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There are 5 ways to get from Dublin to Belfast by bus, train, car or shuttle

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Bus Dublin Coach  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 400 / ...

$9 - $35

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Train  •  2h 10m

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

$35 - $55

Bus Aircoach  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x / ...

$20 - $30

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Belfast 105.9 miles

$23 - $35

Shuttle  •  2h 20m

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

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Belfast is to bus which costs 8€ - 30€ and takes 1h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Belfast is to drive which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 1h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Custom House Quay and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre. 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 Train Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 10m.

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The distance between Dublin and Belfast is 142 km. The road distance is 169.4 km.

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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 8€ - 30€.

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The bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 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 8€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 45€ 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, Northern Ireland?

Dublin Coach operates a bus from Dublin to Belfast hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 1h 50m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Belfast every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2h 10m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Aircoach
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Aircoach
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann
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
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$23 - $35

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Dublin to Belfast bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Belfast is 169 km. It takes approximately 1h 45m to drive from Dublin to Belfast.

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There are 582+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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