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There are 10 ways to get from Glasgow to Portumna by bus, car ferry, train, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, car ferry  •  13h 25m

  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 Dublin 400
  4. Take the bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Portumna, Portumna 847

Cheapest option

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Shannon, bus  •  9h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Shannon (SNN) EDI - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Birr, stop 152101

€88 - €136

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Bus, car ferry, train  •  14h 1m

  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 Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
  4. Take the bus from Dublin, Cathal Brugha Street to Portumna, Portumna 847

Train, bus, car ferry  •  15h 15m

  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 bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
  5. Take the bus from Dublin, Cathal Brugha Street to Portumna, Portumna 847

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Portumna, Portumna 847

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 22m

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

Fly Glasgow to Dublin, train, bus  •  8h 41m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore
  3. Take the bus from County Council Offices to Portumna, Portumna

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Dublin, train, bus  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore
  4. Take the bus from County Council Offices to Portumna, Portumna

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus, train  •  10h 43m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore
  4. Take the bus from County Council Offices to Portumna, Portumna

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City, train, bus  •  11h 3m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore
  4. Take the bus from County Council Offices to Portumna, Portumna

Glasgow to Portumna by bus, car ferry and walk

The journey time between Glasgow and Portumna is around 14h 53m and covers a distance of around 560 km. The fastest journey normally takes 12h 35m. Operated by Scottish Citylink, Stena Line, Translink UK and others, the Glasgow to Portumna service departs from Buchanan Bus Station and arrives in Portumna, Portumna. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
14h 53m
Fastest journey time:
12h 35m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
72 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:30
Last service departs at:
16:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Portumna bus, car ferry and walk schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Portumna is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Portumna is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Portumna is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Portumna is to bus and fly which costs £75 - £120 and takes 9h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Portumna is to bus and fly which costs £75 - £120 and takes 9h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Portumna. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Portumna, Portumna via Birmingham and Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 23m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Portumna is 401 km.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Portumna without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 13h 25m and costs .

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It takes approximately 13h 25m to get from Glasgow to Portumna, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Portumna bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Glasgow to Portumna bus services, operated by Kearns Transport, arrive at Portumna, Portumna station.

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Portumna.
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  • Distance: 400.6 km
  • Duration: 13h 25m

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

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Portumna. 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 Stena Line Terminus, take the line 96 bus to Belfast CastleCourt, take the walk to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, take the bus to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge, then take the bus to Portumna, Portumna. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Glasgow to Portumna via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, Belfast Heron Road, Belfast Odyssey Complex, Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place, Connolly, and Dublin, Cathal Brugha Street in around 14h 1m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€10 - €60
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €90
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€15 - €18
Flexible
€19 - €22
Train from Heuston to Tullamore
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€10 - €13
Flexible
€12 - €15
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€10 - €16
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€23 - €30
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 - €26
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Scottish Citylink
Dublin Coach
Kearns Transport
Phone
057 912 0124
Email
info@kearnstransport.com
Website
kearnstransport.com
Bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Portumna, Portumna
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Kearns Transport
Bus from Dublin, Cathal Brugha Street to Portumna, Portumna
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Kearns Transport
Bus from County Council Offices to Portumna, Portumna
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Kearns Transport
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
Once daily
Website
Dodds of Troon
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13
Website
Aircoach
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Birr, stop 152101
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Bus Eireann
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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