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If you fly into George Best Belfast City Airport, your best bet is to take the Airport Express 600 bus, which runs from the terminal to the city centre every 20 minutes or so during the week, from early morning until around 10pm.
Weekend services are a little less frequent and often stop a bit earlier, so it’s worth checking the schedule on the Translink website in advance. If you are keen to get into the city straight away, hop into a taxi instead – Belfast City Airport is just 5 kilometres (3 miles) from the city centre so the fare won’t break the bank.
From Belfast International Airport, you can jump aboard the Airport Express 300 bus, which runs every 15 minutes on weekdays, every 20 minutes on Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday. Be aware, however, that although it does offer 24/7 transfers to Belfast city centre, services become less frequent at night. Rock up after midnight and you may find yourself twiddling your thumbs for a while.
If you don’t fancy hanging around, taxis will carry you to the city centre in about 30 minutes instead. You will find a list of sample taxi fares displayed in the exit hall of the terminal building, which will give you an idea of what you should be paying for a transfer to Belfast city centre.
Almost all of Belfast’s major sights are clustered around the city centre area within walking distance of one another. However, if you find you have been on your feet for too long, there are other less tiring ways of getting around Belfast.
You could, for example, make use of the city bus network, known as the Metro. If you plan on riding buses regularly, it’s worth buying a Smartlink Travel Card. You will have to pay an initial fee of £1, but will quickly earn that back through savings on fares. A standard Adult City Zone fare, for instance, costs 75p less when using a Smartlink Card.
Alternatively, make like a local and pedal around on the public Belfast Bikes. There are more than 30 docking stations across the city centre where you can pick up and return your ride.