A2 via the M3. Belfast City Airport website includes an efficient online journey planner which is worth a go. If you’re the proud owner of a Sat Nav, just plug in the Belfast City Airport postcode: BT3 9JH. If you’re planning to hire a car when you get there you have a good choice of five car hire companies on site, right next to the terminal.