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

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 Birmingham to Belfast City  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Belfast City (BHD) BHX - BHD

$41 - $213

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Fly Birmingham to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  3 h

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) BHX - BFS

$44 - $238

Train to East Midlands, fly to Belfast City  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Belfast City (BHD) EMA - BHD

$84 - $326

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast City (BHD) MAN - BHD

$90 - $246

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Belfast City  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Belfast City (BHD) LBA - BHD

$102 - $268

Drive, carferry  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Liverpool
  2. Take the carferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  3. Take the carferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast

$52 - $161

Train, carferry via Douglas, Isle of Man  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Take the carferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  3. Take the carferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast

$67 - $181

Train, carferry Stena Line  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the carferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast

$76 - $92

Bus and ferry, bus  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...

$50 - $61

Train, carferry Stena Line #2  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Smethwick Galton Bridge to Chester
  2. Take the carferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast

$78 - $105

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham to Belfast. However, there are services departing from Birmingham and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 26 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Belfast is 222 miles.

The best way to get from Birmingham to Belfast without a car is to train and carferry which takes 9 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Birmingham to Belfast, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Belfast bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Birmingham station.

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Birmingham to Belfast bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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Flybe offers flights from Birmingham Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 533+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 8 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 221.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

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

Flybe flies from Birmingham to Belfast every 4 hours.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from East Midlands to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from East Midlands to Belfast City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Smethwick Galton Bridge to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
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 Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast
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
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$225

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