Visitor Questions

Visitor Questions

Getting Around Northern Ireland

Translink Bus and Train Services
T: +44 (0) 28 9066 6630, W:

General Information

Passport/Visa Requirements
Passport Advice Line (UK) T: 0300 222 0000
UK nationals can travel without a passport but will need photographic identification. Individual airline and ferry company requirements can vary. Passports are not required for travel between Northern Ireland and the Republic. For further information, contact the British Embassy in your country of origin.

Bringing a pet?
UK Pet Travel Scheme helpline: T: +44 (0) 870 241 1710

Medical Insurance
T: 0845 606 2030 / +44 (0) 191 218 1999 (overseas)
You need to obtain a European Health Insurance card (EHIC) which will allow you to access state-provided healthcare in all European Economic Area (EEA) countries at a reduced cost or sometimes free of charge. You can apply online at their website or by telephone. Visitors are strongly advised to take out private travel insurance.

Sterling currency. Most large stores accept Euro, although generally you will get a better rate if you bring Sterling. Main credit cards are in general use but bring cash too. In main towns, bank hours are 09:30-16:30. Automatic
Teller Machines (ATMs) dispense cash at hundreds of locations, banks, garages and shopping centres. Bureau de Change are in larger bank branches, travel agents, the Belfast Welcome Centre, some other tourist information centres, big hotels and at a few visitor

To call Northern Ireland from abroad, dial 00 44 + area code (without 0)
+ local number. From the Republic of
Ireland, dial 048 + area code (without 0)
+ local number. From elsewhere in UK or to make an internal call, dial area code (with 0) + local number. To call the Republic from Northern Ireland, dial 00 353 + the area code (without 0)
+ local number.

Left Luggage
T: +44 (0) 28 9024 6609
Belfast Welcome Centre is the only place that provides this service. £3 per item for up to 4hrs. £4.50 4hrs+. Last pick up is 15 minutes before closing.

Check your bill to see if a service charge has been made. If not and you’re satisfied with the service add 10-15%.

Pub Licensing Hours
Monday-Saturday: 11:30 – 23:00. Sunday: 12:30 – 22:00.
Some pubs with an Entertainment Licence can serve alcohol until 01:00. Club opening times vary.

Thursday is late night shopping until
21:00 (Castlecourt) or Wednesday – Friday (Victoria Square). Late night shopping varies in other towns/cities and may only include shopping centres/larger stores. On Sundays shops are open from 13:00 and stay open until 17:00/18:00 in Belfast and in many other towns/cities.

Emergency Services
Dial 999 for emergency services. If your passport is lost or stolen, contact the local police station, embassy or consulate.

There are many accessible attractions throughout Northern Ireland. Please contact the venue to check accessibility provisions prior to visiting.