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

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Recommended option

Bus, car ferry  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$83 - $97

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast City  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD

$37 - $171

6 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$89 - $104

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 54 min

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

$67 - $80

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS

$50 - $146

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD

$57 - $163

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS

$65 - $148

Train to Newcastle, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4 h 40 min

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

$64 - $227

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Belfast is to fly which costs £35 - £120 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Belfast is to fly which costs £28 - £140 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Belfast is 143 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Belfast without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 6 h 49 min and costs £60 - £75.

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It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to get from Edinburgh to Belfast, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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easyJet offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport.

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There are 563+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 143.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 49 min

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

easyJet flies from Edinburgh to Belfast 4 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Newcastle to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
$168

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