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There are 9 ways to get from Belfast to Armadale by car ferry, bus, train, car or plane

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Car ferry, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station

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Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh, train, bus

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Park to Bathgate
  3. Take the bus from Bathgate, Gordon Avenue to Armadale, Barbauchlaw Avenue

Car ferry, bus, train

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Girvan, Rail Station
  3. Take the train from Girvan to Ayr
  4. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  5. Take the train from Charing Cross (Glasgow) to Armadale (W Lothian)

Car ferry, bus via Edinburgh

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Haymarket Station

Car ferry, bus, train via Belfast Queen Street

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Girvan, Henrietta Street
  3. Take the bus from Girvan, Henrietta Street to Ayr, Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Glasgow, Bath Street
  5. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Armadale (W Lothian)

Car ferry, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Armadale

Fly Belfast City to Glasgow, train

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA)
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Armadale (W Lothian)

Fly Belfast City to Edinburgh, train, bus

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Park to Bathgate
  3. Take the bus from Bathgate, Gordon Avenue to Armadale, Barbauchlaw Avenue

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow, train

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA)
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Armadale (W Lothian)

Belfast to Armadale by bus, walk, car ferry and train

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8h 2m Average Duration
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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Armadale is to fly and train and bus which costs £30 - £120 and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Armadale is to fly and train and bus which costs £35 - £190 and takes 3h 23m.

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The distance between Belfast and Armadale is 126 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Armadale without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 8h 2m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 2m to get from Belfast to Armadale, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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easyJet and Aer Lingus offer flights from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 90+ hotels available in Armadale. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 bus which takes 8 min and costs £3.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Armadale.
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  • Distance: 126.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 2m

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Armadale. However, you can take the line 94 bus to Belfast Heron Road, take the walk to Belfast, take the car ferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the walk to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level, then take the train to Armadale (W Lothian). Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Armadale via Belfast Heron Road, Belfast, Cairnryan, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Girvan, Rail Station, Girvan, Ayr, Glasgow Central, and Charing Cross (Glasgow) in around 9h 36m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£26 - £240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £120
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £110
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £220
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£7 - £190
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Girvan to Ayr
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £14
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£10 - £14
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £26
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £26
Train from Charing Cross (Glasgow) to Armadale (W Lothian)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £15
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£11 - £15
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Armadale (W Lothian)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £15
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£11 - £15
Train from Edinburgh Park to Bathgate
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £9
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£6 - £9
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Haymarket Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Girvan, Rail Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Girvan, Henrietta Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Girvan, Henrietta Street to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Glasgow, Bath Street
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Lothian Country Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.com
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Bathgate, Gordon Avenue to Armadale, Barbauchlaw Avenue
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Lothian Country Buses
Eastern Scottish
Phone
03330 16 61 62
Email
enquiries@mcgillsscotlandeast.co.uk
Website
mcgillsscotlandeast.co.uk
Bus from Bathgate, Gordon Avenue to Armadale, Barbauchlaw Avenue
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Eastern Scottish
SD Travel
Phone
0114 22 11 282
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Bathgate, Gordon Avenue to Armadale, Barbauchlaw Avenue
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
SD Travel
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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