As Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast is a major transport hub. There is a large selection of travel options for those planning a visit to the Belfast Children’s Festival. You'll find comfortable bus services, rail and air connections and ferry services from Europe and UK to nearby ports.

By Public Transport

Travel with Translink

We're encouraging families across NI and beyond to take a #creativejourney with Translink into Belfast city with special discounted family travel tickets. The guarantee of lots of amazing free fun coupled with fantastic performances makes for an easy decision for a big family day out over the festival weekend. Check out the popular Family & Friends ticket along with convenient bus, Glider, coach and train services. Visit www.translink.co.uk or call 028 90 66 66 30.

£9 Metro & Glider Family Ticket offering unlimited all-day travel for to up to 2 adults and 4 children travelling together.

£22 Friends and Family Ticket offering unlimited all-day travel for to up to 2 adults and 4 children travelling together across bus and rail across Northern Ireland. For more special offers Find out more

By Car

Start your festival early with a road trip to Belfast! Belfast is a pretty straightforward drive from anywhere in Ireland. Driving from Dublin or Derry/ Londonderry will take about 2 hours. For more information check out Google Maps to plot your course to Belfast.

By Ferry

Belfast is easily accessed by sea with crossings from Scotland, England and Isle of Man. Travel by state of the art superfast ferries with journey times from just 2 hours 15 minutes.

Operators and travel times vary. Please check out Stena Line and P&O Irish Sea for travel options.

By Plane

George Best Belfast City Airport

The airport is situated just three miles from Belfast City Centre. Please check www.belfastcityairport.com for flight information.

For connections from Britain and Europe, FlyBe, Aer Lingus, British Airways and KLM offer direct routes to many major airports.

The Airport Express 600 bus service runs from the airport terminal to the city centre regularly. Please check www.translink.co.uk for Airport services.

Belfast International Airport

Belfast International Airport is 30-40 minutes drive via the M2 Motorway. Carriers include easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair, Wizz, and Virgin Atlantic. Please check www.belfastairport.com for flight information.

The Airport 300 bus service runs from the airport terminal to the city centre regularly. Please check www.translink.co.uk for Airport services.