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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast Central Enterprise Service

$35 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x / ...

$16 - $35

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Belfast 105.9 miles

$23 - $35

Shuttle  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre X1 / ...

$23 - $35

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

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

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The distance between Dublin and Belfast is 142 km. The road distance is 169 km.

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The train from Connolly to Belfast Central takes 2 h 13 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from The Gresham Hotel and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Connolly and arriving at Belfast Central. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 13 min.

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Belfast every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 13 min. Alternatively, Aircoach operates a bus from Dublin to Belfast every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min. Bus Eireann also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Shuttle from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$23 - $35

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