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Airport Collection Service

We can’t wait to welcome you to Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s will provide new international students with an airport pick-up service to transfer you to University accommodation. The service will run from Belfast International Airport (BFS) and Belfast City Airport (BHD) across six key dates:

  • Friday 4 September
  • Saturday 5 September
  • Friday 18 September
  • Saturday 19 September
  • Friday 9 October
  • Saturday 10 October

If you are travelling on a Queen’s China chartered flight (arriving in Belfast on 19 September and 3 October), you do not need to book an airport collection. You will receive separate communication on airport transfers.

If you are travelling outside of these dates, you will need to make your own way from the airport. This is very easy to do from both airports. We recommend taking a taxi, as this way your driver can take you exactly where you need to go. For more information on transport options from the airports, see the Travel to Belfast page.

Book Your Airport Pick-Up

Please note that seats on coaches are limited and may book up quickly.

You will need to book your seat as early as possible and no later than 72 hours before your flight.

The airport pick-up coach will depart at fixed times. Please select a coach which leaves at least one hour after your scheduled arrival time to allow enough time to collect your luggage and make your way to the pick-up point. You may need to wait a short time for the next scheduled coach.

To book your coach on our online form, please choose your arrival airport:-

Belfast International Airport (BFS)  Belfast City Airport (BHD)


Under NI Government Guidelines, the use of face coverings in certain indoor settings has been mandatory in Northern Ireland since 10 August 2020. You must also wear a face covering on public transport. You will not be allowed to board the coach without a face covering. 


Drop-off points will include Queen’s Elms Accommodation at BT1, BT2 and BT9. If you are not staying in University accommodation, you can still choose to take the coach to BT1, BT2 or BT9 and book an onward taxi from there. See information on Belfast taxi companies.

There is limited space available on the airport collection coaches. You should bring no more than two suitcases and one small item of hand luggage.

Please note that coach times are based on current flight arrival times at both airports. These flight times may be subject to changes or delays outside of the University’s control.


For US and Canadian nationals who may be arriving into Dublin, please email us at for further guidance.


For more information on our airport pickup service, email us at

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