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

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

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Train to Cardiff, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Belfast City (BHD) CWL - BHD

$73 - $255

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station 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 / ...

$65 - $81

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Train to Bristol, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) BRS - BFS

$99 - $268

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Belfast City  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Birmingham New Street
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Belfast City (BHD) BHX - BHD

$129 - $366

Train to Cardiff, fly to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Dublin (DUB) CWL - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre

$80 - $251

Drive, carferry  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Liverpool
  2. Take the carferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  3. Take the carferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast

$67 - $182

Train, carferry via Moorfields  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Liverpool South Parkway
  3. Take the carferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  4. Take the carferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast

$119 - $261

Train, carferry  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
  2. Take the carferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Take the train from Rosslare Europort to Connolly
  4. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station

$134 - $188

Train, carferry #2  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Chester
  2. Take the carferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast

$127 - $172

Train, carferry, bus  •  14 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Pembroke Dock
  2. Take the carferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
  3. Take the bus from Redmond Square to IFSC Custom House Quays 740
  4. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre

$119 - $162

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Belfast. However, there are services departing from Swansea Bus Station and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via Birmingham and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 31 min.

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The distance between Swansea and Belfast is 223 miles.

The best way to get from Swansea to Belfast without a car is to train and carferry which takes 12 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Swansea to Belfast, including transfers.

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Swansea to Belfast bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swansea Bus Station.

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 533+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 222.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

What companies run services between Swansea, Wales and Belfast, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Swansea to Belfast. However, you can take the train to Cardiff Central, take the walk to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse), take the bus to Cardiff Airport, Airport, take the walk to Cardiff 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 Parkway, 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 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
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
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
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from Swansea to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Swansea to Chester
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
Train from Swansea to Pembroke Dock
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Rosslare Europort to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
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 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Wexford Bus
Website
wexfordbus.com
Bus from Redmond Square to IFSC Custom House Quays
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
wexfordbus.com
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 Swansea Bus Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.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
$224
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $160
On Foot
$39 - $44

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