Location and travel guide

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A map of the University including the Ulster Museum and Riddel Hall can be found via the link below.

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Queen’s University Belfast

The University is situated in a tree lined Victorian suburb renowned for its restaurants, bars, theatres and fine architecture. It is one mile from the City centre, is convenient to both the City and International Airports and is well served by public transport.

Its unique blend of the historic and the modern offers an ideal venue for conferences, business meetings, exhibitions and presentations. Set in its own landscaped grounds, Riddel Hall has been sympathetically renovated to retain many of its original features but incorporating the highest standard of modern technology.

The Centre comprises 9 syndicate rooms for 12-20 delegates and 4 larger lecture rooms which can accommodate 40-80 persons. There are two Executive lounges and a range of break out spaces throughout the building. The original external courtyard has been enclosed by a glass roof and is now a multifunctional space with a capacity of 290 theatre style or 150 for banqueting.

Alongside Riddel Hall and linked by two glass walkways is a newly built Conferencing Centre with a lecture theatre for 110 and function space for up to 290 theatre style. All rooms are fully equipped with modern AV equipment and the facility benefits from providing on-site car parking for delegates.

Travelling to Queen's

Belfast is very well connected to all major European cities through direct flights that land at the three major airports in Belfast and Dublin.

By air

Most flights from Belfast to the rest of the UK take less than an hour, and if you book early in advance they are reasonably priced

Many regional flights land at George Best Belfast City airport, in the east of the city and only five miles from the University. Other flights arrive at Belfast International Airport, which is a little further away but is still easily accessible thanks to the Airbus service.

George Best Belfast City Airport 

George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD) is situated approximately three miles from the city centre.  A taxi to the University will cost approximately £10.00.  The Airport Express 600 departs from outside the terminal building every 20 minutes and terminates at the Great Victoria Street (Europa) Bus Station.  The service, operates between 05.30 and 22.05, and costs £1.50 single and £2.50 return.

Belfast International Airport 

Belfast International Airport at Aldergrove is situated about 20 miles from the city centre.  The Airport Express 300 service, operates a 24 hour service between the airport and Belfast with buses departing every 10 minutes throughout the day.  The bus leaves from the bus stop located opposite the terminal exit.  Approximate journey time 30-40 minutes subject to traffic conditions and costs £7.00 single and £10.00 return.  A taxi to the University will cost approximately £25.00.

Dublin Airport 

Dublin Airport is approximately 160 kilometres (100 miles) from Queen's University Belfast.  The journey by bus takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.  The Aircoach departs from Dublin Airport to Belfast every hour between 07.00 - 21.00 and costs £12.00 single and £17.00 return.  Bus Eireann and Ulsterbus operate a 24 hour service between Dublin Airport and Belfast (Great Victoria Street (Europa) Bus Station).


By Sea

Belfast is easy accessed by sea crossing from Scotland and England by high-speed catamaran or by traditional ferry.

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By bus

Ulsterbus services operate throughout Northern Ireland

Services arrive and depart at the Europa Bus Centre and Laganside Bus Centre.

Ulsterbus Site

The University is well serviced by the Metro buses and timetables are available via Translink.  The Aircoach departs from Dublin Airport to Belfast every hour between 07.00-21.00 and costs £12.00 single and £17.00 return.

Bus Eireann operates the number 200 service from Dublin to the Europa Bus Station Belfast every hour 24 hours a day.  This service departs from Busarus Station in Dublin City Centre and has a pick-up point at Dublin Airport.

By taxi

There are several private 24 hour hire taxi firms in Belfast and also black taxi ranks.

Value Cabs: +44 (0) 28 9080 9080 and Fonacab: +44 (0) 28 9033 3333

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By car

All ferry ports are well connected by road.

Within Northern Ireland, motorways link Belfast with the north and the west of the Province, and the Westlink between the M1 and M2 and a city ring road make it easy to navigate Belfast's traffic system. A good road link connects Belfast with Dublin in the south.

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By rail

The main rail stations in the city centre are Great Victoria Street and Central Station. The 'Enterprise' operates between Connolly Station Dublin and Central Station Belfast

This service takes approximately 2 hours and operated a number of times a day. You can easily get a taxi from Central Station, and the fare to Queen's University will be approximately £5.00. Alternatively, you can take a suburban train to Botanic Station, which is a 5 minute walk from the main campus.

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