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

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Bus Dublin Coach  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Busáras 4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 400

$26 - $34

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Bus  •  4h 16m

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

$42 - $50

Train  •  4h 47m

  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

$56 - $85

Drive  •  2h 33m

  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 22€ - 30€ and takes 3h 55m.

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

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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 Custom House Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 55m.

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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 3h 55m and costs 22€ - 30€.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m 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 3h 55m and costs 22€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4h 47m.

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Carlow to Belfast bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, 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 2h 33m to drive from Carlow to Belfast.

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  • Distance: 128.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 55m

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

You can take a bus from Carlow to Belfast via Busáras and Custom House Quay in around 3h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Carlow to Belfast via Heuston, Heuston, Busáras, and Connolly in around 4h 47m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carlow to Heuston
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Busáras
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
Bus Eireann
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