Getting To Belfast

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, Derry and points in between. For routes and fares, visit

By foot:

The Cathedral Quarter is a leisurely 10 minute walk from Belfast City Hall; follow signs for the University of Ulster or Belfast Cathedral.

Parking in the Cathedral Quarter:

Park securely at Saint Anne’s Square multi-storey car park, right beside the MAC on Edward Street. It’s open 24 hours.

By rail:

Central Station is only a 20 minute walk from the Cathedral Quarter. This station links to all NI stations as well as the cross-border Enterprise service to and from Dublin. Travel with NI Railways after 9.30am any day of the week and get 1/3 off a day return ticket.

By bus:

All Metro buses drop off in the City Centre. Laganside bus centre is a 10 minute walk, while Great Victoria Street Bus Centre is a 20 minute walk. Cathedral Quarter is at stop #23 on the Belfast City Sightseeing tour route, on Donegal Street. From there it’s only a 4 minute walk to our Box Office at the MAC.

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

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