• Around and about

    From planes to trains and taxi cabs, getting about Belfast couldn't be easier.

Getting Around

Belfast is compact and bijou, so getting around the city is easy on foot or by taxi. However, if you want to wander a little further afield then we've got a network of transport options which will get you to your desired destination.

For all the latest information on getting around and about visit our Travel and Transport section. We have also gathered together a few simple travel tips below to make your stay in Belfast that little bit easier.

And remember if you're ever stuck you can always call in to the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre or give us a call on 028 9024 6609.

We're your one stop shop for Belfast and Northern Ireland and we have all the info and the tickets to help you explore the city and beyond.

Travel Tips

Accommodation

Belfast offers visitors a wide choice of accommodation: hotels, guesthouses, apartments, self-catering, campus, caravans, camping and hostels. For more information, please see our accommodation listings.

Taxi Hire

Value Cabs
With a fleet of over 600 vehicles and a wide range of transportation services available including professional taxi service and executive vehicles. Debit/credit card payment facility available in every vehicle. T: 028 9080 9080 www.valuecabs.co.uk.

Public Transport
Translink is Northern Ireland's integrated bus and rail public transport company and is responsible for Metro, Ulsterbus and NI Railways. It operates a comprehensive network of bus and rail services throughout Northern Ireland and on cross border routes.
T: 028 9066 6630 www.translink.co.uk

Car Hire
Renting a car is another great way for visitors to get around Belfast and to visit some of the many fantastic visitor attractions throughout Northern Ireland. Visit our Travel and Transport section for further information.

Communications

The international code for Northern Ireland is 00 44 28. The local code for Belfast is 90. The number for emergency services is 999. This will connect you to the fire brigade, police, ambulance, lifeboat and mountain rescue services. Directory enquiries can be contacted on 118 500 or dial 0 from a public telephone for operator assistance.

Internet and WiFi access is widely available throughout the city. WiFi is available in the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, 9 Donegall Square North.

Most post offices are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm and some are also open on Saturday mornings. The main post office is located on Bridge Street in the city centre and is open 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Banking

Most banks are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. All major credit cards are widely accepted in the city and some shops will accept euro. There are foreign exchange facilities in the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre.

Shopping

Many shops in the city centre follow these opening times: Mon - Tues: 9am-7pm / Wed - Fri: 9am-9pm / Saturday: 9am-6pm / Sunday: 1pm-6pm.

Tipping

Most restaurants add a discretionary service charge to the bill for parties of six people or more. If this charge is added to your bill, tipping is not necessary. If a service charge is not included, it is customary to tip 10-15%.

Smoking

Belfast has been a smoke free city since 2006. It is against the law to smoke in bars, restaurants, cafés, hotels, offices, factories and other places of work. Your accommodation may allow smoking in bedrooms but it is important to check this with staff or risk a fine. Many bars, clubs and restaurants have installed outdoor smoking areas for those who choose to smoke.

Accessibility & Disability Links

ADAPT NI
www.adaptni.org

Disability Action
www.disabilityaction.org

Disability Sports NI
www.dsni.co.uk

Disabled Go - access information of shops, visitor attractions and other public places
www.disabledgo.com

RNIB
www.rnib.org.uk

RNID
www.rnid.org.uk

Shop Mobility Belfast
www.shopmobilityni.org