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

Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast Central to Connolly
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway
  3. Take the ferry from Ros a' Mhíl to Inis Méain

$149 - $199

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry via Dublin Airport  •  9 h 10 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 bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Carraroe, Carraroe 424
  4. Take the ferry from Ros a' Mhíl to Inis Méain

$73 - $96

3 alternative options

Bus Bus Feda Teoranta, ferry  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Ballygawley Park and Ride 273 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballygawley Park and Ride to Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop 932 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Letterkenny, Bus Station to Galway Cathedral 964
  4. Take the bus from Newcastle Rd to Carraroe, Carraroe 424
  5. Take the ferry from Ros a' Mhíl to Inis Méain

$85 - $113

Fly to Shannon, bus, ferry  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Shannon (SNN) BHD - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Ennis Bus Station to Doolin, Doolin Hostel
  3. Take the ferry from Doolin to Inis Méain

$164 - $520

Fly to Knock, bus, ferry  •  12 h 36 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 bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Carraroe, Carraroe
  4. Take the ferry from Ros a' Mhíl to Inis Méain

$105 - $370

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Aran Islands is to bus and ferry which costs £55 - £75 and takes 9 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Aran Islands is to train and ferry which costs £110 - £150 and takes 8 h 27 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Aran Islands is 184 miles.

It takes approximately 8 h 27 min to get from Belfast to Aran Islands, including transfers.

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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 train to Connolly, take the walk to Busáras Luas Stop, take the tram to Heuston Luas Stop, take the walk to Heuston, take the train to Galway, take the taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, then take the ferry to Inis Méain. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Aran Islands via Dublin Airport, Galway Coach Station, Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station, Carraroe, Carraroe, and Ros a' Mhíl in around 9 h 10 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 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 29 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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Knock via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to 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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
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
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Belfast City to Knock via East Midlands
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast Central to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$18 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $22
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Carraroe, Carraroe
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Ballygawley Park and Ride to Letterkenny, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Newcastle Rd to Carraroe, Carraroe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Ennis Bus Station to Doolin, Doolin Hostel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
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
$14 - $16
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Ballygawley Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$14 - $20
John McGinley
Website
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Ballygawley Park and Ride to Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
johnmcginley.com
Bus Feda Teoranta
Website
feda.ie
Bus from Letterkenny, Bus Station to Galway Cathedral
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
feda.iesite
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
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
aranislandferries.com
O'Brien Line
Phone
0035365 707 5555
Email
info@doolinferry.com
Website
obrienline.com
Ferry from Doolin to Inis Méain
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
obrienline.com
Doolin2Aran Ferries
Phone
+353 65 707 5949
Email
info@doolin2aranferries.com
Website
doolin2aranferries.com
Ferry from Doolin to Inis Méain
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
doolin2aranferries.com

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