Royal Portrush. 14 - 21 July 2019
The 148th Open will be played at Royal Portrush Golf Club from Sunday 14 to Sunday 21 July 2019. It is anticipated that there will be a high number of spectators attending throughout the week. To minimise road traffic congestion, the organisers of The Open are asking visitors to consider the use of public transport, which will be significantly enhanced for travel convenience. There will be no car parking available at Royal Portrush Golf Club or in the immediate area. All public parking will be provided at managed park and ride sites.
Local Area Restrictions
To assist with traffic management and reduce congestion in the immediate vicinity of Royal Portrush Golf Club and the Portrush area, additional traffic regulations and parking restrictions will be introduced. These will be enforced by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in order to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses, assist traffic flow and increase safety and security for all road users.
During the Championship week, there will be additional early morning trains from Belfast, along with additional evening services from Portrush and Coleraine. Passengers boarding trains in Belfast will be able to travel direct to Portrush without changes.
Rail services from Derry-Londonderry will terminate at Coleraine, where shuttle buses will be available to transport passengers to Portrush. A regular return bus service will operate from Portrush to Coleraine Station, where passengers will be able to board trains back to Derry-Londonderry.
A full train timetable will be available on the Translink website in due course translink.co.uk.
The regular Goldline services from Belfast to Coleraine will be extended to/from Portrush during the Championship week. The journey time from Belfast to Portrush will be approximately 1 hour 40 minutes.
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 also connect with onward journeys to Belfast and Derry-Londonderry. This service will also stop at major caravan sites along the route to/from Portrush.
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 Open.
A full timetable for these local bus services will be available on the Translink website in due course translink.co.uk.
Please note that there is no parking available at the course. All spectator parking will be located at Park & Ride facilities.
Spectators choosing to travel to the event by car or motorbike will be directed to managed Park & Ride sites by Variable Messaging Signs (VMS) and event specific signs. To ensure the most efficient flow of traffic, the Police Service of Northern Ireland will direct motorists to use the designated traffic routes, which will be clearly signed by The AA. Spectators are advised to turn off their satellite navigation systems and follow the appropriate signage.
From the South East (Belfast)
Follow the M2 towards Antrim. Take the A26 to Ballymena and follow the M2/A26 towards Coleraine/Portrush. On approach to Coleraine, follow signs for Public Parking.
From the South West (Derry-Londonderry)
Follow the A2 towards Limavady.Take the A37 then continue on the A29 towards Coleraine/Portrush. On approach to Coleraine, follow signs for Public Parking.
From the South (Armagh/Mid Ulster)
Follow the A29 towards Coleraine/Portrush. On approach to Coleraine, follow signs for Public Parking.
From the North East (Ballycastle)
Follow the A2 from Ballycastle to Bushmills. Continue on the A2 and on approach to Portrush follow signs for Public Parking.
|Day||Gate Opens||Hours of Play|
|Sunday||9AM||Throughout the day|
|Monday||7AM||Throughout the day|
|Tuesday||7AM||Throughout the day|
|Wednesday||7AM||Throughout the day|
|Thursday||6AM||6.35AM - 8.30PM estimated|
|Friday||6AM||6.35AM - 8.30PM estimated|
|Saturday||7AM||8AM - 7PM estimated|
|Sunday||7AM||8AM - 7PM estimated|
Car and Motorbike Parking
All Public parking will be located at Park & Ride facilities, where dedicated buses will be available to transport people arriving by car or motorbike to the course.
A limited number of weekly car park passes are available at a cost of £60. Weekly passes are only available in advance from TheOpen.com or by contacting The Open Ticket Office on +44 (0)1334 460010.
Motorbike parking is available at a cost of £5 per day.
Minibus parking is available at a cost of £25 per day for vehicles measuring between 5 metres and 7.99 metres in length and/or with a seat capacity between 10 and 22 seats. Drivers should follow signs to the Coach Park.
Coach parking is available at a cost of £40 per day for vehicles exceeding 8 metres in length and/or a seat capacity greater than 22 seats. Drivers should follow signs to the Coach Park.
All minibus and coach parking is located within walking distance of the course.
Guests with Disabilities
Guests with mobility impairments or specific accessibility requirements are advised to telephone The Open Ticketing Team in advance on +44 (0) 1334 460010.
All airports manage scheduled flights and the arrival and departure of private jets.
Belfast International Airport is located approximately 46 miles (74 km) from Royal Portrush Golf Club. Please contact Belfast International Airport directly on +44 (0)28 9448 4848 for further information.
Belfast City Airport is located approximately 61 miles (98 km) from Royal Portrush Golf Club. Please contact Belfast City Airport directly on +44 (0)28 90 939093 for further information.
City of Derry Airport is located approximately 29 miles (47 km) from Royal Portrush Golf Club. Please contact City of Derry Airport directly on +44 (0)28 7181 0784 for further information.
Dublin Airport is located approximately 156 miles (250 km) from Royal Portrush Golf Club. Please contact Dublin Airport directly on +353 1 8141111 for further information.
Further information on bus services from airports will appear here in due course.
An official Helicopter Landing site will be in operation at The 148th Open. Further details will appear here on TheOpen.com in due course.
A designated Bicycle Park will be available close to the course. Cyclists are encouraged to follow the cycle paths, where provided, to Portrush. Further details on the exact location of the Bicycle Parks will appear here on TheOpen.com in due course.
Ferry services operate in and out of Belfast and Larne Ferry Terminals. Royal Portrush Golf Club is approximately 60 miles (96 km) away from Belfast Port and approximately 52 miles (83 km) from Larne.
There are many harbours in Northern Ireland which accept private yachts.