Carrickfergus travel guide

Carrickfergus Tourism | Carrickfergus Guide

You're Going to Love Carrickfergus

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

When to visit Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Carrickfergus in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Carrickfergus


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


Another option to get to Carrickfergus is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 270 km from Carrickfergus. You’ll find branches of Easirent and GREEN MOTION , among others, in Manchester.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Carrickfergus, including National Express, Hannon Coach and Aircoach. From Dublin, the bus ride to Carrickfergus takes 177 km and will cost you around $50. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about $91 for a journey of 523 km.

Airports near Carrickfergus

Airlines serving Carrickfergus

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British Airways
Good (2,089 reviews)
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Air France
Good (628 reviews)
Good (1,167 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,688 reviews)
Good (2,505 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (558 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (104 reviews)
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Japan Airlines
Excellent (649 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (273 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,985 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (421 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (61 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Carrickfergus

Most booked hotels in Carrickfergus

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
Europa Hotel
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Crowne Plaza Belfast
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Jurys Inn Belfast
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Etap Belfast
Good (7.1, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Carrickfergus

Expect to pay $2.95 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 $35.39 and $47.19. Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Carrickfergus, while also 56% cheaper than other types, on average.