How to Reach Belfast - The Easiest Way to Reach Belfast


By Air:

  • George Best Belfast City Airport is a small yet beautiful airport just 2 miles away from the city center. The airport serves quite a few flights from France and routes from parts of the British Isles. This airport connects London Heathrow, Blackpool, the Isle of Man, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow International, Inverness, Jersey, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Newcastle, Nottingham EMA, Paris and many other cities to Belfast.
  • Belfast International Airport is further than the city airport and connects America, Berlin Schoenefeld, Bristol, Edinburgh, Faro, Geneva, Glasgow International, Ibiza, Krakow and various other places to Belfast.
  • Take a bus and then a train from the airport to get to Belfast.

By Train: Great Victoria Station is a combined bus and rail station. There are four rail corridors to get in the city of Belfast;

  • Belfast - Bangor
  • Belfast - Portadown
  • Belfast - Larne
  • Belfast - Coleraine - Londonderry/Derry or Portrush

By Bus: The Ulsterbus links major cities and towns to the Belfast. You could also book a day trip bus from Dublin to Belfast.

By Boat: Boats frequently sail through the Irish Sea and connect Great Britain, Scotland and other places to Belfast.

By Car: you can easily drive down from the neighboring cities into Belfast by car. Use route M1, M2 and M22 to get to the city.


  • By Foot: The city can be explored on foot as it isn’t very big.
  • By Bus: Buses run from 6 am to 11 pm only through the major parts of the city.
  • By Taxi: Belfast is popular for its black taxi tour around the city that can be hired from various hotels and the tourist office. You could also hire a taxi otherwise to get around the city.

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Modes of Transportation in Belfast

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Belfast. The most preferred mode of transport in Belfast is Car.

Average distance: 15.36 km Average time: 32.73 min

  • Car 61.54%
    Driving 29 min Walking 0.88 min Waiting 0.63 min Overall average time for 16.68 kms 30.5 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 7.69%
    Bus 45 min Walking 25 min Waiting 10 min Overall average time for 22.53 kms 80 min
  • Walking 15.38%
    Walking 11.5 min Train 6 min Waiting 0.5 min Overall average time for 6.5 kms 18 min

How to Reach Belfast from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Newtownards to Belfast 26.35 km 26 mins
Bangor to Belfast 29.07 km 29 mins
Craigavon to Belfast 54.01 km 54 mins
Portadown to Belfast 61.83 km 1 hour 1 mins
Dungannon to Belfast 93.51 km 1 hour 33 mins
Coleraine to Belfast 100.49 km 1 hour 40 mins
Dublin to Belfast 142.65 km 2 hours 22 mins
Castletown to Belfast 153.19 km 2 hours 33 mins
Naas to Belfast 172.31 km 2 hours 52 mins
Tullamore to Belfast 226.85 km 3 hours 46 mins
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