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There are 6 ways to get from Doolin to Belfast by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 2 min

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

$177 - $236

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Bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Hotel Doolin to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station 350
  2. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport 761 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a

$47 - $68

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Bus via Cavan  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Hotel Doolin to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station 350
  2. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Cavan, Cavan Bus Station 65
  3. Take the bus from Cavan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 271

$63 - $79

Drive  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Doolin to Belfast 242.9 miles

$50 - $80

Bus, fly to Belfast City  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Doolin to Ennis Bus Station
  2. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to Belfast City (BHD) SNN - BHD

$150 - $507

Bus, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Doolin to Ennis Bus Station
  2. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) SNN - BFS

$63 - $312

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The cheapest way to get from Doolin to Belfast is to bus which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 6 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Doolin to Belfast is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Doolin to Belfast. However, there are services departing from Hotel Doolin and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via Galway Coach Station and Dublin Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 59 min.

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The distance between Doolin and Belfast is 287 km. The road distance is 388.7 km.

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The best way to get from Doolin to Belfast without a car is to train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs 150€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Doolin to Belfast, including transfers.

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Doolin to Belfast bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Hotel Doolin station.

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The best way to get from Doolin to Belfast is to train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs 150€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 6 h 59 min.

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There is no direct flight from Shannon Airport to Belfast City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Doolin to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 179.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Doolin to Belfast via Galway, Heuston, Heuston Luas Stop, Busáras Luas Stop, and Connolly in around 7 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Doolin to Belfast via Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station, Galway Coach Station, and Dublin Airport in around 6 h 59 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Shannon to Belfast City via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Shannon to Belfast City via Edinburgh, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Shannon to Belfast (Aldergrove) via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Shannon to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Alicante
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Shannon to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Malaga
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Shannon to Belfast (Aldergrove) via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Shannon to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Shannon to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Shannon to Belfast City via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Shannon to Belfast City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Shannon to Belfast City via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Heuston
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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 Hotel Doolin to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Cavan, Cavan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Doolin to Ennis Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $21
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Cavan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$20 - $28

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Yes, the driving distance between Doolin to Belfast is 389 km. It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to drive from Doolin to Belfast.

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Ryanair, British Airways, Flybe and Aer Lingus offer flights from Shannon Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 558+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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