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There are 10 ways to get from Gretna Green to Belfast by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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Bus, car ferry  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 500 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$79 - $95

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Gretna Green to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$52 - $132

8 alternative options

Train, car ferry via Girvan, Rail Station  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Gretna Green to Kilmarnock
  2. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Girvan
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$96 - $125

Bus, car ferry via Larne  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 500 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$77 - $163

Train, car ferry  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Gretna Green to Kilmarnock
  2. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$101 - $200

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD

$75 - $244

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gretna Green to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS

$83 - $229

Train to Newcastle, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) NCL - BFS

$61 - $170

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS

$94 - $246

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD

$81 - $271

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gretna Green to Belfast is to drive and car ferry which costs £40 - £110 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gretna Green to Belfast is to drive and car ferry which costs £40 - £110 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The distance between Gretna Green and Belfast is 118 miles.

The best way to get from Gretna Green to Belfast without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 8 h 39 min and costs £60 - £75.

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It takes approximately 8 h 39 min to get from Gretna Green to Belfast, 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 563+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gretna Green to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 118 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 39 min

What companies run services between Gretna Green, Scotland and Belfast, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Gretna Green to Belfast. However, you can take the train to Dumfries, take the walk to Dumfries, Railway Station, take the bus to Stranraer, Port Rodie, take the walk to Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal, take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, then take the taxi to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Gretna Green to Belfast via Kilmarnock, Girvan, Girvan, Rail Station, Girvan, Young Street, Girvan, Elder Avenue, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, and Belfast in around 8 h 49 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Newcastle to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Gretna Green to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
Train from Kilmarnock to Girvan
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $25
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Gretna Green to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Gretna Green to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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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