Getting Around


As Belfast city is compact, getting around the city is easy on foot or by taxi. There is also a network of transport options to avail of. Information on transport in the city is available via Belfast’s official visitor website Travel and TransportDelegates can contact the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre directly for specific queries on +44 28 9024 6609.

Taxi Hire

Please note that only the black taxis can be flagged, all other cabs must be called.

fonaCAB

A family business with a fleet of over 700 vehicles. Book directly from your phone with the free app.

T: +44 28 9033 3333 http://www.fonacab.com

Value Cabs
Offer a fleet of over 600 vehicles and a wide range of transportation services including professional taxi service and executive vehicles. Debit/credit card payment facility available in every vehicle.

T: +44 28 9080 9080 www.valuecabs.co.uk.

Public Transport

Translink is Northern Ireland's integrated bus and rail public transport company and is responsible for Metro, Ulsterbus and NI Railways. It operates a comprehensive network of bus and rail services throughout Northern Ireland and on cross border routes.
T: +44 28 9066 6630 www.translink.co.uk

Car Hire

Renting a car is another great way for visitors to get around Belfast and to visit some of the many fantastic visitor attractions throughout Northern Ireland. Visit our Travel and Transport section for further information.

Bike Hire

Bikes are available for public hire, with over 30 docking stations located across Belfast City Centre. You can register as a casual user or annual subscriber from £5 and the first 30 minutes of each trip is free. To find out more, visit www.belfastbikes.co.uk.

Communications

The international code for Northern Ireland is 00 44 28. The local code for Belfast is 90. The number for emergency services is 999. This will connect you to the fire brigade, police, ambulance, lifeboat and mountain rescue services. Directory enquiries can be contacted on 118 500 or dial 0 from a public telephone for operator assistance.

Internet and WiFi access is widely available throughout the city. WiFi is available in the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, 9 Donegall Square North.

Most post offices are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm and some are also open on Saturday mornings. The main post office is located on Bridge Street in the city centre and is open 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Banking

Most banks are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. All major credit cards are widely accepted in the city and some shops will accept euro. There are foreign exchange facilities available in banks, post offices, Marks and Spencer, travel agents and in the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre.

Shopping

Many shops in the city centre follow these opening times:

Monday - Wednesday: 9am-6pm

Thursday: 9am-9pm

Friday & Saturday: 9am-6pm

Sunday: 1pm-6pm

Some shop opening hours may vary.

Tipping
Most restaurants add a discretionary service charge to the bill for parties of six people or more. If this charge is added to your bill, tipping is not necessary. If a service charge is not included, it is customary to tip 10-15%.

Smoking

Belfast has been a smoke free city since 2006. It is against the law to smoke in bars, restaurants, cafés, hotels, offices, factories and other places of work. Your accommodation may allow smoking in bedrooms but it is important to check this with staff or risk a fine. Many bars, clubs and restaurants have installed outdoor smoking areas for those who choose to smoke.

Accessibility & Disability Links

ADAPT NI
www.adaptni.org

Disability Action
www.disabilityaction.org

Disability Sports NI
www.dsni.co.uk

Disabled Go - access information of shops, visitor attractions and other public places
www.disabledgo.com

RNIB
www.rnib.org.uk

RNID
www.rnid.org.uk

Shop Mobility Belfast
www.shopmobilityni.org