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There are 9 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  •  3h 41m

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

$53 - $60

Cheapest option

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Irvine to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD

$44 - $149

7 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

Line 14 bus, bus, car ferry  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the line 14 bus from Irvine Central to Ayr, Douglas Street 14
  2. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923 / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$69 - $83

Line 14 bus, bus, car ferry via Girvan, Elder Avenue  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the line 14 bus from Irvine Central to Ayr, Douglas Street 14
  2. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Girvan, Young Street 60 / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$72 - $84

Train, car ferry  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$77 - $161

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from Irvine to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS

$52 - $134

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  4h 36m

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

$55 - $196

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4h 44m

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

$68 - $171

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Irvine to Belfast is to drive and car ferry which costs £40 - £50 and takes 3h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to Belfast is to train and fly which costs £30 - £120 and takes 3h 15m.

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The distance between Irvine and Belfast is 87 miles.

The best way to get from Irvine to Belfast without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 6h 4m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from Irvine to Belfast, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Flybe offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 576+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Irvine to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 87.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 41m

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, take the car ferry to Belfast, then take the drive to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Irvine to Belfast via Ayr, Ayr station, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, and Belfast in around 6h 4m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50m
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 Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Train from Irvine to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $10
Train from Irvine to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Bus operators
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
3 times a day
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Irvine Central to Ayr, Douglas Street
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Girvan, Young Street
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
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
2h 22m
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
2h
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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