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There are 5 ways to get from Ayr to Belfast by car, car ferry, bus, train or plane

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Recommended option

Drive, car ferry  •  3h 28m

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

$51 - $56

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Train, fly to Belfast City  •  3h 33m

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

$47 - $153

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Bus, car ferry  •  4h 44m

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

$64 - $75

Train, car ferry  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Take the train from Larne Harbour to York Street

$75 - $157

Train, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  3h 46m

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

$55 - $138

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Belfast is to drive and car ferry which costs £38 - £43 and takes 3h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Ayr to Belfast is to drive and car ferry which costs £38 - £43 and takes 3h 28m.

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The distance between Ayr and Belfast is 79 miles.

The best way to get from Ayr to Belfast without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 4h 44m and costs £45 - £60.

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It takes approximately 3h 28m to get from Ayr to Belfast, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Flybe offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 576+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ayr to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 79.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 28m

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 drive to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, then take the drive to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Ayr to Belfast via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, and Belfast in around 4h 44m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to York Street
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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