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There are 3 ways to get from Ballyshannon to Belfast by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Ballyshannon, stop 140811 to Enniskillen, stop 108081 X30 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Enniskillen to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 261 / ...

£21 - £28

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Ballyshannon, stop 132481 to Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 64 / ...
  2. Take the train from Londonderry to Belfast Lanyon Place 3

£23 - £31

Drive  •  1h 57m

  1. Drive from Ballyshannon to Belfast 106.9 miles

£16 - £25

Ballyshannon to Belfast by bus

The bus journey time between Ballyshannon and Belfast is around 3h 31m and covers a distance of around 116 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 20m. Operated by Bus Eireann and Translink UK, the Ballyshannon to Belfast bus service departs from Ballyshannon, stop 140811 and arrives in Belfast Europa Bus Centre. Typically 47 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
3h 31m
Fastest bus time:
3h 20m
Bus distance:
116 miles
Buses per week:
47
Cheapest price:
£22
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
04:20
Last bus departs at:
16:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ballyshannon to Belfast bus schedules

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Ireland

  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Iceland, Israel, Malta, Monaco, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, San Marino, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Considerations leaving from Ireland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed from Ireland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Belfast is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Belfast is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Belfast is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Ireland from United Kingdom.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Ballyshannon to Belfast is to drive which costs €19 - €29 and takes 1h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Ballyshannon to Belfast is to drive which costs €19 - €29 and takes 1h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballyshannon to Belfast. However, there are services departing from Ballyshannon, stop 140811 and arriving at Belfast Europa Bus Centre via Enniskillen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between Ballyshannon and Belfast is 92 miles. The road distance is 106.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Ballyshannon to Belfast without a car is to bus which takes 3h 50m and costs €24 - €35.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Ballyshannon to Belfast, including transfers.

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Ballyshannon to Belfast bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Ballyshannon, stop 140811 station.

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Ballyshannon to Belfast bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Belfast Europa Bus Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballyshannon to Belfast is 107 miles. It takes approximately 1h 57m to drive from Ballyshannon to Belfast.

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Map of how to get from Ballyshannon to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 91.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 50m

What companies run services between Ballyshannon, Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland?

You can take a bus from Ballyshannon to Belfast via Enniskillen in around 3h 50m.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Londonderry to Belfast Lanyon Place
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Ballyshannon, stop 140811 to Enniskillen, stop 108081
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Ballyshannon, stop 132481 to Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
Bus Eireann
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belleek Ballyshannon to Enniskillen
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus from Enniskillen to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Schedules at
translink.co.uk

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