Bangor travel guide

Bangor Tourism | Bangor Guide

You're Going to Love Bangor

With a population of 60,385, Bangor is a must-see destination in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Where to Eat in Bangor

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Jamaica Inn (188 Seacliff Road) and Yaks Nepalese & Indian Contemporary Restaurant (48 Abbey Street) are great picks.

When to visit Bangor

Bangor in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Bangor in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Bangor


When flying to Bangor, you’ll arrive at Belfast City Airport (BHD), which is located 11 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Bangor is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 258 km from Bangor. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in Manchester.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bangor, including National Express, Bus and Hannon Coach. From Londonderry, the bus ride to Bangor takes 161 km and will cost you around $69. From Dublin, the ticket costs about $50 for a journey of 177 km.

Airports near Bangor

Airlines serving Bangor

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British Airways
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Air France
Good (840 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,221 reviews)
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Malaysia Airlines
Good (140 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (827 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (721 reviews)
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Qantas Airways
Good (379 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,455 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (518 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (107 reviews)
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Where to stay in Bangor

Average rates range from around $210 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $246 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Bangor

Most booked hotels in Bangor

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
Crowne Plaza Belfast
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Ramada by Wyndham Belfast City Centre
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Leonardo Hotel Belfast
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Etap Belfast
Good (7.1, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Bangor

Expect to pay $3.20 per litre in Bangor (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.39 and $51.18. The most frequently booked car type in Bangor is Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Ford Focus or similar) is, on average, 79% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.