There are 5 ways to get from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Carrickfergus by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus, line 3 train, train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast Aldergrove International Airport to Antrim Bus Center
  2. Take the line 3 train from Antrim to Whiteabbey 3
  3. Take the train from Whiteabbey to Downshire

$15 - $24

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Line 219 bus, line 563 bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the line 219 bus from Antrim Bus Center to Belfast Bridge Street 219 / ...
  2. Take the line 563 bus from Belfast Laganside Buscentre to Carrickfergus Joymount 563 / ...

$15 - $24

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Carrickfergus 19.8 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Carrickfergus 19.8 miles

$4 - $7

Towncar  •  27 min

  1. Take a town car from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Carrickfergus 19.8 miles

$55 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Carrickfergus is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Carrickfergus is to taxi which costs £45 - £55 and takes 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Carrickfergus. However, there are services departing from Belfast Aldergrove International Airport and arriving at Carrickfergus Joymount via Antrim Bus Center and Belfast Laganside Buscentre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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The distance between Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) and Carrickfergus is 17 miles. The road distance is 19.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Carrickfergus without a car is to bus and line 3 train and train which takes 2 h 12 min and costs £11 - £18.

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It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to get from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Carrickfergus, including transfers.

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Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Carrickfergus bus services, operated by Translink UK, depart from Antrim Bus Center station.

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Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Carrickfergus bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Carrickfergus Joymount station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Carrickfergus is 20 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Carrickfergus.

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There are 486+ hotels available in Carrickfergus. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Carrickfergus.
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  • Distance: 17 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 12 min

What companies run services between Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS), Northern Ireland and Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland?

You can take a bus from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Carrickfergus via Antrim Bus Center, Belfast Bridge Street, and Belfast Laganside Buscentre in around 2 h 25 min.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Antrim to Whiteabbey
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Whiteabbey to Downshire
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Aldergrove International Airport to Antrim Bus Center
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$4 - $6
Bus from Antrim Bus Center to Belfast Bridge Street
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$6 - $10
Bus from Belfast Laganside Buscentre to Carrickfergus Joymount
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$5 - $8
Other operators
Taxi from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) to Carrickfergus
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Value Cabs
Phone
+44 28 9080 9080
Website
valuecabs.co.uk
Castle Cabs
Phone
+44 28 9024 1111
Jayride
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Carrickfergus
Estimated price
$55 - $80

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