All major UK cities are within an hours flying time of Belfast* and Dublin is just a couple of hours drive away.
* (Complete University Guide, 2016)
Belfast is served by two airports: George Best Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport which are both linked to the city by regular bus services. Dublin International Airport is located approximately 100 miles to the south.
For additional travel arrangements visit the Belfast International Airport Website
For additional travel arrangements visit the George Best Belfast City Airport Website
Fast ferry services including Stena Line and P&O Ferries make multiple daily crossings from Northern Ireland to ports in Scotland and England. The two main Belfast routes are from Liverpool and Cairnryan, both provided by Stena Line. An alternative route runs from Holyhead to Dublin, with excellent motorway connections between there and Belfast.
Queen’s is a five minute walk from Botanic Train Station on the Bangor, Larne, Newry and Derry~Londonderry lines. A connection to Dublin is just one stop away, via Belfast Central Station. Coach and bus services arrive at Great Victoria Street, which is also connected by rail (or alternatively is a ten-minute walk).
All public transport in Northern Ireland is organised by the Translink company. Visit their website for more information on fares, timetables, journey planners and online ticket bookings. Below is a list of their main services:
If you are aged 16-23 you can avail of the ylink card which offers a 1/3 discount of all fares on both train and bus services provided by Translink.
Queen’s is located in south central Belfast and as such is close to the both Northern Ireland’s main motorways, connecting it easily with the rest of Ireland.
The table below highlights the distance and approximate journey times for a number of cities and towns across the north and south of Ireland.
|Starting Point / Location||Journey Distance (Miles / Kilometres)*||Approximate Journey Time**|
|Dublin||103 / 166||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Derry / Londonderry||75 / 120||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Coleraine||57 / 91||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Newry||39 / 62||45 minutes|
|Antrim||20 / 33||30 minutes|
|Lisburn||9 / 14||20 minutes|
|Galway||230 / 370||3 hours 45 minutes|
|Enniskillen||81 / 133||1 hour 30 minutes|
* All distances are based on a central starting position within the city/town named and on your final location being the main Queen's Campus (The Lanyon Building or McClay Library)
** All Journey times are approximate and are subject to traffic/road works and other potential delays. It is advisable that you check the conditions before commencing your journey and plan alternative routes accordingly.
If you are planning on driving to Queen's and have a SAT NAV available you can use the following address:
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