There are 6 ways to get from Belfast to Doolin by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast Central to Connolly Enterprise Service
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway Galway Service

$180 - $245

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit 760
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Rd to Doolin 350

$48 - $66

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway
  3. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Doolin 350

$80 - $109

Bus via Cavan  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan 271
  2. Take the bus from Cavan, Cavan Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station 65
  3. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Doolin 350

$63 - $84

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Belfast to Doolin 242.9 miles

$50 - $80

Fly, bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Shannon (SNN) BHD - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Ennis Bus Station to Hotel Doolin

$150 - $506

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Doolin is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Doolin is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Doolin is 179 miles. The road distance is 242.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Belfast to Doolin, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Doolin. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Doolin via Dublin Airport and Dublin Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 47 min.

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What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Doolin, Ireland?

You can take a train from Belfast to Doolin via Connolly, Busáras Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, Heuston, and Galway in around 6 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Belfast to Doolin via Dublin Airport, Gmit, and Dublin Rd in around 7 h 47 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 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 29 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
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast Central to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $21
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Rd to Doolin
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Doolin
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cavan, Cavan Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Ennis Bus Station to Hotel Doolin
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$20 - $28

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