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How to get to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is easy to get to, easy to get around.  Excellent fast ferry links from England and Scotland to Belfast and Larne, three airports with frequent low-cost flights from the United Kingdom and beyond, plus good roads, buses and trains to take you where you want to go.

By Airplane
Scheduled air services operate to Northern Ireland from nearly all major UK airports.  There are many direct flights from major European cities to Northern Ireland. Additionally, there are services via Dublin, London and other UK airports.

Major airlines operate scheduled services from the US and Canada to Belfast International Airport via UK airports and airports in the Republic of Ireland.  Additionally, there are some charter flights direct to Belfast.

By Ferry
Northern Ireland has first-class ferry connections with Scotland, England and the Isle of Man.  You can even go from Coast to Coast from Scotland to Northern Ireland in an hour!

For more details on travelling by Airplane and Ferry visit http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Getting-Here-A2094

For a comprehensive list of airport and ferry operators operating in Northern Ireland visit Discover Northern Ireland

How to get around Northern Ireland

Public Transport

Translink operates the Ulsterbus, Metro Bus service and NI Railways integrated public transport system – ensuring you can reach every corner of every County in a couple of hours as well as get to and from all major airports.

Cross-border services are also available visit the Discover Northern Ireland Website for more details.   

Vehicle Hire

Making your way around Northern Ireland by road couldn’t be easier. You can bring your own car on the ferries or hire one from your point of entry. Motorhomes, campervans and motorcycles are also readily available for hire. Visit Discover Northern Ireland for some vehicle hire suggestions


After a day of walking get ready to put your feet up and enjoy the hospitality of the welcoming accommodation providers for a night or two.  Whether you’re looking to stay in a rural village in the foothills of the mountains, a cosy B&B in a bustling town or fancy luxurious comfort after a day of walking, Northern Ireland has it all. 

Make sure you visit our accommdation section to find walker-friendly accommodation situated near the best walking areas Northern Ireland has to offer.

For information on all accommodation in Northern Ireland, visit the Discover Northern Ireland Accommodation Finder.