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Combined Coach Hire to Belfast City and the Giant's Causeway

Coach Hire from Dublin to Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway (13 Hours)

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Hire a Coach and Spend a Day Visiting Northern Ireland’s Most Popular Destinations


A popular coach day hire we get requests for from tourist groups is a combined trip of Belfast and the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland. Tourists not familiar with Ireland don’t normally realise the distance involved in this route and how long they would actually have to spend in the coach on the journey.


However, we do understand how popular these destinations are and due to time constraints on a school trip duration, a single day outside of Dublin is often the only time a group have for touring. On this basis, we offer coach hire to do this route but on a minimum of 13 hours hire. We do not recommend hiring a coach for less than this, as there would be no time at all to experience any sights – your group would just be stuck on the coach for the day. You also need to factor in that travelling from Dublin to the Giants Causeway alone (without any comfort stops) is approx. 3.5 hours - and that’s just one way!


Here’s how we recommend you should factor in your itinerary timings to get the most out of this extended day coach hire:


07.00 hrs - Meet with coach driver and depart for Giants Causeway with a comfort stop on the way.

11.00 hrs - Arrive Giants Causeway - We recommend to allow 2 hours at the Giants Causeway site to explore

13.00 hrs - Time for lunch - group could go to the Giants Barn ( 45 mins max for lunch)

13.45 hrs - Meet with coach driver and depart for Dunluce

14.00 hrs - Arrive Dunluce Castle ( photo stop only)

14.15 hrs - Depart for Belfast

15.45 hrs - Arrive Belfast - Political Tour - Falls / Shankill Road ( on the coach)

16.45 hrs - Depart for Dublin with comfort stop on way back (Castlebellingham Applegreen)

19.30 hrs - Arrive Dublin


This itinerary route includes some of the most popular sights in both destinations: the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle on the coast and the Famous Peace Wall in Belfast.

If this coach hire seems too long for you, you can also book one of the two destinations as a separate trip: hire a coach either to Belfast, including entry to the Titanic Experience, or to the Giant’s Causeway and see the sights of the Causeway Coast.


How does hiring a coach with CGH work for this extended day hire?

  • At 7.00 am, your driver will pick you up at your Dublin accommodation. If this is too late for you, we can also arrange for an earlier pick up.
  • The journey to the Giant’s Causeway is approximately 3.5 hrs ( before a comfort stop) This makes for a 3.5-hour journey back to Dublin and at least 8 hours on the bus for the whole day in total.
  • This is coach hire only – no visitor attraction reservations are included. To make your day more interesting, we highly recommend booking some visits along the way to make the experience more memorable.
  • Also, to make the long stretches of driving on this particular route more interesting, we highly recommend upgrading to an English speaking driver/guide on this coach hire. This will make the political background of Belfast and the geological facts and myths on the Giant’s Causeway a lot more interesting.


Top attractions we recommend including with this day coach hire :


  1. Belfast – The Peace Wall

An important part of Belfast’s political history, the Peace Wall shouldn’t be missed on this trip. To properly understand its significance, it’s best to have a guide with you.


  1. The Giant’s Causeway

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is Northern Ireland’s most popular natural attraction – for good reason. The impressive basalt column formation is subject of many myths and the actual geological background is no less interesting.


  1. Dunluce Castle

Inspiration to works such as C.S. Lewis’s “The Chronicles of Narnia”, this Norman castle ruin sits majestically atop a cliff overlooking the sea. It makes for a great photostop when driving along the Causeway Coast.


To hire a coach with us, here’s what you need to do:

Click the book now button on the right-hand side and supply us with the following information:

  • The number of people in your group
  • Your preferred coach hire date / time
  • What sites and visits you would like to include

We will then be back with a quote shortly.

Photo Gallery
Contemporary Mural in Belfast Black Cab Tours, All Ireland Team, Gaelic Games
I Love West Belfast Contemporary Mural with Coiste Tours for Groups
Bilingual Murals in Belfast. Organ Donation and Falls Road Commemoration
Painted Blue side of the terraced house with a giant Mural in West Belfast
Iconic Mural of the Bobby Sands on the side of the house
Graffities on West Belfast Peace Walls
Fronts from angle of several buses parked on a car park ready for groups
Passenger seats in the modern 50 seater coach
Group Of Students Standing on a Giant's Causeway Basalt Columns by the Atlantic Ocean
Dunluce Castle Steps Down To The Ocean's Rocky Beach
Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland in Full Sunshine with Blue Sky Above and Ocean in the Background
View of the Dunluce Castle Complex with Bridge and Full View of The Ruin in the Sunshine with Ocean View at the Back
Sunrise Brightens Walls of Dunluce Castle in Ireland with Heavy Grey Clouds Above the Ruin
Hexagonal Structure of the Giant's Causeway Basalts
Close up view of the puddle at the top of the basalt column in the UNESCO Heritage site - Giant's Causeway During Sunset in Co Antrim with a person standing at the top of one of the basalt hills of the costal geo park
Sunny Day on Giant's Causeway Group of Students On Basalt Columns
A group of students on a walking tour at the top of the partially submerged basalt hill on the coast
Group of Students on A Walking Tour of the UNESCO Geopark in Northern Ireland
Useful Information

Operating Times

All year.


Notes for Group Leaders

Especially for the Giant’s Causeway, your group will need good shoes to safely climb the columns. Bringing a rain jacket is also wise.


Many shops in Northern Ireland will accept the Euro – still, bringing some Pound Sterling to this visit to the United Kingdom is recommended.


We highly recommend upgrading this coach hire to include an English-Speaking Driver/Guide. Due to the amount of time your group will spend on the bus, the additional information and entertainment provided will make the trip much more enjoyable.

Meeting Point

At your accommodation in Dublin. Please make sure your group is ready 10 minutes before the scheduled departure.

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