Getting Here

Getting to Belfast couldn’t be easier. We’ve got three airports, sea crossings from Scotland and England and a direct rail link from Dublin. Coming from further afield? No problem. You can fly direct to Belfast from over twenty European cities and a number of North American locations. And once you arrive, you’ll find it’s just as easy to get around as it was getting here. What are you waiting for? Consider this your personal invitation!

By Air

George Best Belfast City Airport

The airport is situated just three miles from Belfast City Centre. Please check www.belfastcityairport.com for flight information. There will be Welcome Desks at the airport for delegates arriving on Sunday.

For connections from Britain and Europe Aer Lingus and FlyBE offer direct routes to many major airports.

Belfast City Airport has a designated Airport Express 600 Service with buses approximately every 30 minutes at peak times from the front of the terminal building. Please check www.translink.co.uk for services on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tickets are available from the tourist information desk in arrivals or from the driver.

Belfast, Europa Buscentre

Single     Return 

£2.50      £3.80

For a complete timetable please click here


Timetables and pricing are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Translink. For further information, up-to-date timetables and fares, visit the Translink website.

Belfast International Airport

Belfast International Airport is 30 minutes drive via the M2 motorway. Please check www.belfastairport.com for flight information. There will be Welcome Desks at the airport for delegates arriving on Sunday.

The Airport Express 300 service operates between the airport and Belfast City Centre every 15 minutes Monday to Friday, every 20 minutes on Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday. This service operates 24 hours a day however night services are less frequent. 

Tickets are available from the tourist information desk in arrivals or from the driver.

 

Airport Express 300 Fares

Single    Return 

£8          £11 

Timetables and pricing are subject to change at any time. For a complete timetable please click here.

Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is conveniently located approximately 10km north of Dublin City Centre, near the M50 and M1 motorways. You can get to and from the airport by bus, taxi, or car. Both Bus Éireann and Aircoach leave for Belfast at Dublin Airport. The X1 bus service (provided jointly by Translink and Bus Eireann) operates from Dublin Busáras in the city centre and Dublin Airport to Belfast, with 21 departures every day. Airocach provides 44 daily non-stop express services connecting Dublin Airport with Belfast.

Routes:

X2 route: Belfast – Dublin Airport – Dublin (some X2 services terminate at Dublin Airport). 
X1 route: Belfast – Sprucefield – Banbridge – Newry – Dublin Airport – Dublin

 

Fare:

Single          Return

Around £8   Around £16

 

For a complete timetable please click here.

By Sea

Belfast is easily accessed by sea with crossings from both Scotland and England. Travel by state-of-the-art superfast ferries with journey times from just 2 hours 15 minutes.

Operators and travel times vary. Please check out Stena Line, P&O Irish Sea and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for travel options.

By Rail

Irish Rail operates services from towns and cities across the Republic of Ireland to Dublin's Connolly Station, where you can then catch a connecting train to Belfast. The Enterprise train service (provided jointly by Translink and Irish Rail), from Connolly Station to Belfast's Central Station, runs eight times daily (five times on Sunday) and takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes. Book in advance at www.irishrail.ie to avail of the best value fares. Your Enterprise ticket includes free onward rail travel from Belfast Central Station to Titanic Quarter Station (train stop for Titanic Belfast visitor attraction) as well as free Metro Bus services from Belfast Central Station to the city centre.
T: +44 28 9089 9409

www.irishrail.ie

By Bus

Translink

Translink is the leading integrated public transport operator of Metro, Ulsterbus and NI Railways in Northern Ireland. It offers a comprehensive network of bus and rail services throughout Northern Ireland and on cross border routes.

For more information on routes and fares visit 

www.translink.co.uk.

Bus Eireann provide bus and coach services, linking every major town and city in Ireland. For more information on routes and fares visit www.buseireann.ie. From Dublin, the X1 bus service (provided jointly by Translink and Bus Eireann) operates from Dublin Busáras in the city centre and Dublin Airport to Belfast, with 21 departures every day. 

Aircoach is Ireland's leading private bus and coach operator and provides a range of high frequency, quality scheduled coach services to and from Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport, including 44 daily non-stop express services connecting Dublin Airport with Belfast. For more information on routes and fares visit www.aircoach.ie.

By Road from Dublin

Starting out from Dublin Airport, the M1 motorway is well signposted for Belfast; this is a toll road and there is one Toll Plaza approximately 31 km from Dublin Airport. Continue on this motorway signposted for Belfast. Just after passing the City of Newry the road becomes a dual carriageway (A1) and motorway regulations fall away. At the Sprucefield roundabout (approximately 137 km from Dublin Airport) the A1 joins the M1 motorway (signposted The North, Belfast). Once within the Greater Belfast area the signs will display as City Centre. At Grosvenor Road Junction (approximately 152 km) leave the motorway and follow signs City Centre onto the B38.

By Taxi

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

fonaCAB

T: +44 28 9033 3333 

http://www.fonacab.com

 

Rate:

£2.50 for 0.1 miles, then £1.25 per mile thereafter.

22p per minute waiting time.

These rates exclude the time periods

Friday 23:00 - Saturday 05:00

Saturday 23:00 - Sunday 08:00

Value Cabs

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

 

Rate:

Standard Car -  4 Seats

£2.50 for the first 0.1 mile (£1.40 per mile thereafter)

Waiting time £13.20 per hour (22p per minute)

These rates exclude the time period:

Friday 23:00 - Saturday 06:00

Saturday 23:00  - Sunday 06:00

 

For more fares (depending on vehicle type) please go to: www.valuecabs.co.uk 
 

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