You may fly into either Dublin or Belfast.
Because of more reasonable airfares we recommend flying into Dublin from North America or certain European cities.
Arrival to Dublin: May 2nd.
We are not running shuttle pick ups from Dublin. There are public shuttles every hour from Dublin to Belfast. It takes about 2 hours and the cost is about 20 pounds round trip. The Airport shuttle also leaves from Dublin city centre and is the same coach which calls into the airport on its way to Belfast. It leaves from outside the terminal building and will make a stop at Sprucefield roundabout 30 minutes outside of the Belfast International Airport. This is where you should get off and where our shuttle to Ballintoy will meet you for a pick up on Friday.
We will run an afternoon shuttle from Belfast to Ballintoy on Friday.
Our first pick up for transport from (BFS) to Ballintoy is at 12:00 hours on Friday, May 2nd.
Arrival to Belfast: May 2nd.
There are TWO Belfast airports. BFS Belfast International Airport and BHD Belfast City Airport. If traveling to Ireland, you’ll want to fly into or get to Belfast International Airport (BFS) for the shuttle service to the race staging area.
*If you would like to come a day early and arrive on Thursday we can make arrangements to pick you up and have you stay in the small village of Moira and have the day to relax. Your lodging in Moira is not covered in the registration fee but is not expensive.*
If your flight get’s you there later in the day on the 3rd you can make other arrangements and get to Ballintoy on your own. It is about a two-hour drive from Belfast (4 hours from Dublin)
If you would like to come a day early and arrive on Thursday morning we can make arrangements to pick you up and have you stay in the small village of Moira and have day to relax from any long flight travel. Your lodging in Moira is not covered in the registration fee but it is not expensive. Contact us at email@example.com for more details or with any travel related questions.
Those staying in Moira on the Thursday night:
We will meet in the pub called Pretty Marys across the road from the Moira Guest house at around 8PM, you can get food there and there will be music playing. Or if possible we’ll call on you to join us for an evening at the famous Clenaghans pub. There is another pub next to the guest house, which also serves food all day. Moira train station is about 20 min walk from the guest house. There are also 4 restaurants and 6 take away shops as well as a large supermarket. There is a large park nearby that you could loosen up if you want to go for a run. We will pick you up in Moira about 10:30hrs on Friday
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Departure: May 4th
We will also provide a shuttle back to Belfast on Sunday morning. It arrives in Belfast International Airport at 0800.
FLIGHT INFO AND TYPICAL FARES
Book your flights to arrive on May 3rd and we’ll take care of the rest.
Come early and we’ll provide you with options for places to stay and things to do and meet you for race check-in
Round trip prices to Dublin from major N. American cities (as of May 2012)
NYC – Dublin: $ 599
Chicago – Dublin: $ 625
Miami – Dublin: $ 777
Los Angeles – Dublin: $ 854
Toronto – Dublin: $ 875
Montreal – Dublin: $ 925
Round trip prices from major European cities to Belfast (as of April 2012)
Pisa – Dublin: 57.00 Euro r/t
London – Belfast: 46.99 Euro r/t
Paris – Belfast: 91.99 Euro r/t
Amsterdam – Belfast: 57.00 Euro r/t
Barcelona – Belfast: 65.00 Euro r/t
Geneva – Belfast: 70.00 Euro r/t