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Getting Around Antrim

Antrim is extremely accessible, home to two airports, as well as Belfast and Larne ferryports. Rail services to the rest of Northern Ireland, and to Dublin are also available, as well as bus and a good road network.

Bus Services to and from Antrim

Long distance buses arrive in Belfast at Great Victoria Street Bus Station or Oxford Street Bus Station.

For more information, contact Ulsterbus (Belfast) +44 (0)28 9033-3000 or Citybus +44 (0)28 9024-6485, or visit

Antrim Rail Services

Trains arrive in Belfast from Dublin, Bangor, Portrush, Portadown, Derry and Larne Harbour.

For more information, see or call N.I. Railways at +44 (0)28 9089-9411.

There are Enterprise services between Dublin and Belfast several times daily; for more information, contact NIR or Iarnród Éireann, +353 (0)1 836-6222,

Getting to Antrim by Sea

The Sea Cat provides the fastest crossing to Northern Ireland from Stranraer in Scotland to Belfast, sailing 5 times a day and taking 90 minutes. A Liverpool to Belfast service runs every second day with Norse Irish Ferries. Stena and P&O Ferries operate ferries to Larne from Stranrear and Cairnryan, taking up to 140 minutes and sailing 10 to 15 times daily.

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Flying to Antrim

Belfast International Airport is located 30 km from the city centre. There are flights to London, many British destinations, as well as Europe, and now the US.

Belfast City Airport caters for smaller aircraft and is conveniently located close to Belfast city centre. It provides flights mainly to and from Britain.

For more information, see:

Driving Distances from Belfast

  Kilometres Miles
Athlone 226 141
Cork 424 264
Derry 117 73
Donegal 180 112
Dublin 167 104
Dundalk 84 53
Galway 306 191
Kilkenny 284 177
Killarney 436 271
Limerick 323 201
Portlaoise 253 158
Roscommon 224 140
Rosslare Europort 330 206
Shannon Airport 346 215
Sligo 206 129
Waterford 333 207
Wexford 309 193
Wicklow 219 137

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