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There are 8 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.

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Fly Belfast City to Southampton, train  •  3 h 39 min

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

$67 - $295

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Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick, train  •  5 h 41 min

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

$69 - $205

Fly Belfast City to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 47 min

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

$115 - $324

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol, train  •  6 h 21 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

$105 - $276

Car ferry, train via Liverpool Central  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Stafford
  4. Take the train from Stafford to Bournemouth

$140 - $320

Car ferry, train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  4. Take the train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth

$348 - $587

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  16 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bournemouth

$125 - $181

Car ferry, drive  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
  3. Drive from Liverpool to Bournemouth

$86 - $211

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Bournemouth is to fly and train which costs £50 - £160 and takes 5 h 41 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 39 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Bournemouth is 319 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Bournemouth without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 12 h 48 min and costs £100 - £250.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Belfast to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Southampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Southampton Airport.

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There are 788+ hotels available in Bournemouth. Prices start at $65 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 £2 - £4.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Bournemouth.
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  • Distance: 318.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

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 London Gatwick, take the walk to Gatwick Airport, take the train to Clapham Junction, then take the train to Bournemouth.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Southampton via Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to London Heathrow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 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
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
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 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 London Waterloo to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $28
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 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 Stafford to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
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 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Stafford
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$230 - $360
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$140 - $210
Anytime Day Single
$230 - $360
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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