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There are 9 ways to get from Glasgow to Downpatrick by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, car ferry  •  7h 47m

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

Cheapest option

Fly Glasgow to Dublin, bus, line 215 bus  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
  3. Take the line 215 bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Downpatrick

£24 - £119

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Train, car ferry  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

Bus, line 358 bus, car ferry, line 96 bus, line 215 bus  •  10h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane to Ayr, Bus Station X77
  2. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Girvan, Elder Avenue 60 / ...
  3. Take the line 358 bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 358 / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  5. Take the line 96 bus from Belfast Stena Line Terminus to Belfast Donegall Place 96
  6. Take the line 215 bus from Belfast Adelaide Street to Downpatrick 215 / ...

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 28m

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

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City, line 215 bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD
  2. Take the line 215 bus from Belfast Adelaide Street to Downpatrick

£37 - £180

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), line 215 bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS
  3. Take the line 215 bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Downpatrick

£40 - £150

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), line 215 bus  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS
  3. Take the line 215 bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Downpatrick

£48 - £156

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City, line 215 bus  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD
  3. Take the line 215 bus from Belfast Adelaide Street to Downpatrick

£35 - £136

Glasgow to Downpatrick by bus and car ferry

The journey time between Glasgow and Downpatrick is around 12h 24m and covers a distance of around 160 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 8m. Operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, Stena Line and Translink UK, the Glasgow to Downpatrick service departs from Glasgow, West Regent Lane and arrives in Downpatrick. Typically 21 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
12h 24m
Fastest journey time:
8h 8m
Journey distance:
160 miles
Services per week:
21
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:19
Last service departs at:
23:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Downpatrick bus and car ferry schedules

Glasgow → Downpatrick
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Downpatrick is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Downpatrick is to fly and bus and line 215 bus which costs £24 - £120 and takes 6h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Downpatrick is to fly and line 215 bus which costs £35 - £180 and takes 4h 15m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Downpatrick is 122 miles.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Downpatrick without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 7h 47m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 47m to get from Glasgow to Downpatrick, 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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British Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Downpatrick. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Downpatrick.
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  • Distance: 121.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 47m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Downpatrick, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Downpatrick. However, you can take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the walk to Belfast Heron Road, take the line 94 bus to Belfast Wellington Place, take the walk to Belfast Adelaide Street, then take the line 215 bus to Downpatrick. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Glasgow to Downpatrick via Stranraer, Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, Belfast Heron Road, Belfast Wellington Place, and Belfast Adelaide Street in around 9h 37m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £850
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £310
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£8 - £60
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
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
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Girvan, Elder Avenue
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Stena Line Terminus to Belfast Donegall Place
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Adelaide Street to Downpatrick
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Downpatrick
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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