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Arriving at Queen’s University Belfast

Registration and check-in for the accommodation will take place on Sunday 30th August 2015 from 4pm – 7pm in the main Reception area of the Elms Village (location 38 on the campus map available here). In the event that you are travelling to the Elms Village by taxi, note that its address is:

Elms Village
78 Malone Road
Belfast BT9 6FT
Telephone: 028 9097 4525

The Reception area of the Elms Village is staffed 24 hours per day, so if you arrive outside of the 4pm – 7pm period you may still check-in for your accommodation.

Welcome reception/icebreaker

There will also be a welcome reception/icebreaker during the 4pm – 7pm period in the Treehouse social area in the Elms Village. This will be followed by dinner at 7.30pm at a local restaurant (venue to be decided).

How to get to Belfast

Belfast is served by 2 airports

  • George Best Belfast City Airport is approximately 3.5 miles from Queen’s University. The City Airport has frequent services to London Heathrow (British Airways and Aer Lingus) and many other UK destinations (flybe). A frequent bus service connects the City Airport with Belfast City Centre. A taxi fare from the City Airport to Queen’s University costs approximately £10.
  • Belfast International Airport is approximately 20 miles from Belfast. A frequent shuttle service connects Belfast International with Belfast city centre. Belfast International has flights to/from several UK and European destinations as well as a daily non-stop flight to Newark (United). A taxi fare from the City Airport to Queen’s University costs approximately £30.

Belfast can also be reached from Dublin.

  • Dublin Airport is approximately 100 miles south of Belfast and is well connected to many European and US destinations.
  • Ulsterbus and Aircoach connect Dublin airport to Belfast City Centre. The buses run every hour and the journey lasts approximately 2 hours.

Information on Belfast

Queen’s University is located at the heart of Belfast’s social centre, with many pubs, clubs and restaurants within walking distance. Information on Belfast of particular relevance to students may be found on the Queen’s University Life in Belfast webpage available here.


There is WiFi access in Elms Village and in the School of Mathematics and Physics. Your welcome pack will include instructions on how to access the account set up for the duration of the Summer School.

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