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

Car ferry, bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Dumfries, Scotland National Express

$59 - $67

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Car ferry, train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
  3. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Gretna Green

$85 - $100

Car ferry, drive  •  4 h 14 min

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

$59 - $69

Fly Belfast City to Carlisle, train  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Carlisle (CAX) BHD - CAX
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Gretna Green

$63 - $333

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Newcastle (NCL) BFS - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$63 - $170

Fly Belfast City to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

$86 - $245

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA) BFS - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

$94 - $229

Fly Belfast City to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHD - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

$79 - $272

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BFS - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

$92 - $246

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Gretna Green is to car ferry and bus which costs £45 - £55 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Gretna Green is to fly and train which costs £45 - £260 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Gretna Green is 118 miles.

It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Belfast to Gretna Green, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Gretna Green. However, you can take the car ferry to Cairnryan, take the bus to Dumfries, Scotland, take the walk to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances), take the bus to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel), take the walk to Dumfries, then take the train to Gretna Green. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Gretna Green via Cairnryan, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, and Kilmarnock in around 8 h 44 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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
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 Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Belfast City to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Train from Kilmarnock to Gretna Green
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $28
Train from Carlisle to Gretna Green
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Gretna Green
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Bus operators
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
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$168

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