Getting to Belfast

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 nine times a day from Cairnryan to Larne, and twice a day from Troon to Larne from the end of March to end of September.

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

Translink run an extensive network of bus and train routes across Northern Ireland and to Dublin. For routes, fares and bookings visit

Getting to Culture Night

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 the University of Ulster or Belfast Cathedral.

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

On the day, our advice is to leave your car at home, if at all possible. 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, parking around the site is limited as there will be no on-street car parking spaces available within the Cathedral Quarter including Donegall Street, North Street, Union Street, Kent Street, Academy Street, Exchange Street, Hill Street, Waring Street, Skipper Street, Talbot Street and Royal Avenue. There are numerous other parking facilities located around the city centre. Please visit Car parks – Belfast City Council for more details.

Translink Metro buses are very regular throughout the day. A single journey bus ticket starts at £1.40. Smartlink day tickets start at £2.50 off peak or £3.50 unlimited. All Metro buses drop off in the City Centre. Laganside bus centre is a 10-minute walk, while Great Victoria Street Bus Centre is a 20 minute walk. Cathedral Quarter is at stop #23 on the Belfast City Sightseeing tour route, on Donegal Street. Contact Translink on +44 (0) 28 9066 6630 or visit for up-to-date timetable information.

Decide to Glide this Culture Night

New for Culture Night this year is Glider! Offering fast and reliable journeys linking West Belfast, East Belfast and Titanic Quarter via the city centre. Choose from a range of discount travel tickets like £3.50 all-day travel with a Translink DayLink card. Find out more at

Especially for Culture Night, Translink have put on the following late night service:

Late Night Metro!

Translink is providing Metro Nightmover services at 11.30pm, Midnight, 12.30am and 1.00am on selected routes. Visit , call 028 90 66 66 30 or follow @Translink_NI for details.

Central Station is only a 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. Travel with NI Railways after 9.30am any day of the week and get 1/3 off a day return ticket. For more information and to book tickets please visit