History is all around you in this famous walled city of Derry-Londonderry


Approximate flight time: 1 hour 15 minutes (total distance 631 miles)

Airlines that fly direct: Ryanair 

Airport in destination: City of Derry Airport 

Seasons: High = July - August; Low = December - February

Currency: Euro (€)

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Departing from Birmingham Airport

Birmingham is Britain’s second city, so it’s no wonder that the city’s airport is so well equipped. Easy to get to and filled with a fantastic selection of shops and restaurants, you’re sure to enjoy the time before your flight.

Birmingham Airport is very accessible by various modes of transportation. If you’re driving to the airport, you’ll find a choice of car parks, which are all easily accessible from the terminal by foot or via the free shuttle bus. Book a carpark space online in advance and save up to 70%.

If you prefer to take public transport, you will find bus services running directly to the airport and Birmingham International Airport train station. The free Air-Rail link from the station takes you straight into the terminal in less than five minutes.

Packing to go abroad can seem a laborious task and you’re bound to forget something you need for your trip. But not to worry, our selection of shops will cater for any forgotten item.

Last minute health and beauty essentials can be found at Boots, and InMotion will have any electricals you may have missed. If you need to buy a present for someone at the other end, your best bet is World Duty Free for luxury brands at discount prices. There are also beauty and fashion stores to browse before your flight.

Enjoy a delicious meal at one of our cafés, bars or restaurants. Everyone’s favourite Wetherspoon has your much-loved ales and wines, as well as soft drinks and a great food menu. Try one of the burgers at Factory Bar and Kitchen or if you want to grab something a little lighter, or there’s a handful of coffee shops for that much-needed caffeine hit, and even a Burger King.

To find out about our other services, head to our terminal facilities page. Travelling to Berlin for business? Read our travel tips for the business traveller.

Average temperature in Derry-Londonderry

(Hi + Low monthly temperatures)
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Maximum 6°C 7°C 8°C 10°C 13°C 15°C 17°C 17°C 15°C 12°C 9°C 7°C
Minimum 3°C 3°C 4°C 5°C 8°C 10°C 12°C 12°C 10°C 8°C 6°C 4°C

Arriving at City of Derry Airport 

There is a taxi rank located immediately in front of the airport terminal with taxis available for private hire. Typically, a fare from the airport to Derry City Centre is £11.00 and takes approximately 20mins (prices can vary, depending on exact destination, so please check prior to entering the taxi)

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.

Plus there are various scheduled bus services to and from the airport to the main Bus Depot on Foyle Street in the City centre.


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View of cliffs on the Causeway coastal route

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Historic building and city walls in Derry-Londonderry

What to expect in Derry-Londonderry

This city is wrapped in history and it’s clear to see everywhere you look.

Walking along the intact City walls are amongst the top things to do whilst here, as well stopping by the local award-winning museums. The city is home to the famous TV programme the Derry Girls and the Derry Girls Experience is available to visit. Fans can discover where it all began and see close up original memorabilia from the hit show.

It's also the perfect spot for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coastal Route.

Culture in Derry-Londonderry

Known as a ‘festival city’, here you’ll find lots to keep you entertained - everything from theatre shows, cultural weekends, traditional live Irish music, lively bars and restaurants.

Try your talents at Stand Up Paddle boarding, one of several water sports available to do whilst in Derry–Londonderry.

Don’t miss the Museum of Free Derry - a public space where you'll find interpretations and concepts of the city in both historic and contemporary contexts.

Sunny day with cloudy sky, city walls and historical buildings, Derry-Londonderry

Sunny day with cloudy sky, city walls and historical buildings, Derry-Londonderry

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