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Derry Airport Guide

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 of what to expect during your time at Derry Airport.

What to Expect

derry airport guideDerry 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 of 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.

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. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Derry Airport Guide.

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.

Airport Hours

Terminal hours vary according to the flight schedule.

Airport Hotels

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 for deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

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 learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Amelia Earhart Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Derry Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Drinking Water

Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Food & Drinks

Fed & Watered offers full-service dining featuring local ingredients. Location: Departures lounge, airside. We Make coffee shop is available landside. Hours: Unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

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Mobile Charging

At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this guide.


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Free WiFi is available at Derry Airport.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Baby Care Facilities – Baby change facilities are available.

Currency Exchange – North West Money Exchange is 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 online.

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.

Shopping –  The Airport Shop offers discounted prices and a “buy now, collect later” facility.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this guide.

Smoking – The building is entirely non-smoking. You may smoke in designated areas outside the terminal only (pre-check-in).

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Ulserbus 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.

Car Rentals

The following rental companies have locations on-site: Avis • Hertz.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


City Cabs operates 24 hours a day from a dedicated taxi rank in front of the airport. At the time of this update, an average one-way trip between the airport and the city center costs £11.00 and takes about 20 minutes.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.