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

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the train from Dundalk to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Commuter Service
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Belfast 300a / ...

Cheapest option

Line 160 bus, bus  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the line 160 bus from The Long Walk, stop 105091 to Newry, stop 156051 160 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Newry to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 238 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Belfast 300

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Craigavon  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the train from Dundalk to Portadown Train Station
  2. Take the train from Portadown to Belfast Great Victoria Street 1
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Belfast 300

Drive  •  1h 6m

  1. Drive from Dundalk to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) 60.8 miles

Towncar  •  1h 6m

  1. Take a town car from Dundalk to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport 60.8 miles

Dundalk to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) by train and bus

The journey time between Dundalk and Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) is around 2h 33m and covers a distance of around 80 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 25 min. Operated by Irish Rail and Translink UK, the Dundalk to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) service departs from Dundalk and arrives in Belfast. Typically 53 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

53 Weekly Services
2h 33m Average Duration
£17 Cheapest Price
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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 subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) is 1 metre.

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 Dundalk to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) is to drive which costs €11 - €17 and takes 1h 6m.

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The fastest way to get from Dundalk to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) is to drive. Taking this option will cost €11 - €17 and takes 1h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dundalk to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS). However, there are services departing from The Long Walk, stop 105091 and arriving at Belfast via Newry and Belfast Europa Bus Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 23m.

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The distance between Dundalk and Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) is 47 miles. The road distance is 60.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Dundalk to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 33m and costs €20 - €30.

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It takes approximately 2h 33m to get from Dundalk to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS), including transfers.

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Dundalk to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from The Long Walk, stop 105091 station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dundalk to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) is 61 miles. It takes approximately 1h 6m to drive from Dundalk to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS).

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Map of how to get from Dundalk to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS).
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  • Distance: 46.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 33m

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

You can take a bus from Dundalk to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport (BFS) via Newry and Belfast Europa Bus Centre in around 3h 23m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Dundalk to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£9 - £11
Flexible
£11 - £13
Train from Dundalk to Portadown Train Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£7 - £9
Flexible
£8 - £10
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Portadown to Belfast Great Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus from Newry to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from The Long Walk, stop 105091 to Newry, stop 156051
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Bus Eireann
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Dundalk to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £90

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