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Getting Here

Getting to Belfast couldn't be easier, whether you're driving or relaxing on the bus or train. At only 2 hours from Dublin, what are you waiting for?

By Rail

An Enterprise service from Dublin's Connolly Station to Belfast's Central Station runs 8 times daily (5 times on Sunday). Book in advance at www.irishrail.ie for 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)
  • free Metro Bus services from Belfast Central Station to the city centre.

For rail services within Northern Ireland, visit www.translink.co.uk.

By Bus

Bus Eireann provide bus and coach services, linking every major town and city in the country. From Dublin, the X1 service (run in partnership with Translink) operates from Dublin Busáras in the city centre and Dublin Airport to Belfast, with 21 departures everyday. Book online at www.national.buseireann.ie.

Dublin Coach also provides an express bus service from Dublin to Belfast which travels 16 times daily in each direction. The journey time takes less than 2 hours and all coaches have free wifi on board, toilets and reclining leather seats. Single tickets cost just €10/£8.

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.

There are a number of Translink Park and Ride facilities available near Belfast where you can park your car and take a bus to Belfast city centre. This includes Sprucefield at Lisburn, off the M1 motorway.

Car Parking

Have a look at our guide to car parking in Belfast.

(For guidance only, prices and details are subject to change. Please check with the individual car park for full details).

Car parks include:

CastleCourt Shopping Centre

Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1DD - View Map
Visit www.castlecourt-uk.com for opening hours and more information.

  • Park all day for £6
  • If you're a regular visitor to CastleCourt, take advantage of their 30-Day Flexi Pass for £5 per day.

Victoria Square Shopping Centre

1 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 4QG - View Map
Open: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Customers can pre-book their parking online at a cheaper rate at www.q-park.co.uk or www.q-park.ie.

  • 1 hour, £3.20; 1-2 hours, £6.30; 2-3 hours, £9.60; 3-4 hours, £12.50, 4-5 hours £15.50; up to 12 hours, £18.50.
  • 24 hour parking for £20
  • Evening parking (6pm until 2am) £4.

Saint Anne's Square

2 Edward Street, Belfast, BT1 2LP - View Map
Open: 24 hours, 7 days a week

  • 0-1 hours, £1.60; 1-2 hours, £3.20; 2-3 hours, £4.60; 3-4 hours, £6; £2.30 per hour thereafter.
  • Saturday and Sunday 8am - 6pm, £1.60 per hour. Maximum charge £5.
  • 6pm - 12midnight, maximum charge £3.50.
  • Evening/overnight parking (7pm until 8am the next day) £5.

Donegall Quay Car Park

5 Donegall Quay, Belfast, BT1 3EA - View Map
Open: Monday - Saturday 7am - 7.30pm

  • £2 per hour
  • Maximum charge between 7am - 6pm, Monday - Friday £12
  • Saturday, all day parking available for £4.50.

Hi Park Car Park

High Street, Belfast, BT1 2JZ - View Map
Open: Monday - Saturday 7am - 11pm, Sunday 9am - 11pm

  • £2.50 per hour
  • Maximum daily charge £14.

Great Northern Car Park

40 Hope Street, Belfast, BT12 5EE - View Map
Open: Monday - Saturday 7am - 1am, Sunday 9am - 11pm

  • £2 per hour
  • Maximum daily charge £12.

McCausland Car Park

27 – 31 Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 5GR - View Map
Open: 6.45am - 1am daily

  • £2.20 per hour
  • £15 maximum daily charge.

Library Street Car Park

Little Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2JD - View Map
Open 24 hours

  • 1 hour: £0.40, 2 hours: £1, 3 hours: £1.50, 4 hours: £2
  • £5 per 24 hours