Accommodation

The following hotels, in Queen’s Quarter, are close to the university, where the conference will be held:

Ibis Hotel
75 University Street
Belfast
BT7 1HL
http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-7288-ibis-belfast-queens-quarter/index.shtml
 
Duke’s Hotel
65-67 University Street
Belfast
BT7 1HL
http://www.dukesatqueens.com/
 
Holiday Inn Express
106 University Avenue
Belfast
BT7 1HP
http://www.hiexpressbelfast.com
 
Wellington Park Hotel
21 Malone Road
Belfast
BT9 6RU
http://www.wellingtonparkhotel.com/
 
Tara Lodge
36 Cromwell Road
Belfast
BT7 1JW
http://www.taralodge.com/
 
Malone Lodge Hotel
60 Eglantine Avenue
Malone Road
Belfast
BT9 6DY
http://www.malonelodgehotelbelfast.com/
 
Crescent Townhouse
13 Lower Crescent
Belfast
BT7 1NR
http://www.crescenttownhouse.com
 

The following hotels are closer to the city centre, but are within walking distance of Queen’s and are also on direct bus routes:

Days Inn (approx. 15-minute walk from conference venue)
40 Hope Street
Belfast
BT12 5EE
http://www.dayshotelbelfast.co.uk/
 
Jury’s Inn Belfast (approx. 20-min walk)
Great Victoria Street
Belfast
BT2 7AP
http://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/belfast
 
Holiday Inn Belfast (approx. 15-min walk)
22 Ormeau Avenue
Belfast
BT2 8HS
http://www.hibelfasthotel.co.uk/
 
Fitzwilliam Belfast (approx. 20-min walk; more expensive option)
1-3 Great Victoria Street
Belfast
BT2 7BQ
http://www.fitzwilliamhotelbelfast.com
 
Europa Hotel (approx. 20-min walk; more expensive option)
Great Victoria Street
Belfast
BT2 7AP
http://www.hastingshotels.com/europa-belfast/index.html
 

B&Bs

All Seasons
Homepage: http://www.allseasonsbelfast.com
Email: allseasons@fsmail.net
Tel: 028 9068 2814
 
Avenue House
Homepage: http://www.avenueguesthouse.com
E-mail: info@avenueguesthouse.com
Tel: 028 9066 5904
 
Camera House
Home page: http://www.cameraguesthouse.com
E-mail: camera_gh@hotmail.com
Tel: 028 9066 0026
 
Eglantine Guest House
Tel: 028 9066 7585
E-mail: j.murrayeglantinegsthse@btconnect.com
 
Malone Guest House
Homepage: http://www.maloneguesthousebelfast.com
E-mail: maloneguesthousebelfast@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 028 9066 9565
 
Pearl Court Guest House
Homepage: http://www.pearlcourt.com
E-mail: info@pearlcourt.com
Tel: 028 9066 6145
 
The Old Rectory
Homepage: http://www.anoldrectory.co.uk
E-mail: info@anoldrectory.co.uk
Tel: 028 9066 7882
 

Hostels

Vagabonds
9 University Road
Belfast
BT7 1NA
http://www.vagabondsbelfast.com/
 
Global Village
87 University Street
Belfast
http://globalvillagebelfast.com/
 
Arnie’s Backpackers
63 Fitzwilliam Street
Belfast
BT9 6AX
http://www.arniesbackpackers.co.uk/
 
Belfast City Backpacker
53-55 Malone Avenue
Belfast
BT9 6EP
http://www.ibackpacker.co.uk/belfast-hostel/index.php
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Travel

By Air

George Best Belfast City Airport is three miles from the city centre. The main airlines that fly here are British Airways (London Heathrow), Aer Lingus (London Heathrow and Gatwick), and Flybe (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford, Birmingham, East Midlands, Cardiff, London City, Southampton, Exeter). A regular Airbus service operates into the city centre. The Airport Express 600 operates every 20 minutes on weekdays (40 minutes on Sundays) from outside George Best Belfast City Airport to the Europa Buscentre/Great Victoria Street Rail Station, in the heart of the city. The service, Airport Express 600, operates between 0600 and 2205, and costs £2.40 single and £3.60 return.

Journey time from George Best Belfast City airport to the Europa Buscentre/Great Victoria Street Rail Station is approximately 20 minutes. For further information and timetable details click here.

A taxi from George Best Belfast City airport to Queen’s University costs approximately £10-£11.

Belfast International Airport at Aldergrove is a 30 minute drive to Belfast City Centre via the M2 motorway. The main airlines that fly here are United Airlines (Newark-New York) and easyJet (Amsterdam, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Bristol, Edinburgh, Geneva, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Nice and Paris Charles de Gaulle). The Airport Express 300 operates a 24 hour service between the airport and Belfast with buses departing every 15 minutes at peak times (30 minutes at other times). The bus leaves from the bus stop located opposite the terminal exit. The journey from the Belfast International Airport to the Europa Buscentre/Great Victoria Street Rail Station, takes approximately 30-40 minutes, subject to traffic conditions, and costs £7.50 single and £10.50 return. For further information and timetable details click here.

A taxi from Belfast International Airport to Queen’s University costs approximately £25.

Dublin Airport is approximately 160 kilometers (100 miles) from Queen’s University Belfast. Aer Lingus is the national carrier with a number of transatlantic flights (New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto) and direct European flights (Paris CDG, Vienna, Lyon, Toulouse, etc.). Ryanair also has a large number of flights to and from European cities. A regular bus service to Belfast operates 24 hours a day directly from Dublin Airport to the Europa Buscentre/Great Victoria Street Rail Station. An up-to-date bus timetable is available from the Translink website and travel time is 1 hr 40 minutes.

Delegates travelling from North America have the option of travelling to Belfast Intl on the direct United (Newark) flight or from North American cities direct to Dublin (and then taking the bus to Belfast) or to London Heathrow (followed by internal connecting flight to Belfast).

By Sea

Belfast is easily accessed by sea crossings from Scotland (Troon and Cairnryan) and England (Liverpool).

By Rail

The main rail stations in the city centre are Great Victoria Street and Central Station. Cross-border ‘Enterprise’ services depart from and arrive at Central Station. The closest station to the University is Botanic which is a 5 minute walk from the main campus. The cross-border ‘Enterprise’ service takes just over 2 hours to commute between Dublin Connolly Station and Belfast Central Station. This service operates a number of times a day.

Travelling by bus from city centre hotels to Queen’s University Belfast

Delegates can avail of the Translink Metro bus service that operates from Belfast City Hall with services every 10-15 minutes to Queen’s University Belfast (on a number 8 Metro route). Your hotel accommodation providers will be more than happy to provide further details.

By Taxi

There are several private 24-hour hire taxi firms in Belfast and also some black taxi ranks, including Value Cabs: +44 28 9080 9080 and Fonacab: +44 28 9023 3333.