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There are 8 ways to get from Dumfries to Belfast by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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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Bus, car ferry  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Stranraer, Port Rodie 500 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$72 - $83

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  3h 57m

  1. Drive from Dumfries to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$47 - $125

6 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Kilmarnock
  2. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$95 - $189

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD

$66 - $184

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS

$74 - $169

Train to Newcastle, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) NCL - BFS

$66 - $169

Train, train to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD

$88 - $279

Train, train to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS

$101 - $254

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dumfries to Belfast is to drive and car ferry which costs £35 - £100 and takes 3h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Dumfries to Belfast is to drive and car ferry which costs £35 - £100 and takes 3h 57m.

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The distance between Dumfries and Belfast is 98 miles.

The best way to get from Dumfries to Belfast without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 7h 5m and costs £55 - £65.

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It takes approximately 7h 5m to get from Dumfries to Belfast, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Flybe offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Dumfries to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 98.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 5m

What companies run services between Dumfries, Scotland and Belfast, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Dumfries to Belfast. However, you can take the bus to Stranraer, Port Rodie, take the walk to Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal, take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, then take the taxi to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dumfries to Belfast via Kilmarnock, Stranraer, Cairnryan, Larne, and Larne Harbour in around 9h 2m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Newcastle to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $25
Train from Dumfries to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
Train from Dumfries to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $35
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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