There are 9 ways to get from Belfast to Glasgow by car ferry, car, bus, train 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

Car ferry, drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Glasgow

$57 - $65

Cheapest option

Fly Belfast City to Glasgow  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA

$43 - $144

7 alternative options

Car ferry, bus Scottish Citylink  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923

$58 - $65

Car ferry, bus, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr Railway Station Sl
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central

$68 - $72

Car ferry, train  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central

$71 - $83

Car ferry, bus via Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 58 / ...

$57 - $64

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA) BFS - GLA

$51 - $128

Fly Belfast City to Edinburgh, bus  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHD - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station

$44 - $180

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh, bus  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BFS - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station

$57 - $154

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Glasgow is to car ferry and bus which costs £40 - £50 and takes 7 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Glasgow is to fly which takes 2 h 19 min and costs £30 - £110.

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The distance between Belfast and Glasgow is 176 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Belfast to Glasgow, including transfers.

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

Flybe flies from Belfast to Glasgow 4 times a day.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$171

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