I would take about 1hr15mins to walk , Stenalink Taxis meet each ferry and it would cost about £10. There is a bus, but it is very infrequant.Edited: 07 November 2012, 08:22
Nope, it's not at all walkable. Your best bet would be to get a taxi from the port to Central railway station.
The alternative would be to get the bus from the port to the city centre and to walk from there to Central, but that's more hassle than it's worth.
Forget about walking.
The bus service - Metro 96, pink bus - offers 8 departures Monday to Friday; 3 departures on Saturday; and 3 departures on Sunday. Full details on www.translink.co.uk - but then one has to walk from Donegall Place in the city centre to Central Station.
I seldom recommend taxis as I find them too expensive for a solo traveller with minimal luggage but this is one case where a taxi, if costing around £10, would be worth using.
Take the ferry from Cairnryan to Larne instead of Belfast and the railway station is part of the ferry terminal.
But you'll end up paying more for the train from Larne to Central than you would for a taxi from Belfast Port to Central. ;-)
"Take the ferry from Cairnryan to Larne instead of Belfast and the railway station is part of the ferry terminal."
But, at present, the railway line between Larne Harbour and Larne Town is closed for renovation.
If I was travelling from Scotland to Belfast I would probably be on the direct 923 coach from Edinburgh and Glasgow (also stops in Ayr). This is the best way if you are travelling without a car IMO, any other way is too much faff.
The coach service is operated jointly by Scottish Citylink and Ulsterbus under the 'Eurolines' banner. Coaches go over on the ferry and drop you right in the centre of Belfast, at the Europa Bus Centre.
From Europa Bus Centre you can catch another coach direct to Dublin. Or you can transfer by train from the adjacent Great Victoria Street rail station to Belfast Central for a train to Dublin.
Edinburgh & Glasgow to Belfast:
Belfast to Dublin by coach:
"But, at present, the railway line between Larne Harbour and Larne Town is closed for renovation."
Harbour station was to re-open on 4 Nov. Translink journey planner is showing departures so I presume that it did reopen as planned.
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