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Ferry or fly between N. Ireland and Scotland

Which is easier taking the ferry from Belfast to Scotland or flying? I was thinking the ferry but it seems more complicated. which is faster?

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Depending where in Scotland you want to be, flying is much faster. Belfast ferries go to "Troon, Cairnryan and Stranraer" according to although it's only Cairnryan that comes up when I try entering "Belfast" in the departure field. And indeed, these 3 locations are quite near each other, all some distance south of Glasgow.

If you want to be in Glasgow or Edinburgh and time is a factor, you're certainly better off flying.

Posted by
3551 posts

There are budget airlines like easy jet or Ryan airlines u can ck for routing and fares. Just follow all the baggage rules very carefully. They are strict and charge alot for xtras.

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977 posts

If you want easy, definitely fly. Just under 30 mins from Belfast to Edinburgh. We flew Easy Jet. No probs. Just remember baggage requirements.