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There are 4 ways to get from Dublin to Belfast by train, bus, car or shuttle

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Train  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station Enterprise Service

$35 - $55

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Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x / ...

$15 - $35

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Belfast 105.9 miles

$23 - $35

Shuttle  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre X1 / ...

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Belfast is to drive which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 1 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Belfast is to drive which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 1 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from The Gresham Hotel and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Connolly and arriving at Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Belfast is 142 km. The road distance is 169.4 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Belfast without a car is to train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 30€ - 45€.

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The train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station takes 2 h 10 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Dublin to Belfast bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from The Gresham Hotel station.

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Dublin to Belfast train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Connolly station.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Belfast is to train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 30€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 30€ and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 88.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Belfast every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, Aircoach operates a bus from Dublin to Belfast hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min. Bus Eireann also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Aircoach
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
Bus Eireann
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Shuttle from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$23 - $35

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Dublin to Belfast bus services, operated by Aircoach, arrive at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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Dublin to Belfast train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Belfast is 169 km. It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to drive from Dublin to Belfast.

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There are 563+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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