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There are 10 ways to get from London to Belfast by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus or car

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Fly London Heathrow to Belfast City  •  3h 24m

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

£47 - £195

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Bus and ferry, bus via Dublin  •  16h 1m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  2. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x

£24 - £27

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4h 2m

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

£48 - £248

Fly London City to Belfast City  •  3h 36m

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

£54 - £558

Fly London Stansted to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4h 11m

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

£50 - £223

Train to London Luton, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4h 3m

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

£51 - £355

Train, car ferry  •  10h 7m

  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

£98 - £314

Train, car ferry via Dublin  •  12h 33m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place

£143 - £389

Bus and ferry, bus  •  15h 50m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre X1

£31 - £39

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 10m

  1. Drive from London to Liverpool
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Isle of Man Douglas
  3. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Belfast

£55 - £111

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The cheapest way to get from London to Belfast is to bus and ferry and bus via Dublin which costs £23 - £27 and takes 16h 1m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Belfast is to fly which takes 3h 24m and costs £45 - £200.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Belfast. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Belfast Europa Bus Centre via Dublin Busaras Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 50m.

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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 10h 7m and costs £95 - £320.

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It takes approximately 3h 24m to get from London to Belfast, including transfers.

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London to Belfast bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria station.

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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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London to Belfast bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Belfast Europa Bus Centre station.

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

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Map of how to get from London to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 323.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 24m

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

British Airways and Aer Lingus fly from London Paddington to Belfast 4 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £440
Flights from London Gatwick to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £440
Flights from London Stansted to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Flights from London Stansted to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Flights from London Luton to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £160
Flights from London Luton to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £290
Flights from London City to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £290
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£16 - £24
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£16 - £24
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 39m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£100 - £340
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£100 - £130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£250 - £340
Irish Rail
Bus operators
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 and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
National Express
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£18 - £23
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£11
Website
Aircoach
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
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £50
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£28 - £32
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£100 - £120
On Foot
£28 - £32

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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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