There are 8 ways to get from Glasgow to Belfast by car, car ferry, bus, train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$59 - $67

Cheapest option

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD

$42 - $145

6 alternative options

Bus Scottish Citylink, car ferry  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$61 - $69

Train, bus, car ferry  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  2. Take the bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$72 - $75

Bus, car ferry via Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) 60 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$61 - $66

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS

$51 - $130

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, Central College of Commerce (North Frederick Street) to Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport)
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD

$44 - $181

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, Central College of Commerce (North Frederick Street) to Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport)
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS

$58 - $156

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Belfast, Northern Ireland?

Flybe flies from Glasgow to Belfast 4 times a day.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Train operators
ScotRail
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow, Central College of Commerce (North Frederick Street) to Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$42
Small Car
$181

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Glasgow to Belfast?

The distance between Glasgow and Belfast is 176 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Belfast?

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Belfast is to drive and car ferry which costs £40 - £50 and takes 3 h 59 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Glasgow to Belfast?

The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Belfast is to fly which takes 2 h 40 min and costs £30 - £110.

How long does it take to get from Glasgow to Belfast?

It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Glasgow to Belfast, including transfers.