Belfast Transportation

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    Belfast Transportation

    Or Belfast City Airport. For those who don’t know the name, George was the best football (soccer) player to emerge from Northern Ireland. Drank himself to death. It is definitely preferable to the city’s International Airport, 20 miles north of town. City Airport is in the city’s dockland area, only 15 minutes by bus from the city centre. On...

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  • Buses

    Belfast Transportation

    I used the Airport Express bus service to get from City Airport to downtown Belfast (bus 600A or 600B). A bus was waiting as I emerged from the terminal on arrival, so £3.30 and 15 minutes later I was at the Europa Bus Centre. All very quick and comfortable. My ticket was a return - single was £2.20 from memory. Going back the next day was...

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  • Trains

    Belfast Transportation

    Instead of paying for a taxi to take you to/from George Best City Airport do this instead, take the train to Sydenham. You can board at a number of train stations (including Great Victoria Street, in the heart of Belfast & Belfast Central). The cost of a one-way trip is 1.40 (pounds). Journey time takes 16 minutes (Great Victoria Street Station)...

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  • Taxis

    Belfast Transportation

    Hi I was told not to use a black taxi in Belfast because i would be ripped off. But i took a chance and got in one. I asked the driver why this was ,The driver replied There are black hack drivers who will rip you off and there are other popular cab drivers who will also rip u off. My advice to you and any one else is, make sure the driver uses...

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  • Airport Express

    I used the Airport Express bus service to get from City Airport to downtown Belfast (bus 600A or 600B). A bus was waiting as I emerged from the terminal on arrival, so £3.30 and 15 minutes later I was at the Europa Bus Centre. All very quick and comfortable. My ticket was a return - single was £2.20 from memory. Going back the next day was just as...

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  • George Best Airport

    Or Belfast City Airport. For those who don’t know the name, George was the best football (soccer) player to emerge from Northern Ireland. Drank himself to death. It is definitely preferable to the city’s International Airport, 20 miles north of town. City Airport is in the city’s dockland area, only 15 minutes by bus from the city centre.On arrival...

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  • FlyBe

    I’ve used FlyBe a few times for other destinations, but this weekend was my first for their Belfast service.I booked truly last minute - Friday morning for a Saturday morning departure. About £90 return rom Glasgow (Glasgow Airport is only 30 minutes further from my home by car than Edinburgh, so if the flight times are right it is an option.)...

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  • BIRCHY CROSSES THE IRISH SEA

    I needed to get from Belfast to Scotland so I booked passage on a Stena Line Ferry. I dearly love the sea and any chance I get I ride the waves. I was inpressed with the size of this ship. I was further impressed by how empty of passengers it was. Besides myself there was only one other foot passenger, a young Brit and his wonderful Border Collie....

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  • Train from Belfast to George Best City...

    Instead of paying for a taxi to take you to/from George Best City Airport do this instead, take the train to Sydenham. You can board at a number of train stations (including Great Victoria Street, in the heart of Belfast & Belfast Central). The cost of a one-way trip is 1.40 (pounds). Journey time takes 16 minutes (Great Victoria Street Station) or...

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  • Off and On Bus

    The open-top buses takes a 1 ½ hour, 8km round-trip along some of the city's most impressive and evocative sights and includes 21 hop-on/hop-off points. The tour starts at High Street, then visits the Titanic Quarter and drives past Stormont before heading West to take in the political murals and Peace Wall along the Shankill and Falls Roads. The...

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  • Belfast International Airport

    Actually we were flying out as we saw this welcome to Belfast sign at the airport. Belfast International Airport 15 miles (24 km) west of the city.

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  • BLACK TAXI

    Hi I was told not to use a black taxi in Belfast because i would be ripped off. But i took a chance and got in one. I asked the driver why this was ,The driver replied There are black hack drivers who will rip you off and there are other popular cab drivers who will also rip u off.My advice to you and any one else is, make sure the driver uses his...

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  • Airport Bus

    Arrived at the International airport, bus#300 runs into the city centre 24 hours a day. Just over the road from arrivals is the place to find it, follow the signs.

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  • Airport Bus

    The Airport Express 300 operates a 24 hour service between the International Airport & Belfast Europa Buscentre. Depending on traffic the journey takes 30 - 40 minutes.The service is hourly during the night. Monday to Friday daytime every 15 minutes. Saturday daytime every 20 minutes & Sunday daytime every 30 minutes.Tickets can be bought from the...

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  • car hire

    We rented a car from Hertz to get us around N Ireland in April 09. Picked up at Belfast International airport, and dropped it off there a couple of days later.It's all very easy at a small airport like that. Took no time at all.It was a Peugeot 207 (petrol) and underpowered compared to my own car. Got us there & back, however.Cost £132 (inc vat)...

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  • easyJet

    Flew to Belfast for the 1st time (4th visit) in April 09, using easyJet both ways.The airline uses Belfast International, which is about 20 miles from the city centre. We rented a car, so it didn't matter to us. Both flights were on time, and check in etc was fast and easy.Ticket prices were excellent and made it cheaper to fly and rent a car than...

