The bustling port of Larne is just 23 miles outside of Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, and this means that anyone organising flights into Larne has the choice of two major airports that are both just about on its doorstep. George Best Belfast City Airport is 16 miles away, whist Belfast International Airport is only a little further at 18 miles.
The proximity of both airports, and the excellent transport links, mean that you’ll be exploring the sights of Larne itself, and taking in the refreshing sea breezes, in no time at all once your flight has landed. Both airports are well served by a range of airlines, and offer flights coming in from cities throughout the UK, mainland Europe and even North Africa.
The choice of flights and the ease of travelling onward make Larne the ideal destination for anyone wishing to explore Northern Ireland.
Belfast International is the larger of the two airports serving Larne, and the busiest airport on the whole island. It deals with an average of 11,000 passengers every day, providing flights 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Flights into Belfast International are provided by 11 airlines during high season and 7 for the rest of the year. Regular scheduled flights into Belfast International take off from cities such as Liverpool, Amsterdam, Manchester, Newark New York and London (Stansted, Luton and Gatwick).
Belfast International offers all the facilities you need, including places to change money, duty free shops, venues to eat at and car rental kiosks.
Although George Best Belfast City Airport is the smaller of the two, it doesn’t suffer any shortage in terms of the amenities on offer. Facilities available once your flights have landed include a range of retail outlets, conference rooms and a choice of car hire services.
Travelling to Larne after your flights have landed at Belfast International Airport could not be simpler. By road, you need the A57, which then becomes the A8 before changing into the A2 on the outskirts of Larne itself. The entire journey should take around 40 minutes.
Travelling on from a flight into George Best Belfast City Airport you need the M2 and A8 before you take the A2 into Larne, with the trip taking roughly the same time.
There are taxi ranks placed immediately outside the arrivals lounges of both airports, and regular bus and coach shuttles running to the centre of Belfast, from where public transport onto Larne can be accessed.