Belfast is the capital and largest city in Northern Ireland, with its rich heritage, famous filming locations and breath-taking natural scenery it attracts millions of visitors every year. From the world’s largest Titanic museum to the dramatic volcanic rock formation known as the Giant’s Causeway, you certainly won’t be short of things to do in Belfast. The distance from Larne Harbour to Belfast is only 22 miles and there are a number of different ways to reach the capital.
Larne has excellent public transport links to Belfast thanks to local operator Translink. One of the quickest and most cost efficient methods of transport is to catch the train along the coast between Larne Harbour and Belfast, via Larne Town. This regular service takes just over an hour and tickets are usually available for less than £10. Buses and coaches also operate from Larne Harbour, with typical journey times of just under 90 minutes.
Car & Taxi
The port is only a 30-minute drive from the north of Belfast, mostly following the A8 and M2 motorway. Belfast is a busy city, so roads can be congested and there are parking restrictions in place, particularly in the centre. There are 31 public car parks in Belfast, with 14 of those free to use, so check beforehand to see which is the most convenient for you. Many car parks operate a cashless parking system that directly charges to your credit or debit card, so it’s well worth researching payment methods for your chosen car park before you arrive.
If you’d like the convenience of a taxi ride right from Larne Harbour to Belfast city centre, there are a number of minicab services operating around Larne Town and the harbour. The average journey into Belfast can cost anywhere between £40-60 depending on your pick-up and drop-off point, but you can save money if you pre-book a cab online or call the taxi company directly.
Once you find your way to Belfast, there are a huge variety of exciting attractions to discover and a beautiful city to explore.
Please note: all prices and times were correct at the time of writing October 2015.