There are 6 ways to get from Irvine to Belfast by car, car ferry, train, plane or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 33 min

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

$52 - $58

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

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

$44 - $150

4 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  8 h 26 min

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

$62 - $136

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  3 h 23 min

  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  •  4 h 8 min

  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)  •  4 h 21 min

  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 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Irvine to Belfast is to drive and car ferry which costs £39 - £44 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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

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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 train and car ferry which takes 8 h 26 min and costs £45 - £110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min 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 50 min.

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Flybe offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 524+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $79 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: 3 h 33 min

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, Stranraer, Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station), Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, Cairnryan, Larne, and Larne Harbour in around 8 h 26 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 Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $20
Train from Irvine to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
30 min
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
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
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 Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$170
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
$30 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$93

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