great things to know if you’re visiting

If you are a visitor to Belfast, your first stop should be Visit Belfast – the official visitor information centre and website for Belfast with lots of ideas for accommodation, restaurants, events, places to visit and things to do, including attending our wonderful events!

visit belfast welcome centre

The Visit Belfast Welcome Centre is located opposite Belfast City Hall in Belfast City Centre.
Address: 9 Donegall Square North, Belfast, BT1 5GB. View map.
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9024 6609
Email: info@visitbelfast.com
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9.00am – 5.30pm (October to May) and 9.00am – 7.00pm (June to September). Sunday: 11.00am – 4.00pm (year round)
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getting here:

by air

Belfast has two airports: Belfast International Airport is 19 miles and George Best Belfast City Airport is three miles from the city centre.

by sea

Stena Line sails between Belfast and Cairnryan, and between Belfast and Liverpool. P&O sails from Cairnryan to Larne, and from Troon to Larne from the end of March to end of September.

getting around:

by bike

You can rent through the Belfast Bike Scheme with 45 docking stations located across the city centre, providing a low cost, convenient way to travel about.

by bus

Translink Metro buses are very regular throughout the day but less frequent in the evening, with no night services. Smartlink day tickets are the best value if you plan to take multiple journeys. Consider buying the Belfast Visitor Pass for unlimited bus and rail travel for 1, 2 or 3 consecutive days within Belfast.

by train

A limited train service runs between Belfast and Dublin, Derry, Larne and stations in between. Lanyon Station is only a 10 minute walk from the city centre. This station links to all local stations as well as the cross-border Enterprise service to and from Dublin.

Contact Translink on +44 (0) 28 9066 6630 or visit translink.co.uk for up-to-date timetable information for bus and train services.

places to stay include:

hotels

The Crescent Townhouse Hotel ★★★ 13 Lower Crescent, Belfast BT7 1NR MAP
Dukes at Queens ★★★★ 65-67 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HL MAP
Europa Hotel ★★★★ Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AP MAP
Clayton Hotel Belfast ★★★★ 22 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HS MAP
Ten Square ★★★★ 10 Donegall Square South, Belfast BT1 5JD MAP
Park Inn by Radisson Belfast ★★★ 4 Clarence Street West, Belfast BT2 7GP MAP
Bullitt Hotel ★★★★ 40a Church Lane, Belfast BT1 4QN MAP
Malmaison Hotel ★★★★ 34-38 Victoria St, Belfast BT1 3GH MAP
Ramada Encore Belfast ★★★ 20 Talbot Street, Belfast BT1 2LD MAP
Premier Inn Belfast City Cathedral Quarter ★★★ 2-6 Waring Street, Belfast BT1 2DX MAP
Merchant Hotel ★★★★★ 16 Skipper Street, Belfast BT1 2DZ MAP

guesthouses

Ravenhill Guesthouse ★★★★ 690 Ravenhill Road, Belfast BT6 0BZ MAP
Maryville House ★★★★★ 2 Maryville Park, Belfast BT9 6LN MAP
Old Rectory ★★★★ 148 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5LH MAP

hostels

Belfast City Backpacker 53-55 Malone Avenue, Belfast BT9 6EP MAP
Global Village 87 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HP MAP
Botanical Backpackers 63 Fitzwilliam Street, Belfast BT9 6AX MAP

places to eat include:

Made in Belfast 23 Talbot Street, Belfast BT1 2QH MAP CALL
Mumbai 27 27 Talbot Street, Belfast BT1 2LD MAP CALL
Coppi Saint Anne’s Square, Belfast BT1 2LR MAP CALL
House of Zen Saint Anne’s Square, Belfast, BT1 2LR MAP CALL
Buba 10 Edward Street, Belfast BT1 2LR MAP CALL
Deane’s Deli Bistro 44 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FF MAP CALL
Molly’s Yard 1 College Green Mews, Belfast, BT7 1LW MAP CALL
HOME 22 Wellington Place, Belfast BT1 6GE MAP CALL
Town Square 45 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1HZ MAP CALL
Yügo 3 Wellington Street, Belfast BT1 6HT MAP CALL
Holohan’s at the Barge 1 Lanyon Quay, Belfast BT1 3LG MAP CALL

places to drink include:

The Crown 46 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA MAP
Kelly’s Cellars Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL MAP
Bert’s Jazz Bar 16 Skipper Street, Belfast BT1 2DZ MAP
Duke of York Commercial Court, Belfast, BT1 2NB MAP
Harp Bar 35 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LB MAP
Maddens 74 Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1FJ MAP
Sunflower Public House 65 Union Street, Belfast, BT1 2JG MAP
Morning Star Pottinger’s Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT MAP
White’s Tavern Winecellar Entry, Belfast BT1 1QN MAP
The Woodworkers Bradbury Place, Belfast BT7 1RS MAP
Laverys 
Bradbury Place, Belfast BT7 1RS MAP

Muriel’s Café Bar Church Lane, Belfast BT1 4QN MAP
The Dirty Onion 3 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LA MAP