Best ways to get around in Belfast

Belfast is a small city where you can (almost) walk to all of the city’s must-see places. However, depending on the area you’re staying in or the places you want to explore, you may need to use some form of transport.

In this article, I’ll tell you about the best ways to get around Belfast.

🚌 By bus

One of the best alternatives – cheaper and more sustainable – is to get from one end of Belfast to the other by public transport.

The average fare is around £1.5, but all-day tickets are available at a higher cost. They are cheaper, as for a couple of pounds more you can use the bus as many times as you like.

Translink is the company that operates public transport in Northern Ireland.

You can also use Moovit, an app similar to Citymapper, which gives you advice on the best route to get from one place to another, as well as the different options you can choose to get there.

🚗 By Uber

Just like the first time I travelled to Belfast, I only used the bus; this time it was different.

Due to the poor connection from our accommodation to the city centre, we had no choice but to use Uber. It’s a faster way to get around, without waiting for the bus or having to change buses.

You can book an Uber through the app and they usually cost between £5-10 if you’re getting around the city.

🚕 By Valuecabs

ValueCabs is the largest taxi company in Belfast.

You can book a taxi by phone or using their own app. The style of the app is similar to Uber’s, it gives you the estimated price of the journey as well as the current location of your taxi on the way.

Price-wise, I’d almost say it’s cheaper than Uber. There is also a free phone number at the bus station to call this taxi company.

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