Getting to the Venue
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Getting to Queen's University Belfast


All major UK cities are within an hours flying time of Belfast* and Dublin is just a couple of hours drive away.

By plane:

Belfast is served by two airports: George Best Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport which are both linked to the city by regular bus services. Dublin International Airport is located approximately 100 miles to the south. 

George Best Belfast City Airport

Located just three miles (5 kilometres) from Belfast City Centre.

Getting from the airport to the City:

By Bus:

The Airport Express Bus Service ( Service 600) operates every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 40 minutes on Sunday from outside the airport to the Belfast Europa Bus Centre adjacent to the Europa Hotel, in the heart of the city. The service, Airport Express 600, operates between 5.45am and 9.25pm.

By Train

When travelling to the airport by train, you'll want to disembark at Sydenham train station. Translink operates a rail service (0600-2300) Monday-Saturday to Central and Victoria Street Stations every 20 minutes. The service is hourly on Sundays (0900-2200). Connections are available from Central Station to the rest of the rail network in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. A shuttle bus service operates between the airport terminal and the rail halt at Sydenham. Please go to the information desk and ask for the service. You'll be instructed to wait by the taxi rank where the shuttle bus will collect you.

By Taxi:
Approved taxis operate from the Airport taxi rank outside the terminal building. Wheel-chair accessible taxis are available. The approximate cost of a taxi to Belfast City Centre from Belfast City Airport with our approved taxi provider is £10.00 (including £2 surcharge). All fares are subject to a £2 surcharge). For more information or to book a taxi, (028) 90 809080 or visit the Value Cabs website.

For additional travel arrangements visit the George Best Belfast City Airport Website

Belfast International Airport 

Located 13 miles (21 Kilometres) northwest of Belfast

Getting from the airport to the City:

By Bus:
The Airport Express Bus Service (Service 300) operates a regular service on weekdays and weekends. The bus leaves from the bus stop located opposite the terminal exit. More information

By Taxi:

The International Airport Taxi Company, official taxi operator for the Belfast International Airport, are available for hire 24 hours a day 7 days a week outside the right hand door of the airport Exit lobby. Only taxis approved by Belfast International Airport are permitted to use the taxi rank. A list of sample fares is displayed in the exit hall of the terminal building. A taxi share scheme to Belfast is available for those who wish to use it. For bookings, contact the Belfast International Airport Taxi Company on +44 (0)28 9448 4353. For more information and to book online visit

For additional travel arrangements visit the Belfast International Airport Website

If you have also had some thoughts about travelling to Belfast that doesn't involve flying for environmental reasons, you might want to sign up to the Flight free 2020 pledge  

Obviously getting to Ireland is going to be a bit more of an effort than it would be to get to other parts of the UK but taking a road/rail/boat trip is possible. It is helpful to talk about other options for travel just so that people don't assume that there's absolutely no other way to get to the conference than flying. One of the great things about this campaign is that it gets a conversation going about different, less polluting ways to travel.