There are 9 ways to get from Scotland to Portrush by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, car ferry, train  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the train from Yorkgate to Portrush 3

$70 - $82

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to Derry, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Derry (LDY) EDI - LDY
  2. Take the train from Coleraine to Portrush Train Station

$38 - $215

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Bus, car ferry  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Bridge Street to Coleraine Bus Center 218

$76 - $91

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Drive from Larne to Portrush

$59 - $137

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City, train  •  5 h 19 min

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

$48 - $158

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS
  2. Take the train from Antrim to Portrush

$52 - $135

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast City, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD
  2. Take the train from Belfast Central Train Station to Portrush

$50 - $190

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS
  2. Take the train from Antrim to Portrush

$59 - $157

Fly Glasgow to Derry, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Derry (LDY) GLA - LDY
  2. Take the train from Coleraine to Portrush Train Station

$40 - $113

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Portrush is to fly and train which costs £30 - £90 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Portrush is to drive and car ferry which costs £40 - £110 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The distance between Scotland and Portrush is 148 miles.

The best way to get from Scotland to Portrush without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 8 h 17 min and costs £50 - £65.

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It takes approximately 8 h 17 min to get from Scotland to Portrush, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Flybe offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 239+ hotels available in Portrush. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Portrush.
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  • Distance: 147.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 17 min

What companies run services between Scotland and Portrush, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Portrush. However, you can take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the walk to Yorkgate, then take the train to Portrush. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Glasgow to Portrush via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, Belfast Bridge Street, and Coleraine Bus Center in around 9 h 57 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $140
Flights from Edinburgh to Derry
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Yorkgate to Portrush
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Central Train Station to Portrush
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Antrim to Portrush
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Coleraine to Portrush Train Station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
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
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Bridge Street to Coleraine Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$14 - $20
Ferry operators
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
$171
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$93

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