Getting Here

The festival will be held in the Ulster Hall, located on Bedford Street in Belfast City Centre (map). It is within walking distance of the main City Centre public transport termini.

Arriving by Plane

Belfast City centre can easily be reached by Bus or Taxi from both Belfast City Airport (15 minutes) and Belfast International Airport (35-45 minutes), with buses arriving and departing from the Europa Bus Centre, a short walk from the venue. There are regular scheduled services to most UK airports (and further) from most both Belfast airports, we recommend using SkyScanner to browse your options.

Dublin Airport is also reachable from Belfast, with a regular (~1hr50 long) bus service provided by both Aircoach, and Translink/Bus Eireann, all arriving at (or on Glengall Street just outside) the Europa Bus Centre.

Local (Metro/Glider) buses

The Ulster Hall is a short walk from the City Hall, near which most local Metro bus routes terminate. Glider passengers are advised to get off at May Street/Wellington Place halts near the City Hall.

Longer distance buses

Most longer distance bus services terminate at either the Europa Bus Centre (a short walk from the venue) or Laganside Bus Centre (about 15 minutes’ walk from the venue). For bus services from Scotland, see Ferries.


If arriving by train from across Northern Ireland, the closest station is Great Victoria Street, beside the Europa Bus Centre, a short walk from the venue. If arriving into Belfast Central/Lanyon Place Station, you can either take a (15 minute) walk, or a short bus ride (free for customers arriving on the cross-border Enterprise service) to the City Hall, from where the venue is easily reached on foot.


There are regular ferries from Belfast to Cairnryan (Stena Line) and Larne to Cairnryan (P&O), taking approx 2 hours. There is also an 8 hour Ferry to/from Liverpool (actually Birkenhead) operated by Stena Line, running twice daily (departing at approximately 10pm and 10am in each direction).

All services offer reasonably priced foot passenger fares. For those arriving from further afield Rail & Sail and Coach & Sail deals are available.

Arriving by Car

There is limited on-street pay & display parking near the venue, mostly free (and usually already occupied) after 18:00, as well as various council and private car parks nearby.