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

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

Fly Belfast City to Southampton, train  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Southampton (SOU) BHD - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Bournemouth

$67 - $295

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road 035

$57 - $78

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Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol, train  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Bristol (BRS) BFS - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

$103 - $274

Fly Belfast City to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to London Heathrow (LHR) BHD - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Bournemouth

$144 - $370

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to London Gatwick (LGW) BFS - LGW
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Bournemouth

$69 - $206

Car ferry, bus, train  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to London Euston
  4. Take the train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth

$258 - $385

Car ferry, train  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wolverhampton
  3. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Bournemouth

$151 - $218

Car ferry, bus  •  17 h 22 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road

$82 - $95

Car ferry, drive  •  10 h 13 min

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

$139 - $189

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Bournemouth is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £40 - £60 and takes 18 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Bournemouth is to fly and train which costs £50 - £230 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Bournemouth is 319 miles.

It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Belfast to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Bournemouth station. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road via Dublin and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 56 min.

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What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Bournemouth, England?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Bournemouth. However, you can take the line 600 shuttle to Belfast City Airport, take the walk to Belfast City airport, fly to Southampton, take the walk to Southampton Airport Parkway, then take the train to Bournemouth. Alternatively, you can take the line 300 shuttle to Belfast Aldergrove International Airport, take the walk to Belfast (Aldergrove) airport, fly to Bristol, take the walk to Bristol Airport, take the shuttle to Bristol Temple Meads, take the train to Southampton Central, then take the train to Bournemouth.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $28
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $25
Train from Reading to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Wolverhampton to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$80 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$80 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cairnryan to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$170
Car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$226

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