There are 6 ways to get from Belfast to Bangor by train, car ferry, bus, car 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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Train, car ferry  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place 1 to Connolly 6 Enterprise Service
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

£54 - £90

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Drive, car ferry  •  4h 31m

  1. Drive from Belfast to Dublin
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

£51 - £66

4 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Glengall Street, stop 156091 to Busáras, stop 135001 X1
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

£54 - £90

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  4h 35m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Liverpool (LPL) BFS - LPL
  2. Take the train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)

£103 - £288

Fly to Manchester, train  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Manchester (MAN) BFS - MAN
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)

£93 - £327

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Birmingham (BHX) BFS - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)

£112 - £391

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Bangor is to drive and car ferry which costs £50 - £70 and takes 4h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Bangor is to drive and car ferry which costs £50 - £70 and takes 4h 31m.

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The distance between Belfast and Bangor is 120 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Bangor without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 8h 13m and costs £50 - £90.

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It takes approximately 8h 13m to get from Belfast to Bangor, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Liverpool Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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easyJet offers flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Liverpool Airport.

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There are 681+ hotels available in Bangor. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is to taxi which takes 21 min and costs £30 - £45.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Bangor.
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  • Distance: 120.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 13m

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Bangor, Wales?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Bangor. However, you can take the train to Connolly 6, take the walk to Portland Row, stop 515, take the line 53 bus to Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, take the walk to Dublin, take the car ferry to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, then take the train to Bangor (Gwynedd). Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Bangor via Busáras, stop 496, Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, Dublin, Holyhead, and Holyhead in around 8h 20m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £210
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£20 - £110
Train operators
Irish Rail
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Birmingham International to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
tfw.wales
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£22 - £80
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £80
Train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £110
Train from Birmingham International to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£22 - £80
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £80
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham International to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £26
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 Glengall Street, stop 156091 to Busáras, stop 135001
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Bus Eireann
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Busaras Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £23
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£29 - £33
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£110 - £130
On Foot
£29 - £33
car
£90
Passenger
£32
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
£35
Small Car
£119

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