Belfast the capital of Northern Island, known as the Titanic City as this is where the Titanic ship was created. From traditional pubs, to cocktail bars, jazz bars and nightclubs in the Cathedral Quarter, you’re sure to have a fine time. There are top restaurants, excellent seafood and craft breweries. Those seeking arts and culture are spoilt for choice with vibrant theatres, the Titanic Belfast museum, City Hall and Ulster Museum. You're spoilt for choice with many attractions to explore in Belfast.
Flights to Belfast (BFS)
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Belfast travel information
When to visit
The best time to visit Belfast is during the warmer months of May to October. Rain is still likely, but you'll have a better chance of seeing the attractions. Spring is a lovely time to visit Belfast to avoid the crowds while taking advantage of the warmer days. The Botanic Gardens begin to bloom as the temperature warms up. Summer (July and August) is a great time to join in the festivals. Winter is very chilly and rainy, though it’s a good time to enjoy the Belfast Christmas Market.
What is the main airport called?
Belfast International Airport (BFS).Opens external site in a new window The airport 21.3 km northwest of Belfast in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Formerly known as Aldergrove Airport, after the nearby village of Aldergrove.
Arriving in Belfast
The helpful staff at Belfast Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Belfast from Belfast International Airport
Regular bus and coach services are available from the front of the terminal building to Belfast, operated by Translink. The Airport Express 300 service operates 7 days a week with services running every 15 minutes taking approximately 30 to 40 minutes to get to Belfast. The International Airport Taxi Company, official taxi operator for the Belfast International Airport, are available outside the right hand door of the airport Exit lobby. Car hire companies have outlets at the airport based in the arrivals hall and best booked in advance. Uber and ride share services are also available.
Getting around Belfast
The capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast is a relatively compact city that is easy to navigate by walking or bicycle. For those who want to explore the further afield the city also has a public transportation system managed by Translink. It’s possible to rent a car, but it is not necessarily worth it if you plan to stick to the downtown area. Within the city centre, the metro buses are the most common form of public transport. If you prefer to take a taxi, you can book ahead or jump in from the taxi rank. Belfast has a bike sharing service available that makes it fast to get around.
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