Planes, trains and automobiles
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!
George Best Belfast City Airport
The airport is situated just three miles from Belfast City Centre. Please check www.belfastcityairport.com for flight information.
For connections from Britain and Europe Aer Lingus and FlyBE offer direct routes to many major airports.
The Airport Express 600 bus service runs from the airport terminal to the city centre every 20 minutes (05.30 - 22.05) Monday to Friday. Please check www.translink.co.uk for services on Saturdays and Sundays.
Belfast International Airport
Belfast International Airport is 30 minutes drive via the M2 Motorway. Please check www.belfastairport.com for flight information.
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. Please check www.translink.co.uk for services during off peak times and weekends.
T: 028 7126 9996
T: 028 9080 9080
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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.
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 a free Metro Bus services from Belfast Central Station to the city centre.
T: 028 9089 9409
By BusBus 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.
T: 028 9066 6630
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.