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).
|George Best Belfast City Airport|
|Isle of Man||Manx Flights, Eastern Airways|
|London Heathrow||Aer Lingus, British Airways|
|London Gatwick||Easyjet , Ryanair|
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.
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.
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|
Belfast is a pretty compact city and you can walk from the city centre to the venue at Queens in 15-20 mins.
You can access Belfast Bikes to get around Belfast with 2 bike docks located approx. 5 mins walk from the venue.
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.
Here are links to some OpenDataNI datasets that might be handy!
Real-time train data
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!