Making your way around Northern Ireland couldn’t be easier. You can bring your own car on the ferries or hire one from your point of entry. Roads are good and relatively uncrowded in this compact country, so cycling is a popular option, too.
Using the Ulsterbus, Citybus and NI Railways integrated public transport system operated by Translink, you can reach every corner of every county in a couple of hours. From Derry’s Walls to the Mountains of Mourne, from Fermanagh’s lakes to the Glens of Antrim, you may obtain timetable information and advice on the best connections by clicking http://www.translink.co.uk or telephoning + 44 (0) 28 9066 6630.
Freedom of Northern Ireland tickets, available from stations, offer unlimited travel on all Translink services: One-day ticket, £12; Three days, £30; Seven days, £42. Check the Translink website for other offers, student discounts etc. The Centrelink service which connects Belfast’s main stations is free to Ulsterbus/NI Railways ticketholders.
Taxis are an economical option for short journeys. There are taxi ranks in most towns, but telephoning a local firm is often more convenient. Minimum fare is around £2.50 and all trips are metered.