Atmospheric Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and home to some of Europe's premier attractions. Belfast to London flights leave from either Belfast International Airport (formerly Aldergrove Airport), located in the northwest of Belfast, or from Belfast City Airport, 3 miles from the city centre.
Belfast City Airport has only two runways and primarily operates services within the UK and to Irish and European cities. In 2006, it was renamed the George Best Belfast City Airport in memory of the Northern Irish football legend. Belfast International Airport flies to Ireland, the UK, continental Europe and North America and is the second busiest airport after Dublin Airport.
Belfast International Airport lies 18 miles northwest of the city centre and Belfast City Airport, 3 miles. Both operate flights from Belfast to London. By car, Belfast International Airport is accessed by the M2 northbound and the A57. There are different parking options for short stay, long stay, business and short break passengers within minutes of the terminal. The Airport Express 300 runs regularly from Belfast city centre via Templepatrick (30-40 minutes). You can get to Belfast City Airport via the A2 by following the Sydenham Bypass between Belfast and Holywood. There is a train service to Sydenham train station (every 20 minutes except on Sundays), where a shuttle bus connects with the terminal.
London is an adrenaline-charged, cultural and historical hub, which is clearly visible through its staggering array of monuments, museums and cutting-edge galleries. London's street life buzzes around the clock. Head to the West End for an award-winning show, or pop into the Ritz for afternoon tea. Soho is famous for its pubs, while the trendiest bars and clubs are out east. The shopping district around Oxford Circus is home to some of the best boutiques and department stores in the world. If you're looking for time out, take a stroll through Regents Park or along the Southbank that clings languidly to the banks of the River Thames.
Cheap flights from Belfast to London may arrive into either Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted or London City. To get from Heathrow (west) to the city centre, the most direct route is via the Heathrow Express to Paddington (15-20 minutes) or on the underground Piccadilly Line (approximately 40 minutes). Gatwick (south) is connected to London Victoria via the Gatwick Express, or Thameslink to Victoria or London Bridge. From Stansted Airport you can catch a train to Liverpool Street (40 minutes). From Luton Airport, you can take the shuttle bus to London Luton Parkway where trains run to St Pancras (about 35 minutes). London City Airport is in the city centre, on the DLR.
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