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There are 11 ways to get from Aberystwyth to Belfast by train, car ferry, bus, 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.

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Train, car ferry  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Chester
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  4. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast

$85 - $216

Cheapest option

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 / ...

$62 - $78

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Train, car ferry via Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal  •  14 h

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  4. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station

$160 - $225

Bus, car ferry, train  •  15 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 to Fishguard, The Square T5
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Take the train from Rosslare Europort to Tara St
  4. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre

$95 - $125

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Aberystwyth to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Belfast

$82 - $109

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

$91 - $253

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

$131 - $398

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Belfast City  •  7 h 5 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

$92 - $247

Train, train to Liverpool, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Liverpool South Parkway
  4. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) LPL - BFS

$93 - $209

Train, train to Cardiff, fly to Belfast City  •  7 h 41 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

$121 - $319

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  8 h 12 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 - $304

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aberystwyth to Belfast is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £45 - £60 and takes 16 h 21 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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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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The distance between Aberystwyth and Belfast is 170 miles.

The best way to get from Aberystwyth to Belfast without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 11 h 43 min and costs £65 - £170.

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It takes approximately 11 h 43 min to get from Aberystwyth to Belfast, including transfers.

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Aberystwyth to Belfast bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Aberystwyth station.

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Aberystwyth to Belfast bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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Flybe offers flights from Birmingham Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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Map of how to get from Aberystwyth to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 169.6 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 43 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 Chester, take the train to Liverpool James Street, take the walk to Liverpool, take the car ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man, then take the car ferry to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Aberystwyth to Belfast via Shrewsbury, Holyhead, Holyhead, Dublin, Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal, Connolly Station, Amiens Street, and Connolly in around 14 h.

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 Birmingham to Belfast City via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
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 East Midlands to Belfast City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Cardiff to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Cardiff to Belfast City via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
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 - $80
Train from Shrewsbury to Chester
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
Train from Shrewsbury to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
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
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Train from Aberystwyth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Train from Shrewsbury to Wilmslow
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $30
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Shrewsbury to Crewe
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $19
First Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
Train from Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $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
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Rosslare Europort to Tara St
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
irishrail.ie
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
Bus operators
Richards Bros
Phone
+44 1239 613756
Email
enquiries@richardsbros.co.uk
Website
richardsbros.co.uk
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 to Fishguard, The Square
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
richardsbros.co.uk
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
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
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 Aberystwyth to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
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
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk

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