Travelling to Belfast


Getting to Belfast couldn’t be easier with two major airports serving routes from cities throughout the UK, and daily connections to more than 40 European destinations. What’s more, first class ferry services from Scotland and England and excellent rail and road links within the island of Ireland, mean there are numerous ways to get here.

By Air: George Best City Airport ( www.belfastcityairport.com ) is three miles from the city centre. Belfast International Airport ( www.belfastairport.com ) is a 30 minute drive via the M2 motorway. A regular Airbus service operates into the city centre.

By Sea: Belfast is easily accessed by sea crossing from Scotland and England by high speed catamaran or by traditional ferry.

By Rail: The main rail stations in the city centre are Great Victoria Street and Central station. Cross-border services depart from and arrive at Central Station. The closest station to the University is Botanic Station which is a 10 minute walk away from the main campus. For information on train services please visit: www.translink.co.uk .

By Bus: Ulsterbus service operate throughout Northern Ireland. Services arrive and depart from the Europa Bus Station and the Laganside Buscentre. The University is well serviced by the Belfast Metro buses and timetables can be accessed at: www.translink.co.uk or Tel: +44 (0) 28 90 666 630

By Taxi: There are several private 24-hour hire taxi firms in Belfast and also black and white taxi ranks. Telephone Value Cabs on +44 (0) 28 90 80 90 80

By Car: Car parking is not available on campus. We encourage you to share vehicles with friends and colleagues where possible as the streets around the University can be congested. Click here to see a map showing the location of Queen's University.


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