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

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Train to Exeter, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Belfast City (BHD) EXT - BHD

$90 - $359

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  18 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...

$70 - $91

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Train to Bristol, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) BRS - BFS

$117 - $276

Train, train to Cardiff, fly to Belfast City  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Belfast City (BHD) CWL - BHD

$138 - $391

Train to Birmingham, fly to Belfast City  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Belfast City (BHD) BHX - BHD

$134 - $354

Night bus to Newquay, fly to Dublin, bus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Dublin (DUB) NQY - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre

$75 - $248

Train, car ferry  •  15 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast

$169 - $232

Train, bus, car ferry  •  15 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  4. Take the bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  5. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$331 - $480

Train, car ferry via Newport (S Wales)  •  16 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Chester
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast

$173 - $245

Bus, train, car ferry  •  17 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street M36
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast

$106 - $145

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 44 min

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

$147 - $194

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Belfast is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £50 - £70 and takes 18 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Belfast is to train and fly which costs £65 - £280 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth station to Belfast. However, there are services departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via Birmingham and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 1 min.

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The distance between Plymouth and Belfast is 303 miles.

The best way to get from Plymouth to Belfast without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 15 h 12 min and costs £120 - £180.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Plymouth to Belfast, including transfers.

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Plymouth to Belfast bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Plymouth to Belfast bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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Flybe offers flights from Exeter Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 303.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

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

There is no direct connection from Plymouth to Belfast. However, you can take the train to Exeter St Davids, take the walk to Exeter, St Davids Station, take the line 56 bus to Clyst Honiton, Exeter International Airport, take the walk to Exeter airport, fly to Belfast City, take the walk to Belfast City Airport, then take the line 600 shuttle to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take the train to Bristol Temple Meads, take the walk to Temple Meads, take the bus to Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal, take the walk to Bristol airport, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), take the walk to Belfast Aldergrove International Airport, then take the line 300 shuttle to Belfast.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Exeter to Belfast City via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Exeter to Belfast City via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Cardiff to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Newquay to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $140
Train from Plymouth to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
ScotRail
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Chester
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
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
Night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$227
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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