There are 5 ways to get from Belfast to Isle of Iona by car ferry, bus, ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Car ferry, bus, ferry  •  16 h 34 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 Fort William, Bus Station 916 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Kilchoan, Slipway 506 / ...
  5. Take the ferry from Kilchoan Ferry Terminal to Tobermory Mull Ferry Terminal
  6. Take the ferry from Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal to Iona Ferry Terminal

$195 - $246

Cheapest option

Bus to Dublin, fly to Glasgow, bus, ferry  •  15 h 41 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 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Fort William, Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Kilchoan, Slipway
  5. Take the ferry from Kilchoan Ferry Terminal to Tobermory Mull Ferry Terminal
  6. Take the ferry from Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal to Iona Ferry Terminal

$169 - $316

3 alternative options

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow, bus, ferry  •  13 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA) BFS - GLA
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Fort William, Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Kilchoan, Slipway
  4. Take the ferry from Kilchoan Ferry Terminal to Tobermory Mull Ferry Terminal
  5. Take the ferry from Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal to Iona Ferry Terminal

$179 - $304

Fly Belfast City to Glasgow, bus, ferry  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Fort William, Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Kilchoan, Slipway
  4. Take the ferry from Kilchoan Ferry Terminal to Tobermory Mull Ferry Terminal
  5. Take the ferry from Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal to Iona Ferry Terminal

$171 - $319

Fly Belfast City to Inverness, bus, ferry  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Inverness (INV) BHD - INV
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Kilchoan, Slipway
  4. Take the ferry from Kilchoan Ferry Terminal to Tobermory Mull Ferry Terminal
  5. Take the ferry from Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal to Iona Ferry Terminal

$176 - $343

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 car ferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Fort William, Bus Station, take the bus to Kilchoan, Slipway, take the walk to Kilchoan Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Tobermory Mull Ferry Terminal, take the taxi to Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Iona Ferry Terminal. Alternatively, you can take the line 300 shuttle to Belfast Aldergrove International Airport, take the walk to Belfast (Aldergrove) airport, fly to Glasgow, take the walk to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport), take the bus to Fort William, Bus Station, take the bus to Kilchoan, Slipway, take the walk to Kilchoan Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Tobermory Mull Ferry Terminal, take the taxi to Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Isle of Iona.

Airlines
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 Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Kilchoan, Slipway
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 10 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
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
$42
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$42
Small Car
$180
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Kilchoan Ferry Terminal to Tobermory Mull Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Fionnphort Mull Ferry Terminal to Iona Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Belfast to Isle of Iona?

The distance between Belfast and Isle of Iona is 195 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Belfast to Isle of Iona?

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Isle of Iona is to bus and fly and ferry which costs £120 - £230 and takes 15 h 41 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Belfast to Isle of Iona?

The quickest way to get from Belfast to Isle of Iona is to fly and bus and ferry which takes 12 h 9 min and costs £120 - £250.

How long does it take to get from Belfast to Isle of Iona?

It takes approximately 16 h 34 min to get from Belfast to Isle of Iona, including transfers.