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  • Airport Express 300

    The Airport Express 300 bus is a regular 24-hour service from Belfast International airport to Belfast city, terminating at the Europa Buscentre (also train station).Timetables can be found online at the two websites I have provided.Please bare in mind that this service is not totally reliable (according to some people we spoke to), and make sure...

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  • Air

    Belfast is served by two international airport. Bear this in mind if you have not entered Belfast by air but are leaving by it. It is not unknown for some people to go to the wrong airport. Belfast's two airports are the George Best City Airport (named after the famous football player) and Belfast international airport. Belfast City Airport is a...

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  • high speed ferry

    We arrived and left on the Stena Line high speed ferry via Stranraer.It takes right on 2 hours. Very comfortable. Good facilities on board. Food, drink, shops, quiet comfortable areas, movies...Food was pricy, but you can get good quality stuff (I had a Greek salad + smoothie on the return trip) so you're not stuck with greasy burgers or fry ups....

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  • TRANSPORT BY BUS FROM BELFAST

    IF YOUR STAYING IN BELFAST FOR A FEW DAYS AND FANCY GETTING AROUND AND SEE MORE OF NORTHERN IRELAND THEN THE BUS NETWORK IS THERE FOR YOU TO USE..HERE IS JUST A FEW OPTIONS LEAVING FROM THE EUROPA BUSCENTRE..YOU CAN BE IN THE COSTAL TOWN OF PORTRUSH IN TWO AND A HALF HOURS FROM BELFAST BY BUS.OR ENNISKILLEN, THE GATEWAY TO THE LAKELANDS IN JUST...

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  • DUBLIN BY TRAIN FROM BELFAST.

    GETTING TO DUBLIN FROM BELFAST IS PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD, BUT PROBABLY THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET THERE IS BY TRAIN.THE ENTERPRISE TRAIN LEAVES BELFAST CENTRAL STATION AND WILL HAVE YOU IN DUBLIN CONNOLLY STATION IN JUST OVER TWO HOURS..AGAIN THIS IS ANOTHER TRIP THAT IS POSSIBLE TO DO AND BE BACK IN BELFAST THE SAME DAY.CHECK WEBSITE BELOW FOR UP TO...

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  • Taxis as buses in N. Belfast

    During 'the Troubles' many bus services in North Belfast were stopped. A solution was found to the mess by Black cab owners operating as buses. Many suspect that a good portion of the fares end up in the hands of paramilitary organisations.Catholic 'shared cabs' leave downtown from the junction of Castle and King streets (the only place you will...

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  • Explore the city on foot!

    Belfast is easy to explore on foot and there are Visitor Info Signs throughout the city with maps to guide you through the streets. They're located at key sites and can give you a detailed info on particular location or building.The signs relate to 3 cultural quarters of the city and are colour coded: purple for Cathedral Quarter, blue for City...

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  • Black taxis

    There are taxi ranks at City Hall, the Crown Bar, airports and main stations.Drivers at Castle Junction pack London-style hackneys until full for a particular direction. An alternative is to phone a 'radio cab' such as Value Cabs ( tel: 9080 9080) from Grosvenor Road or fonaCAB (028 90 333333) from the Queen's Quarter area.

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  • Airliners

    Useful links:www.flybe.comwww.ba.comwww.flybmi.comwww.aerarann.comwww.euromanx.comwww.flybnwa.co.ukwww.airberlin.comwww.flyzoom.comwww.bmibaby.comwww.continental.comwww.airtransat.comwww.easyjet.comwww.Jet2.comwww.manx2.comwww.ryanair.comwww.ba.com

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  • Fly

    Many daily flights link Belfast's two airports with the four London airports, with worldwide connections.Regular scheduled flights also operate from many British regional airports, the Republic of Ireland, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Nice, Paris, Prague and Rome.George Best Belfast City Airport (www.belfastcityairport.com) is 3 miles from the city...

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  • Belfastcabtours.com Blacktaxi tour in...

    I was in Belfast last week and decided to take a tour of the city,and found a multi lingual web site and decided to try it as it was the same price as the rest,It was fantastic,I thought after all their trouble some one was searching for change,The driver was of a lost generation a perfect gentleman and with a great since of humor,after my trip i...

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  • Why not take the train from Dublin to...

    Why take a plane when you can take a train through the Irish countryside? I flew into Dublin and took the train from there to Belfast. The trip was 2 hours and leaves arouns every two hours as well. You can't beat a roll through the country in a train...right?? The cost is 34.50 Euros.

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  • Ride the funky pink bus!

    The Translink Metro is the bus system that gets you around Belfast. All the buses end up at the City Center for the most part. In early 2005, they changed the whole system and how each route was numbered...so if you are relying on old information to get around on the bus, you're going to have to upgrade your notes unless you want to get completely...

