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8th European Conference on Weaning and Rehabilitation in Critically-ill Patients


Queen’s University Belfast is located in the City of Belfast, approximately one mile from the city centre.  The city is well served by two airports and a great public transport system.  All UK cities are within one to two hours flight time of Belfast and you can reach us from the majority of European capitals within three or four hours.

The conference will take place in the Sir William Whitla Hall which is situated right at the heart of the University campus beside the iconic Lanyon Building (the Whitla Hall is building 7 on the campus map). 

See below for details of how to get to Belfast and the conference venue.

  • George Best Belfast City Airport

    George Belfast City Airport is located just three miles (5 kilometres) from Belfast City Centre and four miles from the conference venue.

  • Getting from Belfast City Airport to the City

    By Bus: the Airport Express Bus Service (Service 600) operates every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 40 minutes on Sunday from outside the airport to the Belfast Europa Bus Centre in the heart of the city.  The service, Airport Express 600, operates between 5.45am and 9.25pm.

    By Train: when travelling to the airport by train, you should disembark at Sydenham train station. Translink operates a rail service (0600-2300) Monday-Saturday to Central and Victoria Street Stations every 20 minutes.  The service is hourly on Sundays (0900-2200).  A shuttle bus service operates between the airport terminal and the rail halt at Sydenham.  Please go to the information desk and ask for the service. You will be instructed to wait by the taxi rank where the shuttle bus will collect you.

    By Taxi: approved taxis operate from the Airport taxi rank outside the terminal building.  Wheel-chair accessible taxis are available.  The approximate cost of a taxi to Belfast City Centre from Belfast City Airport with our approved taxi provider is £10.00 (including £2 surcharge). All fares are subject to a £2 surcharge). For more information or to book a taxi, (028) 90 809080 or visit the Value Cabs website.

    For additional travel arrangements visit the George Best Belfast City Airport Website.

  • Belfast International Airport

    Belfast International Airport is located 13 miles (21 Kilometres) northwest of Belfast

  • Getting from Belfast International Airport to the City

    By Bus: The Airport Express Bus Service (Service 300) operates a regular service on weekdays and weekends. The bus leaves from the bus stop located opposite the terminal exit.

    By Taxi: The International Airport Taxi Company, official taxi operator for the Belfast International Airport, are available for hire 24 hours a day 7 days a week outside the right hand door of the airport Exit lobby.  Only taxis approved by Belfast International Airport are permitted to use the taxi rank.  A list of sample fares is displayed in the exit hall of the terminal building. A taxi share scheme to Belfast is available for those who wish to use it. For bookings, contact the Belfast International Airport Taxi Company on +44 (0)28 9448 4353. For more information and to book online visit

    For additional travel arrangements visit the Belfast International Airport Website.

  • Dublin Airport

    Dublin Airport is located in the Republic of Ireland, a little over two hours travel from Belfast by car or bus, and provides another option when planning your journey.  See below for details of bus services that operate between Dublin Airport and Belfast.

    Citizens of the EEA or Switzerland usually do not require permission to enter the UK from the Republic of Ireland for a visit of up to 6 months.  Check out the UK Government's website for the rules on entry to Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland for travellers who are not citizens of either the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.

  • Buses and trains

    Public transport in Northern Ireland is organised by Translink.  Visit their website for more information on fares, timetables, journey planners and online ticket bookings. Their Metro bus service provides travel throughout the greater Belfast area.  Travel beyond the greater Belfast area is facilitated by Translink’s Ulsterbus and Goldline Services and NI Railways.  Between Ulsterbus, Goldline and NI Railways it is possible to travel between Belfast and any other part of Northern Ireland or to Dublin City and Dublin Airport.  In addition to the Translink services, Aircoach also operate a bus service between Belfast and Dublin Airport. 

    Google Maps and its common alternatives provide an effective means of planning journeys by public transport.

  • Driving to Queen's

    Queen’s is located in south central Belfast and is close to both of Northern Ireland’s main motorways, connecting it easily with the rest of Ireland.  If you intend to travel to the conference by car and are also booking overnight accommodation you should ask the hotel if they have on-site parking. During the day, you can park in the University's car park for free if you are attending the conference.

  • Further information

    You can obtain more information on travelling to Belfast at the visitBelfast website and don't forget to check out their handy guide to getting around Belfast.

  • Accessibility

    Visit our accessibility page for information on accessibility on campus: or email with any queries.