How to get hereGetting to Ballyholme Yacht Club
Ballyholme Yacht Club is situated on Seacliff Road, Bangor, Northern Ireland BT20 5HT. Please note that we are part of the United Kingdom and hence use GBP as our currency although many shops will take Euros.
We want to make getting here as easy as possible for you and have been talking to a number of companies to get you discounted travel options.
By Ferry (Boat)
There are a number of ferry operators travelling from Europe to Northern Ireland.
We believe that many of you will travel from Calais to Dover (1.5 hours) which is the cheapest and most frequent ferry (over 26 sailings per day) and drive up to Cairnryan in Scotland (approx 9 hours) where you can get a ferry to Larne or Belfast in Northern Ireland which is a short drive to Bangor.
There are also ferries across the Irish Sea from Liverpool to Belfast (overnight or day-time – Stena Line) or from Holyhead (Wales) to Dublin (Irish Ferries and Stena Line) which is 2.5 hours from Ballyholme YC.
Alternatively, you can travel direct to Ireland from France overnight from Cherbourg or Roscoff to Rosslare with Irish Ferries. Brittany Ferries also offers a ferry from Roscoff to Cork and LDLines has a ferry from Gijon in Spain via Nantes St Nazarre to Rosslaire.
There are two airports – Belfast City Airport (12 km, 15 minutes by car) and Belfast International Airport (40km, 45 minutes by car). There are direct flights from London, Paris and many other European cities to both airports.
There are bus services connecting Belfast International Airport and Belfast. There are train services connnecting Bangor and Belfast, and Belfast City Airport.
Dublin Airport is also only 2 hours away with lots of cheap flights though Ryanair and AerLingus. There are 2 companies – AirCoach and Translink GoldLine offering Coaches (Buses) which will take you from Dublin Airport to Belfast’s Great Victoria Street Train Station (Europa Bus Station) where you can get a train to Bangor.
Directions from Belfast –
- Bangor is only 25 minutes from Belfast. Follow the signs to Bangor through Belfast and onto the dual carriageway (A2) past Holywood and into Bangor.
- Keep straight and drive under the “flyover” and along Abbey Street and down Main Street to the seafront.
- Use the left hand lane at the bottom of Main Street but turn right at the traffic lights and follow the road along the seafront onto the Seacliff Road.
- Follow the Seacliff Road (over all the ramps) to Ballyholme Yacht Club.