There are 5 ways to get from Belfast to Aran Islands by bus, ferry, train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Citylink, ferry  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station 761 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Ros a' Mhíl to Inis Méain

$53 - $71

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Train, bus, ferry  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720
  3. Take the ferry from Ros a' Mhíl to Inis Méain

$81 - $103

Bus, ferry via Cavan  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan 271
  2. Take the bus from Cavan, Cavan Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station 65
  3. Take the ferry from Ros a' Mhíl to Inis Méain

$68 - $88

Fly to Knock, bus, ferry  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Knock (NOC) BHD - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
  3. Take the ferry from Ros a' Mhíl to Inis Méain

$85 - $346

Fly to Shannon, bus, ferry  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Shannon (SNN) BHD - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
  3. Take the ferry from Ros a' Mhíl to Inis Méain

$169 - $528

Questions & Answers

The distance between Belfast and Aran Islands is 184 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Aran Islands without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 8 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 55 min to get from Belfast to Aran Islands, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Belfast City Airport to Knock Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Ryanair and Flybe offer flights from Belfast City Airport to Knock Airport.

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There are 157+ hotels available in Aran Islands. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 shuttle which takes 8 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Aran Islands.
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  • Distance: 184.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 55 min

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Aran Islands, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Aran Islands. However, you can take the bus to Dublin Airport, take the bus to Galway Coach Station, take the walk to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station, take the line 424 bus to Rossaveal, take the walk to Ros a' Mhíl, then take the ferry to Inis Méain. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Aran Islands via Connolly, Tara St, Dublin City South, Burgh Quay, Galway Coach Station, Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station, Rossaveal, and Ros a' Mhíl in around 9 h 2 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Knock via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Belfast City to Knock via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Belfast City to Knock via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast City to Knock via East Midlands
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Train operators
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $22
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$20 - $28
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cavan, Cavan Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
Aran Island Ferries
Phone
+353 91 568903
Email
info@aranislandferries.com
Website
aranislandferries.com
Ferry from Ros a' Mhíl to Inis Méain
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
aranislandferries.com

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