There are 8 ways to get from Belfast to Gretna Green by car ferry, bus, train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Carferry, bus  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) X75

$72 - $144

Cheapest option

Carferry, drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Gretna Green

$53 - $132

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Carferry, train  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
  3. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Gretna Green

$84 - $165

Fly Belfast City to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 38 min

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

$75 - $250

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

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

$83 - $234

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$64 - $170

Fly Belfast City to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 32 min

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

$81 - $272

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

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

$94 - $246

Questions & Answers

The distance between Belfast and Gretna Green is 118 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Gretna Green without a car is to carferry and bus which takes 9 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 19 min to get from Belfast to Gretna Green, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 206+ hotels available in Gretna Green. Prices start at $65 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 .

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Gretna Green.
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  • Distance: 118 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 19 min

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 train to Larne Harbour, take the walk to Larne, take the carferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, take the bus to Stranraer, Port Rodie, take the walk to Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station), 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 Larne Harbour, Larne, Cairnryan, Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, and Kilmarnock in around 10 h 15 min.

Airlines
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 Newcastle
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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
48 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
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
$22 - $28
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $28
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
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $28
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
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 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
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 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
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 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel)
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$92

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