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There are 4 ways to get from Belfast to Carrickfergus by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  27 min

  1. Take the train from York Street to Downshire

$6 - $9

Cheapest option

Line 563 bus  •  38 min

  1. Take the line 563 bus from Belfast Laganside Buscentre to Carrickfergus Joymount 563 / ...

$5 - $8

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Belfast to Carrickfergus 10.8 miles

$30 - $45

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Belfast to Carrickfergus 10.8 miles

$2 - $4

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Carrickfergus is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Carrickfergus is to taxi which costs £26 - £32 and takes 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Belfast Laganside Buscentre and arriving at Carrickfergus Joymount. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from York Street and arriving at Downshire. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Carrickfergus is 10 miles. The road distance is 10.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Carrickfergus without a car is to train which takes 27 min and costs £4 - £7.

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The train from York Street to Downshire takes 27 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Belfast to Carrickfergus bus services, operated by Translink UK, depart from Belfast Laganside Buscentre station.

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Belfast to Carrickfergus train services, operated by Translink UK, depart from York Street station.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Carrickfergus is to train which takes 27 min and costs £4 - £7. Alternatively, you can line 563 bus, which costs £4 - £6 and takes 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Carrickfergus.
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  • Distance: 9.6 miles
  • Duration: 27 min

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland?

Translink UK operates a train from Belfast to Carrickfergus hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 27 min. Alternatively, Translink UK operates a bus from Belfast to Carrickfergus hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 38 min.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from York Street to Downshire
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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 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 to Carrickfergus
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Value Cabs
Phone
+44 28 9080 9080
Website
valuecabs.co.uk
Castle Cabs
Phone
+44 28 9024 1111

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Belfast to Carrickfergus bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Carrickfergus Joymount station.

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Belfast to Carrickfergus train services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Downshire station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Belfast to Carrickfergus is 11 miles. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Belfast to Carrickfergus.

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There are 503+ hotels available in Carrickfergus. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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