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Arriving in Belfast

Arriving in Belfast

We can't wait to meet you in September 2023!

We're looking forward to welcoming you to Queen's University Belfast in September 2023. At this point, you may be thinking about travel plans.  We will be providing a welcome at Belfast City Airport on key dates in September 2023 for our new international students as noted below. 


Below is some guidance for airport arrivals and getting to your accommodation if you are coming to Queen's before then. 

New International Students Airport Welcome

The University has scheduled set meet and greet days to welcome you to Belfast and get your student journey off to a good start. Student Ambassadors will greet you at George Best Belfast City Airport. 

The dates are as follows: 


  • Saturday 9 September (9am to 9pm)
  • Sunday 10 September (9am to 9pm)
  • Monday 11 September (9am to 9pm)
  • Tuesday 12 September (9am to 9pm)


*The registration form for this will open in early July. 

Please note:

The approximate cost of a taxi to Belfast City Centre with one of our approved taxi providers are as follows:

  • Approximately £15.00 (including a £2 surcharge) from Belfast City Airport
  • Approximately between £35.00 and £45.00 from Belfast International Airport

The approximate costs for Public Transport options are as follows:

  • Approximately £8.00 for the bus
  • Approximately £10.00 for the train

Frequently Asked Questions


Coronavirus Regulations and Guidance for Northern Ireland

Ahead of your arrival, you should regularly review current Coronavirus (Covid-19) regulations and guidance for Northern Ireland which can be found at NI Direct Website. This includes information on testing requirements, UK passenger locator forms, vaccination status, self-isolation, wearing of facemasks etc. Please refer to the University’s FAQs for useful information and important web links before you travel. 

NI Direct  University FAQs