There are 11 ways to get from Birmingham to Giant's Causeway by train, car ferry, car, bus, bus and ferry or plane

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

Train, car ferry, drive  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Kilmarnock
  3. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  5. Drive from Larne to Giant's Causeway

$197 - $349

Cheapest option

Fly Birmingham to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) BHX - BFS
  2. Take the train from Antrim to Coleraine station

$55 - $254

9 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Carlisle
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle to Cairnryan
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the train from York Street to Coleraine station 3

$177 - $248

Train, car ferry, bus  •  15 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Bridge Street to Coleraine Bus Center 218

$105 - $134

Bus and ferry, bus  •  15 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre x2A / ...
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Coleraine Bus Center 218

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Drive from Larne to Giant's Causeway

$104 - $200

Fly Birmingham to Belfast City, train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Belfast City (BHD) BHX - BHD
  2. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Coleraine station

$57 - $236

Train to East Midlands, fly to Belfast City, train  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Belfast City (BHD) EMA - BHD
  3. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Coleraine station

$96 - $344

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast City, train  •  8 h 34 min

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

$105 - $267

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) MAN - BFS
  3. Take the train from Antrim to Coleraine station

$103 - $235

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Belfast City, train  •  9 h 31 min

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

$117 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Giant's Causeway is to fly and train which costs £45 - £190 and takes 7 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Giant's Causeway is to fly and train which costs £40 - £200 and takes 6 h 59 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Giant's Causeway is 269 miles.

It takes approximately 13 h 16 min to get from Birmingham to Giant's Causeway, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham to Giant's Causeway. However, there are services departing from Birmingham and arriving at Aird Giants Causeway The Nook via Busáras, Belfast Europa Bus Centre and Coleraine Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 51 min.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Giant's Causeway without a car is to train and car ferry and drive which takes 13 h 16 min and costs £150 - £280.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Giant's Causeway.
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  • Distance: 269.2 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 16 min

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Birmingham to Giant's Causeway. However, you can take the train to Carlisle, take the train to Kilmarnock, take the train to Stranraer, take the walk to Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station), take the bus to Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Larne, then take the drive to Giant's Causeway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Birmingham to Giant's Causeway via Carlisle, Carlisle, Cairnryan, Belfast, York Street, Coleraine station, Coleraine Bus Station, and Aird Giants Causeway The Nook in around 14 h 21 min.

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 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 to Saturday
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
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $190
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $35
Train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $24
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from York Street to Coleraine station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Central station to Coleraine station
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Antrim to Coleraine station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
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 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Carlisle to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
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
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Bridge Street to Coleraine Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$13 - $19
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Coleraine Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$13 - $19
Bus Eireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$64
Standard Car
$89
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$164
Car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$219

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