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Visiting

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.

Venue

Belfast Waterfront, 2 Lanyon Pl, Belfast BT1 3WH

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


Flybe aeroplane

Book your place for Congress 2018

Book your place for RCN Congress 2018 in Belfast and receive a 20% discount code for Flybe flights to and from Belfast.

Getting to Belfast

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

Flybe is offering Congress delegates a 20% discount on their direct flights to/from Belfast. The 20% discount applies on direct flights to/from UK airports, travelling 11–17 May 2018 inclusive, booked on or before 21 January 2018. Book your place for Congress 2018 and we’ll send you details of the offer.

 Flights to Belfast

From

To

Airline

Booking

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

Ferries to Belfast

From

To

 Operator

Booking

Cairnryan Belfast Stena Line  Booking open
Liverpool Birkenhead Belfast Stena Line  Booking open

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 Monday 30 April.