Travel Information

The main entrance to Queen’s University is on University Road, and the Porter’s Lodge is on your right. A map of the campus is available here:

To get to Queen’s University, the following information may be useful.

Arriving from the airport

Two airports serve Belfast: Belfast International Airport (BFS) and Belfast City Airport (BHD).
Belfast International Airport is situated about 25km from the city centre. A taxi to the University will cost around £25. There is also a Translink shuttle bus which departs from outside the terminal building every 10 minutes at peak times and goes to the Europa Bus Station (its terminus). The shuttle costs £6 single, or £9 return.

Belfast City Airport is situated about 4 km from the City Centre. A taxi to the University will cost around £9. There is also a Translink shuttle bus which departs from outside the terminal building every 20 minutes and terminates at the Europa Bus Station. The return fare is approximately £2.50

Travel from the Bus Station

If you take the airport shuttle and arrive at the Europa Bus Station, you can take a taxi onwards to the University. A taxi fare to Queen’s will be about £3.

There are also regular bus services to the University. Leave the bus station through the main exit onto Great Victoria Street (you will see the Europa Hotel to your left), cross the road and you will find a bus stop. The 8A, 8B and 8C all go to Queen’s University (there is a bus stop directly outside the main building). Fares are £1.00 to Queen’s University.
You can also walk to the University from the bus station – exit the bus station onto Great Victoria Street, turn right, and follow the road for about 10 minutes until you reach the University. See the map at:
Travel from Central Station

There are plentiful taxis from Central Station, and the fare to Queen’s University will be about £5.

You can also take a suburban train to Botanic Station, from where the University is less than a 5 minute walk (turn left as you come out of the station, walk along Botanic Avenue for about 200 metres, and take the third street on your right (University Square) – the main Queen’s building will be on your left). See the map at

You can also take a bus to the City Hall (free with a valid rail ticket), from where you can catch the 8A, 8B or 8C to Queen’s University.

By car

If you wish to drive to the conference, please refer to the maps on the QUB website:
There is ample free parking around Queen’s, though this is in high demand on weekdays (Saturdays are not usually a problem). Anyone wanting to come by car on Friday is advised to arrive at Queen’s not later than 8.15am.

If you are staying in Belfast before or after the conference, and would like to visit Belfast and the surrounding area, useful websites include,, or

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We look forward to seeing you at the conference. If you should have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at