Belfast & Northern Ireland

Getting Around

Getting Around


Northern Ireland's bijou expanse ensures relatively straightforward road and rail access to your destination of choice. Just choose how you'd like to travel and check out the relevant links for more information.

Northern Ireland Public Transport

Translink operates the NI-wide Ulsterbus, Goldline (connecting NI's major destinations, as well as Dublin), Belfast's Metro Bus services and NI Railways integrated public transport system.

For timetable and route information on these services call (+44) (0)28 9066 6630 or click

iLink is the integrated smartcard from Translink which provides unlimited day, weekly or monthly bus and rail travel within 3 specified zones across Northern Ireland. This smartcard is available for adults and children and is ideal if you travel by both bus and train on a regular basis. It is easy to use and can be topped up at one of the designated sales outlets.It provides a more convenient, safer, cash free way to travel and could save you money if you are buying separate bus and train tickets. For full details of iLink Zones and Fares, click

Rambler Ticket
Unlimited travel on all scheduled Ulsterbus, Goldline and Metro services within NI on Sundays and main NI school holidays (£9/£4.50 conc.) Must be purchased after 9.15am from the driver.

Rambler/Scenic Services
Translink operate a number of services to promote tourism in rural areas. These services are ideal for tourists and locals who want to explore some of Northern Ireland’s most spectacular scenic areas by foot. Rambler services set down and pick up at key locations in each region as well as servicing main bus stations. Tickets can be purchased from the driver.

Kilkeel Rambler (Service No 407)
Sperrin Rambler (Service No 403)

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