Add the festival dates to your diary and start planning for your visit to Belfast! The provisional dates for future editions are:
- 13 October – 31 October 2021
- 13 October – 30 October 2022
- 12 October – 29 October 2023
Check the latest travel advice on NI Direct website
Getting to Belfast
Flights from all major UK and European cities arrive at either of Belfast’s two airports:
Belfast International Airport
Belfast International Airport is located 19 miles away or about a 30-40 minutes drive via the M2 Motorway. Carriers include easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair, Wizz, and Virgin Atlantic. Please check www.belfastairport.com for flight information.
The Airport 300 bus service runs from the airport terminal to the city centre regularly. Please check www.translink.co.uk for Airport services.
George Best Belfast City Airport
The airport is situated just three miles from Belfast City Centre. Please check www.belfastcityairport.com for flight information. Carriers include Aer Lingus, British Airways and KLM.
The Airport Express 600 bus service runs from the airport terminal to the city centre regularly. Please check www.translink.co.uk for Airport services.
Stena Line sails up to six times a day between Belfast and Cairnryan, and up to twice a day between Belfast and Liverpool. Check timetables on www.stenaline.co.uk
P&O sails up to nine times a day from Cairnryan to Larne. Check timetables on www.poferries.com
Translink operate bus, coach and train services across the province. Belfast Metro buses are very regular throughout the day. A single journey bus ticket starts at £2.10. Day tickets start at £4.20 off peak. Smartlink multi-journey cards start at £7.75 for 5 journeys. See translink.co.uk
Lines run between Belfast and Dublin, Larne, Londonderry and points in between. For routes and fares, visit translink.co.uk
Contact Translink on +44 (0) 28 9066 6630 or visit translink.co.uk for up-to-date timetable information.
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