Northern Ireland travel costs

Northern Ireland is well-known for its Norman castles, Celtic monuments, and its beautiful landscapes. Two of the best British destinations in Northern Ireland are Belfast (capital) and Derry (or Londonderry). Look below to discover Northern Ireland travel costs in these popular cities in Western Europe.

Northern Ireland travel costs

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Northern Ireland travel costs in Belfast

Belfast

Belfast is Northern Ireland’s capital and largest city. Rich in history, this port town played an important role in the Industrial Revolution, earning the title of Linenopolis. Belfast is also the birthplace of the Titanic, keeping the memory of the ship alive through the Titanic Belfast museum and the renovated dockyards surrounding it.

How much does it cost to visit Belfast?

A budget traveler visiting Belfast should plan on spending around £ 47 per day, without accommodation. Check below to discover detailed Northern Ireland travel costs in Belfast.


Belfast accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person£ 23 – 138
Typical double room£ 47 – 277

Belfast food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant£ 8 – 15
Meal in a mid-range restaurant£ 15 – 30
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)£ 3.50 – 4.50
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Belfast.
£ 0.50 – 1.80

Belfast fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket£ 2
Taxi (price per kilometer)£ 0.78 – 1.75
Gasoline (1 liter)£ 1.20 – 1.30

Belfast visiting costs – Top attractions in Belfast

Crumlin Road Gaol£ 12
Titanic Belfast£ 19
Ulster MuseumFree
St. George’s MarketFree
HMS Caroline£ 10.75

Northern Ireland budget travel advice
Book your ticket to Crumlin Road Gaol online to save £2.


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Northern Ireland travel costs in Londonderry

Derry

Derry (or Londonderry) is Northern Ireland’s second-largest city. Located on the banks of the Foyle River, Derry is the only completely intact walled city in Ireland and one of the best-preserved in all of Europe. The city’s fortifications were never broken, resisting even through a 105-day siege in 1689 and earning the title of The Maiden City.

How much does it cost to visit Derry?

If you’re visiting Derry, expect to spend about £ 17 per day if you’re traveling on a budget. That doesn’t include accommodation, but it still makes Derry one of the UK’s most affordable places to visit. Look below to uncover the detailed Northern Ireland travel costs in Derry.


Derry accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one person£ 12
Typical double room£ 23

Derry food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurant£ 7.50 – 15
Meal in a mid-range restaurant£ 15 – 30
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)£ 3 – 4
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Derry.
£ 0.50 – 1.20

Derry fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticket£ 1.85
Taxi (price per kilometer)£ 0.78 – 2.50
Gasoline (1 liter)£ 1.15 – 1.30

Derry visiting costs – Top attractions in Derry

City WallsFree
Museum of Free Derry£ 6
Peace BridgeFree
GuildhallFree
Free Derry CornerFree

Northern Ireland travel costs sources

  • Accommodation costs via Budgetyourtrip.com
  • Food, drinks, and transportation costs via Numbeo.com
  • Tap water safety researched separately via Google answers for each city.
  • Top attractions selected using TripAdvisor. Each attraction name is a link to the official website page of that attraction, if available
  • Ticket costs / free access information via the official websites of the attractions. I mentioned the cost of a regular adult ticket, for permanent exhibitions. Discounts and temporary exhibition prices are available on their official websites.
  • City pass information about prices and what each includes is from the official website for each travel pass. A link is available for each pass to easily find more information and/or to purchase a pass.