Belfast & Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Public Transport


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

For timetable information and to plan your journey using the Journey Planner visit, contact (+44) (0)28 90 66 66 30 or tweet @Translink_NI. Or visit the Translink information desk at Visit Belfast, Donegall Square North, Belfast to find out more information about travelling with Translink.

Belfast bus network

Translink Metro 

Hop on Translink Metro to see the best of Belfast with most services departing within Donegall Square, outside Belfast City Hall. Free Metro timetables are available from the Metro Kiosk, Donegall Square West and Visit Belfast and are colour-coded for each of the 12 corridors.

Cross-city services between east and west Belfast and into Titanic Quarter via the city centre. 

dayLink travelcard (also available on mLink) provides unlimited day travel on Metro and Glider: £3.50 or £3 after 9.30am. A cash Day Ticket is £4.20. Child fares half price. £1 charge to purchase a dayLink Travelcard. Buy online at or from any Smartlink agents, Metro Kiosk, Visit Belfast, main Translink station or Glider Halts.

Airport Services
Translink runs a number of bus services to Dublin, Belfast International, George Best and City of Derry Airports from cities across NI. They are fast, frequent and low cost, and with a number of services available to purchase online. See airport listings for more info.

Translink Goldline X1/X2A/X5A – Cross-Border to Dublin. Goldline X1/X2A/X5A services operate daily between Belfast Europa Buscentre and Dublin Airport and Dublin city. Buy online and travel to Dublin Airport with Translink’s great promotional web fares.

NI Railways – the Northern Ireland rail network serves the following routes:

Bangor line – Bangor – Belfast
Larne line – Larne Harbour to Belfast
Derry line – Derry – Coleraine and Portrush – Belfast
Portadown line – Newry – Portadown – Belfast

The range of offers on local services includes:

 • 1/3 off a standard day return ticket after 09:30
 • £8 Sunday Day Tracker: unlimited train travel on a Sunday within Northern Ireland
Enterprise – Cross-Border rail service

The Enterprise cross-border rail service operates between Belfast and Dublin (c. 130mins). Best value web fares available online at

Belfast Visitor Pass
The Belfast Visitor Pass provides unlimited bus and train travel for 1, 2 or 3 consecutive days within the Belfast Visitor Pass Zone. The pass offers discounts and special offers on attractions and food retailers. 

Bus Rambler
Unlimited bus travel every Sunday and during main school holidays within NI for only £9.50 for adults and £4.75 for children.

Friends & Family ticket
Unlimited bus and train travel (within NI) for 1 day for up to 2 adults and 4 children for only £22. Additional children £4 each. Available to purchase Mon to Fri after 9.30am and every Sat and Sun with no time restrictions.

Sunday Day Tracker
Unlimited travel on all scheduled train services within Northern Ireland on Sunday (£8/£4). No time restrictions apply.

iLink – integrated bus and rail travelcard
Available for adults and children and ideal if you travel by both bus and train on a regular basis. iLink can be topped up at designated sales outlets for a day, week or month. Freedom of Belfast for £5 (1 day). Freedom of NI for £16 (1 day).

yLink - 16-23 year olds travelcard
Get a third off Translink bus and rail services within Northern Ireland plus up to 50% off Enterprise. Available for 16-23 years and only £8. Visit to buy your yLink card today.

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