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Annual Conference

Getting to Conference: Belfast

By ASRAcomms 17 Feb 2023

Thinking about how to get to Belfast - we've got you covered!



Belfast is one of Europe’s most friendly and fashionable regional capitals. Described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination’, it was also voted one of the world’s top 10 destinations by National Geographic Traveller in 2012. Referred to as a ‘treasure with an incredible atmosphere’, Belfast offers a variety of cultural, sporting, educational and social opportunities.

Belfast boasts a wide range of entertainment venues: arenas, concert halls, theatres and clubs. Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience and a "must see" visit in any tour of Belfast and Northern Ireland. It is located in Titanic Quarter, right beside the historic site of this world famous ship's construction.

The City offers shoppers a mix of big-name stores, designer boutiques, innovative arts and crafts shops and rejuvenated markets. City Centre shopping centres such as Victoria Square and Castle Court offer a wide selection of High Street shops to suit all tastes, and there is also a variety of vintage, charity and low-cost outlets throughout this stylish city.

The friendliness of the people is what’s most appealing in this small and very walkable city, from smiling servers to talkative bartenders to helpful strangers on the street. Visit Belfast to soak up good vibes, to eat well and to drink unstintingly. It’s a city that’s at its best when enjoyed from behind a pint glass. 


Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street, BT2 7AP.



Belfast is well serviced by several UK airports, including;

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • London Heathrow
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Liverpool

Airport Shuttle Service to the hotel

From Belfast International Airport (BFS): Airport Express 300 operates a regular service on weekdays and weekends. The bus leaves from the bus stop located opposite the terminal exit. All coaches will travel from Belfast International Airport, stopping at Templepatrick, and the Belfast Europa Bus Centre which is located adjacent to the Europa Hotel. Approximate journey time 30-40 minutes, subject to traffic conditions. Tickets are available from the Tourist Information desk in arrivals or from the driver and cost £8.00 (single) £11.50 (return). For further information visit:

From Belfast City Airport (George Best BHD): The Airport Express 600 operates every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 40 minutes on Sunday from outside the airport to the Belfast Europa Bus Centre adjacent to the Europa Hotel, in the heart of the city. The service, Airport Express 600, operates between 0545 and 2125. Approximate journey time 30 minutes, subject to traffic conditions. Tickets are available from the Tourist Information desk in arrivals or from the driver and cost £2.10.

Timetables are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Translink. For further information, up-to-date timetables and fares, visit the Translink website.

Taxi from Airport to Hotel

Approved taxis operate from the airport taxi rank outside the terminal building and wheelchair-accessible taxis are available. The approximate cost to Belfast city centre from Belfast City Airport with our approved taxi provider is approximately £10.00. For more information or to book a taxi, please call (028) 9080 9080 or visit the Value Cabs website.

Car Parking

Car parking is available at Value Car Parks which is situated on Grosvenor Road (two minutes walk) and offers discounted parking rates for our guests. Guests will be charged £8 when parking after 5pm and leaving before 10am the next morning (or 12 noon on Sundays). Guests can also avail of an exclusive discounted Maximum daily charge rate of £17. For more information click here.


The nearest railway station to the Europa Hotel is Lanyon Place, which is a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel.

Further details can be found on the dedicated Conference website.


ASRAcomms is Jordan Meates, ASRA Communications & IT Officer based at Sheffield Hallam University.
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