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  • 'Take bus instead of train

    You will save 30 euros by taking the bus and it only takes 45mins longer than train. Make sure to get a return ticket as it is cheaper. 12 euros for one way, 17 euro for return. Buses leave from Dublin to Belfast (and vice versa) every hour starting 6am until 9pm. Bus station in Dublin is Busuras and bus station in Belfast is Europa...5mins from...

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  • Stranraer - Belfast Ferry

    BMI (Baby) operate direct flights to Belfast from several UK regional airports. It is mostly low cost and fares are generally reasonable. From Nottingham East Midlands there are several flights a day makinf even day trips feasable

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  • Stranraer - Belfast Ferry

    Stena Line operate traditional and fast ferries on the route from Stranraer (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) direct to Belfast. The fast service takes about 100 minutes. We took a day trip on the fast ferry which cost ?20 including a Belfast city sightseeing tour by double decker bus.

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  • City SIghtseeing Bus

    A great way to get a feel for the city. The tour takes approx 60 minutes and includes Wall Murals of the Falls And Crumlin Roads, City Hall, Albert Clock, Botanic gardens and the docks. A live commentary is provided by knowledgable and witty locals.Departs from Castle Place in centre of Belfast, or they can arrange pick up from Stena Line ferry...

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  • Put it in your bag!

    I recently posted a similar tip on my Hamburg page, and I thought it was just something that was peculiar to Lubeck airport, but apparently it isn't. Today, whilst flying out of Belfast International Airport (Aldergrove) I was told that I could not carry my Zippo lighter with me.I put it into my checked baggage, walked through to the airport shop...

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  • Ferry from Belfast to Scotland

    We decided to take a ferry from Holyhead to Dublin and then drove up to Belfast and took the ferry back to Scotland. This Stena Line was pretty expensive, but a nice ride. You park your car and then get out and there are restaurants (even Burger King - ha!) and shops and things to do on your ferry ride.

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  • TAXIS IN BELFAST

    Taxis are cheap n plentiful,cheaper than on the mainland,the cost of travelling 3-31/2 miles up to midnite will cost u about £4-4.50,taxis are the most common form of public transport in Belfast and many individuals especially those in more deprived areas heavily rely on them as the only main way of getting around due to the fact that most people...

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  • Dublin to Belfast by Bus

    It's €25 adult return from Dublin to Belfast. The journey is about 2.5 hours. You do not need a passport at the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland, however sometimes, police will get on the train for a quick security check. Nothing to worry about though, I'm told it doesnt happen that often.When you arrive in Belfast from Dublin, you...

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  • Planes to Belfast

    Easyjet fly to Belfast International (15-20miles outside belfast - £5 bus to city) from all 3 london airports and several other uk airports. Head to www.easyjet.com and have a look. I recently flew return from Belfast to Liverpool for £32.Belfast City Airport (2 miles from City Centre) is served by British European and BA and Easyjet plan to be...

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  • Buses around Belfast

    Buses in Belfast run regularly all day from 6am till 11.30pm.The usually run around loops where tickets vary for inner and outer loops. One price gets you to a variety of stops. Depending on the driver he/she may be very helpful or a right old git. Its a bit of a lottery.They go everywhere in the city, nowhere is left out. Green (new) or Red...

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  • Trains in N. Ireland

    Well what can I say. The trains are very old (25 years) and a bit grubby compared to most European trains.They run mostly on time (give or take 15-20mins) so if you arn't picky it will be ok.They are also slow.However on the bright side they cut through the countryside giving lovely views, particulary if you go up to Londonderry which takes about 2...

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  • From Dublin

    From Dublin take the fast train. It'll take you from Dublin Connolly Station to Belfast in less than two hours and it's really comfortable!Well, I just walked. Haven't been around a lot though. Unfortunately.... have to go back!

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  • EasyJet budget airline

    EasyJet flies daily to Belfast from London Luton. Fares are around 60pounds return but u can get it for less than 30pounds if u book early enough!

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  • Car, train or bus

    From Dublin - car, train or bus. The train is the fastest, about 2 hours. Car is around 2 1/2 hours if you take the bypasses. Bus can be 3 hours or longer if you can't get an express.There are also regular ferries from Stranraer, Scotland to Larne, Northern Ireland (north of Belfast) and from other parts of Scotland to Belfast direct. The high...

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  • We flew in on United Airlines...

    We flew in on United Airlines and BMI to Belfast from the United States. Every leg of the flight was on time or early. Heathrow Airport is a little difficult to navigate. But, we managed! Fly into Belfast City Airport, if you can, because it is much closer to Belfast, much smaller, and very easy to get in and out of.Taxi and bus service are easy to...

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  • There are 2 airports, Belfast...

    There are 2 airports, Belfast City Airport located 3 miles from the city center and Belfast International Airport located 40 minutes away. City airport has a rail link to the city centre and the international airport has regular Airbus service. You can also get there by ferry/high-speed catamaran from Stranraer, Scotland. It's 3 1/2 hrs on ferry +...

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