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Short Stay Car Park

George Best Belfast City Airport, Airport Road, Belfast, BT3 9JH

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The airport is conveniently located on the A2 Sydenham Bypass road between Belfast and Holywood, just 5 minutes outside of Belfast’s bustling city centre. Those approaching Belfast from the South on the M1 or from the North on M2 should follow the signs to Belfast City Airport, leading to the A2 Sydenham Bypass via the M3.
      Postcode for satellite navigation: BT3 9JH.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • Belfast City Airport has a designated Airport Express 600 Service with buses every 30 minutes at peak times from the front of the terminal building to the centre of town. The journey only takes around 10 minutes Airport Express 600 Service (Belfast City Centre – George Best Belfast City Airport).
      Tickets are available from the tourist information desk in arrivals or from the driver.
    • For more information on buses to the airport please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Sydenham.
    • Translink operates NIRailways train services across Northern Ireland. When travelling to the airport by train, you'll want to disembark at Sydenham Station. When travelling from the airport, board the train at Sydenham Station and travel to either Belfast Central Station or Great Victoria Street Station, which are both just a convenient 5-10 minute journey away. From either of these train stations, you can then make onwards connections to various popular locations across Northern Ireland and even down into the South of Ireland.
      Train services depart from Sydenham Station regularly during peak times. Please note - there is a footbridge which passengers must cross either going to or coming from Sydenham Station. Therefore, The airport advise passengers against this transport option if they have reduced mobility or experience difficulty when using steps.
      For your convenience, the airport operates a FREE shuttle bus service between the airport terminal and Sydenham Station. Should you require the shuttle service from the airport to the rail halt, please go to the Airport Parking Services desk on arrival with your request. A member of our team will signal the shuttle bus to collect you from the front of terminal.
      Should you require the service from the train station to the airport terminal, there is a telephone located on the airport side at the railway halt. Use this freephone service to dial: 07701 281 835 and request the shuttle service.
    • For more information on trains to the airport please click here (opens new tab).

Getting Help and Assistance

  • For information about assisted travel at the airport please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact Assisted Travel Team.
  • There is a portable hearing loop available, which can be used by passengers when using the airport.
    If you wish to use the portable hearing loop please either contact the airport in advance or go to the assisted travel counter in the main terminal building.
  • There is a changing places facility located next to the Check-in Desks.

Airport Parking

  • Parking View
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does have a barrier control system at the entrance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 14 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 250cm x 480cm (8ft 2in x 15ft 9in).
    • There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
    • There are help points available within the car park.
  • Paying and Booking View
    • There are parking charges for the car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are located at the entrance to the car park, at the payment machines in the car park and at the payment machines in the building.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located at the front of the car park.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is not a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
  • Exiting the Car Park View
    • The car park does have a barrier control system at the exit.
    • There is not a touchscreen at the exit barrier.

Route to Terminal Building

  • After exiting the short stay car park follow the path for approximately 140m until you reach the terminal building.
  • There is step free access along the route.
  • There is clear signage along the walkway.
  • There are two pedestrian crossing points over the pedestrian set down/pick up road and the airport access road.
  • Both of the crossings have tactical paving on both sides.
  • After the second crossing the walkway is sheltered.
  • There is bench seating is along the walkway.
  • There are bollards along the walkway.
  • The gaps between the bollards is over 100cm.
  • A member of staff from the passenger assistance team provide assistance getting to the terminal building.

Related Access Guides (Main Terminal Building - Check in and Arrivals)