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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
at Belfast International Airport (Aldegrove):
information on getting to and from Belfast International Airport by bus and car,
go to the airport website:
is by far the cheapest
and easiest means of travel, with buses running approximately every 10 minutes
24hours a day (journey time approx. 40mins).
costs £6.00 (single) and £9.00 (return).
leaves you at the Europa Bus station (see below for directions from bus station
airport is about 40 minutes drive from the city, so a taxi would cost approx. £30
at Belfast City Airport:
information on getting to and from the George Best Belfast City Airport, go to
the airport website:
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
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).
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:
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
trains (for example, from the airports and Dublin), will leave you to the Europa
Bus Station on Great Victoria Street.
can be found on the Translink website:
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.
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.
two motorways into Belfast: the M1 and M2.
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
Elms Halls of Residence are to the right off the Malone Road.
Road turns into University Road. You will see the main Queen’s building on the