Ballycastle travel guide

Ballycastle Tourism | Ballycastle Guide

You're Going to Love Ballycastle

With a population of 5,566, Ballycastle is a must-see destination in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Ballycastle to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Ballycastle

If you’re looking for affordable options, Central Wine Bar (12 Ann Street) and The Cellar Restaurant (11B The Diamond) are great picks.

When to visit Ballycastle

Ballycastle in December
Estimated hotel price
$90
1 night at 3-star hotel
Ballycastle in December
Estimated hotel price
$90
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Ballycastle

Plane

Although Ballycastle doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Belfast Intl Airport (BFS), which is located 38 miles from Ballycastle. The shortest flight to Ballycastle from the United States departs from Boston and takes around 30h 55m.

Car

Another option to get to Ballycastle is to pick up a car rental from Edinburgh, which is about 130 miles from Ballycastle. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and keddy by Europcar, among others, in Edinburgh.

Plane

Although Ballycastle doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Belfast Intl Airport (BFS), which is located 38 miles from Ballycastle. The shortest flight to Ballycastle from the United States departs from Boston and takes around 30h 55m.

Car

Another option to get to Ballycastle is to pick up a car rental from Edinburgh, which is about 130 miles from Ballycastle. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and keddy by Europcar, among others, in Edinburgh.

Airports near Ballycastle

Airlines serving Ballycastle

Lufthansa
Good (4,668 reviews)
KLM
Good (838 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,748 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,449 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (977 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,349 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (669 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (189 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,386 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (947 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (39 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,329 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (557 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,618 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (442 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (176 reviews)
Jet2
Excellent (106 reviews)
Loganair
Excellent (15 reviews)
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Where to stay in Ballycastle

Average rates range from around $154 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $174 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Ballycastle

Most booked hotels in Ballycastle

Carnately Lodge
4 stars
Excellent (9.7, 870 reviews)
$91+
1 Bayview
3 stars
Excellent (9.1, 409 reviews)
$77+
The Fullerton Arms
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, 771 reviews)
$77+
Glen Haven Bed and Breakfast
2 stars
Excellent (8.2, 269 reviews)
$105+
The Marine Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.3, 216 reviews)
$230+

Renting a car in Ballycastle

Expect to pay $7.12 per gallon in Ballycastle (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $85.40 and $113.87.

Expect to pay $7.12 per gallon in Ballycastle (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $85.40 and $113.87.