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Cairnshill Park & Ride

Easy way to travel

Cairnshill Park & Ride service is the easy way to travel to and from the city centre.




£3.10* Per Day

£2.10 Single Journey (cash)


Parking is free and you can ride from just £3.10* a day with a Smartlink Card. Services operate every 15 minutes throughout the day between 7am and 7pm.

* 2 Smartlink Journeys at £1.55 each


How does it work?

Service 652, a limited stop service, operates to and from Europa Buscentre via Botanic (Queen's). All other Ulsterbus services serving Cairnshill operate via Ormeau Road (Gasworks). Services from Carryduff will depart approximately 5 minutes before the Cairnshill departure time.

During peak times, additional Ulsterbus services are available from Primrose Hill bus stop. Metro service 7A runs from Cairnshill Court.

Tickets are now interchangeable on Ulsterbus Cairnshill Park & Ride services and Metro 7 services:

  • Metro 7 services paper tickets or mLink day tickets will be accepted for travel on all Ulsterbus Cairnshill Park & Ride services
  • Ulsterbus Park & Ride tickets will be accepted for travel on all Metro 7 services

To the City Centre


Return Journey

Services returning to Cairnshill Park & Ride operate from Europa Buscentre and from Adelaide Street in the City Centre.


How to buy your ticket

You can purchase a return journey on board for just £3.10 a day with a Smartlink card or a single journey for £2.10.

You can also buy your Smartlink Card online

Top ups are available at any PayPoint Agent, Smartlink Agent, Ulsterbus Station or the Metro Kiosk in Donegal Square West. You can also top up with 10 journeys onboard.



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