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There are 10 ways to get from Fort William to Northern Ireland by train, bus, car ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Train, bus, car ferry  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William 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

$107 - $126

Cheapest option

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD

$54 - $165

8 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$93 - $111

Train, bus, car ferry via Ayr  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

Train, car ferry  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$118 - $212

Bus, car ferry via Ayr, Bus Station  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$78 - $90

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 6 min

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

$79 - $98

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS

$63 - $149

Bus to Inverness, fly to Belfast City  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Belfast City (BHD) INV - BHD

$63 - $187

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD

$76 - $222

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Northern Ireland is to bus and fly which costs £40 - £130 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Northern Ireland is to bus and fly which costs £40 - £130 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The distance between Fort William and Northern Ireland is 165 miles.

The best way to get from Fort William to Northern Ireland without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 10 h 30 min and costs £80 - £100.

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It takes approximately 10 h 30 min to get from Fort William to Northern Ireland, including transfers.

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

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Flybe offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Northern Ireland. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Northern Ireland.
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  • Distance: 165.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 30 min

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Fort William to Belfast. However, you can take the train to Glasgow Queen Street, take the walk to Buchanan Bus Station, 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 Fort William to Belfast via Buchanan Bus Station, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, and Belfast in around 10 h 34 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Inverness to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
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
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
shielbuses.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
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
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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