The City of Derry Airport is located 7 miles north-east of Derry on the main A2 Londonderry to Coleraine road.
From Derry: From Caw Roundabout at the eastern end of the Foyle Bridge take the main A2 Derry to Coleraine Road for 7 miles until you reach the airport.
From Coleraine/Limavady: Take the main A2 Coleraine to Derry Road until you reach the airport located about 7 miles before Derry (adjacent to the village of Eglinton).
From Letterkenny: Take the N13 road to Derry – crossing the border at Bridgend. Take the A6 road to the Foyle Bridge and from Caw Roundabout at the eastern end of the Foyle Bridge take the main A2 Derry to Coleraine Road for 7 miles to the airport (see detailed map)
From Omagh/Strabane: Take the main A5 road to Derry. At Derry follow the signs for the A2 to Coleraine and follow that road for 7 miles towards Coleraine/Limavady to the airport (see detailed map).
From Belfast: Take the M2 northbound onto the M22 and off the motorway onto the A6 to Derry via Toome and Dungiven. At Derry follow the signs for the A2 to Coleraine and follow that road for 7 miles towards Coleraine/Limavady to the airport (see detailed map).
Wherever possible you should pack liquids in your hold baggage, as there are restrictions on the amount you can take in your hand baggage. Liquids include:
- all drinks, including water, soup and syrups
- cosmetics and toiletries, including creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara and lipsticks
- sprays, including shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants
- pastes, including toothpaste
- gels, including hair and shower gel
- contact lens solution
- any other solutions and items of similar consistency
If you need certain liquids during the flight, you can take them into the cabin in limited quantities as follows:
- containers must hold no more than 100ml
- containers must be carried in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, which holds no more than a litre and measures approximately 20cm x 20cm
- contents must fit comfortably inside the bag so it can be sealed
- the bag must not be knotted or tied at the top
- each passenger can carry only one of these bags
- the bag must be presented for examination at the airport security point
Containers larger than 100ml (excluding essential medicines) will not be allowed through the security point even if they are only part full.
Local firm Airporter provide a direct link bus service to and from the City of Derry Airport. The service is a flight specific service, meeting every departure and arrival at
the airport. For more information about Airporter services log onto http://www.airporter.co.uk/.
Ulsterbus operates various scheduled services to and from the airport to the main Bus Depot on Foyle Street in the City centre. Services also operate to and from Limavady. Other Ulsterbus and Translink services from throughout Northern Ireland, including the Maiden City Express from Belfast, terminate in the City’s main bus station at Foyle Street.
For full details of all Translink and Ulsterbus bus services please visit the Translink website on http://www.cityofderryairport.com/wp-admin/www.translink.co.uk.
Bus Eireann provide the main bus services from the Republic of Ireland to Derry, again terminating at the Foyle Street station. For full details of all Bus Eireann services please visit their website on http://www.buseirann.ie/
Many parts of County Donegal are served by the Lough Swilly Bus Company. Details of their services can be obtained by telephoning their office at the Foyle Street station on +44 (0) 28 7126 2017.
City Cabs dedicated taxi rank is located immediately in front of the airport terminal with taxis available for private hire. City Cabs have an experienced team of uniformed drivers, each fully insured and PSV’d. City Cabs guarantee a fast and professional service at all times and are the Official Taxi Service for City of Derry Airport. Wheelchair accessible cars are available on request. Click here to view City Cabs website.
Typically, a fare from the airport to Derry City Centre is £12.00 and takes approximately 20mins (prices can vary, depending on exact destination, so passengers are advised to check fare with driver).
City Cabs is Derry’s largest and best taxi company, with a dedicated team of operators and drivers on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Official Taxis for City of Derry Airport
- All Drivers Uniformed
- Female Drivers Available upon Request
- City and Regional Tours Available
- Executive Cars and Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles
- Corporate Accounts
All local taxi companies in the City and the surrounding towns and villages will carry passengers to the airport.
Derry-Londonderry train station is located at Duke Street in the Waterside area of the city and it is served daily by the Belfast to Derry service. This train stops at various towns en route including Ballymena, Coleraine, Portrush, Castlerock and Limavady. Full details of the train services from and to Derry are available on the Translink website at www.translink.co.uk.
If you plan on travelling with a large musical instrument, you should contact your airline before booking. You may need to make special arrangements, like buying an extra seat. Any musical instrument you bring with you will need to be screened separately.
Electrical items such as laptops and hairdryers are permitted in hand baggage; however they must be removed and screened separately.
Hand baggage is luggage that you carry on the plane with you, while hold baggage is luggage that you check-in. All baggage items, including hand baggage, must be screened, regardless of size. From 29 April 2010, the Department for Transport no longer sets a maximum size for items of hand baggage. You should always check size limits with your airline before you travel. Airlines may have their own rules about the number of bags you are allowed to take on the aircraft. Passengers are advised to check baggage allowance with their airline in advance.
There are increased security measures in place at all UK airports, with strict rules on what you can and can’t carry in your hand baggage. It is important to pack with this in mind to avoid unnecessary delays at airport security.