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Ulsterbus services the outer suburbs of Belfast and is the main link between Belfast and other corners of the Province. Ulsterbus also has a cross-border daily service to Dublin. There are in all 21 main Ulsterbus facilities spread across the province. The main station is the Europa Buscentre where timetables and further information can be obtained.
Great Victoria Street is Belfast's second largest train station after Central Station. It is located opposite the Crown Bar within the Europa Buscentre complex, just five minutes walk from the City Hall. Suburban train links stop here but you must go to Central Station to catch the Enterprise service to Dublin. The waiting area in Great Victoria station is bright and comfortable and cafes, bars and interesting shops are all housed within the same premises.
There is no central bus station for Metro but most services depart from the streets surrounding the City Hall. Metro services cover the whole of the city comprehensively but stop at the city limits. Discount tickets, information and timetables can be obtained from the Metro Kiosk in Donegall Place. You can also pay as you board. Fares are charged according to the distance.
Central Station is the main station and the station where you catch the Enterprise service to Dublin. It's slightly out of the way, round the corner from the Waterfront Hall and St George's Market and a few minutes walk from the City Hall. There is a car park in the grounds but you have to pay. A free bus link will bring you from the station into the city center, and to other bus and train stations for connecting services. Please retain your train ticket for boarding.
Belfast's popular train service is the Northern Ireland Railways. Services from Belfast operate along the Larne, Derry, Lurgan, Lisburn and Bangor lines. The link to Dublin on the Enterprise train is extremely popular. Several trains depart daily from Belfast Central and from Dublin Connolly stations. You can catch local trains from Great Victoria Street Station beside the Europa Buscentre and the Europa Hotel, or from Central Station, near the Hilton Hotel and around the corner from St George's Market. Northern Ireland Railways, Ulsterbus and Citibus are all under one umbrella company called Translink.
Portadown Railway station offers travelers regular local services to Belfast. In addition, Portadown is on the main Belfast-Dublin line and limited-stop-only Enterprise trains stop here several times a day on their way between Ireland's two major cities. Timetables and further information are available from the train station.
Newry is situated right on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. It is on the main Belfast-Dublin line and Enterprise trains stop here on their way between the two cities (but not all: you must check the timetable in advance). Other possible destinations include Portadown, Dundalk and Drogheda.
Ulsterbus is the main bus service in Northern Ireland outside of Belfast and provides links to and from all towns. If you plan on arriving in Armagh or leaving it by bus, Ulsterbus is the company you'll use. Armagh Bus Station is a modern and comfortable building situated on the edge of city but within easy walking distance of the city center and the Mall.