Car & Motorcycle
|| The road and motorway
system in Northern Ireland follows the same numbering system as England,
Wales and Scotland, although most roads in the north do connect with
roads in the south.
The most important roads are motorways and have the same designation
as in mainland Britain taking Belfast as their central point.
The motorways connecting Belfast to the rest of Northern Ireland and
some parts of Ireland are as follows:
The lesser roads (or in most cases shorter roads) are designated with
an “A” prefix as in mainland Britain.
- M1 Belfast to Dungannon
- M2 Belfast to Ballymena
- M3 Short spur in Belfast
- M5 Belfast to Newtonabbey
The A roads connecting Belfast to the rest of Northern Ireland and
If you want to take your car in Belfast city centre you’ll find
five park and ride schemes in operation through Translink,
who also run the Citybus service and intercity rail service. In addition
there are council-run car parks in operation as well as road meters.
- A1 Belfast to north of Dundalk
- A3 Belfast to Armagh
- A6 Belfast to Derry
- A7 Belfast to Downpatrick
- A8 Belfast to Larne
But drivers set on taking their car into central Belfast should note
that there is a one-way scheme that can make driving an unpleasant