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 6 minutes from Central Station. Quicker and cheaper than a taxi and just as convenient.
Upon departing at Sydenham, just cross the blue foot bridge over the Sydenham by-pass, go through the entrance to your right, (the old main entrance to the former Belfast City Airport) there is a telephone where you can ask for a bus pick up to the newer airport a mere 3 minute journey time away.
There is an option to walk about 10 minutes up the left hand side of the Sydenham by-pass to the main entrance of the airport, which is a 10 minute walk away.
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.
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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.
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 hours, an hour of which is along the coastline.
The Enterprise service to Dublin costs £20 and takes a mere 2 hours at 100mph+ It is modern, clean and fast.
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!
Took the train from Dublin. Think a return trip was around 20 pounds or so. You can get it cheaper if you have an ISIC card, but I had left mine at home.
You can walk from the train station into the city center. Takes about 10 minutes. The city is pedestrian friendly and easy to navigate.