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There are 9 ways to get from Lanark to Belfast by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, car ferry  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

Cheapest option

Train to Glasgow, fly to Dublin, bus  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre

7 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

Train, car ferry  •  10h 17m

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 16m

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

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4h 45m

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

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD

Train, line 236 bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Bellshill
  2. Take the line 236 bus from Bellshill, Main Street to Harthill Services
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS

Train, line 236 bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Bellshill
  2. Take the line 236 bus from Bellshill, Main Street to Harthill Services
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD
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The cheapest way to get from Lanark to Belfast is to train and fly and bus which costs £27 - £120 and takes 5h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Lanark to Belfast is to train and fly which costs £40 - £140 and takes 3h 58m.

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The distance between Lanark and Belfast is 113 miles.

The best way to get from Lanark to Belfast without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 8h 28m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 28m to get from Lanark to Belfast, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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easyJet offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport.

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Map of how to get from Lanark to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 113.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 28m

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

There is no direct connection from Lanark to Belfast. However, you can take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the walk to Belfast Heron Road, then take the line 94 bus to Belfast Albert Clock Queens Square. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Lanark to Belfast via Glasgow Central, Ayr, Ayr station, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, and Belfast Heron Road in around 8h 34m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £280
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£29 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £450
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£23 - £190
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£29 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£11 - £95
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Lanark to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £26
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £26
Train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Lanark to Bellshill
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £12
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£9 - £12
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
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
Once daily
Website
Dodds of Troon
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Bellshill, Main Street to Harthill Services
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
Aircoach
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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