Belfast, on the way to Ulster
Your Nice Belfast direct flight lets you discover another side of Ireland: Northern Ireland, the part of the island which remained part of the United Kingdom in 1921. It was a choice that lead to turmoil in the region for years. But that time has passed! Today, as you’ll see upon arrival of your Nice Belfast flight, life here is peaceful and the locals friendly and full of good humour. All the better, since the Titanic’s hometown welcomes more visitors every year, regaling them with its history, heritage, and light-hearted approach to life.
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The formalities for travelling to Belfast
- Entry requirements: upon arrival in Belfast, you’ll be landing on the island of Ireland but entering Great Britain which, as a reminder, is not a member of the Schengen Territories. As a result, you’ll be required to present a valid passport when you arrive at customs.
- Currency: you will of course be leaving pounds sterling on the bar as you leave your chosen Irish pub. Up to you whether you use bills printed in Northern Ireland or England. The images change but the value’s the same! Need to exchange money? Head to an Interchange counter, which you’ll find in Terminal 2 of Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.
Your Nice-Belfast direct flight
The Nice Belfast flight with easyJet - the only airline that operates regular flights from the French Riviera to Northern Ireland - takes off from Terminal 2.
Passengers on the easyJet Nice Belfast flight board in the “non-Schengen” area of the terminal. As such, you should arrive at the airport 1 hour 30 minutes before departure to give yourself enough time to go through security screenings and customs. Add an additional 15 minutes should you need to go to the airline counter to check a bag or collect your ticket.
Departure airport Nice Côte d'Azur Airport Departure terminal Terminal 2 Arrival airport Belfast Airport
Arriving in Belfast
At 25 kilometres from Belfast, the airport offers several options for getting to the city centre:
- Take the bus: the Airport Express 300 leaves every 20 minutes during the week, and every 30 minutes at the weekend. It will drop you in the city centre in around 35 minutes. Tip for easyJet travellers: you can buy your bus ticket during your flight.
- Take a taxi: stands can be found as you exit the terminal. The trip to city centre will take around 30 minutes and cost around €30 at minimum.
- Hire a car: if driving on the left doesn't worry you, then head for one of the 5 agencies you’ll find at the airport for a car that suits your needs and your budget. This will allow you to meander your way up the Ulster coast all the way to Giants Causeway.
What to do in
It was in Belfast that the world's most famous ship was constructed: The Titanic. And the Unsinkable Ship is still today at the heart of any trip to Belfast. But the capital of Northern Ireland has much more to offer than the tragic story of this giant of the sea. Universally celebrated for its beauty, you’ll find yourself equally enticed by the high standard of living (some of the best shopping, dining, and transportation!) and lively night life. And the night isn’t the only thing that's lively! The locals here may be British, but that doesn’t make them any less Irish.
The Queen's university of Belfast
Belfast, a city of culture in a region of natureSee more See less
Who is Belfast for? Just about everyone. A trip with friends lends itself to rounds in pubs, nights out on the town, and concerts all over one of Great Britain’s best places for rock.
But a romantic getaway is no less alluring. With its gorgeous architecture, captivating museums, charming and indulgent little cafés and refined restaurants, this Irish city has everything you need for a relaxing and romantic holiday.
And if you have children? Bring them along! Visiting Belfast as a family is a true delight. Start creating memories as you take in City Hall from the Belfast Wheel, discover all the secrets of the legendary Titanic, and cower together as you visit Crumlin Road Gaol; or you can explore the neighbouring coast and its exquisite scenery - and find yourselves on the real-life set of Game of Thrones.
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- Visit Titanic Belfast. As big as the liner it’s named after, this ultra-modern building reveals the entire story down to the very last detail. It’s an incredible experience that can be prolonged on the waves by visiting Nomadic, the Titanic’s little brother.
- Explore the past and the world at the Ulster Museum, an eclectic modern museum that tackles not just the history of Ireland, but natural history, ancient Egypt, and the paintings of Francis Bacon as well.
- When in Ireland, do as the Irish! Share a pint of stout while listening to Celtic music in the warm ambiance of a Cathedral Quarter pub.
- Stroll through the narrow passageways of the Botanic Gardens, through tropical plants and over impeccable lawns. The green lungs of the city
- Search out the city's famous street art. Used by unions and Catholic groups for propaganda, hundreds of murals cover the walls of Belfast, turning the city into an open-air museum.
- Peruse the stalls of local artisans and antique dealers in St George's Market, Belfast’s Victorian-era covered Market. Salivate in front of the many food stands and sample, among other things, the belly-buster, an Irish club sandwich.
- Start the day with an Ulster fry, a Northern Ireland breakfast. On your plate you’ll find sausages, bacon, porridge, pudding, baked beans, and soda farls, which are rolls handmade using baking soda.
- Hike the Gobbins Cliff Path, which is just half an hour from Belfast. This seaside path runs along the edges of basalt cliffs. It's renowned for its bridges and footbridges suspended between sky and sea, its rich wildlife, and breath-taking scenery.
- Take the bus or a car to Giant’s Causeway, one of the most incredible places in all of Ireland. This volcanic landscape is paved with 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Exceptional!
- Take a “Game of Thrones”-themed day trip and see some of the places where the famous HBO series was filmed. Castle Ward (the Winterfell of the Starks), Inch Abbey, Tollymore Forest Park (The Haunted Forest), Ballintoy Harbour (port of the Iron Islands), and more.
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Frequently asked questions
How long does a Nice Belfast flight take?
With a Nice Belfast flight, Northern Ireland is 2 hours 30 minutes from the French Riviera.
Which airlines provide Nice Belfast direct flights?
You’ll be flying aboard an easyJet Airbus on your flight from Nice to Belfast.
How many Nice Belfast flights are there per week?
2 flights per week connect Nice and Belfast in spring and summer.
How much does a Nice Belfast flight cost?
The lowest price for a Nice-Belfast return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 179€ €.
What is the time difference between Nice and Belfast?
Belfast is one hour behind France.
What is the best time of year to visit Belfast?
Belfast is wonderful to visit in any season. It’s never too cold in winter or too hot in summer, with average temperatures never exceeding 20°C. Belfast has much to offer year-round, with its unique events and festivals. Lover of the theatre? The Ulster Bank International Arts Festival in September and October is just the ticket. Looking for something more indulgent? Feast upon the Big Belfast Brunch during Belfast Restaurant Week in February - your taste buds will thank you!
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