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BIALL Conference Log Belfast 2012


Travelling to and from the conference

With three airports, direct sea crossings from Scotland and England and a direct rail link from Dublin, getting to Belfast and Northern Ireland has never been easier. You can fly direct to Belfast from over twenty European cities as well as from a number of North American locations. Belfast is served by two airports, Belfast International Airport 17 miles north west of Belfast and the George Best Belfast City Airport, three miles east of the city centre.

You can find further information on travelling to Belfast by air, sea or land - including local taxi company numbers - by downloading the provisional programme  PDF logo.


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Getting to Belfast

 Up to date information on travelling to and from Belfast by air, sea, rail and road is provided by Belfast Visitor & Convention Bureau.

If you're travelling from Great Britain and are looking for an alternative to air travel, you can buy an all-in-one rail and ferry ticket from SailRail. Tickets can be purchased up to 12 weeks in advance

Returning home after the conference (suggestions)

AerLingus 17.20 departure from Belfast International to London Heathrow.  The Airport bus (£7.00 single/£10.00 return) leaves from the Europa bus station which is next door to the Europa hotel and a stone’s throw from the other Conference hotels.  It takes about 30 minutes on a Saturday. Alternatively a taxi ride is about £25 so among 4 people is cheaper than the bus.

Bmibaby 17.50 departure from Belfast City to London Heathrow. By taxi the airport is a 15 minute taxi journey from the Conference Hotel and costs less than £10.00.

Bmibaby has an evening flight on Sunday - maybe think about extending your stay and enjoying the craic!

Getting around Belfast


Once you have arrived safe and sound, you'll want to know how to get to your accomodation and get around the city. Belfast Visitor & Convention Bureau provides useful information on public transport to and from the airports and round the city, taxis, car hire and city maps.


Further information

If you're looking for further information on things to do in Belfast, there is plenty of further information provided by Belfast Visitor & Convention Bureau.

If you're planning on extending your stay after the conference and travelling wider afield in either Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, information on national rail services are available from NI Railways or Iarnród Éireann, or coach services by Ulsterbus or Bus Éireann.