Getting to Belfast

Please check all local travel requirements and restrictions in advance.

Flights from all major UK and European cities arrive at either of Belfast’s two airports. Belfast International is 19 miles from the city centre, and George Best Belfast City Airport three miles from the city centre.

Belfast City Airport
Belfast International Airport

Stena Line sails up to six times a day between Belfast and Cairnryan, and up to twice a day between Belfast and Liverpool. P&O sails up to seven times a day from Cairnryan to Larne.

Stenaline: Belfast – Cairnryan Routes
Stenaline: Belfast – Liverpool Routes
P & O Ferries

The Cathedral Quarter is a leisurely 10-minute walk from Belfast City Hall and a 20 minute walk from both Central (Lanyon) and Great Victoria Street Stations; follow signs for Ulster University or Belfast Cathedral.

Belfast operates a bicycle hire scheme, with over 40 docking stations located across the city.

Our advice is always to leave your car at home, if at all possible! We are passionate about the environment and support a car-free city centre. We have worked hard with Translink and other agencies to make travel by bus, train, bike or foot as easy as possible.

If you do need to bring your car please visit Car parks – Belfast City Council for more details.


There are regular Translink Glider and Metro services to the city centre and directly to the Cathedral Quarter. For timetables, guidelines and further information please check

Follow @Translink_NI for updated travel information on social media.

BY TRAIN AND BUS (outside the city):

Translink run an extensive network of bus and train routes across Northern Ireland and to Dublin.

There are a range of ticket options, including Translink’s Family and Friends ticket – only £22 for unlimited day travel on all Translink bus and train services within Northern Ireland for up to two adults and four children. Family and Friends tickets are available Monday to Friday (after 0930) and Saturdays and Sundays (anytime).

For information on all routes, fares and bookings visit

BY BUS (in the city):

Translink Metro and Glider services in Belfast are very regular throughout the day. Translink customers can enjoy £2.10 cash single or £1.55 Smartlink journey fares (City Zone), alternatively a DayLink pass is £3.50 for all-day travel, dropping to £3 after 9.30am.

Special tickets include the Metro and Glider Family Day Ticket – only £9 for unlimited day travel on any Metro or Glider service for up to two adults and four children and are available from the driver on the day of travel, from main bus and train stations or Glider ticket vending machines at halts.

Passengers are reminded to use hand sanitisers at stations and cashless payments.  Face covering must also be worn in respect of others unless exempt.

Visit or call 028 90 66 66 30 for full details and follow @Translink_NI for more information #LetsGoSafelyTogether.


Lanyon Place Train Station is only a 15-20 minute walk from the Cathedral Quarter. This station links to all NI stations as well as the cross-border Enterprise service to and from Dublin. For more information and to book tickets please visit