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Travelling to Northern Ireland
It is also possible to fly to Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, which is ~80 miles from Armagh. Note, however, that a separate visa may be required for certain nationals.
Getting to Armagh
The Ulsterbus express bus between Belfast Europa Buscentre and Armagh takes about 1 hour. Avoid the regular service which takes the pretty route, stops everywhere and takes a long time. It is possible to take a bus from Dublin Airport to Newry and then take a taxi to Armagh.
Northern Ireland Railways operate an express service between Belfast and Dublin, stopping at Portadown. Portadown Station is ~10 miles from Armagh. It is advisable to take a taxi from Portdown to Armagh as there are limited buses available.
The cost of a taxi from Belfast International Airport or the Belfast City Airport to Armagh is approximately 40 - 50 pounds; the journey takes approximately 60 and 90 minutes respectively.
It is possible to hire a car at any of the airports. If travelling from Belfast International Airport, use a road map to drive via Nutts Corner, Glenavy, Craigavon, Portadown to Armagh. From the airport follow the signs for Craigavon, leave the motorway at the exit signposted for Armagh and follow the signs into Armagh. The roads are good and the journey takes about one hour.
The best route is via Belfast International Airport
Map of Northern Ireland