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From Belfast City Airport to the Titanic Hotel

Old Dec 3, 19, 7:02 am
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From Belfast City Airport to the Titanic Hotel

Just trying to work out options, to see what needs booking and paying in advance (helps me budget)

Last Friday in Jan, I'm travelling with my boy to Belfast to find out about the Titanic, as a tenth birthday treat for the boy. We're arriving at 2100 into Belfast City, with only a little bit of luggage - a couple of changes of clothes.

Now, looking at a map, I can see the airport isn't far out of the city, and that the Titanic Quarter is on the same side as the airport.

So far my research has found that it's probably too far to walk, I can get an airport shuttle to a railway station and it's one stop, and if I go by bus I have to go into the city and back out again.

Is this one of those occasions when I'm just going to have to get a cab and be done with it?
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Old Dec 3, 19, 7:59 am
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Just jump in a taxi, there is a line just at the front of the terminal and usually very little wait time.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by noniron View Post
Just jump in a taxi, there is a line just at the front of the terminal and usually very little wait time.
That's what I was thinking. It's certainly the quickest route.

What's best for getting from the Titanic to the City Centre for sightseeing the following day? Or is that walkable?
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Old Dec 3, 19, 8:21 am
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The City centre is walkable from the Titanic Hotel unless your son very young then a taxi or uber might be best.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by noniron View Post
The City centre is walkable from the Titanic Hotel unless your son very young then a taxi or uber might be best.
He's 10 and likes a walk. Happy to walk in as we get to see so much more, and then taxi back if we need to later on.
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Old Dec 4, 19, 3:53 am
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Originally Posted by DeeGee26.2 View Post
He's 10 and likes a walk. Happy to walk in as we get to see so much more, and then taxi back if we need to later on.
Failing that, the G2 Glider bus runs every 10-15 minutes and costs 1.60 per adult (with myriad day and other tickets available).
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Old Dec 4, 19, 5:41 am
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Originally Posted by stut View Post
Failing that, the G2 Glider bus runs every 10-15 minutes and costs 1.60 per adult (with myriad day and other tickets available).
Thanks,

I'm looking at the plans I have for the weekend now and trying to work out if a Belfast Visitor pass will be worth the expense if I'm basically just doing Titanic, Nomadic and the HoHo bus, or whether just to go for single tickets on arrival.
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Old Dec 17, 19, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by DeeGee26.2 View Post
So far my research has found that it's probably too far to walk,
I inadvertently ended up walking once from BHD to the city centre with a very small overnight bag. It's really not that far, however I probably wouldn't do it with a 10 year old in tow at 9pm on a cold dark January night.
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Google Maps suggests you can get the 600 bus every 20 minutes, alight at Bridge End (just before crossing the river) and then walk 17 minutes. It doesn't look like much fun. An Uber would be 7-10.
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Old Dec 19, 19, 3:47 am
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Originally Posted by mad_rich View Post
Google Maps suggests you can get the 600 bus every 20 minutes, alight at Bridge End (just before crossing the river) and then walk 17 minutes. It doesn't look like much fun. An Uber would be 7-10.
That's what I was thinking. A lot of walking late at night for little reward.

Is Uber much good in Belfast? I prefer it if I'm in a city I don't know because it doesn't require me to memorise a phone number of know my location, but in some cities it's considerably easier to ring for a local cab.

There'll be a taxi rank at the airport, won't there. I'm guessing those will be hackneys?
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Old Dec 19, 19, 9:51 am
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I've tried Uber in Belfast last October and it was quite serviceable. No problems at all.
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Old Dec 19, 19, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by Nayef View Post
I've tried Uber in Belfast last October and it was quite serviceable. No problems at all.
Thanks very much for this.
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... and there is a cab rank right outside the terminal building
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Old Dec 20, 19, 8:36 am
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... and there is a cab rank right outside the terminal building
Good to know. My local airport's taxi offering has gradually reduced from having a taxi rank, to having a taxi office, to now having a phone number stuck to the window of that taxi office.
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Old Dec 20, 19, 9:03 am
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From the airport website it also says:

Value Cabs, the official taxi operator for Belfast City Airport, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for travel to the airport before a flight or from the airport on arrival.

Our approved taxi partner operates from the airport taxi rank right outside the terminal building, meaning you can be in a taxi and on your way to one of Belfast’s major attractions or hotels, located just 5 minutes away, within minutes of landing.

The approximate cost of a taxi to Belfast City Centre from Belfast City Airport with our approved taxi provider is 10.50 (including 2.50 surcharge). All fares are subject to a 2.50 surcharge.

Wheel-chair accessible taxis are available on request from Value Cabs should passengers require them.

For more information or to book a taxi, (028) 90 809080, visit the Value Cabs website or stop by the depot in our main concourse when you land.

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