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

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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Fly Islay to Belfast City  •  4 h 11 min

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

$85 - $458

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  9 h 27 min

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

$61 - $175

4 alternative options

Fly Islay to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  5 h 23 min

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

$76 - $282

Ferry, bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  9 h 39 min

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

$69 - $160

Fly Islay to Derry, bus  •  7 h 39 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

$79 - $506

Fly Islay to Glasgow, train, bus, car ferry  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Islay (ILY) to Glasgow (GLA) ILY - GLA
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
  3. Take the bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

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 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Isle of Islay to Belfast is to fly which costs £65 - £360 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 11 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 8 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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There are 558+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $76 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 .

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Map of how to get from Isle of Islay to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 83.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

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

Loganair and Flybe fly from Isle of Islay to Belfast twice daily.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Islay to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Islay to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Islay to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Islay to Belfast City via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Islay to Belfast City via Glasgow, East Midlands
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Islay to Derry via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $480
Flights from Islay to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $340
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
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
$168

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