Getting Here

Getting Here

 Travelling to Belfast by Air

Belfast is serviced by two airports, Belfast International Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport. Most flights are approximately an hour from most UK and Ireland destinations.

  • Belfast International Airport

Located 18.8 miles | 31 minutes’ drive to Belfast City Hall.  For additional travel arrangements visit the Belfast International Airport Website

  • George Best Belfast City Airport

Located 3.5 miles | 13 minutes’ drive to Belfast City Hall.  For additional travel arrangements visit the George Best Belfast City Airport Website

Travelling to Belfast by Sea Belfast_Port_Road_Sign

The two main Belfast ferry routes are to and from Liverpool and Cairnryan in Scotland both provided by Stena Line.  For additional travel arrangements visit the StenaLine or P&O Ferries website.

Travelling to Belfast by Road Belfast_Motorway_Road_Sign

Belfast is close to all Northern Ireland’s main motorways, which makes connecting effortless with the rest of Ireland.  The table below highlights the distance and approximate journey times for many cities and towns across the North and South of Ireland.

Starting Point / Location

Journey Distance

Approximate Journey Time

Dublin 105 miles 1 hour 59 minutes
Derry / Londonderry 70 miles 1 hour 31 minutes
Coleraine 56.4 miles 1 hour 10 minutes
Newry 38.5 miles 49 minutes
Enniskillen 82.4 miles 1 hour 34 minutes
Omagh 69 miles 1 hour 15 minutes
Bangor 13 miles 31 minutes
Cork 261 Miles 4 hours 19 minutes
Galway 229 miles 3 hours 53 minutes

Travelling to Belfast by Public Transport; Rail or Bus Belfast_Translink_Bus

All public transport in Northern Ireland is organised by the Translink company.  Visit their website to gain for more information on fares, timetables, journey planners and online ticket bookings. Below is a list of their main services to Belfast:

  • NI Railways: Northern Ireland’s train service provider has services running from Portadown, Bangor, Larne, Derry / Londonderry, Portrush and Dublin.
  • Ulsterbus: Ulsterbus is a public transport operator in Northern Ireland and operates bus services outside Belfast.
  • Ulsterbus Goldline: Providing direct services to and from cities across Northern Ireland, including Derry / Londonderry, Coleraine, Newry and Armagh.
  • Metrobus: Providing travel throughout the greater Belfast area.
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