There are 7 ways to get from Belfast to Limerick by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Citylink  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport 705-x
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 712-X

$29 - $45

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Train, bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly Enterprise Service
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 300

$51 - $78

Bus Bus Eireann  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station X12

$60 - $75

Train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly Enterprise Service
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Limerick Junction Cork/Mallow Service / ...

$82 - $116

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Belfast to Limerick 227.5 miles

$45 - $75

Fly Belfast City to Shannon  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Shannon (SNN) BHD - SNN

$139 - $493

Bus to Dublin, fly to Kerry, bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Kerry (KIR) DUB - KIR
  3. Take the bus from Farranfore, Kerry Airport to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station

$73 - $138

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Limerick. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay via Dublin Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Limerick is 174 miles. The road distance is 227.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Limerick without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Belfast to Limerick, including transfers.

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Belfast to Limerick bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Limerick is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 26 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Belfast City Airport to Shannon Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Belfast to Limerick bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Belfast to Limerick is 227 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to drive from Belfast to Limerick.

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British Airways, Ryanair, Flybe and Aer Lingus offer flights from Belfast City Airport to Shannon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Limerick.
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  • Distance: 174.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from Belfast to Limerick via Dublin Airport in around 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Belfast to Limerick via Connolly, Busáras Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, Heuston, and Limerick Junction in around 6 h 26 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Dublin to Kerry
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Dublin to Kerry
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
irishrail.ie
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
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
Bus from Busáras to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Farranfore, Kerry Airport to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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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 .

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