There are 8 ways to get from Carlisle to Belfast by plane, train, bus, car ferry 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 Carlisle to Belfast City  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Carlisle (CAX) to Belfast City (BHD) CAX - BHD

$49 - $227

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Train to Newcastle, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4 h 35 min

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

$58 - $165

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 5 min

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

$78 - $266

Train, bus, car ferry via Glasgow Central  •  7 h 57 min

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

$110 - $167

Train, bus, car ferry  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) to Stranraer, Port Rodie X75
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$79 - $87

Bus, car ferry via Buchanan Bus Station  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Glasgow
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$70 - $80

Bus, car ferry  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, English Street (Cairndale Hotel) to Stranraer, Port Rodie X75
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$80 - $149

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 26 min

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

$63 - $73

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Belfast is to drive and car ferry which costs £45 - £60 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Belfast is to fly which costs £35 - £180 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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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 7 h 57 min and costs £80 - £130.

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It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to get from Carlisle to Belfast, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Carlisle Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Carlisle Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 524+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Carlisle Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs £20 - £24.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 121.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 26 min

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

Loganair flies from Carlisle to Belfast 6 times a week.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Carlisle to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $190
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Bus operators
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, English Street (Cairndale Hotel) to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Carlisle to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$170
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
$30 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$93

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