There are 10 ways to get from Belfast to Bristol 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 (Aldergrove) to Bristol  •  3 h 3 min

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

$54 - $151

Cheapest option

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

$30 - $39

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Fly Belfast City to Cardiff, train  •  4 h 7 min

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

$76 - $267

Fly Belfast City to Birmingham, train  •  4 h 34 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 - $290

Fly Belfast City to Southampton, train  •  5 h 12 min

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

$96 - $355

Car ferry, bus, train  •  11 h 58 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 Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads

$210 - $299

Car ferry, train  •  13 h 13 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 Bristol Temple Meads

$119 - $167

Car ferry, train via Carlisle  •  14 h 44 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast 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 Birmingham New Street
  5. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads

$246 - $346

Car ferry, train, bus  •  15 h 7 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Chester to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the bus from Newport, Market Square to Bristol, Bus Station 7Xp

$99 - $138

Car ferry, drive  •  8 h 52 min

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

$118 - $158

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Bristol is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £23 - £35 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 3 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Bristol is 259 miles.

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

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

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

easyJet flies from Belfast to Bristol 3 times a day.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Belfast City to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Belfast City to Birmingham via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Belfast City to Birmingham via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
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
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
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 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $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 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Train from Wolverhampton to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
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 - $16
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 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus Eireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.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
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$164
Car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$219

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