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

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Car ferry, bus, ferry  •  14 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 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

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Fly Belfast City to Glasgow, train, travel  •  7 h 47 min

  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 Isle of Iona

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow, train, travel  •  8 h 4 min

  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 Isle of Iona

Fly Belfast City to Edinburgh, bus, train, travel  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHD - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
  4. Travel from Oban to Isle of Iona

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh, bus, train, travel  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BFS - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
  4. Travel from Oban to Isle of Iona

Bus to Derry, fly to Glasgow, train, travel  •  10 h 25 min

  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 Isle of Iona

Bus to Dublin, fly to Glasgow, train, travel  •  10 h 39 min

  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 Isle of Iona

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Isle of Iona is to car ferry and bus and ferry which costs £75 - £100 and takes 14 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Isle of Iona is to car ferry and bus and ferry which costs £75 - £100 and takes 14 h 47 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Isle of Iona is 122 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Isle of Iona without a car is to car ferry and bus and ferry which takes 14 h 47 min and costs £75 - £100.

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It takes approximately 14 h 47 min to get from Belfast to Isle of Iona, including transfers.

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

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Isle of Iona. 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 8 min and costs £2 - £4.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Isle of Iona.
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  • Distance: 122.1 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 47 min

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

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Isle of Iona. 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 Isle of Iona. 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 Isle of Iona.

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 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
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Derry to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
50 min
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
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $35
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 Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$16 - $24
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
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
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann
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

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