Air Travel


Belfast International Airport at Aldergrove is the North's principal airport, 30½ km (19 miles) north of town. George Best Belfast City Airport is the secondary airport, 6½ km (4 miles) east of the city. It receives flights from U.K. provincial airports, from London's Gatwick and Heathrow, and from Stansted and Luton (both near London). City of Derry Airport is 8 km (5 miles) from Derry and receives flights from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, and London. United Airlines and several Europe-based airlines are the major carriers serving Northern Ireland's airports.


Belfast International Airport at Aldergove. 028/9448–4848;

City of Derry Airport. 028/7181–0784;

George Best Belfast City Airport. 028/9093–9093;


Scheduled services from the United States and Canada are mostly routed through Dublin, Glasgow, London, or Manchester. Frequent services to Belfast's two airports are scheduled throughout the day from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and Luton (all of which have fast coordinated subway or rail connections to central London) and from 17 other U.K. airports.


Aer Arann Islands. 091/593–034;

Aer Lingus. 0333/004–5000;

British Airways. 0844/493–0787;

EasyJet. 033/0365–5000;

Jet2. 0800/408–1350;

Ryanair. 0330/100–7838;

United. 0845/607–6760;

Airport Transfers

If you arrive at the City of Derry Airport, you may need to call a taxi to get to your destination. The fare for Foyle cabs is about £12 to the city center. A direct bus service, the Airporter, links Derry with both Belfast International and George Best Belfast City airports (one-way £20, round-trip £30).


City Cabs. Derry, Co. Londonderry. 028/7126–4466;

Foyle Taxis. Newmarket St., Derry, Co. Londonderry. 028/7127–9999;

The Taxi Company. Derry, Co. Londonderry. 028/7126–2626;

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