There are 2 ways to get from Belfast to Castle Douglas by car ferry, car or bus

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Carferry, drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Castle Douglas

$45 - $120

1 alternative option

Carferry, bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) to Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Rowena Place) X75

$59 - $128

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The distance between Belfast and Castle Douglas is 84 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Castle Douglas without a car is to carferry and bus which takes 7 h 30 min and costs .

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

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There are 232+ hotels available in Castle Douglas. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Castle Douglas.
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  • Distance: 83.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

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

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Castle Douglas. However, you can take the drive to Larne, take the carferry to Cairnryan, then take the drive to Castle Douglas. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Castle Douglas via Larne Harbour, Larne, Cairnryan, Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, Stranraer, Port Rodie, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) in around 7 h 30 min.

Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) to Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Rowena Place)
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
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
$28 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$92

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