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There are 10 ways to get from Belfast to Loch Garten by car ferry, bus, train, car or plane

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Car ferry, bus, train  •  11h 46m

  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 train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore

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Fly Belfast City to Edinburgh, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHD - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Aviemore

£52 - £211

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Car ferry, bus  •  11h 55m

  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 Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel M10

Car ferry, bus, train via Ayr  •  12h 14m

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station Sl
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore

Car ferry, drive  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Loch Garten

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh, train  •  7h 34m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BFS - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Aviemore

£66 - £231

Fly Belfast City to Inverness, train, bus  •  6h 36m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Inverness (INV) BHD - INV
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Aviemore
  3. Take the bus from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel to Nethy Bridge, Dell Road

£53 - £245

Fly Belfast City to Glasgow, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore

£64 - £273

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow, train  •  8h 12m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA) BFS - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore

£68 - £243

Fly Belfast City to Aberdeen, train  •  8h 17m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Aberdeen (ABZ) BHD - ABZ
  2. Take the train from Dyce to Inverness
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Aviemore

£56 - £455

Belfast → Loch Garten
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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Loch Garten is to fly and train and bus which costs £50 - £250 and takes 6h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from Belfast to Loch Garten is to fly and train and bus. Taking this option will cost £50 - £250 and takes 6h 36m.

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The distance between Belfast and Loch Garten is 204 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Loch Garten without a car is to car ferry and bus and train which takes 11h 46m and costs .

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It takes approximately 11h 46m to get from Belfast to Loch Garten, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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easyJet offers flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 113+ hotels available in Loch Garten. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is to line 300 bus which takes 30 min and costs £4 - £6.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Loch Garten.
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  • Distance: 204.3 miles
  • Duration: 11h 46m

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Loch Garten, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Loch Garten. However, you can take the line 94 bus to Belfast Heron Road, take the walk to Belfast, take the car ferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the walk to Glasgow Queen Street, take the train to Aviemore, take the walk to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel, then take the bus to Nethy Bridge, Dell Road. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Loch Garten via Belfast Heron Road, Belfast, Cairnryan, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Buchanan Bus Station, and Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel in around 11h 55m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Belfast City to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £260
Flights from Belfast City to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £490
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £300
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£150 - £1,400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £360
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £95
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £95
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £26
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £26
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£28 - £85
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£28 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£65 - £85
Train from Inverness to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £22
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £22
Train from Dyce to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £70
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
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
Scottish Citylink
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Dodds of Troon
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aviemore, Cairngorm Hotel to Nethy Bridge, Dell Road
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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