There are 7 ways to get from Belfast to Bunratty Castle by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Citylink  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport 705-x
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 712-X

$33 - $50

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport 705-x
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Bunratty 300

$32 - $60

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly Enterprise Service
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Bunratty 300

$53 - $81

Train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly Enterprise Service
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Limerick Portlaoise/Limerick Service

$86 - $126

Bus Bus Eireann  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station X12

$62 - $79

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Belfast to Bunratty Castle 238.1 miles

$50 - $75

Fly  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Shannon (SNN) BHD - SNN

$137 - $490

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Bunratty Castle is to bus which costs £24 - £40 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Bunratty Castle is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Bunratty Castle. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Bunratty via Dublin Airport and Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 19 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Bunratty Castle is 178 miles. The road distance is 238.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Bunratty Castle without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 19 min and costs £24 - £40.

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Belfast to Bunratty Castle, including transfers.

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Belfast to Bunratty Castle bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Bunratty Castle is to bus which takes 5 h 19 min and costs £24 - £40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £65 - £100 and takes 6 h 51 min, you could also fly, which costs £100 - £380 and takes 6 h 14 min.

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There is no direct flight from Belfast City Airport to Shannon Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Belfast to Bunratty Castle bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay station.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Bunratty Castle.
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  • Distance: 177.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Bunratty Castle, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Belfast to Bunratty Castle via Dublin Airport, Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay, and Bunratty in around 5 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Belfast to Bunratty Castle via Connolly, Busáras Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, Heuston, Limerick, Upper Mallow St, Arthurs Quay, Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay, and Bunratty in around 6 h 51 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Limerick
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$15 - $21
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Bunratty
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Bunratty
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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