Favourite airline: British Airways
The favourite airline for flights from Manchester to Belfast City is British Airways.
British Airways
42 %
flybe
16 %
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Direct flights on this route are £49.00 cheaper on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
01h 00min
06h 55min
07h 15min
£80
£129
£309
Favourite connection: via London Heathrow
When booking flights from Manchester to Belfast City 57 % of travellers prefer to fly via London Heathrow.
Route
bookings
1 stopover London Heathrow
03h 35min, from £179
57 %
Direct flights
01h 00min, from £80
21 %
1 stopover Edinburgh
06h 55min, from £129
14 %

Belfast - capital and largest city of Northern Ireland

Belfast is a centre for industry as well as business, law and the arts. It is also an economic engine of Northern Ireland, despite some setbacks during the period of conflict known as "the Troubles".

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Best time to travel, attractions and tips

Before travelling to Belfast, it's important to take note of the best times of year for a visit. Belfast is blessed with mild and wet weather for most of the year, yet the best time to visit remains anywhere between April and September.

Some holidays and festivals to take note of include Féile an Earraigh, which is a spring festival with traditional Irish and Celtic music. Another is Féile an Phobail, an August festival with world and indie music. Another great time to visit is in October during the Belfast Festival, when world class music, dance, jazz, comedy and other exhibitions are on display.

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Tips and information about Belfast

While in Belfast be sure to look out for tourist information bureaus at Donegall Square and in West Belfast: 216 Falls Road. This is a great place to start for all the information you may need during your visit. Belfast is relatively cheap compared to London and many other large cities throughout the United Kingdom. Basic meals can be had for under around a fiver, with local beers running about 3 pounds for a pint.

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Local Belfast travel and hotels

When you land at the airport, take a train from Sydenham railway station to Belfast central. There is a free shuttle from the airport terminal to the station, but you have to request it. You can also take the bus: Translink Metro no. 600. The cheapest accommodation in Belfast is hostels, which usually run at about 10 pounds for a bed in a shared room. Mid-priced hotels are about 60 pounds for a double room. There are a bunch of ways to get around Belfast. If you plan on being there for at least a week be sure to grab a one week travel card for around 16 pounds. Otherwise, it is about 1.5 pounds per single trip.

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