How to get there

Belfast city is wonderfully compact and travelling here couldn’t be easier with two major airports serving the city: George Best Belfast City Airport, located in the heart of the city and Belfast International Airport only 25 minutes away. Both airports offer a regular bus service that runs to and from the city centre.

Fly here in under an hour from 21 mainland UK airports including London which has over 179 flights a week. With 158 European and International routes servicing both Belfast and Dublin, the city is also easily accessible for European and international delegates.

The nearest train station is Central Station, which is in East Bridge Street, around five minutes’ walk from the venue. There is a regular train service to Dublin and the average journey time is around two hours. For train timetables, visit

The nearest bus station is the Laganside Bus Centre, which is around two minutes’ walk from Belfast Waterfront. There is a bus stop on Oxford Street, directly outside the building. The main bus provider in Belfast is Translink, which runs both Ulsterbus and Citybus Metro services.

The Waterfront Conference Center and Hilton Hotel are adjoined, allowing delegates to move from their rooms to the conference without needing to move outside. The Waterfront venue is 5 minutes’ walk from the main train station, and 10 minutes walks from the main bus station. All hotels listed for delegates are within a 10 minute walk from the venue.

Arriving in Belfast International Airport (Aldergrove)

This airport is 17 miles outside of Belfast city center. There are many options for travelling into Belfast.

Arriving In Belfast City Airport (george Best Airport)

This is the closest airport to Belfast, only around 3 miles from the city center. Again there are many options.

Arriving In Dublin Airport

Dublin airport is situated to the north of Dublin, approx. 10 miles outside of Dublin. Dublin airport is around 100 miles from Belfast.


Visas are not required for delegates traveling from the UK, Ireland or Europe. Belfast is situated in the UK and therefore any international delegates who require visas to travel to the UK should contact their local British Embassy for more information.

Please note, any international delegate arriving into Dublin airport and traveling to Belfast will be crossing the border from the Republic of Ireland into the UK, and this should be taken into account for any visa application.

If you require more information regarding a visa to attend or work in Belfast, please check the UK government visa website at