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Cardiff to Belfast flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Cardiff and Belfast take, on average, 1 h and 8 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Cardiff with Belfast found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Cardiff-Wales is the departure airport operating flights between Cardiff and Belfast
Arriving AirportFlights departing Cardiff with Belfast as destination arrives at Belfast City Apt

Cheap last minute flights to Belfast

Latest deals and top flight routes from Cardiff airports.

Departure Wed, 10 Nov Return Thu, 11 Nov
CWL Cardiff
BFS Belfast
return from £162
Departure Thu, 25 Nov Return Mon, 29 Nov
CWL Cardiff
BFS Belfast
return from £164
Flight route information
Find out further information on Cardiff and Belfast to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 10% more expensive in Belfast than in Cardiff.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Belfast costs roughly the same as in Cardiff.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi in Belfast costs roughly the same as in Cardiff.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Belfast is 10% cheaper than in Cardiff.

Cardiff airports
  • ( Cardiff-Wales (CWL)
    How far from city centre: 10 miles
  • ( Bristol (BRS)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
Belfast airports
  • ( Belfast City Apt (BHD)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
  • ( Belfast International (BFS)
    How far from city centre: 12 miles
K Distance: 244 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Cardiff to Belfast

How long is the flight from Cardiff to Belfast?

The flight duration for a direct flight from Cardiff to Belfast is approximately 65 minutes.

What documentation do I need to fly to Belfast from Cardiff?

British and Irish citizens need valid photographic ID for a domestic flight from Cardiff to Belfast. European nationals and travellers from further abroad will require either a valid passport with a visa when required, or a national identity card. Please check with your airline for any customs and security requirements.

What are the most important things to pack in my suitcase when travelling to Belfast?

Please check with the airline for guidance on items which can be packed in your hand luggage, and items which need to be packed in your bags that will be carried in the hold. Make sure to pack rain gear and some warm clothing items, as the weather can be changeable in the UK at all times of the year. Don't forget your swim suit and outdoor gear, in case you feel like a visit to a health spa or a hike through nature during your holidays. Belfast itself is compact and best explored with trips on foot, so pack some comfortable shoes!

Which airlines fly from Cardiff to Belfast?

The direct flight path from Cardiff to Belfast is served by the following airline:

  • Flybe, Flight deals from an independent, UK based airline.

How to find cheap flights from Cardiff to Belfast?

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When are the best times to fly from Cardiff to Belfast?

  • February is a great time to travel for motor bikers, with Ireland's largest annual motorcycle festival at the Eikon Exhibition Centre.
  • April is the start of the Titanic Boat Tours season, which sails past the shipyards where the Titanic was once moored.
  • July is the ideal time for city breaks with walks around the city's cathedral quarter and the vibrant street art, as well as the chance to spot Belfast's own seal colony by the ocean.
  • December is great for indoor attractions like the Ulster Museum, which recounts the history of the area and offers an eclectic display, from dinosaur skeletons to Flemish paintings.

Airports in Cardiff

Cardiff has one hub for both UK and international flights, Cardiff Airport.

Useful information about Cardiff Airport

Cardiff Airport is located close to Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – Hourly or twice hourly services on the Cardiff Central route to Rhoose Station.
  • By taxi – Free drop-off area right outside the airport departures terminal.
  • By bus – Buy a ticket for either the T9 service from Cardiff City to Cardiff Airport, or the 905 service from Rhoose Railway Station to Cardiff Airport.
  • By car – Cardiff airport is 13 miles from Junction 33 of the M4. Signposts will direct you to the long or short stay car parks, and drop off area.

Services: Duty free shop, executive lounge, cafes and bar, meeting rooms.

Airports in Belfast

Belfast has two airports located close to the city centre: George Best Belfast City Airport, and Belfast International Airport.

Useful information about George Best Belfast City Airport

George Best Belfast City Airport is located to the north-east of the city centre.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By train – Airport shuttle to Sydenham Train Station, then a train to Belfast Central.
  • By bus – Airport Express 600 service to Belfast city centre, runs every 30 minutes.
  • By car – 15 minutes drive to the city centre. Car hires are available at the terminal.
  • By taxi – 10-15 minutes.

Services: Duty free shops, local artists gift shop, unlimited Wi-Fi, Irish pub, food outlets.

Useful information about Belfast International Airport

Belfast International Airport is located near Aldergrove, about 18 miles westwards from the city centre.

How to get to the city from the airport:

  • By bus – Airport Express 300 service runs every 15 to 20 minutes, travel duration of about 30 minutes.
  • By taxi – Approved operators available at the taxi rank outside the terminal exit.
  • By car – Car hire services are available at the airport, about 30 minutes drive to the city centre.

Services: Causeway lounge, free Wi-Fi, shops and restaurants, currency exchange, airport hotel.

What to do and visit in Belfast

  • Enjoy the hilltop Belfast Castle.
  • Explore the city's ship building history at Titanic Belfast Museum.
  • Take a trip to the Botanical Gardens with its Victorian glasshouse.
  • See the best of Belfast city with a scenic open top bus tour.
  • Experience historic pubs and local brewing on the Belfast Pub Crawl.
  • Shop till you drop at Castle Court, or at the fashionable Victoria Square Shopping Centre.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Cardiff to Belfast

😷 Is it safe to travel from Cardiff to Belfast during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Cardiff. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Cardiff to Belfast at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Cardiff to Belfast is 162£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Belfast expensive to visit compared to Cardiff?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Belfast costs an average of 3.10 GBP, 3% more expensive than Cardiff, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 5% more in Belfast: 2.10 GBP against 2.00 GBP in Cardiff. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 12.00 GBP in Belfast, 4% more than the 11.50 GBP in Cardiff. The price of the coffee is around 6% cheaper in Belfast, with an average of 2.70 GBP, while in Cardiff the coffee costs 2.88 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Cardiff to Belfast?
The most popular months to book a trip from Cardiff to Belfast are July, August and June, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Cardiff to Belfast?
The best time of the year to go to Belfast when flying from Cardiff depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to Belfast from Cardiff in terms of searches from our customer, followed by July and June. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, March and February are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Cardiff -  Belfast.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Cardiff to Belfast?
The total flight time between Cardiff and Belfast is of around 01:08 hours on average, considering an average distance of 396 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Belfast compared to Cardiff?
While in Cardiff the temperatures can reach an average of 26.93 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Belfast's temperatures can go up to 23.26 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -3.28 ºC in Belfast, compared to the -1.52 ºC average degrees reported in Cardiff. During the winter period, Cardiff can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Belfast have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Cardiff and Belfast?
The main airport route flying between Cardiff and Belfast is: Cardiff-Wales (CWL) to Belfast City Apt (BHD). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Flybe.
Airlines with indirect flights from Cardiff to Belfast are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Cardiff to Belfast are:
  • Flybe, stoping in Glasgow for 235 minutes minimun.

Belfast City Apt - Latest customer reviews

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