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There are 4 ways to get from Belfast to Isle of Islay by plane, bus, ferry, car ferry or train

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Recommended option

Fly Belfast City to Islay  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Islay (ILY) BHD - ILY

$84 - $465

Cheapest option

Fly Belfast City to Glasgow, bus, ferry  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal

$62 - $175

2 alternative options

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow, bus, ferry  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA) BFS - GLA
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal

$70 - $159

Car ferry, bus, train to Glasgow, fly to Islay  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  4. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Islay (ILY) GLA - ILY

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Isle of Islay is to fly and bus and ferry which costs £45 - £140 and takes 10 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Isle of Islay is to fly which costs £60 - £360 and takes 7 h 6 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Isle of Islay is 84 miles.

It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Belfast to Isle of Islay, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Belfast City Airport to Islay Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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British Airways, Loganair and Flybe offer flights from Belfast City Airport to Islay Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Isle of Islay. Prices start at $123 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 Islay.
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  • Distance: 83.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

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

Flybe, Loganair and two other airlines fly from Belfast to Isle of Islay every 4 hours.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via London Heathrow, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Birmingham, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Manchester, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Cardiff, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Southampton, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via London City, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Glasgow to Islay
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Birmingham, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Manchester, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Cardiff, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Southampton, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Glasgow to Islay
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
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 Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
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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