Flights from Stansted to Belfast are short and sweet, taking just an hour and a quarter. There are plenty of services that run the route from early in the morning until late in the evening. Due to the strong availability there should be no need to stopover anywhere when you fly from London to Belfast.
Belfast International lies just over 13 miles northwest of the city centre, and is the airport you’re likely to land at when you fly Stansted to Belfast. There is another airport, George Best Belfast City Airport, which is just three miles from the city centre; so it’s worth double-checking where you will be arriving.
From the international airport, the easiest way to reach the centre of Belfast is perhaps with the 24 hour Airport Express 300 bus service. The journey to the city centre takes between 30-40 minutes, with departures every 15 minutes throughout the majority of weekdays, with reduced frequency at off-peak times and on weekends. The airport stop is found opposite the terminal exit, with buses allowing passengers to disembark at Templepatrick and Royal Avenue, prior to the Belfast Europa Buscentre.
The official International Airport Taxi Company also provides a 24 hour service, and can be found outside the right hand door of the airport’s exit lobby; with a list of sample fares provided within the terminal building. Car hire firms Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and National provide the car hire options, with most based in the arrivals hall.
The city airport is similarly equipped with public transport, with the Airport Express 600 providing a bus service. Trains run from Sydenham station to the city centre, which can be reached by shuttle bus. Taxis are a fairly inexpensive way of completing your journey, while Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz all offer car hire facilities from the terminal building.