There are 10 ways to get from Cheltenham to Giant's Causeway by train, car ferry, car, bus and ferry, bus or plane

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Recommended option

Train, carferry, drive  •  14 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Kilmarnock
  4. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer
  5. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  6. Drive from Larne to Giant's Causeway

$235 - $421

Cheapest option

Train to Birmingham, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) BHX - BFS
  3. Take the train from Antrim to Coleraine station

$93 - $312

8 alternative options

Train, carferry  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the carferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast
  4. Take the train from York Street to Coleraine station 3

$144 - $191

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  17 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...
  4. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Coleraine Bus Center 218

$105 - $144

Drive, carferry  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Cairnryan
  2. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Drive from Larne to Giant's Causeway

$112 - $218

Train to Bristol, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) BRS - BFS
  3. Take the train from Antrim to Coleraine station

$102 - $224

Train to Birmingham, fly to Belfast City, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Belfast City (BHD) BHX - BHD
  3. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Coleraine station

$95 - $294

Train to Cardiff, fly to Belfast City, train  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Belfast City (BHD) CWL - BHD
  3. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Coleraine station

$97 - $299

Train to East Midlands, fly to Belfast City, train  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Derby
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Belfast City (BHD) EMA - BHD
  3. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Coleraine station

$113 - $367

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) MAN - BFS
  3. Take the train from Antrim to Coleraine station

$120 - $259

Questions & Answers

The distance between Cheltenham and Giant's Causeway is 295 miles.

The best way to get from Cheltenham to Giant's Causeway without a car is to train and carferry which takes 16 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 14 h 56 min to get from Cheltenham to Giant's Causeway, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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easyJet offers flights from Bristol Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport.

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There are 252+ hotels available in Giant's Causeway. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Giant's Causeway.
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  • Distance: 295.5 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 56 min

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Cheltenham to Giant's Causeway. However, you can take the train to Birmingham New Street, take the train to Carlisle, take the train to Kilmarnock, take the train to Stranraer, take the walk to Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station), take the bus to Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the carferry to Larne, then take the drive to Giant's Causeway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cheltenham to Giant's Causeway via Birmingham New Street, Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool James Street, Birkenhead Hamilton Square, Liverpool Birkenhead, Belfast, York Street, Coleraine station, Coleraine Bus Station, and Aird Giants Causeway The Nook in around 16 h 35 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Cardiff to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Cardiff to Belfast City via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from East Midlands to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from East Midlands to Belfast City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $190
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Virgin West Coast Trains
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $35
Train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $25
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from York Street to Coleraine station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Antrim to Coleraine station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Central station to Coleraine station
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Coleraine Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$14 - $20
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$92
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$225

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