Ards and North Down is served by 715 miles (1,152 km) of public roads, containing 4.5% of the total Northern Ireland network. Within the borough there are 16 miles (27km) of dual carriage A-roads; 85 miles (137km) of single carriage A-roads; 36 miles (58km) of B-roads; 102 miles (165km) of C-roads; with the remaining unclassified roads totalling 475 miles (766km).
Ards and North Down lies adjacent to Northern Ireland’s capital city, Belfast, and can be easily accessed by car, bus or train. Translink provides excellent public transport links throughout the borough.
There is easy access to Europe from Ards and North Down via the region’s air and sea ports. These offer regular flights and sailings to the UK, Ireland and the rest of Europe. George Best Belfast City Airport is located within 10 miles (16 km) of Bangor and Belfast International Airport is only 30 miles (48km) away.
George Best Belfast City Airport has privately invested more than £15 million into its facilities and infrastructure over the last number of years. The proximity of the airport to the city centre has made it an attractive option for airlines and a convenient option for business passengers. With one of the shortest car-to-gate distances of any European airport, Belfast City Airport prides itself on having a compact and modern terminal that facilitates a quick transfer for passengers.
Belfast Harbour is located within 12 miles (19km) and provides commercial and personal sailings to the UK and beyond. Stenaline is the main service providers.
Locally, the Strangford Lough Ferry Service operates daily and provides access to neighbouring council areas. Ards and North Down can also be easily accessed by air taxi or a helicopter charter which operates within the UK and Ireland.