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There are 5 ways to get from Belfast (Station) to Dublin by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 300a / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Glengall Street to The Gresham Hotel 705-x

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Bus via Dublin Busaras Bus Station  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 300a / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Busaras Bus Station X1 / ...

Bus, train  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 300a / ...
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly Enterprise Service

Drive  •  1h 56m

  1. Drive from Belfast (Station) to Dublin 179.7 km

Towncar  •  1h 56m

  1. Take a town car from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Dublin 179.6 km

Belfast (Station) to Dublin by bus

The bus journey time between Belfast (Station) and Dublin is around 3h 53m and covers a distance of around 202 km. This includes an average layover time of around 48 min. Operated by Translink UK and Aircoach, the Belfast (Station) to Dublin bus service departs from Belfast and arrives in The Gresham Hotel. Typically 105 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

105 Weekly Buses
3h 53m Average Duration
€19 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Belfast (Station) to Dublin is to bus which costs £15 - £17 and takes 3h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast (Station) to Dublin is to towncar which costs £30 - £90 and takes 1h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast (Station) to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Belfast and arriving at The Gresham Hotel via Belfast, Glengall Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 53m.

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It is 148 km from Belfast (Station) to Dublin. It is approximately 179.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Belfast (Station) to Dublin without a car is to bus which takes 3h 53m and costs £15 - £17.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from Belfast (Station) to Dublin, including transfers.

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Belfast (Station) to Dublin bus services, operated by Translink UK, depart from Belfast station.

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Belfast (Station) to Dublin bus services, operated by Aircoach, arrive at The Gresham Hotel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Belfast (Station) to Dublin is 180 km. It takes approximately 1h 56m to drive from Belfast (Station) to Dublin.

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  • Distance: 147.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 53m

What companies run services between Belfast (Station), Northern Ireland and Dublin, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Belfast (Station) to Dublin via Belfast Europa Bus Centre and Belfast, Glengall Street in around 3h 53m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Bus operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Busaras Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Glengall Street to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13
Website
Aircoach
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Dublin
Estimated price
€35 - €110

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