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There are 12 ways to get from Belfast to London by plane, train, car ferry, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly Belfast City to London Heathrow  •  2h 45m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to London Heathrow (LHR) BHD - LHR

£58 - £221

Cheapest option

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Stansted  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to London Stansted (STN) BFS - STN

£39 - £193

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Fly Belfast City to London City  •  3h 3m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to London City (LCY) BHD - LCY

£70 - £241

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick, train  •  3h 29m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to London Gatwick (LGW) BFS - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£49 - £189

Fly Belfast City to London Gatwick, train  •  3h 15m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to London Gatwick (LGW) BHD - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£40 - £179

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton, train  •  3h 41m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to London Luton (LTN) BFS - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL

£52 - £263

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Birmingham, train  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Birmingham (BHX) BFS - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

£75 - £346

Car ferry, train via Liverpool  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Isle of Man Douglas
  2. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston

£96 - £326

Car ferry, train  •  12h 59m

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston

Car ferry, bus via Liverpool  •  14h 18m

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Isle of Man Douglas
  2. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
  3. Take the bus from Liverpool ONE Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station M15

£42 - £133

Car ferry, bus  •  16h 33m

  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 Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3

Car ferry, drive  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Isle of Man Douglas
  2. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
  3. Drive from Liverpool to London

£54 - £123

Belfast to London by car ferry, walk and train

The journey time between Belfast and London is around 13h 41m and covers a distance of around 343 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 17m. Operated by Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, Merseyrail Electrics and Avanti West Coast, the Belfast to London service departs from Belfast and arrives in London Euston. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
13h 41m
Fastest journey time:
10h 17m
Journey distance:
343 miles
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
£96
Carbon emissions:
52 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:45
Last service departs at:
13:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Belfast to London car ferry, walk and train schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Belfast to London is to fly and train, which costs £40 - £180 and takes 3h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to London is to fly which costs £55 - £230 and takes 2h 45m.

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The distance between Belfast and London is 323 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to London without a car is to car ferry and train via Liverpool which takes 9h 50m and costs £95 - £330.

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It takes approximately 2h 45m to get from Belfast to London, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Aer Lingus and British Airways offer flights from Belfast City Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 3868+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 subway which takes 11 min and costs £4 - £6.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to London.
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  • Distance: 323.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 45m

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and London, England?

Aer Lingus and British Airways fly from Belfast to London Paddington 5 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £240
Flights from Belfast City to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £150
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £270
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£60 - £270
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £220
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £220
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £310
Flights from Belfast City to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £310
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Belfast City to London City via Dundee
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£190 - £550
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
Train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£150 - £550
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£150 - £200
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£380 - £550
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£39 - £44
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£39 - £44
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£20 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £65
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Liverpool ONE Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £25
Website
Megabus UK
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
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 from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Belfast to Isle of Man Douglas
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £60
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Stena Line

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