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There are 3 ways to get from Ulster to Brussels by plane or bus

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Fly from Donegal

  1. Fly from Donegal (CFN) to Brussels (BRU)

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Bus to Dublin, fly

  1. Take the bus from Ballyshannon, stop 140811 to Zone 21, stop 111911
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Brussels (BRU)

Bus, bus to Belfast City, fly

  1. Take the bus from Lifford, stop 152491 to Ballygawley, stop 156031
  2. Take the bus from Ballygawley Park and Ride to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
  3. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Brussels (BRU)

Donegal (CFN) to Brussels (BRU) flights

The flight time between Donegal (CFN) and Brussels (BRU) is around 9h 11m and covers a distance of around 972 km. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 42m. The fastest flight normally takes 6h 25m. Services are operated by FlexFlight ApS, Ryanair, Aer Lingus and others. Typically 65 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 29m
Layover time:
5h 42m
Total time:
9h 11m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
6h 25m
Flight distance:
972 km
Flights per week:
65
Cheapest price:
€11
Carbon emissions:
197 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
08:20
Last flight departs at:
14:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Donegal (CFN) to Brussels (BRU) flight schedules

Ireland → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Ireland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Ireland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Ireland
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay

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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Ireland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Ireland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brussels is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Ireland from Belgium.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ulster to Brussels is to bus and fly which costs €35 - €140 and takes 6h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Ulster to Brussels is to bus and fly which costs €35 - €140 and takes 6h 48m.

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The distance between Ulster and Brussels is 939 km.

It takes approximately 6h 55m to get from Ulster to Brussels, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Donegal Airport to Brussels Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 25m and has one stopover.

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Brussels is 1h ahead of Ulster. It is currently 3:17 PM in Ulster and 4:17 PM in Brussels.

Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Loganair and five other airlines offer flights from Donegal Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 422+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Ulster to Donegal Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs €23 - €29.

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Map of how to get from Ulster to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 939 km
  • Duration: 6h 55m

What companies run services between Ulster, Ireland and Brussels, Belgium?

FlexFlight ApS, Ryanair and six other airlines fly from Gweedore to Brussels every 3 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Donegal to Brussels via Dublin, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €390
Flights from Donegal to Brussels via Dublin, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Belfast City to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €300
Flights from Belfast City to Brussels via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Donegal to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€11 - €80
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €120
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Donegal to Brussels via Dublin, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €240
Flights from Donegal to Brussels via Glasgow, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €240
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €290
Flights from Belfast City to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Donegal to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Belfast City to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €300
Flights from Belfast City to Brussels via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Donegal to Brussels via Dublin, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Donegal to Brussels via Dublin, Oslo
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Belfast City to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €300
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Belfast City to Brussels via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €230
Bus operators
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Ballyshannon, stop 140811 to Zone 21, stop 111911
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Lifford, stop 152491 to Ballygawley, stop 156031
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Bus Eireann
Mc Ginley Coach Travel
Phone
074 9135201
Email
info@johnmcginley.com
Website
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Lifford to Ballygawley Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20
Website
Mc Ginley Coach Travel
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Ballygawley Park and Ride to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Schedules at
translink.co.uk

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