Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and an important gateway both to Europe and the UK. Belfast has plenty to see and do before your flight, whether that’s shopping in Victoria Square, stopping by the Titanic Quarter or just taking a stroll along the waterfront to find a great place to eat. Our Belfast Airport hotels mean you can enjoy more of the city, see everything you want to see and still make your flight with time to spare. Our spacious rooms and relaxing Hypnos beds make preparing for your flight so much easier.
Hotels near Belfast Airport
Airport parking is hassle-free when you book through our partners at Holiday Extras. Add airport parking after your hotel booking and wake up ready to enjoy your flight, with your car parking completely taken care of.
Start your trip in VIP style and enjoy comfy seats, internet access, complimentary food & drink and more at an airport lounge before you take off. Add an airport lounge after your hotel booking easily with our partners, Holiday Extras.
Zoom through passport control and security with a fast track pass. Add a fast track pass after your hotel booking with our partner, Holiday Extras, and you’ll move to the priority lane – spend less time queuing and more time relaxing before your flight.
What to do in Belfast
Belfast enjoys a vibrant community spirit, and the arts thrive in the city centre, just a short distance from the airport - meaning you'll be able to visit quirky cafes for tea and coffee, or view stunning art at Belfast's galleries. Belfast city centre also hosts a number of high street and side street shopping districts, where shoppers can purchase name brands or one-of-a-kind items for their loved ones.
To stay in one of the many areas of Belfast undergoing a dramatic revitalisation, stay at Premier Inn's Belfast City Cathedral Quarter hotel, just a short distance from Belfast's majestic St Anne's Cathedral. For a more central experience, stay at the Belfast City Centre (Alfred Street) hotel and walk along the Stranmillis Embankment to the Belfast Botanical Gardens during your visit.
Hotels closest to Belfast Airport
Our Belfast Airport hotels are all based around Belfast City Centre, close to good links to Belfast Airport. Our closest hotel to Belfast Airport is our Belfast City Cathedral Quarter hotel at just over 12 miles away, about a 30-minute drive, 30-40 minutes on the Airport Express 300 bus or an hour on the Translink 300a bus.
Our Belfast City Centre (Alfred Street) and Belfast Titanic Quarter hotels are only slightly further and are both still within 12 miles of Belfast Airport, but are closer to other attractions in Belfast itself. Our Belfast Airport hotels are all conveniently close to Belfast Airport, while being close to major activities in Belfast to help you get the most out of your trip.
Getting to Belfast Airport
Our Belfast Airport hotels make getting to the airport so much easier. Getting to Belfast Airport is simple, whether you’re travelling from elsewhere in the UK for a trip or on to the Republic of Ireland.
Belfast Airport is easy to get to from Belfast, Dublin and the surrounding area. From Belfast take the M2 northbound and change to the A57 at Junction 5. From Dublin follow the MI/EI northbound, bypass to the A1 at Newry, then take the M1 west, turning off at Junction 9 to the A26 to Belfast Airport.
A full range of airport parking both on and off-site is available to add to your Premier Inn hotel booking through our partners at Holiday Extras.
Translink bus services run from Belfast Airport to Belfast, Lisburn and Derry/Londonderry from bus terminals outside the airport. The Airport Express 300 service runs every 15 minutes from Belfast Airport to Belfast City Centre, with £8 single tickets for an adult.
The Airporter coach service is a direct shuttle from Belfast to Derry/Londonderry, departing every 30 minutes.
What to do before and after your flight at Belfast Airport
As a major city full of history, Belfast has plenty to keep you occupied before your flight. If you’re looking for great walks to help you relax, some local Belfast enterainment, shopping centres to find great deals or just catching must-see sights in Northern Ireland, Belfast has something for everyone.
All our Belfast Airport hotels have on-site restaurants or restaurants nearby. Our restaurants serve the Premier Inn Breakfast, an all-you-can-eat selection of delicious bacon, sausages, eggs, black pudding and much more, as well as lunches and dinners to help you prepare for your flights.
If you’re looking for a great day out before your flight, take a trip to the Titanic Belfast, next to our Belfast Titanic Quarter hotel, where you’ll find a massive museum dedicated to the Titanic and its historic voyage. Belfast Castle is a short hilltop drive from our Belfast Airport hotels, and boasts amazing views surrounded by gorgeous scenery. Victoria Square Shopping Centre is close to all three of our Belfast Airport hotels and is great for finding top-end fashion and luxury goods. Castle Court Shopping Centre has more budget brands and other useful shops for convenience.
If you need to buy any last-minute supplies for your flight, or you want to take a look through the duty-free deals, Belfast Airport has a range of shops including top beauty labels and high street fashion names. Most shops can be found after passing through security, including its Aelia Duty Free lines.
Belfast Airport has free Wi-Fi for up to two hours in its departure lounge. If you’re willing to pay a little extra, you can relax in Belfast Airport’s Causeway Lounge, with faster unlimited Wi-Fi, comfy sofas, complimentary food and drinks and runway views.
Hotels near Belfast Airport with parking
Our Belfast Airport hotels don’t have on-site parking, but there are car parks with discounts for our guests nearby. Longer term airport parking is available through our partners, Holiday Extras, after booking your hotel. Please check your hotel page before booking or contact your hotel directly to confirm parking arrangements and check availability at the time of your booking.
While there’s no on-site parking at this hotel, chargeable parking is available nearby at the Hi Park multi-storey car park (sat nav BT1 2JZ) on High Street, with a charge of £11 per day. You’ll need a hotel invoice receipt to claim this rate.
We don’t have on-site parking at this hotel, but guests can park for a discounted rate at the Gateway hotel car park next to the hotel. Our guests can park for £6 flat between 5pm-10am and £1 per hour outside these times.
Chargeable off-site parking is available nearby on Charlotte Street (a two-minute walk from our hotel) at a rate of £7.50 between 8am and 6pm, and free from 6pm overnight. Free on-street parking available on Sundays.
Is Belfast Airport open 24 hours?
Prior to recent changes, Belfast Airport was open all night. Belfast Airport is currently open from 7:30am - 7pm on weekdays, 7:30am - 5pm on Saturdays and from 8am-11am on Sundays. An information point with customer and tourist details is open all night.
Can I stay overnight at Belfast Airport?
Belfast Airport has no hotels on-site or designated sleeping areas. There are rows of chairs for napping at arrivals, but due to the noise and cold they’re not especially comfortable. We recommend booking at one of our Belfast Airport hotels just a 30-minute taxi ride away for a much comfier, well-rested sleep.
Do your Belfast Airport hotels have a free shuttle to Belfast Airport?
There are no free shuttle services, but the Airport Express 300 route runs from the centre of Belfast, close to all our Belfast Airport hotels, straight to Belfast Airport every 15 minutes. Journey time is around 30-40 minutes and tickets start at £8 for an adult single.
How far are Premier Inn hotels from Belfast Airport?
Our Premier Inn Belfast Airport hotels are all about 12 miles from Belfast Airport, around a 30-minute drive or taxi ride or between 30-40 minutes on the Airport Express 300 bus, up to an hour on Translink 300a bus route bus.
Are buses around Belfast Airport free?
There aren’t any free buses around Belfast Airport. It costs £8 for an adult single on both the Airport Express 300 shuttle route and the Translink 300a bus route.
How many terminals are there at Bristol Airport?
Belfast Airport has one passenger terminal, built across two floors. Ground floor includes arrivals and check-in, departures leave from the upper floor.