Directions

The university and Queen’s Elms Halls of Residence are conveniently located to the South of the city. This document provides directions when arriving in Belfast by air, train, bus, and car. If anything is unclear, or you want further assistance, please email Emma, Emilie, or Susan at wasteandabundance@qub.ac.uk.

The conference will be held at The Postgraduate Centre for Humanities, 16 College Green, Belfast (opposite the Union Theological College). This is beside the main campus, at the south end of Botanic Avenue.

 Google map of Belfast:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Belfast&hl=en&ie=UTF8&z=15&ll=54.587582,-5.934677&spn=0.009002,0.025835&om=1

 Arriving at Belfast International Airport (Aldegrove): 

For information on getting to and from Belfast International Airport by bus and car, go to the airport website:

http://www.belfastairport.com/en/content.asp?area=2&id=62

 The Airport Express 300 is by far the cheapest and easiest means of travel, with buses running approximately every 10 minutes 24hours a day (journey time approx. 40mins).

The bus costs £6.00 (single) and £9.00 (return).

The bus leaves you at the Europa Bus station (see below for directions from bus station to Queen’s).

The airport is about 40 minutes drive from the city, so a taxi would cost approx. £30 each way.

 Arriving at Belfast City Airport:

 For information on getting to and from the George Best Belfast City Airport, go to the airport website:

 http://www.belfastcityairport.com/template1.asp?id=31&pid=31&parent=7

The City airport is very conveniently located. It is quite cheap to get into the city by bus (Airlink Flexibus 600 leaves every 20 minutes from outside the airport from 0600 – 2150, it costs £2.20 return). It leaves you to the Europa Bus Station (see below for directions from bus station to Queen’s). 

There is a train station near the airport terminal which you can get to by the airport shuttle. Trains are twice hourly and cost £1.20 (single) to Central Station. You would then need to get a connecting train to Botanic station (see below).

As it is so close, you can get a taxi for about £6.00 to the City Centre (which means about £10 to Queen’s).

 Arriving by train:

Most trains coming into Belfast will go to Central Station. You then need to get a connection to Botanic Station. Train timetables can be found on the Translink website:

http://www.translink.co.uk/timetableshome.asp

Queen’s University is about 5 minutes walk from Botanic Station (top of Botanic Avenue, see map). Queen’s Elm’s is about 10-15 minutes from Botanic by foot. There is a taxi rank on Botanic Avenue (FonACAB).

Arriving by bus:

Most trains (for example, from the airports and Dublin), will leave you to the Europa Bus Station on Great Victoria Street.

Timetables can be found on the Translink website:

http://www.translink.co.uk/home.asp

It will take approximately 15-20 minutes to walk to Queen’s from the bus station. Alternatively, you can normally get a taxi outside (either a public ‘black’ taxi or a private taxi from the taxi rank opposite the side door). Taxis will cost approximately £5-10 to Queen’s and Queen’s Elms.

If you want to walk, go through the Great Northern Mall Shopping Centre to Great Victoria Street. Turn right and follow the road up to Shaftsbury Square. Then take University Road to Queen’s. This leads onto the Malone Road, where Queen’s Elms Halls of Residence are situated.

Arriving by car:

There are two motorways into Belfast: the M1 and M2.

When on the M2 motorway (from the North and Belfast International Airport), follow signs to the Westlink and M1. From the M1, take the King’s Hall exit and follow road signs to the King’s Hall. With the King’s Hall to your right, continue straight along Balmoral Avenue. At the end of Balmoral Avenue turn left onto Malone Road.

Queen’s Elms Halls of Residence are to the right off the Malone Road.

Malone Road turns into University Road. You will see the main Queen’s building on the right.