Getting There

By Air

Belfast is served by two International Airports with connections across the world.
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.
Getting to and from George Best Belfast City Airport

The Translink Airport Express 600 bus service runs between the airport and Belfast City Centre. Buses operate every 30 minutes during peak times from the front of the terminal building to Europa bus station in the centre of town. The journey only takes around 10 minutes.

Value Cabs is Northern Ireland’s leading taxi and chauffeur-drive company with almost 700 drivers, and is the long-standing, official taxi partner of Belfast City Airport.

There is a taxi rank right outside the front of the terminal and a Value Cabs booking office located in the main concourse of the airport.

To book a Value Cabs taxi, call +44 (0)2890 809080

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.

Getting to and from Belfast International Airport

The Translink Airport Express 300 bus service runs between the airport and Belfast City Centre. Buses operate every 15 minutes during peak times from the front of the terminal building to Europa bus station in the centre of town. The journey only takes around 40 minutes.

The International Airport Taxi Company, official taxi operator for the Belfast International Airport, are available for hire 24 hours a day 7 days a week outside the right hand door of the airport Exit lobby.  Only taxis approved by Belfast International Airport are permitted to use the taxi rank. 

For bookings, contact the Belfast International Airport Taxi Company on +44 (0)28 9448 4353.

Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is located approximately 6 miles north of Dublin City Centre and 98 miles from Belfast City Centre.

Getting to and from Dublin Airport

Aircoach, Ireland’s leading coach operator, provides a range of frequent, quality services to / from Belfast and Dublin City and Airport. Travel on the 705X from €10/£8 single.

Purchase a ticket online or on-board using contactless, Apple/Google Pay.

By Sea

Belfast is easily accessed by sea, with crossings from Scotland, England and Wales. Travel by superfast ferries with journey times from just 2 hours.

Getting to Belfast from Dublin and Republic of Ireland

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 Dublin’s Connolly Station to Lanyon Station (previously known as Belfast Central Station), runs eight times daily (five times on Sundays) and takes 2 hours 15 minutes. Book in advance at www.irishrail.ie for the best value fares.

By Bus

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 2 hours. For more information on routes and fares, visit www.buseireann.ie

By Road

Starting out at 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 from Dublin) leave the motorway and follow signs for City Centre onto the B38.

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