Belfast travel guide

Belfast Tourism | Belfast Guide

You're Going to Love Belfast

With a population of 274,770, Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Belfast to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Belfast

City Centre is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Belfast. These include popular favourites such as The Welcome (22 Stranmillis Road), La Taqueria - Castle Street (53 Castle Street) and James St. (19-21 James Street South). If you’re looking for affordable options, Flame (46 Howard Street) and The Barking Dog (33-35 Malone Road) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Pug Uglys (21 Bedford St) and Margot (18 Donegall Square East) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Belfast.

When to visit Belfast

Belfast in January
Estimated hotel price
S$ 143
1 night at 3-star hotel
Belfast in January
Estimated hotel price
S$ 143
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Belfast in July, when the average temperature is 16 °C, and the highest can go up to 20 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 2 °C, with an average temperature of 5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 90 mm. In contrast, April is usually the driest month of the year in Belfast, with an average rainfall of 50 mm.

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How to Get to Belfast

Plane

Belfast is served by 2 airports: Belfast City Airport (BHD) and Belfast Intl Airport (BFS). The closest to the city centre of Belfast is Belfast City Airport, which is located 4 km from the city centre. Further away is Belfast Intl Airport, 20 km from the centre of Belfast.

Train

Located 0.8 km from the city centre, Belfast Central Railway Station is the busiest station in Belfast. Another popular train station is Belfast Great Victoria Street, located 0.5 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Belfast is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 229 km from Belfast. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Belfast Belfast Stena Terminal, located 5 km from the city centre of Belfast. Belfast Castlereagh, Montgomery Road is also a commonly used station, and is 3 km from the city centre.

Plane

Belfast is served by 2 airports: Belfast City Airport (BHD) and Belfast Intl Airport (BFS). The closest to the city centre of Belfast is Belfast City Airport, which is located 4 km from the city centre. Further away is Belfast Intl Airport, 20 km from the centre of Belfast.

Train

Located 0.8 km from the city centre, Belfast Central Railway Station is the busiest station in Belfast. Another popular train station is Belfast Great Victoria Street, located 0.5 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Belfast is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 229 km from Belfast. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Belfast Belfast Stena Terminal, located 5 km from the city centre of Belfast. Belfast Castlereagh, Montgomery Road is also a commonly used station, and is 3 km from the city centre.

Airports near Belfast

Airlines serving Belfast

Lufthansa
Good (4,676 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,749 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,597 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,352 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (677 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (189 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,393 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (951 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (39 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,326 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (556 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,632 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (444 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (175 reviews)
Jet2
Excellent (105 reviews)
Loganair
Excellent (15 reviews)
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Where to stay in Belfast

From 5-star hotels such as the The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast to great affordable options like the Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre, Belfast offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around S$ 182 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 281 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Lagan Backpackers and Etap Belfast.

Where to stay in popular areas of Belfast

Most booked hotels in Belfast

Europa Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
S$ 261+
Leonardo Hotel Belfast
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
S$ 195+
Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
S$ 215+
Ramada by Wyndham Belfast City Centre
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
S$ 165+
Etap Belfast
2 stars
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
S$ 135+
Travelodge Belfast
3 stars
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
S$ 137+

Hiring a car in Belfast

Expect to pay S$ 2.49 per litre in Belfast (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 29.87 and S$ 39.83. The most frequently booked car type in Belfast is Premium (Mercedes-Benz V-Class or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Nissan Juke or similar) is, on average, 73% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay S$ 2.49 per litre in Belfast (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 29.87 and S$ 39.83. The most frequently booked car type in Belfast is Premium (Mercedes-Benz V-Class or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Nissan Juke or similar) is, on average, 73% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.