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Information about parking near George Best Belfast City Airport
The airport has a good amount of off-street parking spaces on-site for both short and long stays, so you shouldn’t struggle to find a space on any visit.
JustPark provides information on lots of parking options nearby, many of which are reservable – including spaces on-street and off-street, from driveways to car parks.
Parking on-street in the nearby areas of Knocknagoney or near Sydenham train station is largely unrestricted and free to park at all times. However, you do this at your own risk if you plan to park here for a long stay, as these are unaffiliated residential areas.
You can use our parking map to find information on available on-street parking spaces near George Best Belfast City Airport.
George Best Belfast City Airport offers both Short and Long Stay parking for those using the airport. The Short Stay car park – located on your right just as you enter the airport grounds – offers free parking for up to 10 minutes for the purpose of drop-off/pick-up, but after this the hourly parking charges can be very expensive.
Alternatively, the Long Stay car park – located further along toward the northern end of the airport – is a much more affordable option, and serves as your most secure and convenient off-street option for the airport (located just a short walk from the terminal).
JustPark offers a choice of reservable off-street parking near George Best Belfast City airport – from public car parks to private driveways. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Millfield Belfast City Council £2.00 / hour Hibernia Street North Ards and North Down Borough Council £0.40 / hour Smithfield Market Belfast City Council £1.20 / hour The Odyssey Car Park Belfast City Council £1.10 / hour day Church Road Ards and North Down Borough Council £0.40 / hour
The Airport Express 600 service runs every 20 minutes from right outside the main terminal building, taking you all the way to Belfast city centre. Sydenham train station also serves the airport, located just a mile away, with regular trains to Belfast to the south or Bangor to the north.
There are very few on-street parking restrictions nearby, as the neighbouring residential areas (around a mile away in each direction) are not within Controlled Parking Zones. However, due to the distance you’d have to walk and the length of time you may need to park for, please be advised this may not be the most practical or safe parking option.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in during the time period you search for.
The airport makes no distinction on parking charges for weekends and Bank Holidays.
Parking overnight is recommended in the Long Stay car park, who have fares to accommodate long stays – whereas the high fares of the Short Stay car park are meant to dissuade drivers from parking here for extended periods.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
The designated drop-off and pick-up point is in the airport’s Short Stay car park, where drivers are permitted to stay for up to 10 minutes free of charge. They also have specific drop-off and pick-up lanes for drivers to use here.
George Best Belfast City Airport is a fantastic little airport located very close to the city. The airport is now the secondary airport serving Belfast, and it primarily deals with domestic flights from its location overlooking Belfast Lough. The Lough sits at the mouth of the River Lagan and acts as a major port and shipyard – famous for being the birthplace of the ill-fated RMS Titanic.