Northern Ireland

Translink announce additional airport bus services to help with holiday rush

Translink has also announced a special family ticket for the Airport Express 300 service during the busy summer period

Rob, Cameron, Ada and Rebecca Hillis boarding the Airport Express 300 service at Europa Bus Centre
Rob, Cameron, Ada and Rebecca Hillis boarding the Airport Express 300 service at Europa Bus Centre

Translink has announced additional bus services to Belfast International Airport during the peak summer period.

The extra services mean there will be an additional 2,400 seats on buses available per week.

Airport Express 300 services will be operating every 12 minutes during peak times from Monday to Friday.

Five buses will leave the Belfast Europa Bus Centre every hour between 6am and 9.30am then in the evening peak period between 4pm and 6pm.

David Cowan, Translink’s Director of Commercial Operations, said: “Our Airport Express Service offers a comfortable, hassle-free and inexpensive way to travel to and from Belfast International Airport.”

Translink has also announced a special family ticket for the Airport Express 300 service during the busy summer period.

Rob and Rebecca Hillis with their children Cameron and Ada boarding the Airport Express 300 service
Rob and Rebecca Hillis with their children Cameron and Ada boarding the Airport Express 300 service

The Airport Express 300 family return ticket is £28.50 and is available for 2 adults and up to 3 children.

Children under 5 years of age travel free with their family, while additional children (under 16) will be charged at £4.50.

Translink also operates services to Belfast International Airport from Antrim Bus and Rail Centre.

People travelling to the airport from the North-West can use the train from all stops between the North-West Transport Hub and Antrim and connect with the frequent 109A service.

“We welcome Translink’s enhanced services, now at over 150 services to and from the airport daily, it is an affordable and efficient travel option for people this summer,” said Dan Owens, chief executive of Belfast International Airport.

“We are preparing for one of our busiest periods of the year and expect to welcome around 1.5m passengers through Belfast International over the next couple of months.

“We want to ensure that passengers have an enjoyable experience before their holiday begins and have recruited extra staff to manage increased numbers.”

Airport bus services from Translink operate from 1am to 10.30pm from Belfast Europa Bus Centre, and from 1.50am to 11.30pm from Belfast International Airport.