Translink Journey Planner
Help reduce traffic congestion on our hospital sites by travelling on public transport. The Translink Journey Planner can help you plan your rail and bus travel.
- Metro routes 9A and 9B leave from Donegall Square East and pass the Lisburn Road entrance to Belfast City Hospital.
- From Europa Bus centre Ulster bus 530a and 530 to Lisburn stops at Lisburn road entrance
- Park and Ride services from Blacks Road and Sprucefield stop at the Roden Street footbridge. You can walk from here to the Donegall Road entrance to the hospital in 10 to 15 minutes.
- Click here for all route timetables.
A shuttle bus runs regularly between the Royal Hospitals and Belfast City Hospital sites from 7.40am to 5.15pm, Monday to Friday.
Translink Park and Ride
There is a cycle lane on each side of the Donegall Road, which makes the Donegall Road entrance to Belfast City Hospital very accessible.
The Donegall Road cycle lanes offer onward connections to cycle lanes on Dublin Road, Ormeau Avenue and the Lagan towpath at the Gasworks.
Bicycle parking for visitors and patients is located at the two-storey car park in front of the Tower Block and Cancer Centre.
A Belfast Bike docking station is also available at the Lisburn Road pedestrian entrance to the City Hospital site.
The City Hospital has its own train stop. The Tower building is a five minute walk from the train stop.
You can access regular connections to both Lanyon Place and Great Victoria Street, as well as the Bangor, Derry, Dublin, Larne, Newry, Portadown and Portrush lines.
The City Hospital can be accessed by either the Lisburn Road or Donegall Road entrances. Both entrances are close to the M1, Westlink and Boucher Road.
Full details on car parking at Belfast City Hospital are available here.
Electric vehicle charge points
We have installed electric vehicle charge points at Belfast City Hospital. The ecar charge points can be found on the ground level of the multi-storey car park beside the Donegall Road entrance to the hospital.
The charge points can be accessed using the RFID card supplied by e-carni.
Belfast City Hospital site congestion
Belfast Trust would like to apologise if you find yourself in a queue to access the car parks. We fully understand that you may be concerned that you could be late or possibly miss your appointment.
In these circumstances, you should proceed to your appointment location as normal. We will try to ensure that your appointment can go ahead after you arrive.
If your appointment needs to be rearranged, we will organise another date as soon as possible. We will ensure that our records do not show this as a missed appointment.
Belfast City Airport has regular domestic flights and is six miles from Belfast City Hospital via the Westlink and M3 motorway. This takes about 15 to 20 minutes by car, but may take longer at peak times. Bus route 600 operates a regular service between the City Airport and Europa Bus Centre. Download the timetable here.
Belfast International Airport has regular flights around Ireland, the UK, Europe and other international destinations. The airport is 20 miles from Belfast City Hospital via the Westlink and M2 motorway. This takes about 35 minutes by car, but may take longer at peak times. Bus route 300 operates a regular service between the International Airport and Europa Bus Centre. Download the timetable here.
Disability Action Transport Scheme (DATS)
This scheme helps older people or people with disabilities to access local services. You must first join the scheme, but you will then be eligible to access the transport. There is a small charge for this service.
For further information, please contact Disability Action:
- Telephone: 028 9029 7870
- Website: www.disabilityaction.org
Hospital Travel Costs Scheme
The Hospital Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS) was set up in 1988 as part of the NHS Low Income Scheme. This scheme provides financial assistance to patients who do not need an ambulance, but require assistance with their travel costs.
Under HTCS, patients on low incomes or specific qualifying benefits may be refunded for fares to attend NHS services under the care of a consultant. The journey will need to meet certain criteria.
Public transport and travel information
Read more transport and travel information that may be useful for patients and visitors travelling to Trust facilities.