This popular flight route from Belfast City (BHD) to London Heathrow (LHR) was one of the top routes at both airports in 2013. Served by Aer Lingus and British Airways, non-stop flights and taking only 1 hour 20 minutes. Both airlines operate outward and return flights on all weekdays. Flying is the fastest and most convenient option on this route between Northern Ireland and England, since the journey by road would involve a lengthy ferry trip over the Irish Sea. The route is particularly popular with business travellers and those visiting London for a short trip.
London Heathrow was the top and busiest destination out of Belfast City Airport in 2013. The airport in Belfast is also easy to reach. Trains serve the airport in Belfast and link it to Belfast central and Great Victoria street stations. Buses also run at regular intervals: leaving every 20 minutes and taking around 25 minutes to reach the city centre. (6/2014)
Underground: this is the cheapest option. Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4 are served by the Piccadilly line - journey time is around 50 minutes. Train: Heathrow express is the fastest option into London, taking 15 minutes and operating from all 5 terminals. South-west trains also operate to London and to other cities and towns in the home counties. Bus and coach: the journey takes between 40 and 80 minutes to Victoria coach station and other destinations
Travellers taking hand luggage only can avoid the long wait for their cabin luggage at the destination airport and take advantage of the excellent and regular transfer options to the city centre. This along with the possibility of checking in online can shorten the actual door to door journey time considerably.