There are 7 ways to get from Irvine to Belfast 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  •  3 h 33 min

$53 - $59

Cheapest option

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  3 h 10 min

  1. GLA - BHD

$44 - $150

5 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  6 h 9 min

  1. 923

$56 - $61

Bus, car ferry via Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue)  •  7 h 4 min

  1. 60 / ...

$55 - $58

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  3 h 17 min

  1. GLA - BFS

$53 - $134

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 12 min

  1. EDI - BHD

$53 - $194

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4 h 25 min

  1. EDI - BFS

$67 - $168

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

There is no direct connection from Irvine to Belfast. However, you can take the drive to Cairnryan then take the car ferry to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Irvine to Belfast via Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street), Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, and Cairnryan in around 6 h 9 min.

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
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Irvine to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Train from Irvine to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow, Central College of Commerce (North Frederick Street) to Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) to Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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
$174

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Irvine and Belfast is 139 km.

The cheapest way to get from Irvine to Belfast is to bus and car ferry which costs £40 - £44 and takes 7 h 4 min.

The quickest way to get from Irvine to Belfast is to train and fly which takes 3 h 10 min and costs £30 - £120.

It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Irvine to Belfast, including transfers.