Carrickfergus travel guide

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You're Going to Love Carrickfergus

With a population of 29 208, Carrickfergus is a must-see destination in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Where to Eat in Carrickfergus

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Fuzzy Beak (1 Slaughterford Rd) and Ownies Bar & Bistro (16-18 Joymount) are great picks.

When to visit Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus in November
Estimated hotel price
$131
1 night at 3-star hotel
Carrickfergus in November
Estimated hotel price
$131
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Carrickfergus

Plane

When flying to Carrickfergus, you’ll arrive at Belfast City Airport (BHD), which is located 13 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Carrickfergus is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 214 km from Carrickfergus. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Carrickfergus using National Express or Bus. From Dublin, the bus ride to Carrickfergus takes 177 km and will cost you around $23. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about $179 for a journey of 523 km.

Plane

When flying to Carrickfergus, you’ll arrive at Belfast City Airport (BHD), which is located 13 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Carrickfergus is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 214 km from Carrickfergus. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Carrickfergus using National Express or Bus. From Dublin, the bus ride to Carrickfergus takes 177 km and will cost you around $23. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about $179 for a journey of 523 km.

Airports near Carrickfergus

Airlines serving Carrickfergus

Lufthansa
Good (4,684 reviews)
KLM
Good (849 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,550 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,620 reviews)
Air France
Good (983 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,592 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,456 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (184 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (769 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (968 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,441 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,426 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (550 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,793 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (499 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (155 reviews)
Jet2
Excellent (97 reviews)
Loganair
Excellent (14 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Carrickfergus

Most booked hotels in Carrickfergus

Europa Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$261+
Leonardo Hotel Belfast
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$256+
Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$273+
Ramada by Wyndham Belfast City Centre
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
$209+
Etap Belfast
2 stars
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
$160+
Travelodge Belfast
3 stars
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
$187+

Hiring a car in Carrickfergus

Expect to pay $3.07 per litre in Carrickfergus (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.79 and $49.06. The most frequently booked car type in Carrickfergus is Economy (Class Economy Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Kia Picanto or similar) is, on average, 63% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $3.07 per litre in Carrickfergus (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.79 and $49.06. The most frequently booked car type in Carrickfergus is Economy (Class Economy Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Kia Picanto or similar) is, on average, 63% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.