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There are 11 ways to get from Belfast to Italy by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car ferry or car

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

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Fly Belfast City to Bologna  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Bologna (BLQ) BHD - BLQ

$96 - $251

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Bus to Dublin, fly to Milan Bergamo  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) DUB - BGY

$62 - $316

9 alternative options

Fly Belfast City to Milan Linate  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Milan Linate (LIN) BHD - LIN

$105 - $418

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Milan Bergamo  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BFS - BGY

$69 - $313

Bus to Dublin, fly to Bologna  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Bologna (BLQ) DUB - BLQ

$82 - $338

Bus to Dublin, fly to Milan Linate  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Milan Linate (LIN) DUB - LIN

$96 - $335

Train, bus and ferry, bus via Frankfurt  •  42 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

$240 - $491

Bus FlixBus, bus and ferry  •  43 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  4. Take the bus from Lille to Paris, Paris 800 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Rome

$207 - $313

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  46 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from London to Brussels, Brussels-North station 815
  4. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Genoa, Genoa
  5. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Roma Termini Fb / ...

$199 - $326

Bus, bus and ferry via Legnica  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Legnica
  4. Take the bus from Legnica to Rome

$185 - $252

Car ferry, drive  •  28 h 19 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
  3. Drive from Liverpool to Dover
  4. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  5. Drive from Calais to Rome

$355 - $616

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Italy is to fly which costs £70 - £200 and takes 8 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Italy is to fly which costs £50 - £240 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Italy. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at P.le Tiburtino via Dublin, London Victoria, Lille, Paris, Paris and Tiburtina/Verano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 21 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Italy is 1185 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Italy without a car is to train and bus and ferry and bus which takes 42 h 17 min and costs £180 - £380.

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It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to get from Belfast to Italy, including transfers.

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Belfast to Italy bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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There is no direct flight from Belfast City Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Belfast to Italy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome station.

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Italy is 1 h ahead of Belfast. It is currently 5:18 AM in Belfast and 6:18 AM in Italy.

Map of how to get from Belfast to Italy.
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  • Distance: 1185.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 11 min

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Italy?

British Airways, KLM and four other airlines fly from Belfast to Bologna hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Milan Bergamo via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $470
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Belfast City to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Belfast City to Bologna via Manchester, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Bologna via Birmingham, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Milan Linate via Manchester, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Belfast City to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Belfast City to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
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
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
elines.cz
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Rome
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
regiojet.com
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Legnica
Ave. Duration
19 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Legnica to Rome
Ave. Duration
24 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com

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KLM, British Airways, Air France and Flybe offer flights from Belfast City Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 563+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at $51 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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