PlaneJourney finds and compares airfares to Northern Ireland from 1093 airlines from around the world. You can’t buy airline tickets on our site, but you can find the lowest prices and special offers with no extra fees or surcharges. Find the cheapest tickets to Northern Ireland with PlaneJourney. Northern Ireland is home to approximately 1.9 million people.
Major cities and airports in Northern Ireland
- Belfast – George Best Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport.
- Londonderry – City of Derry Airport.
- Enniskillen – Enniskillen Airport.
- Newtownards – Newtownards Airport
Time and Communication
Northern Ireland operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and observes daylight saving time, known locally as British Summer Time (BST). The country has excellent mobile coverage with major operators such as EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone providing services.
Money and shopping
The official currency of Northern Ireland is the Pound Sterling (GBP). The exchange rate is approximately 1 GBP to 1.35 USD as of 2023. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted across the country. Contactless payments and mobile payment services like Apple Pay and Google Pay are also commonplace. Banks and currency exchange services are typically open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
Northern Ireland has a well-developed transportation network. Public transportation options include buses operated by Translink, trains, and taxis. Car hire services are also available for those who prefer to drive.
- The Giant’s Causeway: An area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- St George’s Market: A stunning Victorian market in Belfast with a wide range of food, clothing, and crafts.
- Dark Hedges: A beautiful avenue of beech trees planted in the 18th century and featured in the popular television series Game of Thrones.
- Titanic Belfast: A monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in the city’s Titanic Quarter where the RMS Titanic was built.
- Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge: A famous rope bridge near Ballintoy in County Antrim, offering breathtaking coastal views.