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Travel from Belfast to Glasgow

What are the options for travel from Belfast, Ireland to Glasgow, Scotland? Costs, duration etc.
Thank you.

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CityLink has a service by bus and ferry between Glasgow and Belfast--ferry between Cairnryan and Belfast, bus between Glasgow and Cairnryan. Trip takes about 5 hours, advance ticket is 28 GBP.

Posted by
1395 posts

When do you plan on going? Random search shows that on Sept. 4, 2021 you can fly one way from Belfast to Glasgow for $60. It's a 45 minute flight.

Posted by
6113 posts

The ferries have been running on reduced capacity due to Covid. I would fly, which is quicker. Booking further in advance will be cheaper. The cost will vary depending on when you are travelling. is a useful resource for looking at route options.

Posted by
1419 posts

We did the ferry as a part of a package tour.... just before the halfway point we turned around due to an announced "medical emergency of a passenger " turning a five hour trip into a 9 hr trip.... not sure I'd risk that again

Posted by
8741 posts

Yes, please do not be confused about N Ireland where Belfast is located and Ireland.

Research “The Troubles” to see why.

You’ll need to have British Pounds to spend in Belfast and Euros in Ireland.

Enjoy your trip.