Bus and coach services
Find out about which bus or coach service to use and the various options for tickets.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, public transport services have been reduced. For more information, including timetables and about free travel for Health and Social Care workers, visit the Translink website.
Ulsterbus operates across Northern Ireland, serving all main towns and villages.
Goldline is an express coach service which gives a greater choice and frequency on services and links together the main towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
The Metro Network has 12 high-frequency corridors along main arterial roads into Belfast city centre and additional services operating throughout Greater Belfast.
Glider is a new service that connects west Belfast, east Belfast and the Titanic Quarter through the city centre.
More information on services, timetables, fares and travel updates at this link:
Local ticket schemes
You can buy a variety of different types of tickets from Translink.
You can buy your ticket at a bus station or on board.
Some tickets can be bought online and topped up at any Smartlink or PayPoint agent.
Tickets for airport services can be bought at tourist information desks at both airports during opening hours.
You can get more information at this link:
Plan your journey
You can plan your journey on public transport.
Translink does not operate connecting services.
Private bus and coach companies
The following bus and coach service operators provide a scheduled service dropping off and collecting passengers along a fixed route (a stage carriage service):
Hiring a coach
Translink is the only coaching company in Northern Ireland to be accredited with the 'Coach Marque' award and has nearly 40 years experience of private coach hire and group travel planning.