There are 4 ways to get from Carlow to Belfast by bus, train or car

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Bus Aircoach  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Dublin Airport 4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x

$32 - $42

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Bus via Busáras  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Busáras 4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...

$43 - $52

Train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Carlow to Heuston Kildare/Waterford Service
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station Enterprise Service / ...

$57 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Carlow to Belfast 157 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Carlow to Belfast is to bus which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlow to Belfast is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlow to Belfast. However, there are services departing from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via Dublin Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Carlow and Belfast is 206 km. The road distance is 251.2 km.

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The best way to get from Carlow to Belfast without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs 26€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Carlow to Belfast, including transfers.

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Carlow to Belfast bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park station.

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The best way to get from Carlow to Belfast is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs 26€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 48 min.

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Carlow to Belfast bus services, operated by Aircoach, arrive at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlow to Belfast is 251 km. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from Carlow to Belfast.

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Map of how to get from Carlow to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 128.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

What companies run services between Carlow, Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland?

You can take a bus from Carlow to Belfast via Dublin Airport in around 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Carlow to Belfast via Heuston, Heuston Luas Stop, Busáras Luas Stop, and Connolly in around 4 h 48 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carlow to Heuston
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Busáras
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie

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