Carnside Gueshouset House

Carnside Guest House
23 Causeway Rd, Bushmills, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland. BT57 8SU

Telephone: 0044(0)2820731337
Mobile: 0044(0)7779 647 395
Proprietor: Mrs Alice Trufelli

causewayGiants Causeway



Situation of Carnside Guest House.





Carnside Guest House is situated half a mile (10 - 15 minutes walk) from the Giants Causeway, and from three restaurants.
Directions from Bushmills.
Travel on the A2 from Bushmills towards the Giants Causeway; after one mile turn left onto the B146. (towards Giants Causeway). After half a mile (at the bottom of a steep hill) follow the Tourist Board Signs for Carnside Guest House. If you are using a Sat Nav the post code is BT57 8SU.

If travelling from Belfast and you have daylight time you can enjoy coming up the coast road instead of the inland road. To do so, when you reach Ballymena stay on the bypass and then take the A42 to Cushendall, a small town of the east coast and from there come north to the Giants Causeway on the A2.. The scenery is spectacular, especially between Ballycastle and the Giants Causeway. On arrival at the Giants Causeway go towards Bushmills on the B146 for half a mile and follow tourist Board sign for Carnside Guest house (turn sharp left onto a long driveway to Carnside Guest House).

Londonderry Coleraine. A2 from L/derry to Limavady and then A37 to Coleraine
Coleraine - Bushmills. When reaching Coleraine from the west, stay on the ring road, following the signs for the Causeway Coast, until you get to the Bushmills roundabout. Travel on the B17 to Bushmills, then go into the village to the town clock, go on the A2 towards the Giants Causeway. One mile from Bushmills turn left onto the B146, towards the Giants Causeway > half a mile at the bottom of a steep hill follow brown tourist board sign to Carnside Guest House.

See below for a list of airports, ports and travel facilities.


Europe and UK

Easyjet has very competitive prices, especially when booked well in advance, and is increasing its European destinations each year. Aerlingus is now using Belfast International airport.
There are three airports Northern Irish airports to consider; Belfast International (BT29 4AB),
Belfast City (George Best Airport){BT3 9JH},
Eglinton Airport (near Londonderry) .
Dublin airport has more possibilities; and you may also wish to consider flying to Belfast via London.

Check these web sites for flights and prices:

From USA and Canada

Aer Lingus operates direct flights to New York and Boston and Toronto from Belfast. Connecting flights through London may suit your dates better, or you complete holiday plans. Delta and/or Aer Lingus run direct flights out of Dublin to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Montreal and New York

Public Transport from the Airports

Regular public bus service from Belfast International and Belfast City into Belfast central bus and train station. From there you can easily travel to the north coast by bus or train. check for train and bus time tables. If you have time when you arrive at Coleraine, change train or bus, and proceed to Portrush and come to Bushmills along the coast road. It is very scenic and worth the extra journey. If your time is short then Coleraine to Bushmills is more direct.

Derry City airport (Eglinton airport);- bus goes to Foyle Street near the city centre.

Cross Border Services There are also good cross-border bus and rail links from the Irish Republic Ulsterbus work in co-operation with Bus Eireann. For information on fairs and timetables visit, or The bus is the easiest way to go by public transport from Belfast to or from Dublin airport as the bus leaves from the airpost itself. If you wanted to use the train you would have to go into the city centre to the railway station. Central Station in Belfast has a bus and rail service to the north coast.


Many people want the freedom of using their own car on holiday in Ireland. Northern Ireland can be accessed by ferry in one and a half hours from Scotland to Belfast or Larne. From Europe you can come from France to Rosslaire or Cork (Irish Ferries or Brittany Ferries).
For timetables and prices for all major operators in one easy search:

Port of Larne

Stena Line
(0990 707070) | Stranrear Larne; 8 sailings daily, all year.

P & O European Ferries
(0990 980777) | Cairnryan Larne, 6 sailings daily, all year.

Norse Irish Ferries
(0151 944 1010) | Liverpool Belfast; 1 per day, all year.

Seacat (0990 523523) | Stranrear Belfast; 5 sailings daily, all year | Troon Belfast; daily, all year

Lough Folye Ferry Company
(from Greecastle in Donegal to Magilligan)


Local Taxis

Sam's Cabs