Getting to Belfast
Belfast is easy to get to, whether it's by bus, train, plane or car. And when you're in the city, take advantage of the Translink Metro bus network, with special day tickets and offers.
- Travelling within Northern Ireland
- Travelling from Dublin and Republic of Ireland
- Travelling from Great Britain
- Car Parking
- Taxi Service
Travelling in Northern Ireland
Translink offers bus and rail services throughout Northern Ireland, so you can sit back, relax and leave the car at home.
Travelling from Dublin and Republic of Ireland
Belfast is just 2 hours from Dublin, with travel options including the Enterprise Train from Connolly Station to Belfast's Central Station.
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 service, from Connolly Station to Belfast's Central Station, runs eight times daily (five times on Sunday). 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).
- free Metro Bus services from Belfast Central Station to the city centre.
Bus Eireann provide bus and coach services, linking every major town and city in the country. For more information on routes and fares visit
www.buseireann.ie. From Dublin, the X1 service 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.
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 for City Centre onto the B38.
Travelling from Great Britain
Belfast is quick and easy to get to. You can travel to the city from around 20 different airports, with the London to Belfast flight taking just 1 hour and 20 minutes. Flights are available from a number of airlines including FlyBe and Aer Lingus.
Belfast is easily accessed by sea with crossings from both Scotland and England, with journey times from just 2 hours and 15 minutes. Travel is available with a number of ferries including Stena Line.
Secure car parking is available across the city.
Value Cabs has a fleet of over 650 vehicles offering a professional taxi service, with a debit and credit card payment facility available in every vehicle. You can also use their Value Cabs app to book your taxi and trace your booking. Tel: +44 (0)28 9080 9080.
- Festive Family Fun
- Santa's Grottos
- Christmas Lights Switch-Ons
- Festive Nights Out
- Festive Afternoon Tea
- New Year's Eve
- Belfast Christmas Shop Opening Hours
- Belfast Christmas Shopping Guide
- Christmas Markets and Fairs
- Belfast Black Friday Sales
- Christmas Gifts for Her
- Christmas Gifts for Him
- Christmas Gifts for Couples
- Christmas Gifts for Kids
- Christmas Gifts for Teenagers