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Cheap Flights to George Best Belfast City Airport

As the capital and largest city in Northern Ireland, Belfast is one of the United Kingdom's top tourist destinations. The city consists of beautiful historic buildings, busy city streets, and over forty lush public parks. Belfast is known as a centre of the arts, with dozens of artistic and cultural events and festivals per year. It is also one of the world's top food tourism destinations, making it a fun place to visit for everything from a honeymoon to a family vacation. The city is home to two airports, with George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD) being the smaller of the two. To discover all the cheapest flight routes from your location to Belfast, simply enter your home airport and travel dates into Skyscanner's flight search tool, with airport code BHD as the destination. You can then compare and book the best flights directly through Skyscanner with no hidden fees.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Belfast

The city of Belfast definitely lives up to Northern Ireland's reputation as a rainy country, with rain occurring throughout almost 50% of the year. Winter is the rainiest season with snowfall possible as well. The cold and cloudy weather usually keeps tourists away from November to February. By mid-March, the weather generally begins to warm up and the sun comes out - just in time for the St Patrick's Day celebrations! St Patrick's Day festivals and events in Belfast are full of music, food, fun, and Irish spirit.

Airlines that Fly to George Best Belfast City Airport

Belfast City Airport is served by six airlines:

Flybe is the airline offering the most flight routes. As there are currently no direct flights from Canada to Belfast City Airport, most flight routes will include a stop in London, England. The layover may also be in places like Reykjavik, Iceland or Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Arriving at the Airport

BHD consists of one passenger terminal which all airlines and flight routes share. Since the airport is only located about 5 km from the city centre, there are many quick and inexpensive transportation options available. The taxi rank is located directly outside of arrivals and is operated by Value Cabs. A ride to downtown Belfast costs about $15 CAD. If you'd rather have your own transportation, five car rental companies have service counters within the terminal.

Public transportation is another great option. A free shuttle bus service connects passengers from the airport to the nearby Sydenham train station. Translink trains can then connect you to downtown Belfast or to other cities in Northern Ireland. You can request a shuttle bus pickup at the information desk at arrivals. There is also a public transportation bus stop in front of the passenger terminal. During peak hours, there is a bus every 20 minutes for about $4 CAD per ride.

George Best Belfast City Airport Facilities

The main concourse at Belfast City Airport has many amenities to make your travel experience comfortable. The Costa Coffee location offers hot and cold drinks, baked goods, and small meals like sandwiches. If you are at BHD on a layover, there are more food choices available at departures, including a traditional Irish pub. Also within the main concourse, there are two ATMs and a currency exchange location for your financial needs. You can also take advantage of the airport's free Wi-Fi, available throughout the terminal.

What to See and Do in Belfast

There's something for everyone in Belfast, the home of many great tourist attractions. To experience the city's natural beauty, visit the Botanic Gardens, a 28-acre public park with thousands of trees and flowers. Music festivals and concerts often take place in the Gardens. The Grand Opera House is another spot to experience Belfast music and theatre. Built in the late 1800s, the Opera House is a historic and architecturally significant building. Shows and events run throughout the year, including everything from concerts and plays to educational events. Since the building also houses bars and restaurants, you can also enjoy a delicious pre-show meal while admiring the incredible architecture.

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