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There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Belfast by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast City Centre, Glengall Street 400 / ...

$22 - $29

Cheapest option

Train  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place 8 / ...

$19 - $27

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Belfast 105.7 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Belfast is to train which costs 16€ - 23€ and takes 2h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Belfast is to drive which costs 19€ - 29€ and takes 1h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Custom House Quay and arriving at Belfast City Centre, Glengall Street. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Connolly and arriving at Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 10m.

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The distance between Dublin and Belfast is 89 miles. The road distance is 105.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Belfast without a car is to bus which takes 1h 50m and costs 19€ - 25€.

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The bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast City Centre, Glengall Street takes 1h 50m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Dublin to Belfast bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Custom House Quay station.

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Dublin to Belfast train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Connolly station.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Belfast is to bus which takes 1h 50m and costs 19€ - 25€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 16€ - 23€ and takes 2h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 88.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 50m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Belfast, UK?

Dublin Coach operates a bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast City Centre, Glengall Street hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $18 and the journey takes 1h 50m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Irish Rail operates a train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place every 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 2h 10m. Translink UK also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Dublin Connolly to Belfast Lanyon Place
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast City Centre, Glengall Street
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Website
Dublin Coach
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel 17 to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
Aircoach
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Bus Eireann
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Schedules at
translink.co.uk

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Dublin to Belfast bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at Belfast City Centre, Glengall Street station.

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Dublin to Belfast train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Belfast is 106 miles. It takes approximately 1h 45m to drive from Dublin to Belfast.

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