Bus travel

Information about using bus services in Northern Ireland if you have a reduced mobility.

Bus travel

Public transport

Translink is the main provider of public transport in Northern Ireland. It operates the majority of bus services.

Metro is the name of bus services that run in and around Belfast:

Glider is a new service that connects west Belfast, east Belfast and the Titanic Quarter through the city centre:

Ulsterbus serves other towns and villages across Northern Ireland, as well as services to and from Belfast:

Goldline is the express coach service that runs between towns and cities, including a number of cross-border services:

More information on bus services can be found on the following page:

Free travel and reduced fares

Older people and people with a disability can travel for free, or for half fare, on public transport.

Free travel passes from any other countries are not accepted in Northern Ireland. Senior citizens who live in the Republic of Ireland can, however, get all Ireland free travel at the age of 66.

You can get further information on the page below:

Accessibility of stations

Translink has produced a guide setting out what features are available at major halts and stations to help people with reduced mobility to use them.  

Further information on the accessibility of Translink services can be found at the following link:

Translink operates an online journey planner to help you plan your trips on public transport and also provides a telephone service from their call centre.

The Inclusive Mobility Transport Advisory Committee (imtac) have produced a number of factsheets on bus services, including:

A guide has also been developed for people with learning disabilities on using bus services.

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