George Best Belfast City Airport on the Belfast-Bangor A2 is just a 20 minute drive from the centre of Bangor. The airport is also accessible by train, with just a short walk from Sydenham Station to the terminal.                                                                                               

For details of routes and airlines, go to: Tel: 028 9093 9093

Belfast International Airport is a 40 minute drive from Bangor. There is no direct bus or rail service from the town, however the Translink Airbus connects with bus services at Laganside Bus centre, and with rail services at Great Victoria Street and Belfast Central stations.      

For details of routes and airlines, go to: Tel: 028 9448 4848


BY SEA                                                                                                                                     

A choice of car ferry services operate from Scotland, England and the Isle of Mann to Belfast and Larne, with crossings from 90 minutes to eight hours.

For routes and timetables go to:      

P&O Ferries:  Tel: 0871 664 6464
Stena Line:  Tel: 028 9074 7747

Or why not sail your own boat into Bangor and berth at the marina? For details and rates, go to: Tel: 028 9145 3297



One of the loveliest train journeys in Northern Ireland is the Belfast to Bangor coastal route. The journey can take up to 40 minutes from Great Victoria Street Station and as little as 23 minutes from Belfast Central Station, depending on the number of stops.

For full timetable and ticket prices, go to:  Tel: 028 90 666630

During the August Festival we operate a Train Friendly guide – indicating events that end in time to get the last train back to Belfast with a train symbol *insert the image



Buses run regularly from Bangor Bus Station in the centre of town to the two main Belfast city centre stations – Langanside Buscentre and Europa Buscentre on Great Victoria Street.

For full timetables and ticket prices, go to:  Tel: 028 90 666630



Bangor taxi firms:

Bangor Cabs – Tel 028 9145 6456

DC Cabs – Tel 028 9145 9666

Kare Kabs – 028 9145 6777

Belfast taxi firms:

FonaCAB – Tel 028 9033 3333

Value Cabs – Tel 028 9080 9080



We have more than 2,000 car parking spaces in Bangor town centre spread across 16 car parks. Some are free (like the 200-space Queen’s Parade car park on Bangor seafront) and some are ticketed – the but none cost more than 60p per hour. Most street parking in the town centre is free with a one-hour maximum restriction.