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

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

Fly Belfast City to Islay  •  5 h 28 min

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

$89 - $470

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 (Glasgow Airport) to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal)
  3. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal

$69 - $186

3 alternative options

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Islay  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Islay (ILY) BFS - ILY

$97 - $355

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 (Glasgow Airport) to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal)
  3. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal

$77 - $171

Car ferry, bus, train to Glasgow, fly to Islay  •  9 h 1 min

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

$137 - $272

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

Flybe, Loganair and British Airways fly from Belfast to Isle of Islay 4 times a day.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via London Heathrow, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Birmingham, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Exeter, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Cardiff, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Islay via London Luton, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Islay via London Gatwick, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Islay via London Stansted, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Islay via Amsterdam, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Islay
Ave. Duration
41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Birmingham, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Exeter, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast City to Islay via Cardiff, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Islay via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Islay via London Luton, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Islay via London Gatwick, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Islay via London Stansted, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Islay via Amsterdam, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Islay
Ave. Duration
41 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
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 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal)
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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 Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16
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
$42
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$42
Small Car
$180

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Belfast to Isle of Islay?

The distance between Belfast and Isle of Islay is 134 km.

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

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.

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

The quickest way to get from Belfast to Isle of Islay is to fly which takes 5 h 28 min and costs £60 - £340.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Belfast to Isle of Islay, including transfers.