Due to its location just outside of Belfast, flying into Belfast International offers spectacular views of the city - with its rolling green hills and ornate architecture - from above.
It is a short 13-mile drive from the airport to the city centre. At the front of the terminal building as you arrive in Belfast there is an Airport Express 300 service that will drop you to the city centre in 30-40 minutes.
Flights to Belfast City Airport
The smaller of the two airports, George Best Belfast City, named after the city's favorite footballing son, is located even closer to the city centre, and serves flights from all major UK airports.
The close proximity to the city centre means cab fares should not break the bank, while a train from nearby Sydenham railway station will take you to the heart of Belfast in no time. Airport Express 600 buses operate from the airport as frequently as every 20 minutes, and the number 3 Translink Metrobus and a Translink Metro coach service can also be taken.
Flights from Derry to Belfast
Visitors to Belfast also have the opportunity to see more of Northern Ireland for their money. Flights to Londonderry en route to Belfast, home of such cultural luminaries as poet Seamus Heaney and the band The Undertones, are moderately priced. Derry, which became the first city to be recognized as a UK Capital of Culture in 2010, is around an hour and a half drive from Belfast, perfect if you are hiring a car on the Emerald Isle.