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Visiting

Find more information about the venue, getting to Belfast, accommodation and the crèche facilities. 

RCN Congress takes place in Northern Ireland for the first time, and will be hosted at the fantastic Belfast Waterfront from Saturday 12 to Wednesday 16 May 2018.

Advanced booking for Congress has now closed. You can still register to attend Congress on the day by booking a place at the registration desk at the venue.
 

Go to information about:

Venue
Getting to Belfast
Getting to Belfast waterfront
Accommodation
Crèche

Venue

Belfast Waterfront, 2 Lanyon Pl, Belfast BT1 3WH

Visit the Belfast Waterfront website for more information on all of the venue’s facilities.

Getting to Belfast

With flights from most regional airports, getting to Belfast is easy and affordable. 

Flights to Belfast

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Airline booking link

England  
Birmingham George Best Belfast City Flybe
  Belfast International Easyjet
Bristol Belfast International Easyjet
East Midlands George Best Belfast City Flybe
Exeter George Best Belfast City Flybe 
Leeds/Bradford George Best Belfast City Flybe
Liverpool George Best Belfast City Flybe
  Belfast International Easyjet
London City George Best Belfast City Flybe
London Gatwick Belfast International Easyjet
  Belfast International Ryan Air
London Heathrow George Best Belfast City British Airways
  George Best Belfast City Aer Lingus
London Luton Belfast International Easyjet
London Stansted Belfast International Easyjet
Manchester George Best Belfast City Flybe
  Belfast International Easyjet
Newcastle Belfast International Easyjet
Newquay George Best Belfast City Flybe
Southampton George Best Belfast City Flybe
Scotland    
Aberdeen George Best Belfast City Flybe
Edinburgh George Best Belfast City Flybe
Belfast International Easyjet
Glasgow George Best Belfast City Flybe
Belfast International Easyjet
Inverness George Best Belfast City Flybe
Wales  
Cardiff George Best Belfast City Flybe
Isle of Man George Best Belfast City Eastern Airways
Jersey Belfast International Easyjet

Ferries to Belfast

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To

Operator booking link

Cairnryan Belfast Stena Line
Liverpool Birkenhead Belfast Stena Line

Getting to Belfast Waterfront

From George Best Belfast City Airport

The Airport Express 600/600b bus service operates seven days a week to the Europa Bus Centre in central Belfast, and takes around 15 minutes. Tickets cost £2.50 (single) and £3.80 (return, valid for 30 days) and can be bought from the tourist information desk in arrivals, from the driver (cash only), or via the mlink app on itunes or Google Play. The bus leaves from the main terminal exit.

From Belfast International Airport

The Airport Express 300 / 300a bus service operates seven days a week to the Europa Bus Centre in central Belfast, and takes around 35 – 45 minutes. Tickets cost £7.50 (single) and £10.50 (return, valid for 30 days) and can be bought from the tourist information desk in arrivals, from the driver, or via the mlink app on itunes or Google Play. The bus leaves from the main terminal exit.
From the Europa Bus Centre, Belfast Waterfront is a 15-minute walk, heading east along Howard Street and May Street.

City centre buses

Route 600 / 600b departs from the Europa Bus Centre, and you should alight at Victoria Square Chichester Street from where it’s a five-minute walk to Belfast Waterfront, heading east along Chichester Street.
Routes 4a, 18, 19, 23 and 31 leave from Donegall Square West (a five-minute walk from the Europa Bus Centre) and take you directly to Belfast Waterfront.

From Belfast Port

Bus Route 96 operates from the port to Donegall Square where you can pick up a bus to Belfast Waterfront.  Tickets can be purchased in cash from the driver and cost £2.00 single.

Accommodation

Congress delegates can search and book discounted hotel accommodation in Belfast via the Visit Belfast website.

A variety of lower cost accommodation options are also available in Belfast such as, B&Bs, guesthouse, hostels etc. Further details can be found on the Visit Belfast website.

Please note the terms and conditions of payment may vary so please check directly with your chosen accommodation provider.

Crèche

The crèche facility will be provided by The Mobile Crèche Company.

Crèche location

Hilton Belfast, 4 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3LP
Email: reservations.belfast@hilton.com 
Tel: +44 (0) 28 90 277 224

Crèche opening times

 Saturday 12 May
12.00- 18.00 
 Sunday 13 May  
08.00- 18.00
 Monday 14 May 
08.00- 18.00
 Tuesday 15 May 
08.00- 18.00
 Wednesday 16 May  
08.00- 18.00

Booking your place

We are pleased to offer RCN members a crèche facility for their babies/children on a first come first served basisPlease contact the RCN Registrations Team at RCNDEventsRegistration@rcn.org.uk to book a place. 

Advanced booking is essential and bookings will close on Friday 20 April.


Delegate offers

Find more information about the delegate offers, provided by Visit Belfast, which will be available.