There are 7 ways to get from Glasgow to Northern Ireland by car, car ferry, bus 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  •  3 h 59 min

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

$58 - $66

Cheapest option

Fly Glasgow to Derry  •  3 h 1 min

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

$39 - $107

5 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  5 h 32 min

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

$60 - $66

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City  •  2 h 43 min

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

$42 - $145

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  3 h 21 min

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

$44 - $181

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  3 h 50 min

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

$51 - $130

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

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

$58 - $156

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

Flybe flies from Glasgow to Belfast 4 times a day.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
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
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $140
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
$41
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$41
Small Car
$173

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Glasgow and Northern Ireland is 210 km.

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Northern Ireland is to drive and car ferry which costs £40 - £50 and takes 3 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Northern Ireland is to fly which takes 2 h 43 min and costs £30 - £110.

It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Glasgow to Northern Ireland, including transfers.