There are 11 ways to get from Dover to Belfast by train, plane, bus, car ferry, bus and 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.

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Train to London City, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Belfast City (BHD) LCY - BHD

$97 - $280

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  18 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 007
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...

$70 - $94

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Train to London Heathrow, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Belfast City (BHD) LHR - BHD

$120 - $323

Train to London Stansted, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) STN - BFS

$101 - $232

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) LTN - BFS

$91 - $207

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) LGW - BFS

$77 - $203

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Belfast City  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Belfast City (BHD) BHX - BHD

$136 - $329

Train, bus, car ferry  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  4. Take the bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  5. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$336 - $485

Train, car ferry  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast

$189 - $277

Train, car ferry via Nottingham  •  17 h

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street
  4. Take the car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast

$194 - $262

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 34 min

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

$143 - $189

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dover to Belfast is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £50 - £75 and takes 18 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Belfast is to train and fly which costs £70 - £220 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Belfast. However, there are services departing from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via London Victoria and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 53 min.

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The distance between Dover and Belfast is 388 miles.

The best way to get from Dover to Belfast without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 13 h 34 min and costs £250 - £370.

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Dover to Belfast, including transfers.

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Dover to Belfast bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) station.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 387.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

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

There is no direct connection from Dover to Belfast. However, you can take the train to Stratford International, take the walk to Stratford International DLR Station, take the train to London City Airport DLR Station, take the walk to London City airport, fly to Belfast City, take the walk to Belfast City Airport, then take the line 600 shuttle to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take the train to St Pancras International, take the walk to King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, take the Tube to Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, take the walk to London Paddington, take the train to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Belfast City, take the walk to Belfast City Airport, then take the line 600 shuttle to Belfast.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from London Stansted to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from London Stansted to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from London Luton to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Luton to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Luton to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Luton to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Gatwick to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from London City to Belfast City via Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Train from Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$27 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Train from London Euston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$230 - $360
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$140 - $210
Anytime Day Single
$230 - $360
Train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
ScotRail
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
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 Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
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
$171
Car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$228

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