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There are 9 ways to get from Belfast to Inverness by plane, train, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly Belfast City to Inverness  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Inverness (INV) BHD - INV

$53 - $172

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Fly Belfast City to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 34 min

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

$81 - $229

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 51 min

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

$94 - $203

Car ferry, bus, train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

$125 - $150

Car ferry, bus  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$105 - $130

Car ferry, bus, train via Perth  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  4. Take the train from Perth to Inverness

$108 - $149

Car ferry, bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride X27 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...

Car ferry, train  •  12 h 29 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  4. Take the train from Perth to Inverness

$120 - $236

Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 4 min

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

$91 - $121

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Inverness is to fly which costs £40 - £140 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Inverness is to fly which costs £40 - £140 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Inverness is 211 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Inverness without a car is to car ferry and bus and train which takes 9 h 55 min and costs £95 - £120.

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Belfast to Inverness, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Inverness Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Inverness Airport.

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There are 672+ hotels available in Inverness. Prices start at $76 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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Map of how to get from Belfast to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 210.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

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

Flybe flies from Belfast to Inverness 4 times a week.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 Edinburgh Gateway to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
LNER
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
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
$168
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
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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