Newtownards travel guide

Newtownards Tourism | Newtownards Guide

You're Going to Love Newtownards

With a population of 29.363, Newtownards 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 Newtownards to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Newtownards

If you’re looking for affordable options, Bull & Claw Newtownards (18 Frances Street) and Tipsy Gypsy (1-2 Court Square) are great picks.

When to visit Newtownards

Newtownards in December
Estimated hotel price
€110
1 night at 3-star hotel
Newtownards in December
Estimated hotel price
€110
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Newtownards

Plane

When flying to Newtownards, you’ll arrive at Belfast City Airport (BHD), which is located 12 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Newtownards is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 219 km from Newtownards. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Newtownards, including National Express, Bus and Aircoach. From Dublin, the bus ride to Newtownards takes 177 km and will cost you around €26. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about €90 for a journey of 523 km.

Plane

When flying to Newtownards, you’ll arrive at Belfast City Airport (BHD), which is located 12 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Newtownards is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 219 km from Newtownards. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Newtownards, including National Express, Bus and Aircoach. From Dublin, the bus ride to Newtownards takes 177 km and will cost you around €26. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about €90 for a journey of 523 km.

Airports near Newtownards

Airlines serving Newtownards

Lufthansa
Good (4,574 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,402 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,593 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,543 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (773 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (179 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,438 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (953 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,447 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (531 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,736 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (152 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (524 reviews)
Jet2
Excellent (89 reviews)
Loganair
Excellent (14 reviews)
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Where to stay in Newtownards

Average rates range from around €106 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to €234 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Newtownards

Most booked hotels in Newtownards

Europa Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
€138+
Leonardo Hotel Belfast
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
€139+
Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
€145+
Ramada by Wyndham Belfast City Centre
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
€109+
Etap Belfast
2 stars
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
€84+
Travelodge Belfast
3 stars
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
€92+

Hiring a car in Newtownards

Expect to pay €1.75 per litre in Newtownards (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €20.97 and €27.96. The most frequently booked car type in Newtownards is Mini (Toyota Aygo or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Opel Corsa or similar) is, on average, 74% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay €1.75 per litre in Newtownards (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €20.97 and €27.96. The most frequently booked car type in Newtownards is Mini (Toyota Aygo or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Opel Corsa or similar) is, on average, 74% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.