Flights from Belfast to London
Whether you’re considering booking cheap fights from Belfast to London or you’ve booked and need a little help with the logistics, we have some useful information to help you get the most from your trip.
Belfast international Airport lies just over 20km from Belfast city centre, to its northwest, near a village called Aldergrove. It’s the second busiest airport on the island of Ireland, with almost 6 million passengers moving through it each year, a number that grows annually. Belfast to London flights are one of the airports busiest routes, with between 1.5 and 2 million passengers booking flights from Belfast to London annually.
If you’ve booked flights to London from Belfast International Airport, you can use a number of modes of transport to get to Belfast Airport for your departure. Regular, reliable express coaches link Belfast Airport with Belfast city centre as well as with nearby train stations.
Once you’ve checked in:
Once you’ve passed the security gates for your cheap flights from Belfast to London, you can grab a bit to eat or a drink in one of the airport’s restaurants or bars. There’s plenty of shopping available too, and though you won’t benefit from duty free on Belfast to London flights, there are often good deals and offers available to all airport shoppers.
Belfast International Airport offers a free wifi service for all passengers to use for free, for up to two hours. The connection is strong and safe, so whether your Belfast to London cheap flights are for business or pleasure, you can easily stay connected.
What to Expect on Arrival in London:
London is one of the world’s most visited cities, and it’s not remotely difficult to see why. England’s capital is a huge, bustling and sprawling city, steeped in history and culture, and with endless attractions and sights for you to explore and discover. When your cheap flights to London from Belfast land, you can make your way into London’s bustling streets by train, coach or car, but the most efficient way is using the Stansted Express train service. A single fare from Stansted Airport into the city centre costs £17. The National Express coach service is cheaper, but the journey time is twice as long – but if you’re flying from Belfast to London on a budget this might be a better choice for you. Car Hire is available from London Stansted Airport too, if you prefer to have your own transport.
When you finally hit the streets of London, make sure you get around some of those sights that London is famous for – Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, The London Eye, the Shard, Buckingham Palace… the list of landmarks is extensive, so plan your itinerary and your route wisely so that you make the most of your time!
Do a little research around some of London’s separate neighbourhoods, each one with its own distinctive vibe. Whatever kind of atmosphere you like - the bright lights of Soho, the arty streets of Camden Town, the high end shops and expensive restaurants of Knightsbridge – you’ll find it in one of London’s 48 neighbourhoods. Something to bear in mind too, when you’re looking for the perfect London hotel.
Five Fun Facts about London:
- London has at one time or another been home to Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Allen Poe, Ho Chi Minh, Sigmund Freud and Mahatma Gandhi
- The only London football club to have a Tube station named after it is Arsenal FC.
- More than half of the London Underground network is actually above ground.
- Karl Marx and Frederick Engels wrote the first draft of the Communist Manifesto in a room above the Red Lion pub in Soho.
Fly Belfast to London: Practical Information
Flights from Belfast to London take an average of one hour and fifteen minutes, with a distance of 528km to cover.
Northern Ireland uses the British pound, but if you were thinking of bringing NI notes with you, you might want to think again. Many retailers will accept the notes but they are not obliged to, so you may prefer to visit an ATM when your land in London.
For getting around in London we recommend investing in a visitor Oyster Card, which you can pre-order online at the time of booking your cheap flights to London from Belfast. It will be delivered to your home and you can simply top it up and go, so you don’t have to think about it or queue when you get there.