There are 7 ways to get from Ayr to Belfast by taxi, car ferry, bus, train or plane

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Taxi, car ferry  •  3 h 20 min

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

$176 - $201

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Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  3 h 33 min

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

$47 - $154

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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

$51 - $56

Train, car ferry  •  7 h 6 min

  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

$59 - $132

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  3 h 41 min

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

$55 - $138

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD

$58 - $200

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS

$71 - $174

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The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Belfast is to bus and car ferry which costs £39 - £43 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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

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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 taxi and car ferry which takes 3 h 20 min and costs £130 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min 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 50 min.

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Flybe offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 524+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $78 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: 3 h 20 min

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 Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
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
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
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
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
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 Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$170
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$92
Other operators
Taxi from Ayr to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170

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