Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Belfast (International) (BFS)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Melbourne to Belfast (International)
Belfast travel information
Belfast the capital of Northern Island, known as the Titanic City as this is where the Titanic ship was created and are now part of the Titanic Quarter. The city has undergone a transformation into a hip part town. From traditional pubs, to cocktail bars, jazz bars and nightclubs in the Cathedral Quarter, you’re sure to have a fine time. There are top resultants, excellent seafood and craft breweries. Those seeking arts and culture are spoilt for choice with vibrant theatres, the Titanic Belfast museum, City Hall and Ulster Museum. Your spoilt for choice with many attractions to explore in Belfast.
When to visit
Best time to visit Belfast
The best time to visit Belfast is during the warmer months of May to October. Rain is still likely, but you have a better chance of seeing the attractions. Spring is a lovely time to visit Belfast to avoid the crowds while taking advantage of the warmer days. The Botanic Gardens begin to bloom as the temperature warms up. Summer (July and August) is a great time to join in the festivals. Winter is very chilly and rain, though it’s a good time to enjoy the Belfast Christmas Market.
What is the main airport called?
Belfast International Airport (BFS).Opens external site in a new window The airport 21.3 km northwest of Belfast in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Formerly known as Aldergrove Airport, after the nearby village of Aldergrove.
Arriving in Belfast
The helpful staff at Belfast International Airport will meet you when you arrive. If you require special assistance, the team are happy to help. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are multiple transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Belfast from Belfast International Airport
Regular bus and coach services are available from the front of the terminal building to Belfast, operated by Translink. The Airport Express 300 service operates 7 days a week with services running every 15 minutes taking approximately 30-30 minutes to get to Belfast. The International Airport Taxi Company, official taxi operator for the Belfast International Airport, are available outside the right hand door of the airport Exit lobby. Car hire companies have outlets at the airport based in the arrivals hall and best booked in advance. Uber and ride share services are also available.
Getting around Belfast
The capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast is a relatively compact city that is easy to navigate by walking or bicycle. For those who want to explore the further afield the city also has a public transportation system managed by Translink. It’s possible to rent a car, but it is not necessarily worth it if you plan to stick to the downtown area. Within the city centre, the metro buses are the most common form of public transport. If you prefer to take a taxi, you can book ahead or jump in from the taxi rank. Belfast has a bike sharing service available that makes it fast to get around.
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
Customers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are a allocated checked baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
Customers travelling from Melbourne can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance, using the Qantas app or visiting a kiosk at the airport.
The benefits of flying Qantas
Fly from with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down.
Get your trip to off to the right start with a check-in option that best suits your needs. Visit a kiosk or desk at the airport to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your fare.
Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
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If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.
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