Getting to Belfast

Getting to Belfast couldn’t be easier. We’ve got three international airports nearby, sea crossings from Scotland and England and a direct rail link from Dublin.

Coming from further afield? No problem. You can fly direct to Belfast from over twenty European cities and a number of North American locations. And once you arrive, you’ll find it’s just as easy to get around as it was getting here. What are you waiting for?

By Air

Aer Lingus offers to Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is under two hours away by express coach, and so Aer Lingus’ exclusive flights offers are a great way to start your trip to Belfast. For full details click here.

George Best Belfast City Airport

The airport is situated just three miles from Belfast City Centre. Please check for flight information.

For connections from Britain and Europe Aer Lingus and FlyBE offer direct routes to many major airports.

The Airport Express 600 bus service runs from the airport terminal to the city centre every 20 minutes (05.30 – 22.05) Monday to Friday. Please check for services on Saturdays and Sundays.

Belfast International Airport

Belfast International Airport is 30 minutes drive via the M2 Motorway. Please check for flight information.

The Airport Express 300 service operates between the airport and Belfast City Centre every 15 minutes Monday to Friday, every 20 minutes on Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday. This service operates 24 hours a day however night services are less frequent. Please check for services during off peak times and weekends.

By Sea

Belfast is easily accessed by sea with crossings from both Scotland and England, and Wales via Dublin port. Travel by state of the art superfast ferries with journey times from just 2 hours 15 minutes.

Operators and travel times vary. Please check out Belfast Giant’s lead sponsor Stena Line for travel options. Other ferry companies and routes are available.

By Road

From Dublin

Starting out from Dublin Airport, the M1 Motorway is well signposted for Belfast; this is a toll road and there is one Toll Plaza approximately 31 km from Dublin Airport. Continue on this Motorway signposted for Belfast. Just after passing the City of Newry the road becomes a dual carriageway (A1) and Motorway regulations fall away. At the Sprucefield roundabout (approximately 137 km from Dublin Airport) the A1 joins the M1 motorway (signposted The North, Belfast). Once within the Greater Belfast area the signs will display as City Centre. At Grosvenor Road Junction (approximately 152 km) leave the motorway and follow signs City Centre onto the B38.

From Belfast Airports

Both Belfast Airports sign-post the city centre very clearly, and if you need any further directions, you can use google maps to plan a route to the SSE Arena

By Public Transport

By Rail

An Enterprise service runs 8 times daily (5 times on Sundays) from Belfast to Dublin. The journey time is approximately 2 hours.
T: 028 9089 9409

By Bus

Dublin Airport Express Coach Service operates to Dublin Airport, with a journey time of approximately 2 hours.
T: 028 9066 6630

Taxis and Car Rental


Belfast Giants sponsor Fonacab operate out of Belfast and can be booked from the airports.
T: 028 9033 3333

Hire a car

  • Car Hire NI
  • Enterprise Rent a Car
  • Europcar
  • Rhino Car Hire