By Bus

Ulsterbus (tel. 028/9066-6630; runs buses from Dublin to Belfast and towns across Northern Ireland. From Dublin Airport, AirCoach (tel. 01/844-7118; runs a regular, non-stop service to Belfast. One-way tickets are £17 adults, £10 children. The journey time is just under 2 hours. In Belfast, the main bus station is Europa Bus Centre on Great Victoria Street.

By Train

Belfast has two train stations: Great Victoria Street Station and Belfast Central Station on East Bridge Street. Contact Northern Ireland Railways (tel. 028/9066-6630) for tickets.

By Car

Driving from Dublin to Belfast is easy; just go north up the M1 motorway. From Dublin airport the journey is about 90 minutes in good traffic. From Sligo Town take N16 and A4 west; from there it’s 124 miles (200km), about 2 1/2 hours.

By Plane

Belfast has two airports: Belfast International (tel. 028/9448-4848; and Belfast City Airport (tel. 028/9093-9093; United Airlines (tel. 1800/864-8331; runs the one regular, direct flight to Belfast from North America. Aer Lingus (tel. 01/814-1111;, British Airways (tel. 189/0626-747 in Ireland, or 084/4493-0787 in the U.K.), Flybe (tel. 44/139-268-3152 or 087/1700-2000 in the U.K.), and Easyjet (tel. 084/3104-1000; all operate regular scheduled flights from London to Belfast. Easyjet and Flybe fly to Belfast from Manchester, Birmingham, and Edinburgh in the U.K. You can fly direct to Belfast from several European cities.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.