Getting around

Belfast city hall through the trees

On foot

Most of you will spend the majority of your time in the area around the main University campus, and the longest journey will be no more than 10 minutes.

Even if you choose not to live in University accommodation, you'll still be within a mile of your lecture theatre when you step out of your front door. You'll have two social hubs nearby – Botanic and Stranmillis – and the city centre itself is only a 15-minute walk from Queen's.

Plan your travels around Belfast


By bike

The Belfast Bikes scheme came to Queen's in 2015, and we have two docking stations on campus. One is outside the Students' Union, and the other is at the McClay library.

Much like the Boris Bikes scheme in London, Belfast Bikes enables you to collect a bike from one docking station and leave it somewhere else in town. Membership is very reasonable for a full year (£20 in 2015) and of course used bikes are widely available if you'd rather take yours home after a lecture.

Hiring a Belfast Bike

Metro ylink

By bus

The Metro serves the greater Belfast area and the rest of Northern Ireland is covered by Ulsterbus.

Several major bus routes pass by the Queen’s campus on a regular basis, for transport to the rest of Belfast and beyond as well as connections to train stations and airports.

Take a Metro Bus


By train

NI Railways operates regular trains to Bangor, Larne, the seaside resort of Portrush and Derry~Londonderry as well as Dublin.

The stretch of railway line from Coleraine to Derry~Londonderry is justifiably regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world, with scenery including lush forest, waterfalls, cliffs and unspoiled beaches.

Travel by train

Getting here



Belfast is served by two airports: George Best Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport; both are linked to the city by regular bus services.

Dublin International Airport is located approximately 100 miles to the south.



Queen’s is located close to Northern Ireland’s motorway network, and the campus is reached from the city centre.

The journey to the University from Belfast Harbour, off-peak, should take no more than 20 minutes.

George Best City Airport

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Belfast International Airport

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Fast ferry services including Stena Line and P&O Ferries make multiple daily crossings.

Services run from Northern Ireland to ports in Scotland and England.

Stena Line

When you arrive

Queen's bridge


Belfast is a small, welcoming city with plenty of places to stay.

Visit Belfast, the city's official visitor website, lists all available accommodation: hotels; guest houses; bed and breakfast; hostels; and self-catering.

Visit Belfast

Aerial view of the campus


Due to its city location, parking at the University is limited, so we advise you to use public transport where possible.

However, if you require access to the campus by car, please contact the Disability Services Officer in advance of your visit to arrange access.

Find out more about disable parking at Queen's

Interactive Campus Map

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Campus Plan

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