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There are 12 ways to get from Carlisle to Belfast by train, bus, car ferry, car 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, bus, car ferry via Glasgow Central  •  8h 11m

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

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 35m

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$54 - $135

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Train, bus, car ferry  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 500 / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$82 - $100

Train, car ferry  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Kilmarnock
  2. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$104 - $204

Bus, car ferry, train  •  11h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters to Annan, Stance 2 79 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Annan, Stance 3 to Dumfries, DG One A 385 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, English Street to Stranraer, Port Rodie 500 / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  5. Take the train from Larne Harbour to York Street

$78 - $163

Train to Newcastle, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) NCL - BFS

$57 - $165

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  4h 10m

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

$78 - $264

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD

$71 - $238

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS

$79 - $223

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast City  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast City (BHD) MAN - BHD

$91 - $237

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Belfast City  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Shipley
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Belfast City (BHD) LBA - BHD

$72 - $224

Train, bus to Liverpool, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) LPL - BFS

$95 - $199

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Belfast is to drive and car ferry which costs £40 - £110 and takes 4h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Belfast is to train and fly which costs £55 - £190 and takes 4h 8m.

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The distance between Carlisle and Belfast is 122 miles.

The best way to get from Carlisle to Belfast without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 8h 11m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 11m to get from Carlisle to Belfast, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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

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There are 576+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 121.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 11m

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

There is no direct connection from Carlisle to Belfast. However, you can take the train to Glasgow Central, take the train to Ayr, take the walk to Ayr station, take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, then take the taxi to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Carlisle to Belfast via Dumfries, Dumfries, Railway Station, Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, and Belfast in around 8h 50m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Carlisle to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $35
Train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $25
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Shipley
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to York Street
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, English Street to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Stagecoach Cumberland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters to Annan, Stance 2
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Stagecoach Cumberland
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters to Annan, Stance 2
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Annan, Stance 2 to Dumfries, DG One A
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
McCalls Coaches
Phone
07525 834423
Email
enquiries@mccallscoaches.com
Website
mccallscoaches.com
Bus from Annan, Stance 3 to Dumfries, DG One A
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
mccallscoaches.com
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Annan, Stance 3 to Dumfries, DG One A
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
houstonscoaches.co.uk
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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