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There are 5 ways to get from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus  •  3h 27m

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Belfast 300a / ...

£14 - £16

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Bus #2  •  3h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre X1
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Belfast 300a / ...

£22 - £29

Train, bus  •  3h 27m

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Commuter Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Queen Street to Belfast 300a / ...

£19 - £28

Drive  •  1h 56m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) 114 miles

£17 - £26

Towncar  •  1h 56m

  1. Take a town car from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport 114 miles

£30 - £90

Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) by bus

The bus journey time between Dublin and Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) is around 3h 41m and covers a distance of around 125 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 5m. Operated by Aircoach and Translink UK, the Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) bus service departs from The Gresham Hotel and arrives in Belfast. Typically 70 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
3h 41m
Fastest bus time:
3h 5m
Buses per week:
70
Cheapest price:
£14
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:30
Last bus departs at:
22:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) bus schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) is to bus which costs €16 - €19 and takes 3h 27m.

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The fastest way to get from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) is to drive which takes 1h 56m and costs €20 - €30.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS). However, there are services departing from The Gresham Hotel and arriving at Belfast via Belfast Europa Bus Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 27m.

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The distance between Dublin and Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) is 92 miles. The road distance is 114 miles.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) without a car is to bus which takes 3h 27m and costs €16 - €19.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS), including transfers.

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Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from The Gresham Hotel station.

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Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Belfast station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) is 114 miles. It takes approximately 1h 56m to drive from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS).

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS).
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  • Distance: 92.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 27m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS), Northern Ireland?

You can take a bus from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) via Belfast Europa Bus Centre in around 3h 27m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£11
Website
Aircoach
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Belfast
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£18 - £23
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Queen Street to Belfast
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £90

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