By air

The main international airport in Northern Ireland is Belfast Airport (BFS).

The national carrier British Airways offers flights from many European countries the United Kingdom. British Airways destinations include: Austria (Salzburg, Vienna), Bulgaria (Sofia, Varna), Cyprus (Larnaca, Pafos), Czech Republic (Prague), Denmark (Copenhagen), Finland (Helsinki), France (Genoa, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Toulouse), Germany (Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart), Greece (Athens, Thessaloniki), Hungary (Budapest), Ireland (Dublin), Italy (Bologna, Milan, Naples, Rome, Turin, Venice, Verona), Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Norway (Oslo), Poland (Krakow, Warsaw), Portugal (Lisbon, Faro), Romania (Bucharest), Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg), Serbia (Belgrade), Spain (Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga), Sweden (Stockholm), Switzerland (Basel, Zurich), Turkey (Antalya, Istanbul, Izmir) and Ukraine (Kiev).

Other airlines that offer flights to Britain include: bmibaby, Flybe, Ryanair, Aer Arann.

British Airways schedules: www.britishairways.com
Belfast Airport: www.belfastairport.com

By sea

Main sea ports in Wales are Belfast and Larne. P&O Ferries and Stena Line offer routes to Northern Ireland from Scotland, England and Ireland.

P&O Ferries: www.poferries.com
Stena Line: www.stenaline.co.uk

By bus

Eurolines offers coach services between Britain and major European cities.

Eurolines schedules: www.eurolines.com

By train

The only direct rail route to Northern Ireland is available from Ireland. There are also routes between England and the Continent available from Paris and Brussels through the Channel Tunnel.

By car

Getting to Northern Ireland by car from the continental Europe can only be done by a car ferry or the Channel Tunnel (from France).


By bus/tram

Transport in the UK is sufficient and punctual. In Belfast it is possible to travel by bus.

By taxi

Famous traditional black taxis are becoming the thing of the past and nowadays taxis are painted different colours. They can be hailed in the streets or found at taxi stands. Minicabs (private taxis) are cheaper than the standard taxis and can be hailed in the streets or ordered by phone. Unlike black taxis, minicabs do not have taximeters.

By car

Driving is on the left side of the road. International and EU driving licenses are accepted. Driver must also have insurance documents and ownership/rental documents. Driver must not drive with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08%. Driver and passengers must wear seat belts. Children under age of 12 years are not permitted to travel in front seats. Speed limits: urban areas – 50 km/h, single carriageways – 90 km/h, dual carriageways – 110 km/h, motorways – 110 km/h. It is recommended to have a warning triangle, first aid kit and a fire extinguisher.