Getting there

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.

By bus
By bicycle

There are currently no cycle lanes on the Crumlin Road.

Bicycle parking for visitors and patients is located:

  • in the main public car park
  • behind the Macular Unit at Fairview
  • between the Dempsey and Dorrian Buildings

A Belfast Bike docking station is also available at the front entrance to the hospital.

By train

There is no train station near the Mater Hospital. You can get a route 12b Metro bus from Donegall Square North, which is a few minutes’ walk from Great Victoria Street railway station.

Translink Park and Ride

Translink Park and Ride timetables

Door 2 Door Transport Services

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:

By car

The Mater Hospital is situated on the Crumlin Road, close to the junction and roundabout at Carlisle Circus. It is accessible from the Westlink, Antrim Road and city centre via Carrick Hill.

Read about car parking at the Mater Hospital.

By air

Belfast City Airport has regular domestic flights and is four miles from the Mater Hospital via the Westlink and M3 motorway. This takes about 12-15 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 approximately 20 miles from the Mater Hospital via the Westlink and M2 motorway. This takes about 30 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.

Public transport and travel information

Read more transport and travel information that may be useful for patients and visitors travelling to Trust facilities.