There are 6 ways to get from Isle of Islay to Belfast by plane, ferry, bus or car ferry

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Fly Islay to Belfast City  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Islay (ILY) to Belfast City (BHD) ILY - BHD

$87 - $470

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Ferry, bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the ferry from Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal to Kennacraig Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD

$65 - $180

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Ferry, bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the ferry from Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal to Kennacraig Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS

$73 - $164

Fly Islay to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Islay (ILY) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) ILY - BFS

$80 - $294

Fly Islay to Glasgow, bus, car ferry  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Islay (ILY) to Glasgow (GLA) ILY - GLA
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$126 - $268

Fly Islay to Derry, bus  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Islay (ILY) to Derry (LDY) ILY - LDY
  2. Take the bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Belfast Europa Bus Centre

$81 - $516

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Isle of Islay to Belfast is to ferry and bus and fly which costs £45 - £140 and takes 9 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Isle of Islay to Belfast is to fly which costs £60 - £230 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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The distance between Isle of Islay and Belfast is 84 miles.

It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Isle of Islay to Belfast, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Islay Airport to Belfast City Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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British Airways, Loganair and Flybe offer flights from Islay Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 524+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Isle of Islay to Islay Airport is to line 451 bus which takes 20 min and costs £4.

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Map of how to get from Isle of Islay to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 83.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

What companies run services between Isle of Islay, Scotland and Belfast, Northern Ireland?

Loganair, Flybe and two other airlines fly from Isle of Islay to Belfast every 3 hours.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Islay to Belfast City via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Islay to Belfast City via Glasgow, Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Islay to Belfast City via Glasgow, Manchester
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Islay to Belfast City via Glasgow, London City
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Islay to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Islay to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow, London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Islay to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow, Bristol
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Islay to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Islay to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $340
Flights from Islay to Derry via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Islay to Belfast City via Glasgow, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Islay to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Islay to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$17 - $24
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
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

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