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

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Train  •  6 h 57 min

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

$179 - $234

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Bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport X2a
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit 761 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Rd to Doolin 350

$46 - $67

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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 from Belfast City, bus  •  8 h 57 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

Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  9 h 29 min

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

$78 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Doolin is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 7 h 44 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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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 44 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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The best way to get from Belfast to Doolin without a car is to train which takes 6 h 57 min and costs £130 - £180.

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It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to get from Belfast to Doolin, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Belfast to Doolin is to train which takes 6 h 57 min and costs £130 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 7 h 44 min.

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There is no direct flight from Belfast City Airport to Shannon Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Belfast to Doolin bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Doolin station.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Doolin.
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  • Distance: 179.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

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 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Belfast to Doolin via Dublin Airport, Gmit, and Dublin Rd in around 7 h 44 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 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
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Shannon via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Shannon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Shannon via Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Shannon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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 Galway
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Dublin Rd
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Rd to Doolin
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $20
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 Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Doolin
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $16
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
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $21
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.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
$19 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$19 - $28

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Yes, the driving distance between Belfast to Doolin is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to drive from Belfast to Doolin.

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

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There are 240+ hotels available in Doolin. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 shuttle which takes 8 min and costs £2 - £4.

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