Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Derry Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
I was late getting to the airport but the cooked breakfast of scambled egg and sauage near to the boarding gate smelt delicious. – Harpo
LDY Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Derry Airport.
What to Expect
Derry Airport (code: LDY) has a small, recently renovated terminal that connects to a few regional destinations. Amenities include a full-service restaurant, a cafe, and a couple shops. The free WiFi helps pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.
Sleeping in Derry Airport
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.
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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel near Derry Airport:
- Best Western Plus White Horse Hotel – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Derry, search deals and read traveller reviews.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!Passes Amelia Earhart Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
Related Pages: Derry Airport Lounges
Free WiFi is available at Derry Airport.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Baby Care Facilities – Baby change facilities are available.
Currency Exchange – North West Money Exchange is located in the Customer Service Area (landside).
Fast Track Service – As a premium service, customers with Fast Track security passes will be given priority service to ensure that waiting is kept to a minimum. Cost: £5.00. Book on-line.
Food & Drinks – Fed & Watered offers full-service dining featuring local ingredients. Location: Departures lounge, airside. We Make coffee shop is available landside. Hours: unknown.
Information Desk – For answers to general questions about the airport or to purchase a pass to the Amelia Earhart lounge, visit the Customer Service Desk in the main lobby, opposite the Car Hire area.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Shopping – The Airport Shop offers discounted prices and a “buy now, collect later” facility.
Showers – Not available.
SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Smoking – The building is entirely non-smoking, you may smoke in designated areas outside the terminal only (pre-check in).
Terminal hours vary according to the flight schedule.
Derry airport is served by the following airlines: Ryanair • Loganair.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Ulsterbus links the LDY airport to the Bus Depot on Foyle Street in the city center, with connections available to buses serving northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. For fares, routes and schedule information, visit the Translink website.
The following rental companies have locations onsite: Avis • Hertz.
See also Airport Hotels above.
City Cabs operate 24-hours a day from a dedicated taxi rank located in front of the airport. At the time of this update, an average one-way trip between the airport and city center costs £11.00, and takes about 20 minutes.
Last updated: 2022-10-28
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.