Travel Information

Getting to and from Belfast

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Belfast International Airport, Image via Wikipedia

Belfast has two airports. Belfast City Airport (BHD), served by Flybe, BMI, BMI Baby, and Manx2, offers routes to destinations throughout the UK, as well as to a limited number of cities in Continental Europe. It is the closest airport to the city centre and cab fare runs approximately £8-10. Alternatively, Airport Express 600 runs to the City Centre and Europa Bus Centre. The journey takes 15-20 minutes depending on traffic and costs £2 for a single or £3 return.

Belfast International Airport (BFS), served by Aer Lingus, Continental, easyJet,, Thomas Cook, and Thomson, offers a wider range of routes. This includes Continental’s direct flight between Belfast and Newark, NJ. Airport Express 300 runs to the City Centre and to Europa Bus Centre 24/7. The journey takes 30-40 minutes, and costs £7 for a single or £10 return. A taxi share scheme is also available.

It is also possible to fly into Dublin and take Express Bus 200 or Bus 801A direct from the airport to Belfast Europa Bus Centre. Tickets can be purchased from the self-service machine or from the driver.

Getting Around Belfast

If the weather isn’t too terribly rainy, the Queen’s Quarter and City Centre are very walkable. Bus 8 serves the Malone Road, Queen’s University, and the City Centre with other routes allowing for exploration further afield.

Should you wish to book a taxi at any point, two options are Value Cabs (028)90809080 and FonaCab (028)90333333


A wide range of accommodations suiting all budgetary needs can be found in the Queen’s Quarter, including hostels such as Vagabonds and Global Village, Guest Houses/B&Bs such as Avenue House, and hotels such as Tara Lodge and Malone Lodge Hotel. Additional options can be found on the Go to Belfast website.

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a Belfast sunset



Marine Guest House
+4428 9066 2828
30 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast. BT9 6DX
Single occupancy from £40/night

Pearl Court Guesthouse
11 Maline Rd, Belfast, BT9 6RT
Single room from £30/night

Camera Guest House
44 Wellington Park, Belfast, BT9 6DP
Single room from £34


Arnie’s Backpackers Independent Youth Hostel Belfast
63 Fitzwilliam Street
Tel: +44 (0) 28 90 242867
Email Us:

Belfast International Youth Hostel
22-32 Donegall Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT12 5JN
T: +44 (0) 28 9031 5435

Lagan Backpackers
121 Fitzroy ave
0044 (0)28 9514 0049

Literary Belfast

The Literary Belfast website features information on Belfast’s rich literary past and present, including a free iPhone app that provides a guide to “Belfast through writers’ eyes.”


Things to Do in Belfast

Conference Venues

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