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Approximate Travel Distance
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George Best Belfast City Airport

Transportation to Manchester Airport from the City Center

Manchester Airport is located about 15 km from the city center and is accessible by a variety of transportation alternatives. You can to Manchester Airport by taxi, bus, train, tram, bicycle, and rental car. The airport also contains parking areas that offer long-term and short-term parking options, so driving your own car is another option.

Taxi

Taxis are a fast and comfortable transportation alternative to get to the airport. You can find a taxi in every part of the city or have the hotel you are staying at help arrange one for you. Since the airport is located in relatively close proximity to the city center the total fare will cost between 20 and 30 pounds. A taxi to the airport from central Manchester should take less than 30 minutes under normal traffic conditions.  

Bus

Another transportation alternative to get to the airport is by bus. Buses are accessible from every part of the city and provide quick and affordable transportation to the airport. There are a total of 9 buses that offer service to the airport from various parts of the city. Taking the bus is a cheaper option when compared to taxis. Buses run to The Station, the airport’s ground transport interchange.

Train

Taking the train is another method of transportation to consider. The train is accessible from every part of the city and provides transportation to Manchester Airport railway station, which is located in The Station that is connected to the terminals via a Skylink. There are also regional trains that operate to the airport, making the airport accessible from different parts of the country as well. Trains are an affordable and quick transportation alternative.  

Tram

Manchester Airport is also accessible by tram. You can get on the tram from the city center or other areas and enjoy a comfortable ride to the airport. The Metrolink station is located in The Station. Trams are an affordable transportation alternative to get to the airport although they are a bit slower compared to other options.

Bicycle

Manchester Airport features special parking areas for bicycles for those passengers who want to access the airport by bike. The airport places great emphasis on the use of bicycles as an environmentally friendly transportation alternative. Passengers can ride their bikes to the airport and securely park them at one of the various cycle bays.  

Rental Car

One of the most convenient ways to get to Manchester Airport is by rental car. There are various rental car companies located throughout the city. You can rent a car in the city and enjoy a comfortable drive to the airport. Driving from the city center to the airport should take less than 30 minutes under normal traffic conditions.

Airport Information

Manchester Airport is located in Ringway, Manchester, about 15 kilometers from the city center. The airport operates both domestic and international flights and was ranked the 3rd busiest airport in the UK in 2015. Every year the airport handles millions of travelers.

The airport contains 3 passenger terminals that offer various services including a baby care room, health center, lost and found, ATMs, currency exchange services, free Wi-Fi for 1 hour, lounges, meeting rooms, restaurants, cafes, bars, and a variety of stores.

Stores where passengers can go shopping include Accessorize, Attitude, Biza, Bobbi Brown, Boots, Boux Avenue, Clarins, Claire’s, Cloud, Dixons, Dune, Fat Face, Jo Malone, Next, JD, Rolling Luggage, Swatch, Temptation, The Body Shop, Timberland, BB, Spar, WHSmith, Victoria’s Secret, William Henry’s, Zoodle and Lacoste.

Restaurants, cafes, or bars where passengers can get a bite to eat or something to drink include Bar MCR, Burger King, Caffe Nero, Cafe Balzar, Caffe Ritazza, Costa, Delice de France, Frankie&Benny’s, Giraffe, Greggs, Joes Kitchen&Coffee House, Micasa, The Observatory Bar, The Pasty Shop, Pork Pickle, Soho Coffeeco, Spar, Spinning Jenny, Starbucks, Grain Loft, Spud Factory, Lion Antelope, Upper Crust and Take Off.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Transportation to Belfast City Center from Airport

Belfast International Airport is located about 23 km from the city center. The airport offers convenient transportation alternatives to get to the city. You can get to the city by car, bus, taxi, or rental car.

Bus

One of the most economic transportation alternatives to get to the city center from the airport is by bus. The Airport Express 300 buses are also a convenient way to get to the city. Buses to the city take off from the stop located right next to the terminal exit. Buses offer regular service between the airport and the city center 7 days a week. Buses departing from Belfast International Airport pass through Templepatrick, Royal Avenue and Belfast Europa Buscentre. Airport Express 300 buses take between 30 to 40 minutes to get to the city center, depending on traffic.

Buses from the airport to the city cost 7.5 pounds for a one way ticket. If you purchase a round trip ticket then the total comes out to 10.50 pounds, which is more economical. If you travel between Belfast International Airport and the city center frequently then it would be more practical to purchase a multi-journey card. These cards are valid for 10 journeys and cost 48 pounds.

Car

You can get to the city center from Belfast International Airport by car in a short amount of time via the A57 and then by connecting to the M2. If you are visiting Belfast for the first time you run the risk of getting lost. We recommend using a GPS device to help navigate your way to the city. The airport contains short-term and long-term parking lots for those considering traveling to and from the airport by car.

Taxi

Another transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport is by taxi. Taxis are a convenient and fast alternative. The official taxi operator at the airport is the International Airport Taxi Company. Taxis are readily available at the airport 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A list of sample fares can be found displayed in the exit hall.    

A taxi to the city center from Belfast International Airport costs an average of 30-40 pounds, a taxi to Ballymena from the airport costs 27 pounds, and a taxi to Lisburn city center from the airport costs around 30 pounds. For more detailed information about taxi services at the airport you can call +44 (0) 28 9448 4353 before your flight or visit www.belfastairporttaxix.com.

Rental Car

There are international rental car companies located at Belfast International Airport. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Enterprise, National, Alamo, Europcar, Hertz, and Budget. To contact National, Alamo, and Enterprise call +44 (0) 28 94451940, to contact Europcar call +44 (0) 28 9445 9747, and to contact Hertz call +44 (0) 28 9442 2533. After you rent a car, we recommend getting a city map or using a GPS device to help navigate your way to the city. 

Last Updated: 08 Nov 2016

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Which airports can I use for Manchester-Belfast flights?

For Manchester-Belfast flights, you can use Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly station Railway Station as departure airport, and Belfast International Airport, George Best Belfast City Airport for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Manchester-Belfast and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Manchester-Belfast is 270 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 50 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Manchester-Belfast flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Manchester-Belfast flights is Wednesday.

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