There are 10 ways to get from Aberystwyth to Belfast by train, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry, car 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

Train, bus, car ferry  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Carlisle
  4. Take the bus from Carlisle to Cairnryan
  5. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$150 - $252

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  15 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) T2
  2. Take the bus from Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) to Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) T3
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast

$75 - $83

8 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Chester
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast

$92 - $122

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre x2A / ...

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 33 min

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

$112 - $144

Train to Birmingham, fly to Belfast City  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Belfast City (BHD) BHX - BHD

$90 - $251

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Belfast City  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
  3. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Belfast City (BHD) EMA - BHD

$125 - $396

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Belfast City  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Wilmslow
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast City (BHD) MAN - BHD

$90 - $246

Train, train to Cardiff, fly to Belfast City  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Belfast City (BHD) CWL - BHD

$126 - $324

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
  4. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) BRS - BFS

$133 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aberystwyth to Belfast is to bus and car ferry which costs £55 - £70 and takes 15 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberystwyth to Belfast is to train and fly which costs £70 - £200 and takes 6 h 2 min.

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The distance between Aberystwyth and Belfast is 170 miles.

It takes approximately 12 h 56 min to get from Aberystwyth to Belfast, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberystwyth to Belfast. However, there are services departing from Aberystwyth and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via Birmingham and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Aberystwyth to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 169.6 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 56 min

What companies run services between Aberystwyth, Wales and Belfast, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Aberystwyth to Belfast. However, you can take the train to Shrewsbury, take the train to Crewe, take the train to Carlisle, take the walk to Carlisle, take the bus to Cairnryan, then take the car ferry to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Aberystwyth to Belfast via Shrewsbury, Chester, Birkenhead Hamilton Square, and Liverpool Birkenhead in around 13 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from East Midlands to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Cardiff to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Cardiff to Belfast City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Shrewsbury to Crewe
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $19
First Anytime Day Single
$20 - $30
Train from Shrewsbury to Chester
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
First Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from Aberystwyth to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Train from Aberystwyth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Train from Shrewsbury to Wilmslow
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $30
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Shrewsbury to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$23 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Carlisle to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Aberystwyth to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) to Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus Eireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
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
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$164
Car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$219

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