Getting to Belfast

By Air

Belfast City Airport is just three miles from Belfast City Centre. Aer Lingus, British Airways, Easyjet, LoganAir, KLM, Ryanair and Eastern Airways all fly to and from Belfast City Airport. The Translink Airport Express 600 bus service runs between the airport and Belfast City Centre.

Belfast International Airport is a 30 minute drive from Belfast City Centre. EasyJet, Ryanair, Jet2, Virgin and Wizz Air all fly to and from Belfast International Airport. The Translink Airport Express 300 bus service runs between the airport and Belfast City Centre.

Dublin Airport just 90 minutes away, has excellent rail and road access to Belfast and there is also a direct luxury coach to Belfast which leaves hourly. This airport has excellent routes throughout Europe and internationally.

By Sea

Belfast is easily accessed by sea, with crossings from both Scotland and England. Travel by superfast ferries with journey times from just one hour.

  • Stena Line (travelling from Liverpool and Cairnryan)
  • P&O Irish Sea (travelling from Cairnryan)
  • Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (travelling from Isle of Man).

By Rail

Irish Rail operates services from towns and cities across the Republic of Ireland to Dublin’s Connolly Station, where you can then catch a connecting train to Belfast.

The Enterprise Train service (provided jointly by Translink and Irish Rail), from Dublin’s Connolly Station to Lanyon Station (previously known as Belfast Central Station), runs eight times daily (five times on Sundays) and takes 2 hours 15 minutes. Book in advance at for the best value fares.

By Car

We've also been hearing from delegates planning to travel to Belfast by car, and offering to car share with other delegates from their country or area, or on their way. If you're interested in doing this, and it's an option for you, why not use the hashtag #iatefl2022carshare and see if you can do this too.

Other useful links

The above information is all taken from the Visit Belfast website, where you will find further information and useful links.

Getting around Belfast

Whether you plan to walk, get a taxi or use public transport, find out more at Visit Belfast's Getting Around Belfast page.