Travel in Belfast
||If you want to get around
Belfast in an efficient and cost-effective way, leave the car at home
and take public transport which is sure to get you from A to B a lot
There are two main types of bus you'll see in operation in Belfast:
red buses known as Citybuses and blue buses owned by Ulsterbus.
Citybus services the city and its suburbs and also operates tourist
tours of Belfast. Fares on standard journeys are measured according
to distance, but discount multi-journey tickets may be purchased in
advance from the Citybus kiosk in Donegall Square West [map].
Most Citybus services operate every 20 minutes and depart from
the four streets surrounding the City Hall. Information and timetables
can also be obtained from the kiosk, open 9:00am-6:00pm Monday to
Ulsterbus services the whole of Northern Ireland, so if you wish to
travel to any of the further Belfast suburbs or beyond into Dublin
etc you need to catch one of these blue buses. You cannot get off
an Ulsterbus within Belfast itself. The main Ulsterbus station is
the Europa Bus Station [map]
at Glengall Street and close to the Europa Hotel, where further
information and timetables can be obtained.
Hailing a cab couldn’t be easier and you can catch a council-operated
black cab from outside of the bus stations. Always make sure that
you can see the license of the driver and, if in doubt, ask. To make
sure that you always get a licenced driver use one of the dial up
taxi companies such as Able Taxis or Value Cabs.
information about bus timetables click here.