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There are 7 ways to get from Waterford to Belfast by bus, train, car, night bus or plane

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Bus via Busáras  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Busáras 4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 400

$38 - $48

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Bus  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 600
  2. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x

$25 - $42

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Bus, train  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Busáras 4 / ...
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station 8 / ...

$64 - $89

Train  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Waterford to Heuston 4
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station 8 / ...

$74 - $109

Drive  •  3h 17m

  1. Drive from Waterford to Belfast 207.7 miles

$45 - $65

Night bus, fly to Belfast City  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the night bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Belfast City (BHD) DUB - BHD

$77 - $298

Night bus, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the night bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) DUB - BFS

$51 - $223

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterford to Belfast is to bus which costs 21€ - 40€ and takes 5h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterford to Belfast is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterford station to Belfast. However, there are services departing from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via Custom House Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 5m.

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The distance between Waterford and Belfast is 272 km. The road distance is 332.3 km.

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The best way to get from Waterford to Belfast without a car is to bus which takes 5h 5m and costs 30€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Waterford to Belfast, including transfers.

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Waterford to Belfast bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Waterford, Waterford Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Waterford to Belfast is to bus which takes 5h 5m and costs 30€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 5h 53m.

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There is no direct flight from Dublin Airport to Belfast City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Waterford to Belfast bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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Map of how to get from Waterford to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 169.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 5m

What companies run services between Waterford, Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland?

You can take a bus from Waterford to Belfast via Busáras and Custom House Quay in around 5h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Waterford to Belfast via Heuston, Heuston, Busáras, and Connolly in around 5h 53m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Belfast City via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Belfast City via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $190
Flights from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Belfast City via Doncaster/Sheffied
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Belfast City via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Belfast City via Southampton
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Dublin to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Belfast City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Waterford to Heuston
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
Bus Eireann
Night bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Aircoach

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterford to Belfast is 332 km. It takes approximately 3h 17m to drive from Waterford to Belfast.

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KLM, British Airways, Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Dublin Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 576+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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