Getting Around Belfast

getting-around-belfastPeople who are traveling to the city of Belfast to attend a conference will find that getting around is fairly easy and there are lots of different methods to choose from. Belfast’s public transportation system is operated by Translink, who control the running of buses and trains across the whole of the country. Services under their provision are generally regular and efficient, and visitors should find getting around is a relatively stress-free affair. Taxis are available for those who prefer a little more comfort and convenience, and who have no concerns about the extra cost.

NI Railways, under the control of Translink, provide rail services within the Belfast area and beyond into neighboring counties. Services have a reputation for being both frequent and efficient, without being excessively priced.

Metro is the term given to the bus services in Belfast which cover a pretty extensive network, with the center and most parts of the suburbs catered for. Services begin or terminate at either the Europa or Laganside bus stations. Nightlink services run from the city center to a total of eight different destinations, with the last service leaving at 02:00.

Taxis operating on metered fare systems can be found easily in and around the city of Belfast and are available to hail from the curb-side or from ranks located at strategic locations. Private hire cars meanwhile can be booked by telephone, with a variety of companies on hand to choose from.

Open-topped buses provide a cheap and convenient way of getting to see some of the city’s most popular sights. By a one-day ticket and board the bus at Castle Place then get on and off as many times as you wish during the day.

From Belfast International Airport, you can reach the city and other destinations by bus, taxi or free hotel shuttle. Alternatively, you could hire a car and make your own way to your onward destination.