Aerial image of Belfast City Centre.

The Women's Rugby World Cup is coming to Belfast - another exciting sporting event in Northern Ireland's calendar.  If you are planning to attend any of the games, we've put together a list of everything you need to know.

Belfast Match Schedules

Belfast will host the play off and final games taking place in the city from 22 - 26 August. The 12 play-off matches will take place at Queen's University Sport and Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. The final will take place at the Kingspan Stadium on the 26 August 2017.

Find out more about the Match Schedules.

Travel and Transport

Park & Ride facilities
Free Park and Ride facilities are located at Pirrie Park (off Ardenlee Avenue) on the Ravenhill Road side of the stadium and also on Montgomery Road (opposite Podium for Sport). Complimentary buses will run along these routes 90 minutes prior to kick-off and throughout the day up until 90 minutes after the final whistle.

WRWC Translink Special Service to Kingspan Stadium

A special service will depart from Europa Buscentre every 10 minutes from 13:05 up until 18:55 and return from Mount Merrion Avenue/Kingspan Stadium every 10 minutes from 15:35 until 22:05 on Tuesday 22 August and Saturday 26 August 2017.

Fares - Tickets can be purchased from the driver at £3.50 on Tuesday 22 August or £3.00 for a promotional day ticket on Saturday 26 August.

Translink Metro Services 
To Kingspan Stadium: Metro 6 Service Route - Cregagh Road Corridor (green line) from Chichester Street to Cregagh Road (a short walk from the stadium along Mount Merrion avenue).

Translink Metro Service
To Queen's Sport Upper Malone:Bus Number 8 A, B or C - to Queens Sport, Upper Malone route - Malone Road corridor (purple line) from Donegall Square East to Malone Road (a short walk to Queen's Sport).

Fares - Tickets can be purchased from the driver at £3.50 on Tuesday 22 August or £3.00 for a promotional day ticket on Saturday 26 August.

Visit Translink for full details.
Find out more information about the Metro City Map.

Access from the city centre by car is via University Road leading onto the Malone Road exit at Upper Malone Road. Limited car parking spaces are available at Queen's Sport via the Upper Malone Road entrance, so please leave time for your journey.

Taxi Service
A Fonacab taxi service is also available at any time by calling (028) 9033 3333 or you can dowload the app.

Places to stay

From luxurious 5-star accommodation with amazing views of the bustling city centre to quirky stylish stays in around the cobbled streets of the Cathderal Quarter, Belfast offers visitors a choice of stunning accommodation to enjoy during the celebration of the Women's Rugby World Cup.

Food and Drink

Following our fantastic Year of Food & Drink in 2016, Belfast has proven it's home to some truly spectacular eateries. From gastro-pub food with local inspired menus to Michelin star restaurants there's something for all foodies alike.

Things to do

There are plenty of things to see and do in this cultural yet historic city renowned for its maritime attractions, hidden gems and of course its buzzing nightlife throughout the city.


Belfast will play host to many other exciting events taking place around the Women's Rugby World Cup, there's something for all ages and interests from traditional music sessions, thrilling sporting events, local crafts and much more.