By air:

Flights from all major UK and European cities arrive at either of Belfast’s two airports. Belfast International is 19 miles from the city centre, and George Best Belfast City Airport three miles from the city centre.

By boat:

Stena Line sails up to six times a day between Belfast and Cairnryan, and up to twice a day between Belfast and Liverpool. P&O sails up to nine times a day from Cairnryan to Larne, and twice a day from Troon to Larne from the end of March to end of September.

By bus:

Translink Metro buses are very regular throughout the day. A single journey bus ticket starts at £1.40. Smartlink day tickets start at £2.50 off peak or £3.50 unlimited See

By train:

Lines run between Belfast and Dublin, Larne, Londonderry and points in between. For routes and fares, visit

Contact Translink on +44 (0) 28 9066 6630 or visit for up-to-date timetable information.


VISIT BELFAST , VISIT DERRY and DISCOVER NORTHERN IRELAND are excellent sources of information on what to do and see during your stay here.

Belfast is famous for its history and Ireland has some of the best scenic views!

If you have time during your visit, or are staying in Ireland, you may want to soak in some more Irish culture, by visiting some popular tourist destinations. Here are some of our suggestions:

  • Belfast City Hall – FREE!
  • Botantic Gardens – FREE!
  • Bushmills Irish Whiskey Distillery
  • Crumlin Road Gaol
  • Derry City Walls – FREE!
  • Giant’s Causeway – visit the location of the famous myth & legend of giant Finn McCool
  • Linen Hall Library – FREE!
  • Titantic Belfast
  • Ulster Museum – FREE!

Not got long? – Belfast Bus Tour/ Taxi Tour / Bike Tour – a quick way to see a bit of everything!


Malmaison Hotel, Belfast – Official Accommodation Partners

Set in an elegant building, this chic hotel is a block from the A2 motorway close to Belfast City Airport, a 4-minute walk from Victoria Square Shopping Centre, and an 8-minute walk from St. Anne's Cathedral.

Bishop’s Gate Hotel, Derry/Londonderry

This elegant hotel dating from 1899 is a 9-minute walk from Peace Bridge and the murals in Bogside, and a 15-minute walk from Londonderry railway station.

To view the full range of hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses and hostels Northern Ireland has to offer visit Discover Northern Ireland from our Festival partner Tourism Northern Ireland.