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There are 10 ways to get from Belfast to Bristol by plane, train, car ferry, car, bus or bus and ferry

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 (Aldergrove) to Bristol  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Bristol (BRS) BFS - BRS

$54 - $151

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry via The Gresham Hotel  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bristol Bus & Coach Station

$47 - $65

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Fly Belfast City to Cardiff, train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Cardiff (CWL) BHD - CWL
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads

$69 - $260

Fly Belfast City to Birmingham, train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Birmingham (BHX) BHD - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads

$92 - $295

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Birmingham, train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Birmingham (BHX) BFS - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads

$95 - $319

Car ferry, drive  •  9 h 29 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 Bristol

$66 - $186

Car ferry, train  •  11 h 7 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 Bristol Temple Meads

$115 - $280

Train, car ferry  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Take the train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
  4. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads

$178 - $277

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15 h

  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 bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bristol Bus & Coach Station

$60 - $76

Car ferry, train via Kilmarnock  •  15 h 45 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
  3. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Wolverhampton
  5. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Bristol Temple Meads

$258 - $450

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Bristol is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £35 - £50 and takes 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Bristol is to fly which costs £40 - £120 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Bristol station. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Bristol Bus & Coach Station via Dublin and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h.

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The distance between Belfast and Bristol is 259 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Bristol without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 11 h 7 min and costs £85 - £220.

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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Belfast to Bristol, including transfers.

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Belfast to Bristol bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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The quickest flight from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Belfast to Bristol bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Bristol.
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  • Distance: 258.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 2 min

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

easyJet flies from Belfast to Bristol 4 times a day.

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 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
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Belfast City to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Belfast City to Birmingham via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Stafford to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Wolverhampton to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
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 Carlisle to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $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
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
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
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
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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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is to line 300 shuttle which takes 30 min and costs £5 - £8.

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