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Belfast has two airports, the Belfast City Airport, which is only 3 miles from the City centre, and the Belfast International Airport (18 miles north-west of Belfast). Both airports are served by public transport.

Belfast is linked by air to all major aiports in mainland UK, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports in the London area. Belfast International is connected by direct flights to a number of European cities (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Geneva, Krakow, Nice, Paris, Munich, Rome and Toulouse), and to New York. Some of the airlines that serve Belfast are Aer Lingus, BMI, bmibaby, Continental Airlines, easyJet, flybe and Jet2.

Belfast is also linked with mainland UK by sea, with daily sailings to Liverpool with Norfolkline, and several sailings to Scotland: Belfast-Stranraer with Stena Line and Larne-Cairnryan with P&O.

If you plan to fly to Belfast directly or travel through Great Britain (e.g., through London), you may need a UK visa.

Another possibility to reach Belfast is via Dublin. Dublin airport is only 2.5 hours from Belfast by bus operated by Translink. There is also an excellent train connection by Enterprise. However, those travelling through Dublin may need a separate visa for the Republic of Ireland.