Getting around and
out of Belfast by train is easy as there are plenty of links between
this city and the rest of Northern Ireland (and Ireland).
Belfast city lines include the Bangor line, the Larne
line, the Lurgan line and the Lisburn Line. The
Derry/Londonderry line will take you up the North Antrim
Coast to Northern Ireland’s second largest city where you
can enjoy an excellent day out.
Belfast’s most popular train journey is the Enterprise
service to Dublin. There are several departures per day, and
the earliest leaves Belfast at 6.50am, but tourists should be aware
that this early train is usually particularly busy with commuters.
You can catch the Enterprise from Central Station (see below). Some
Enterprise services also stop at Portadown, Newry, Dundalk and Drogheda.
Tickets for all trains can be purchased prior to departure at stations
with cash, credit card or by switch.
Belfast’s main station is Central Station [map],
East Bridge Street, and can be found around the corner from Waterfront
Hall. There is a paying car park for commuters and a free bus link
runs from the station to the city centre.
Belfast’s second station is the smaller Great Victoria
Street Station [map],
Glengall Street, and can be found within the Europa Buscentre
complex close to the City Hall. This is the place for catching
intercity trains that can take you to other parts of Belfast and
Northern Ireland (but not Ireland). There’s plenty of shops,
cafes and bars in the waiting area, as well as essential facilities
such as toilets and pay phones.
For more information
about train travel in Belfast click here.