Walking is a great option if you’re wanting to see the sights of Belfast City Centre. Book a walking tour with an experienced local guide, or explore using our map.
Translink is Northern Ireland’s public transport provider. Metro and Glider services operates in the Belfast area, with Ulsterbus and Goldline bus services connecting the rest of Northern Ireland.
Glider services operate with a modern eco-hybrid fleet. Catering for more passengers than conventional buses, passengers also enjoy a new ticketing system which speeds up getting on and off the vehicle.
Translink operates Northern Ireland Railways which connects Belfast to various cities and towns in Northern Ireland. Within Belfast, the main train stations are Great Victoria Street Station and Lanyon Station (previously known as Belfast Central Station).
The Enterprise Train service connects Dublin and Belfast. It is jointly operated by Translink and Irish Rail.
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.
George Best Belfast City Airport
Belfast City Airport is just three miles from Belfast City Centre. Aer Lingus, British Airways, KLM and Eastern Airways all fly to and from Belfast City Airport. The Translink Airport Express 600 bus service runs between the airport and Belfast city centre.
Belfast International Airport
Belfast International Airport is a 30 minute drive from Belfast City Centre. EasyJet, Ryanair, Jet2 and Wizz all fly to and from Belfast International Airport. The Translink Airport Express 300 bus service runs between the airport and Belfast city centre.
From Scotland, England, Republic of Ireland and Isle of Man
Belfast is easily accessed by sea, with crossings from both Scotland and England. Travel by superfast ferries with journey times from just one hour.
- Stena Line (travelling from Liverpool and Cairnryan)
- P&O Irish Sea (travelling from Cairnryan)
- Carlingford Lough Ferry (travelling from Republic of Ireland)
- Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (travelling from Isle of Man).
From Dublin and Republic of Ireland
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 Dublin’s Connolly Station to Lanyon Station (previously known as Belfast Central Station), runs eight times daily (five times on Sundays) and takes two hours 15 minutes. Book in advance at irishrail.ie for the best value fares.
From Dublin and Republic of Ireland
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.
The journey time from Dublin to Belfast is approximately two hours.
For more information on routes and fares, visit buseireann.ie.
Belfast has plenty of accessible sights and wheelchair-friendly attractions to discover. Go to our visitor site visitbelfast.com to view information on accessible venues, public transport, mobility scooter and wheelchair hire, disabled car parking and accessible toilets in Belfast.
Travel Trade Toolkit
Find itineraries, guides, coach parking, images, downloads and much more in our Travel Trade Toolkit below.
Choose an itinerary that suits your clients’ needs from a range of popular sample itineraries and themed activities.
Travel Trade Support
Visit Belfast’s dedicated Travel Trade team is on hand to offer expert advice and help you plan exciting itineraries tailored to your client’s needs.