The City of Derry Airport is one of Northern Ireland’s largest transport hubs, seeing almost 400000 passengers pass through every year. Expanding over the years since its opening as a commercial site in 1967, the airport now flies to areas across the UK and Europe with flights from Ryanair.
The Derry Airport has historically been used as a major connection between Northern Ireland, Scotland and England, rising to prominence with the huge economic success of Ireland over recent years. Derry city itself has always been a popular area as one of the main cultural sites in Northern Ireland, and we definitely recommend looking around the great visitor attractions while you’re in the city.
Whether you’re here for a business trip or a weekend break in Derry, we at Travelodge Hotels Ireland are the best choice for those heading into the city. When you book with us you’ll be getting the best rates guaranteed direct through our website with no other company offering you cheaper rates for hotels across Ireland.
Getting from Derry Airport to the city centre
The Derry Airport is a few miles outside of the city centre, so we at Travelodge Hotels Ireland have put together this guide on how to get into Derry. If you’re renting a car, just head down the A2 out of the airport, take a right over the River Foyle at Bridge Street and you’ll be near the heart of Derry city.
There’s regular public transport from the airport from Ulsterbus. The 143, 144 and 152 bus services run directly from the airport to Derry getting you to a convenient central location on Foyle Street, just next to our budget Travelodge Derry Hotel.
Budget Hotels for Derry Airport
You can find our Travelodge Derry Hotel right next to the city centre of Derry, giving you completely convenient access to everything that Derry has to offer, from historic attractions to beautiful views. When you book with us, you’ll get the best rates guaranteed, because we’ve cut out all the unwanted extras that drag the price up elsewhere.
Every one of our comfortable rooms comes with a large and comfortable bed, free Wi-Fi, a spacious en suite bathroom and a flatscreen TV to make sure that you have a great night. We’ve got a lot of optional extras to make sure that we can accommodate for every one of our guests. Arriving late from a Derry Airport flight? With our 24 hour check in services you won’t have any problem getting into your room.
If you regularly fly around Ireland, there might be a quicker way to get where you’re going. Head to our dedicated Ireland Airports page to find out more about the airports in practically every city of Ireland.
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Suggested Local Derry Attractions
As part of making your stay as enjoyable as possible, we at Travelodge would like to recommend some of our favourite things to do across Derry so that you don’t miss out on the amazing attractions of the maiden city. Whether you’re into exploring the great historical areas of Derry or planning on experiencing the exciting cultural and historical attractions which made Derry the first UK City of Culture, you’ll have a great time in the city.
Head to our Derry Top 10 Attractions page now to see more of what the city has to offer, or check out some of our pages highlighting particular parts of the city. If you’re flying in with the family, check out our Derry family attractions page for some great family fun. Want to discover Derry’s past? Just head over to our Derry history page for information about all the very best museums and ancient areas around Derry.
A major filming location for Game of Thrones, Downhill Beach and the nearby Mussenden Temple are famed as some of the best examples of natural beauty in Ireland. The Temple which was built at the top of a cliff gives great views across the sea, and excellent access to the beautiful beach, one of the largest and most picturesque in Ireland. Easily reachable from Derry city centre, the beach and temple are must sees for anyone coming to the city.
Derry Day Trips
With some gorgeous natural sights near to Derry, we’ve put together a guide to the best Derry Day Trips you can take from the city. The iconic Giant’s Causeway can easily be reached from Derry city through one of the world’s most picturesque train rides. If you’re looking for something a bit more active, the Wild Atlantic Way trail stretches across a huge section of Ireland’s west coast, and leaves from near the city, covering some incredible views across the Atlantic Ocean.
Derry City Walls
The Derry City Walls are some of the best preserved old city walls in the whole of Europe, with some amazing sights for those taking a walk around the original walled city of Derry on top of the walls. Stop off at the magnificently designed Derry Cathedral or head to some of the pubs that housed early performances from bands like the Undertones.