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

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Fly  •  2 h 39 min

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

$54 - $170

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Car ferry, bus, train  •  9 h 47 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

$108 - $130

Car ferry, bus  •  9 h 50 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

$88 - $110

Car ferry, bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  10 h 30 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

$101 - $124

Car ferry, train  •  11 h 8 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
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

$123 - $152

Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 56 min

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

$90 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Inverness is to fly which costs £40 - £130 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Inverness is to fly which costs £40 - £130 and takes 2 h 39 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 47 min and costs £80 - £100.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 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.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Inverness Airport.

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There are 697+ hotels available in Inverness. Prices start at $92 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 39 min

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

Flybe flies from Belfast to Inverness once daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
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
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
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
Every 3 hours
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Website
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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