Travel and Accommodation

Getting to Belfast from other parts of the UK

The city has two airports, George Best Belfast City Airport (approximately 10 minute journey to the city centre) and Belfast International Airport (approximately 45 minute journey by bus/car). There are plenty of budget airlines that service most of the UK and further afield.

There is also the possibility of travelling to Belfast by ferry from Cairnryan or Liverpool (Stena Line).

Destinations:

George Best Belfast City Airport
Glasgow Flybe
Inverness Flybe
Aberdeen Flybe
Edinburgh Flybe
Isle of Man Manx Flights, Eastern Airways
Leeds/Bradford Flybe
Manchester Flybe
Liverpool Flybe
East Midlands Flybe
Birmingham Flybe
Cardiff Flybe
Newquay Flybe
Exeter Flybe
Southampton Flybe
London Heathrow Aer Lingus, British Airways
London city Flybe

 

Belfast International
Birmingham Easyjet
Bristol Easyjet
Edinburgh Easyjet
Glasgow Easyjet
Jersey Easyjet
Liverpool Easyjet
London Gatwick Easyjet , Ryanair
London Luton Easyjet
London Stansted Easyjet
Manchester Easyjet
Newcastle Easyjet

Getting to Belfast from the Republic of Ireland and other parts of the island

Travelling from the Republic of Ireland

Getting to Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland is very straightforward. 
Make your way by car – only 90 minutes from Dublin or 3 hours from Galway. 
Or, Translink operates cross-border bus and train services. Tel 028 9066 6630 or visit www.translink.co.uk for routes and timetables.

Cross-border services

There are also good cross-border bus and rail links from the Irish Republic. 
• BUS – Ulsterbus work in co-operation with Bus Eireann and will have current bus schedules and prices.
• RAIL – NI Railways work in co-operation with Iarnród Éireann as part of the Enterprise service between Dublin and Belfast.

For more details on all Translink’s services, visit www.translink.co.uk or call their contact centre on 028 9066 6630.

Accommodation

This list provides a number of potential accommodation options close to the venue at Queen’s University and the general city centre. There are also numerous B&B’s near the university too.

Hotel Name Address Postcode Telephone No Avg. Price Distance
Hotel ETAP Belfast 35 Dublin Rd  BT2 7HE 028 9032 8126 £49 Between city & QUB
The Crescent Townhouse Hotel 13 Lower Cres BT7 1NR 028 9032 3349 £59 QUB area
Wellington Park Hotel 21 Malone Rd  BT9 6RU 028 9038 1111 £60 QUB area
Ramada Encore Belfast City Centre 20 Talbot St BT1 2LD 028 9026 1800 £59 Cathedral quarter
Ibis Hotel 100 Castle St BT1 1HF 028 9023 8888 £59 City centre
Jurys Inn Great Victoria St  BT1 6DY 028 9053 3500 £62 City centre
Travelodge Belfast Central Hotel 15 Brunswick St BT2 7GE 0870 191 1687 £62 City centre
Premier Inn Belfast City Cathedral Quarter 2-6 Waring St BT1 2DX 0871 527 8070 £69 Cathedral quarter
Park Inn 4 Clarence St W BT2 7GP 028 9067 7700 £69 City centre
Premier Inn Belfast City Centre Alfred St BT2 8ED 0871 527 8068 £69 City centre
Holiday Inn Express Belfast City – Queen’s Quarter 106A University St  BT7 1HP 028 9031 1909 £70 QUB area
Hotel Ibis Queen’s Quarter 75 University Street £77 QUB area
Clayton Hotel Belfast 22 Ormeau Ave BT2 8HS 028 9032 8511 £80 Between city & QUB
Bullitt Hotel 40a Church Ln BT1 4QN 028 9590 0600 £97 City centre
Ten Square Hotel  10 Donegall Square S BT1 5JD 028 9024 1001 £97 City centre
Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast The Gasworks, 3 Cromac Place BT7 2JB 028 9043 4065 £99 Between city & QUB
Dukes at Queens 65-67 University St BT7 1HL £102 QUB area
Tara Lodge 36 Cromwell Rd BT7 1JW 028 9059 0900 £105 QUB area
Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast Great Victoria St  BT2 7BQ 028 9044 2080 £110 City centre
Hilton Belfast 4 Lanyon Pl BT1 3LP 028 9027 7000 £115 City centre
Europa Hotel Great Victoria St BT2 7AP 028 9027 1066 £140 City centre

 

Transport

Walking

Belfast is a pretty compact city and you can walk from the city centre to the venue at Queens in 15-20 mins.

Cycling

You can access Belfast Bikes to get around Belfast with 2 bike docks located approx. 5 mins walk from the venue.

Buses

From the city centre you can get a number 8 a, b or c bus to take you to Queens and then it is a 2 minute walk from there.

You can view the route map or view timetables.

 

Open data

Here are links to some OpenDataNI datasets that might be handy!

Belfast bikes

https://www.opendatani.gov.uk/dataset/bike-hire-stations

Real-time train data

https://apis.opendatani.gov.uk/translink/renderstaffsoad.asp?file=3043B2.xml

https://www.opendatani.gov.uk/dataset/real-time-rail-stations-arrivals-and-departures

Bus timetables

https://www.opendatani.gov.uk/dataset?q=bus+timetables

Bus routes

https://www.opendatani.gov.uk/dataset?q=bus+routes&sort=score+desc%2C+metadata_modified+desc

 

Tourism plug

Also as a quick tourist plug! Belfast, was named as the best UK city at the 2016 Guardian and Observer Travel Awards, so if you have never been or just want to return then #ODCamp is a great excuse!

Also Titanic Belfast has been crowned best tourist attraction in the world!!! It beat Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, the Las Vegas Strip and Peru’s Machu Picchu so is obviously worth visiting!