Cheap flights from Birmingham to Belfast

Birmingham International Airport is located 8 miles from the city centre in Solihull. There are excellent transport connections including the train station which takes you straight into or out of the airport. The two terminals have flights within the UK, including flights from Birmingham to Belfast, Europe and to destinations farther afield including Mexico and Cape Verde.

Birmingham International Airport Facilities

Birmingham airport is small enough not to get too crowded and big enough to have all the facilities you need in an airport.

If you’re booked on an early flight it’s much easier to stay overnight at a hotel. Birmingham has three hotels within minutes of the main terminal. There’s plenty of airport car parking. If you want to park close to the terminal you can pick one of three car parks that are a minute from the airport.

Once you’re airside you can visit one of the many shops. Or if you prefer to buy yourself a book, a magazine or a newspaper and settle down with a takeaway or sit down in one of bars or restaurants.

You can make sure the kids don’t get bored if you head over to departure gate 55. There you’ll find a kids play area. It’s for tots and children up to the age of thirteen.

Flight Time From Birmingham to Belfast

The flight from Birmingham International Airport to Belfast takes an hour.

Getting to Birmingham International Airport

Birmingham International Airport is well-served by public transport and it’s easy to get to by car.

By car you arrive at Birmingham from the M42 or the M6 depending on what direction you’re coming from. The airport is then well signposted. You access it from the M42 or the A45.

If you’re travelling locally there are two buses from Birmingham city centre to the airport. Travellers from further afield can use National Express or Megabus.

Birmingham International Rail Station is in Solihull. From there you can catch the free monorail to the airport, which is a two minute journey. You can get to Birmingham International Rail Station from Birmingham New Street.

Travelling to and from Belfast International Airport

By car head north from the airport. Take the A57 and at the first roundabout take the first exit onto the M2. Continue on to M3 and then merge onto the A2. Follow the signs into Belfast.

There are regular bus services available from outside the terminal to the city centre and parts of Northern Ireland. The Airport Express 300 bus will take you directly into the city centre.

There’s no train service between the airport and Belfast city.

Things to See & Do in Belfast

Belfast is bursting with places to visit. Here are just some of the things you can see during your visit:

The Ulster Museum

The Ulster museum houses collections from all over the world. But, it also tells the story of Northern Ireland’s local history. It’s open from Tuesday to Sunday and admission is free.

Titanic Belfast

The titanic was constructed in Belfast. She left Ireland in 1912 bound for Southampton where she picked up more passengers and crew for the disastrous sailing to New York. Today, at the Titanic Belfast you can learn more about the ship, it’s owners, The White Star Line and the passengers that sailed in her. You can also walk the decks of the last remaining White Star vessel, the SS Nomadic.

HMS Caroline

The HMS Caroline is part of the National Royal Navy Museum. You can go aboard and explore the ship’s interior including the Captain’s cabin. An interactive tour will teach you about the ship’s history and about the lives of the people who served on board.

Stormont Parliament Buildings

The building was designed by Sir Arnold Thornley who made the Stormont exactly 365 ft wide so that each foot represents a day out of each year. The 6 floors and 6 entrance pillars represent the 6 counties of Northern Ireland. You can visit the building from Monday to Friday and explore the rooms inside as well as the grounds of the Stormont Estate.

Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens were opened in 1828 during the reign of Queen Victoria. You can see its vast collection of plants and exotic tree species from the Southern Hemisphere. In the Palm House watch the Birds of Paradise which live amongst the tropical plants.

The Best Time to Travel to Belfast

The best time to visit Belfast is between April and October. You might get some rain, but it is mostly dry and sunny.

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