Giants Causeway Day Trip | Everything You Need to Know

Giants Causeway Day Trip | Everything You Need to Know

The Giant’s Causeway is located at the tip top of County Antrim, in the North of Ireland and is one of the most visited tourist destinations on the Island. It is a truly unique place, made up of interlocking basalt columns, a result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It’s rich in Irish history and storytelling. Because of the Giants Causeways growing popularity, I have decided to put together an ultimate guide for my readers. This guide will feature points on the opening times, prices, parking, where to stay/eat and more.

Opening Times: Giants Causeway Day Trip

March to May: 9.00am to 6.00pm

June to September: 9.00am to 7.00pm

October to January: 9.00am to 5.00pm

(These are general time schedule and may change)

Tickets and PricesGiants Causeway Day Trip

Admission into the visitor centre costs 12 pounds 50. Entrance into the Causeway itself is FREE. The fee is purely for the use of the car park and visitor centre.

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Getting There: Giants Causeway Day Trip

By Car: Giants Causeway Day Trip

Belfast: 1 hour and 20 minute drive away

Dublin: 3-hour drive away

Park and Ride at Bushmills: Giants Causeway Day Trip

Bushmills is the closest town to the causeway and a 5/10 minute drive away. The use of the park and ride facilities are free and gives customers 1 pound 50 off the visitor centre.

Walk from Bushmills: Giants Causeway Day Trip

It takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to walk along the beautiful coastline to the causeway. If you have the time it’s a great way to truly experience the causeway, giving you the option to avoid the visitor centre.

Parking on the road near the Causeway:

I would not recommend parking on the roads outside the causeway. It is illegal and may result in being clamped.

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Organised Tours Giants Causeway Day Trip

From Dublin & Belfast: For those of you unable to rent a car. Many tour companies such as Paddywagon and Darby O’ Gill organise day trips from Dublin for the price of 45 to 60 euros. These tours also include visits to Carrick a Rede Rope BridgeDunluce Castle and Game of Thrones filming sites, The Dark Hedges and the town of Ballintoy.

Things To do near the Giants Causeway

The Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge is an amazing experience. Get ready to face your fears as you walk across a rope bridge 30 metres above the rocks and water below.

The Dark Hedges has been made famous by TV program The Game of Thrones. It’s the perfect holiday snap to bring home and show friends and family.

Explore Bushmills, Bushmills is the gateway town to the Giants Causeway. This charming town is the perfect place to stop for lunch.

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Where to stay Giants Causeway Day Trip

If you plan on staying an extra night near the Giants Causeway, looking into booking accommodation in Bushmills, Ballintoy or Stranocum.


I hope this post came in handy, if you have more questions please don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section below.


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