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There are 7 ways to get from Belfast to Iona Abbey by car ferry, bus, ferry, plane or train

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Car ferry, bus, ferry  •  14h 46m

  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 Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal 926
  4. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Colonsay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$102 - $124

6 alternative options

Fly Belfast City to Glasgow, train, travel  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
  3. Travel from Oban to Iona Abbey

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow, train, travel  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA) BFS - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
  3. Travel from Oban to Iona Abbey

Fly Belfast City to Edinburgh, train, travel  •  8h 30m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHD - EDI
  2. Take the train from Polmont to Oban
  3. Travel from Oban to Iona Abbey

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh, train, travel  •  8h 47m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BFS - EDI
  2. Take the train from Polmont to Oban
  3. Travel from Oban to Iona Abbey

Bus to Dublin, fly to Glasgow, train, travel  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) DUB - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
  4. Travel from Oban to Iona Abbey

Bus to Derry, fly to Glasgow, train, travel  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
  2. Fly from Derry (LDY) to Glasgow (GLA) LDY - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
  4. Travel from Oban to Iona Abbey

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Iona Abbey is to car ferry and bus and ferry which costs £75 - £100 and takes 14h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Iona Abbey is to car ferry and bus and ferry which costs £75 - £100 and takes 14h 46m.

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The distance between Belfast and Iona Abbey is 122 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Iona Abbey without a car is to car ferry and bus and ferry which takes 14h 46m and costs £75 - £100.

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It takes approximately 14h 46m to get from Belfast to Iona Abbey, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in Iona Abbey. Prices start at $100 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 8m and costs £2 - £4.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Iona Abbey.
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  • Distance: 122.1 miles
  • Duration: 14h 46m

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

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Iona Abbey. However, you can take the taxi to Belfast, take the car ferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Colonsay Ferry Terminal, then take the travel to Iona Abbey. Alternatively, you can take the line 600 shuttle to Belfast City Airport, take the walk to Belfast City airport, fly to Glasgow, take the walk to Glasgow Airport, Sanderling Road, take the line 500 bus to Glasgow, Dundas Street, take the walk to Glasgow Queen Street, take the train to Oban, then take the travel to Iona Abbey.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Derry to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $190
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $35
Train from Polmont to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
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
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Aircoach
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$16 - $24
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168

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