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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station Enterprise Service / ...

$42 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus Aircoach  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x

$26 - $37

2 alternative options

Bus Bus Eireann  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...

$36 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Carrickfergus 116.2 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

The distance between Dublin and Carrickfergus is 156 km. The road distance is 185.9 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Carrickfergus without a car is to train which takes 3 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Dublin to Carrickfergus, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Carrickfergus is to train which takes 3 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 52 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Carrickfergus is 186 km. It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to drive from Dublin to Carrickfergus.

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There are 493+ hotels available in Carrickfergus. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Carrickfergus.
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  • Distance: 97.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Carrickfergus every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, Bus Eireann operates a bus from Dublin to Carrickfergus hourly. Tickets cost $29 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie

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