Portrush travel guide

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You're Going to Love Portrush

With a population of 6,684, Portrush is a must-see destination in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Portrush to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Portrush

If you’re looking for affordable options, 55° North (1 Causeway Street) and New York Inn (2 Station Road) are great picks.

When to visit Portrush

Portrush in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Portrush in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Portrush


Although Portrush doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Belfast Intl Airport (BFS), which is located 66 km from Portrush.


The train station in Portrush is called Portrush, and is located 0.5 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Portrush is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 232 km from Portrush. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Airports near Portrush

Airlines serving Portrush

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British Airways
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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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Malaysia Airlines
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Japan Airlines
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Aer Lingus
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Qantas Airways
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American Airlines
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Virgin Atlantic
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Kenya Airways
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Where to stay in Portrush

Average rates range from around $211 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $262 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Portrush

Hiring a car in Portrush

Expect to pay $3.23 per litre in Portrush (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.71 and $51.61. The most frequently booked car type in Portrush is Mini (Fiat 500 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Mitsubishi Colt or similar) is, on average, 72% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.