Cheap Flights to Belfast

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When is the best time to fly to Belfast?

Peak Season:

The most popular time of year to visit Belfast is the Summer, that said Autumn or Spring offer cheap flights to Belfast, as well as pleasant weather and lots of events. March is the month for St Patrick's Day, a hugely popular celebration all over Ireland, so make sure to secure your flights to Belfast early on in order to save money on your flight tickets. October is home for the Belfast Restaurant Week, which sees over 60 restaurants competing across the city. You can enjoy signature dishes and great offers making it a great time to visit. Flights to Belfast are generally cheap but booking in advance certainly helps.

Off season

Belfast is rapidly becoming an all-year destination for tourists to visit, especially with such a short flight time. December to February tend to be rather rainy, although snow is rare and temperature average at around 6 degrees. If you're happy with fewer crowds and cooler weather, you can find the cheapest flights to Belfast during the off season.

When is the best time to book a flight to Belfast?

On average flights to Belfast don't rise much over £100 as an average price for the month, of course if you want to visit during St Patrick's Day or any other festivities expect a high spike in the price and make sure to book well in advance. Cheap flights to Belfast are readily available in November, and slowly creep up throughout the year, being flexible with your dates should help you to be able to find a great price on your flight tickets. No matter when you travel, you should aim to book at least 3 or 4 weeks earlier than you wish to depart, and even more in advance if you can or if you want to visit during a special occasion.

How long is the flight to Belfast?

Flights from London (All airports) to Belfast - 1 hour 15 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Belfast - 1 hour

Flights from Birmingham to Belfast - 1 hour 05 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Belfast - 45 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Belfast?

Easyjet, British Airways, Aer Lingus and FlyBe are four airlines that operate flights to Belfast. There are of course others such as KLM, but EasyJet and Aer Lingus are probably the two most competitive when it comes to pricing. Flights to Belfast take around an hour on average so it doesn't matter to much from a comfort point of view which airline to go with. Depending what time of year you travel, you might get hit with a hefty fee for checked in baggage with British Airways so pay attention to that.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

The airport is conveniently located just 5km away, meaning after your flight to Belfast you can be sure of a short trip to the city. You can either take a bus to the nearby train station, or if you're happy walking about 10 minutes, you can walk there. You can grab a train every half an hour on a weekday, or at every hour on a weekend. From the train station you can practically travel to anywhere in Ireland. Other than the train, a bus is your best option. They leave from right outside the airport and the Airport Express 600 runs directly to the city centre. It operates around every 20 minutes so it is very regular. Another option is to get a taxi from outside the terminal, however this costs around £8, so is only worth it if there a few of you to chip in for the fare.

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How much do things cost in Belfast?

Petrol (1 litre)
£ 1.12
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 2.01
1 mile taxi journey
£ 1.25
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 2.51
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 3.51
Cheap meal
£ 8.53
£ 2.22
3 course meal for 2
£ 40.12
Large bottle of water
£ 0.88
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1.12
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 1.19
How much does an apartment cost in Belfast?
1 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 568
3 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 687
3 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 867
1 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 429

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More information about Belfast

  • Fly into George Best Belfast City Airport or Belfast International and reach the major sights in minutes.
  • Getting around the city is straightforward, with excellent transport links allowing easy travel around Belfast.
  • Explore Ulster museum, Belfast Castle and the rugged landscapes and scenery of County Antrim and the Antrim coast.
  • Discover the city's stunning Edwardian and Victorian architecture to the restaurants, cafes and shops of Gateway City.
  • A vibrant city, steeped in history, Northern Ireland's capital is the perfect choice for a city break or business trip.
  • Famous across the world, visit the peace murals for a poignant reminder of Belfast's political past.
  • Select your departure point from the links above to find deals on airline tickets to Belfast.
  • For family holidays or romantic weekend breaks, Belfast offers something to suit all tastes.
  • Last minute flights to Belfast are often available through budget airlines such as bmi, easyJet and Air Lingus.

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