Belfast has two airports: Belfast International (www.belfastairport.com; [tel] 028/9448-4848) and Belfast City Airport (www.belfastcityairport.com; [tel] 028/9093-9093). Aer Lingus (www.aerlingus.com; [tel] 01/814-1111), British Airways (www.ba.com; [tel] 189/0626-747 in Ireland, or 084/4493-0787 in the U.K.), and Easyjet (www.easyjet.com; [tel] 084/3104-1000) operate regular scheduled flights from Britain to Belfast. In the summer, Virgin Atlantic (www.virgin-atlantic.com; [tel] 1800/862-8621) and Thomas Cook (www.thomascookairlines.com; [tel] 0800/107-3409 from the U.K. only) fly 2 direct flights per week between Belfast and Orlando, Florida. You can also fly direct to Belfast from several European cities.
Ulsterbus (www.translink.co.uk; [tel] 028/9066-6630) runs buses from Dublin to Belfast and towns across Northern Ireland. From Dublin Airport, AirCoach (www.aircoach.ie; [tel] 01/844-7118) also runs a regular non-stop service to Belfast. Round-trip tickets are between €20 and €25 (£16 and £22) and the trip takes just under 2 hours. In Belfast, the main bus station is Europa Bus Centre on Glengall Street.
Belfast has two train stations: Great Victoria Street Station and Belfast Central Station on East Bridge Street. Contact Northern Ireland Railways (www.translink.co.uk; [tel] 028/9066-6630) for tickets. The journey from Dublin takes about 2 1/2 hours.
Driving from Dublin to Belfast is easy; just go north up the M1 motorway. From Dublin airport the journey takes 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.
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.