The stunning Causeway Coast is perhaps Northern Ireland’s best-known attraction, but with hip cities and a growing culinary scene, this is a country that continues to thrive after a troubled past.
Like most of the UK, Northern Ireland is at its best in the warmer summer months but flights and accommodation will be more expensive at this time. Visit in spring to see the countryside burst into life and colour and choose from a bigger selection of cheap flights to Northern Ireland. Late summer, around September and October, can also be a good time to visit, especially if the temperature is warmer.
Find cheap flights to Northern Ireland with Expedia, using the filter menu on the left side of the page to refine your options. Choose which airline to fly with and select your departure and arrival times for a more convenient journey.
Find bigger bargains by clicking the ‘Nearby airports’ button, under your departure and arrival details, to see what’s available from other convenient airports. Use the ‘Show flexible dates’ button to see if cheap flights to Northern Ireland are available on a different day.
There are regular departures to Northern Ireland from a choice of UK airports.
The three main airports in Northern Ireland are Belfast International, George Best Belfast City and the City of Derry Airport. Belfast International is the largest and busiest of the three, with around four million passengers flying in and out each year. George Best serves around 2.7 million people and Derry around 400,000.
A choice of airlines run regular cheap flights to Northern Ireland from the UK, including:
Renting a car and driving around Northern Ireland is a great way to see the country, with some of the coast roads being especially beautiful. The motorway network connects Belfast to Ballymena, Newtownabbey and Dungannon. The public transport system is operated by Translink, with good services across the country and connections to the Republic of Ireland to the south.
The Giant’s Causeway is a World Heritage Site and unique geological phenomenon. The name comes from the legend that this was once part of vast rocky bridge that crossed the sea to Scotland.
The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge is another highlight, connecting the mainland to a small salmon fishing spot on an island. Cross the bridge if you dare but beware, it can be a little up and down. Belfast is also well worth a visit, with a booming food and art scene helping the city to move on from its troubled history.
As part of the UK there are no travel restrictions, the currency is the pound and the time zone is the same as the rest of the UK.