There are 5 ways to get from Dumfries to Belfast by car, car ferry, bus, train or plane

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Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 48 min

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

$55 - $62

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Bus, car ferry  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Stranraer, Port Rodie X75
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$68 - $70

Train to Carlisle, fly to Belfast City  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  2. Fly from Carlisle (CAX) to Belfast City (BHD) CAX - BHD

$61 - $243

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 29 min

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

$66 - $185

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4 h 37 min

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

$74 - $169

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dumfries to Belfast is to drive and car ferry which costs £40 - £50 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dumfries to Belfast is to train and fly which costs £45 - £190 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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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 6 h 34 min and costs £51 - £53.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Dumfries to Belfast, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Carlisle Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Carlisle Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 524+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $79 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: 3 h 48 min

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 drive to Cairnryan then take the car ferry to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dumfries to Belfast via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station), Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, and Cairnryan in around 6 h 34 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Carlisle to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $190
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Dumfries to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$170

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