The city of Omagh is situated 68 miles to the West of Belfast and is served by two Belfast airports, Belfast International Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport. Its central location has made it a hub for shoppers from all over the UK, and the first rate transport links between the city and both airports mean that it will be no time at all after your flight lands before you’re hitting the High Street and exploring everything else on offer.
Of the two, Belfast International Airport is the busiest, handling over 11,000 passengers per day and offering 7 airlines flying throughout the year, with 4 more working during the summer months. It offers inbound and outbound flights to destinations throughout Europe and the UK, and has facilities including shops, restaurants, car hire desks and everything else you might need to prepare for your journey on to Omagh.
The airports offering flights into Belfast International Airport include London (Gatwick, Stansted and Luton), Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Amsterdam, Paris and Newark New York, making this a truly international destination, served by flights from a range of airlines. The average flying time from the UK to Belfast is a little over one hour, meaning you’ll arrive feeling wide awake and ready to explore.
A selection of hotels are situated right on the airports doorstep, should you wish to rest immediately following your flight, and travelling on to Omagh can be facilitated via rental car, bus, or taxi.
George Best Belfast City Airport is slightly smaller but offers the same amenities, such as shops and car hire companies, as well as conference facilities and free Wi-Fi. Six airlines provide flights to and from the airport, and the destinations on offer include Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, London (Heathrow, City and Gatwick), Amsterdam and Barcelona.
Belfast International Airport is 68 miles to the east of Omagh, and the journey by road is relatively straightforward, on the A26, M1, A4 and A5. The trip should take under an hour and a half.
The journey from George Best Belfast City Airport will take approximately the same length of time using the same major roads.
Both airports have a taxi rank immediately outside the main entrance, and taxis to Omagh can be booked in advance or picked up on the day of your flight.
Bus and coach services running from the terminal at Belfast International travel to nearby Belfast and Lisburn city centres, offering access to the country wide public transport network. George Best Belfast city Airport offers shuttle buses which run as frequently as every 10 minutes, providing a direct link to the transport hub of the centre of Belfast.
Belfast International takes inbound flights 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the combination of shopping attractions and wide open spaces makes Omagh an all year round destination. To truly take advantage of the beauty of the surrounding countryside, book a flight during the summer months during June, July or August, when the island’s famous rains hold off and the average temperature rise to make the great Irish outdoors even more inviting.