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There are 11 ways to get from Glasgow to Northern Ireland by car, car ferry, bus, train 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

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 6 min

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

$58 - $67

Cheapest option

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

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

$37 - $212

9 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  5 h 39 min

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

$74 - $85

Train, bus, car ferry  •  6 h 43 min

  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

Line 4 bus, bus, line 358 bus, car ferry  •  8 h 25 min

  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

$77 - $91

Train, car ferry  •  8 h 30 min

  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

$85 - $171

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD

$41 - $144

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD

$44 - $180

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS

$50 - $128

Fly Glasgow to Derry  •  3 h 14 min

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

$38 - $106

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS

$58 - $154

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Northern Ireland is to drive and car ferry which costs £40 - £55 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Northern Ireland is to fly which costs £30 - £120 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Northern Ireland is 131 miles.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Northern Ireland without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 5 h 39 min and costs £55 - £65.

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Glasgow 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 56+ hotels available in Northern Ireland. 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 18 min and costs £7.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Northern Ireland.
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  • Distance: 131.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

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

Flybe flies from Glasgow to Belfast 4 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Derry
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
59 min
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 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
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow, St Vincent Street to Kilmarnock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Girvan, Young Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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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