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Goldline Service

Spectators can use the regular 218 Goldline coach service from Belfast or 234 Goldline from Londonderry~Derry to Coleraine with easy transfer to the local 140 bus service to Portrush. Goldline will also operate a weekday timetable on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July.


Special Belfast – Portrush Coach Service

Additional special coaches will operate between Europa Buscentre in Belfast to Portrush with pre-booking available online.


Local Service 140

During the Championship week, the local bus service between Coleraine, Portrush and Portstewart (140 service) will operate at a 10 minute frequency to facilitate passenger flows to/from The Open. This service will stop at major caravan sites along the route to/from Portrush and will also connect with onward journeys to Belfast and Derry-Londonderry. The set down and pick up stops in Dunluce Ave will be suspended with temporary stops being put in place on Sandhill Drive.


Local Service 402

The coastal bus service from Ballycastle to Portrush (402 service) will operate at a 30 minute frequency during the week of the Championship and the service will be extended to operate earlier in the morning and later in the evening to accommodate spectators travelling to/from The 148th Open. Due to access restrictions on Dunluce Road, this service will not operate via Portrush or Dunluce Castle. All passengers for Portrush should use the 140 triangle service from Coleraine Buscentre.


Bus/coach timetables, ticket options and online pre-booking for selected services will be available on the Translink website www.translink.co.uk/the148thopen/ from March onwards.