It is only a five minute walk from the Laganside Bus Centre via Queen Elizabeth Bridge or Lagan Weir Bridge, and one mile from the Europa Bus Centre.
With the new Glider, glide through city traffic and arrive fresh and ready on a modern and high tech mode of travel, providing direct cross-city services between the east and the west of the City and linking into Titanic Quarter right beside the Odyssey.
For details of Glider, all bus services and special offers visit www.translink.co.uk or phone +44(0)28 9066 6630.
The Odyssey is stop number 3 on the Belfast City Sightseeing tour. The tour buses pass every 30 minutes so you can also hop back on again after your visit.
Travel by train using Translink rail company, which operates throughout Northern Ireland.
There are two stops that are within walking distance of W5. Catch a train at your local stop and get off at Titanic Quarter (10 min walk) or Central Station (20 min walk) in Belfast.
Trains run several times a day from Connelly Station in Dublin to Belfast Central Station.
Odyssey is clearly signposted on all major approach roads. For up to the minute route planning RAC has a "Route Planner" function which allows you to put in your address and calculates the best route possible for your journey to W5.
Approaching Belfast on the M2 follow the signs onto the M3. Leave the M3 at the Queen´s Island exit. Turn left at the lights onto Sydenham Road, the Odyssey Arena is on your right and car park on your left.
From M1 approaching Belfast cross straight onto Broadway and then straight onto the Westlink following signs for M3/City Airport. Once on the M3 take the first exit entitled ´Queen´s Island´. Turn left at the lights onto Sydenham Road, the Odyssey complex is situated on the right and carpark on the left.
Follow signs for the A2 Bangor onto Queen Elizabeth Bridge. Keep in the left lane and immediately after crossing the River Lagan turn left onto Queen´s Island. Follow the road for ¼ mile, the car park is on your right.
Located in the bustling Titanic Quarter, W5 is less than a mile from Belfast City Centre.
We recommend you allow at least two hours for your visit, but it’s really up to you. If you are in a bit of a hurry, you can still have an enjoyable visit in an hour. You may of course want to stay much longer as there are so many things for you to see and do.
Yes. Lockers are available for public use (for example storage of coats or lunches) on the ground floor and operate with £1.00 coin, which is returned when the locker is opened. There is also a "Buggy Park" where you can leave your buggy while you enjoy the floors.
Yes. W5 is very Euro friendly and we accept Euro notes at our Ticket Desk, Shop and Café.
Only Euro notes can be accepted and we will give change in Sterling. Rates will be advised on the day of your visit.
We accept the following methods of payment:
Cash: Sterling and Euro
Debit & Credit Cards: All major debit & credit cards including VISA and Mastercard
Yes. W5 is a friendly organisation and we have endeavoured to provide disability access for ALL visitors. We provide a loop system at our ticket desk and in the Lecture Theatre - please ask for details. W5 have toilets located on each floor which are fully accessible for visitors who use wheelchairs. Our exhibits are designed to be multi-sensory, offering an exciting and interactive experience for a wide range of visitors.
Yes. W5 has a Coffee Shop which is open every day and offers a fantastic range of Costa teas and coffees, Britvic soft drinks, as well as various snacks, scones, tray bakes and a range of healthy sandwich options.
If you want to bring your own food you are most welcome. W5 has provided areas for visitors to picnic. Just ask a member of staff for directions.
Admission to W5 allows visitors the freedom to leave and lunch and return to W5 for more fun!
W5 is a friendly organisation and we have endeavoured to provide disability access for ALL visitors. We provide a loop system at our ticket desk and in the Lecture Theatre - please ask for details. W5 have toilets located on each floor which are fully accessible for visitors who use wheelchairs. Our exhibits are designed to be multi-sensory, offering an exciting and interactive experience for a wide range of visitors.