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There are 10 ways to get from Scotland to Portrush by bus, car ferry, car, train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, car ferry, drive  •  6 h 27 min

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

$57 - $138

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

$37 - $215

8 alternative options

Bus, car ferry, train  •  8 h 9 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

$84 - $100

Train, bus, car ferry  •  9 h 13 min

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

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 50 min

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

$56 - $137

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City, train  •  5 h 14 min

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

$48 - $156

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 - $134

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

$58 - $156

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast City, train  •  5 h 41 min

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

$49 - $188

Fly Glasgow to Derry, train  •  5 h 7 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 7 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 50 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 9 min and costs £60 - £80.

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 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 45 min.

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Flybe offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 250+ hotels available in Portrush. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Glasgow Airport is to line 757 bus which takes 15 min and costs £2 - £3.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Portrush.
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  • Distance: 147.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 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 drive to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Larne, then take the drive to Portrush. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Glasgow to Portrush via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, and Yorkgate in around 8 h 9 min.

Airlines
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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Derry
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $190
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 - $17
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Antrim to Portrush
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Ferry operators
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
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91
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
$168

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