Directions from Ayr to Belfast

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Recommended option

Taxi, car ferry  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ayr to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$180 - $206

Cheapest option

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD

$47 - $154

5 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$53 - $57

Bus, car ferry via Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue)  •  6 h 6 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

$52 - $53

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS

$56 - $138

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 30 min

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

$56 - $197

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4 h 43 min

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

$70 - $171

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

There is no direct connection from Ayr to Belfast. However, you can take the taxi to Cairnryan then take the car ferry to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Ayr to Belfast via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and Cairnryan in around 4 h 37 min.

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
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
$41
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$41
Small Car
$173
Other operators
Taxi from Ayr to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ayr and Belfast is 127 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Belfast is to bus and car ferry which costs £38 - £40 and takes 6 h 6 min.

The quickest way to get from Ayr to Belfast is to taxi and car ferry which takes 3 h 20 min and costs £130 - £160.

It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Ayr to Belfast, including transfers.