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There are 12 ways to get from Glasgow to Londonderry by bus, car ferry, train, car, plane or shuttle

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

Bus, car ferry, train  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$88 - $104

Cheapest option

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Derry  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Derry (LDY) EDI - LDY

$37 - $212

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Bus, car ferry  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre 212

$98 - $121

Train, bus, car ferry  •  9h 52m

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

Line 4 bus, bus, line 358 bus, car ferry, train  •  11h 33m

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Glasgow, St Vincent Street to Kilmarnock, Bus Station 4 / ...
  2. Take the line 4 bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station 4 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Girvan, Young Street 60 / ...
  4. Take the line 358 bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 358 / ...
  5. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  6. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$91 - $110

Train, car ferry  •  11h 40m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  4. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$100 - $192

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 20m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Drive from Larne to Londonderry

$60 - $143

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle  •  4h 9m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast to Derry

$63 - $144

Fly Glasgow to Derry  •  3h 14m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Derry (LDY) GLA - LDY

$38 - $106

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle  •  4h 44m

  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 a shuttle bus from Belfast to Derry

$71 - $170

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City, shuttle  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast City Airport to Derry

$62 - $168

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City, shuttle  •  5h 45m

  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 a shuttle bus from Belfast City Airport to Derry

$65 - $204

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Londonderry is to fly which costs £29 - £85 and takes 3h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Londonderry is to fly which costs £29 - £85 and takes 3h 14m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Londonderry is 135 miles.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Londonderry without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 8h 47m and costs £65 - £80.

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It takes approximately 8h 47m to get from Glasgow to Londonderry, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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

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There are 197+ hotels available in Londonderry. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 18m and costs £7.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Londonderry.
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  • Distance: 134.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 47m

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

Loganair flies from Glasgow to Londonderry 5 times a week.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Derry
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from York Street to Londonderry station
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h
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
1h 25m
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
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$16 - $24
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow, St Vincent Street to Kilmarnock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Girvan, Young Street
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Airporter UK
Phone
+44 (0)28 7126 9996
Email
info@airporter.co.uk
Website
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast to Derry
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast City Airport to Derry
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
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
2h
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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