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There are 6 ways to get from Belfast to Cliffs of Moher by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin 400
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk 300

35€ - 48€

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Bus via Galway  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Galway City, Coach Station 720 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Cliffs of Moher, stop 350531 350

38€ - 58€

Train  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Athenry
  3. Take the train from Athenry to Ennis

50€ - 72€

Train, bus  •  9h 19m

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway
  3. Take the bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Cliffs of Moher, stop 350531 350

45€ - 66€

Drive  •  4h 20m

  1. Drive from Belfast to Cliffs of Moher 387.6 km

40€ - 65€

Fly  •  8h 54m

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

138€ - 436€

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Cliffs of Moher is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 7h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Cliffs of Moher is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Cliffs of Moher. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Cliffs of Moher, stop 350531 via Dublin City South, Burgh Quay and Ennis Station, stop 635341. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 59m.

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The distance between Belfast and Cliffs of Moher is 293 km. The road distance is 387.6 km.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Cliffs of Moher without a car is to bus which takes 7h 59m and costs £30 - £45.

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It takes approximately 7h 59m to get from Belfast to Cliffs of Moher, including transfers.

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Belfast to Cliffs of Moher bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Cliffs of Moher is to bus which takes 7h 59m and costs £30 - £45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £40 - £65 and takes 9h 8m, you could also fly, which costs £110 - £380 and takes 8h 54m.

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There is no direct flight from Belfast City Airport to Shannon Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Belfast to Cliffs of Moher bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Dunnes, Friars Walk station.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Cliffs of Moher.
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  • Distance: 292.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 59m

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Cliffs of Moher, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Belfast to Cliffs of Moher via Dublin, Dublin City South, Burgh Quay, Dunnes, Friars Walk, Ennis Station, stop 635341, and Cliffs of Moher, stop 350531 in around 7h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Belfast to Cliffs of Moher via Connolly, Busáras, Heuston, Heuston, Athenry, Ennis, Ennis Station, stop 635341, and Cliffs of Moher, stop 350531 in around 9h 8m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
15€ - 18€
Flexible
19€ - 22€
Train from Heuston to Athenry
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
16€ - 19€
Flexible
20€ - 23€
Train from Athenry to Ennis
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
9€ - 11€
Flexible
10€ - 12€
Train from Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
17€ - 20€
Flexible
21€ - 25€
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Website
Aircoach
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
GoBus.ie
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 22€
Website
Citylink
Standard
15€ - 22€
Web Fare
13€ - 19€
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Zone 14, stop 111961 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Cliffs of Moher, stop 350531
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann

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Yes, the driving distance between Belfast to Cliffs of Moher is 388 km. It takes approximately 4h 20m to drive from Belfast to Cliffs of Moher.

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British Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from Belfast City Airport to Shannon Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Cliffs of Moher. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 bus which takes 8 min and costs £3.

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