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There are 11 ways to get from London to Belfast by plane, train, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly London Heathrow to Belfast City

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Belfast City (BHD)

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Bus, car ferry via Liverpool

  1. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Liverpool ONE Bus Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Isle of Man Douglas
  3. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Belfast

Fly London City to Belfast City

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Belfast City (BHD)

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS)

Fly London Stansted to Belfast (Aldergrove)

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS)

Train to London Luton, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS)

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Belfast City

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Belfast City (BHD)

Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Isle of Man Douglas
  3. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Belfast

Train, car ferry via Dublin

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central

Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

Drive, car ferry

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

London to Belfast by train, walk, car ferry and bus

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12h 35m Average Duration
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Belfast is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Belfast is to fly which costs £45 - £160 and takes 4h 37m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Belfast is to fly which takes 3h 10m and costs £45 - £270.

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The distance between London and Belfast is 323 miles.

The best way to get from London to Belfast without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 11h 27m and costs £95 - £330.

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It takes approximately 3h 10m to get from London to Belfast, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Aer Lingus and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 165+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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Map of how to get from London to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 323.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 10m

What companies run services between London, England and Belfast, Northern Ireland?

British Airways and Aer Lingus fly from London Paddington to Belfast every 3 hours.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from London Gatwick to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from London Gatwick to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from London Stansted to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£29 - £180
Flights from London Stansted to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday
Estimated price
£29 - £180
Flights from London Stansted to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£29 - £180
Flights from London Luton to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £230
Flights from London Luton to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £230
Flights from London Luton to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £230
Flights from London Gatwick to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £430
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £400
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £390
Flights from London City to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £440
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £400
Flights from London City to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £440
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£13 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £23
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
Train from London Euston to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£95 - £340
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£95 - £130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£250 - £340
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£16 - £40
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Liverpool ONE Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£15 - £25
Website
Megabus UK
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£26 - £35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Isle of Man Douglas
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £60
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Belfast
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Stena Line
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stena Line

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