Finding The Right Method Of
Northern Ireland Transport

All the information you need about Northern Ireland Transport is right here. I tried to cover everything that I think you would need to know about transportation in Northern Ireland and the easiest ways of ‘getting around’.You can find information about hire cars, trains, buses and airport information.

If there is something that you need to know about Northern Ireland Transport, that maybe I have missed, send me a quick note through the Contact Me form. I will then add to my list.

Northern Ireland Car Hire

When I’m travelling around Northern Ireland, I have my own car, so it is easy for me to get around.

If you are visiting Northern Ireland, you probably won’t have that luxury, so the best thing to do is use a Northern Ireland rental car or hire car.

Having a rental car in Northern Ireland will ensure you have the freedom and flexibility to go at your own pace and spend your vacation seeing the real Northern Ireland…up close and personal.

In a country as beautiful as Northern Ireland, some of the best places to visit are the ones you find by accident. They’re off the beaten track and usually not part of any mainstream tour.

You’re sure to encounter something along the way that’s worth getting out of your hire car and spending a little extra time appreciating. If you do…, you can stay as long as you like because there’s no group tour bus leaving in an hour.

With a rental car, you can tour as much or as little of Northern Ireland as you please, and only visit the areas that are of most interest to YOU. See many different things each and every day, or settle into a small village and really get the feel of rural Northern Ireland and its famed hospitality.

The best place to get a hire car is at the airport. If you fly into Belfast International Airport or Belfast City Airport, you have a choice of Avis, Europcar, Budget, Alamo, National and Hertz.

You can fly to Northern Ireland from nearly all the major UK airports. There are also many direct flights and scheduled services from major European cities to Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is served by three main aiports. You can fly into Belfast International Airport, Belfast City Airport and City of Derry Airport. Dublin is also a good option because it is only 100 miles (2hr drive) from Belfast.

The following airlines fly into Belfast International Airport:


BMI Baby
MyTravel Lite
Eastern Airways
Jet 2

The following carriers fly into Belfast City Airport:

Air Wales

British Airways
British Midland (BMI)

The following carriers fly into City of Derry Airport:


British AirwaysIf you don’t have a set travel date a good way to find the lowest fares to Belfast airports is to use – you can browse flights from your nearest airport on their flights to Belfast page.Whilst Northern Ireland Travel has tried to make sure this information is accurate, it is intended only as a guide and we strongly recommend that you check with your airline or airport directly.

When you arrive into Northern Ireland, there is a bus service operated by Translink called Airbus which runs all day, to and from Belfast International Airport from the Europa Bus centre in Belfast, it also carries on from Belfast to many other areas across Northern Ireland. Other bus services and Northern Ireland transport to and from Belfast City Airport and Dublin Airport operate as well.

Belfast Airport Parking – If you require Belfast International airport parking, why not browse through BCP’s Belfast airport parking packages as they are sure to have a deal that suits you.

Excellent ferry connections to Scotland, England, France and Europe make this one of the easiest types of Northern Ireland Transport. If you want to tour Ireland by car from anywhere in Europe, using a ferry is by far the easiest method.

The cheaper prices of ferries, new high-speed services and better on-board amenities make going by boat a more attractive choice. You can book a ferry to Northern Ireland with

You can travel to Northern Ireland using any of these ferry routes and services:


Cairnryan – Larne with P & O Irish Sea
Stranraer – Belfast with Stena-Line
Troon – Larne with P & O Irish Sea


Fleetwood – Larne with Stena-Line
Birkenhead (Liverpool) – Belfast with NorseMerchant Ferries
Isle Of Man Douglas – Belfast with SeacatDouglas-Dublin with Seacat
Fishguard-Rosslare with Stena-Line
Holyhead-Dublin with Irish Ferries
Holyhead-Dublin with Stena-Line
Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire with Stena-Line
Liverpool-Dublin with Seacat
Liverpool-Dublin with P & O Irish Sea
Pembroke-Rosslare with Irish Ferries
Swansea-Cork with Swansea Cork FerriesCherbourg-Rosslare with Irish Ferries
Cork-Roscoff with Brittany Ferries
Roscoff-Rosslare with Irish Ferries

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