- Belfast is the heart of Northern Ireland, located on the northeast coast of Ireland and is part of the United Kingdom.
- Belfast has two modern airports within 30 minutes of the city centre with regular flights throughout the day to London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Paris, Krakow, New York and many other locations throughout America and Europe.
- Belfast has excellent road, rail and sea links to Ireland, the UK, Europe and beyond.
- The Port of Belfast accommodated over 6,000 sailings to Great Britain, Europe and beyond in 2008.
Travelling to the University
There are two airports serving Belfast:
Belfast is less than one hour’s flight from London. Flights run frequently every day to both of Belfast’s two airports.
Fast ferry services including Stena Line and P&O Ferries make multiple daily crossings from Northern Ireland to ports in Scotland and England:
- Belfast Port is located approximately one mile from the city centre and can be reached by bus, taxi or on foot.
- Larne Port lies approximately twenty miles east of Belfast, with bus and rail connections.
Ulsterbus operates cross-channel express coach services.
The Enterprise train service between Belfast and Dublin takes about two hours.
Did you know ... Writer Jonathan Swift is said to have been inspired by the sight of
Belfast’s Cave Hill (pictured above) to pen his most famous work “Gulliver’s Travels”.
Belfast is a large city with a wide travel network using both railway and bus systems. Both of these are reliable cheap ways to get around the city no matter where you want to go. They are also an excellent way to see the world-famous sights of Northern Ireland including the Giants Causeway.
Taxis are relatively cheap and easily available. London-style metered cabs operate from airports and railways stations: private cabs are plentiful and can be booked by telephone.
Students can also get around by bicycle and there are cycle parking facilities at most locations around campus.