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Travel Information to Belfast from Dublin

distanceDistance87 miles (140 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 87 miles (140 km) between Dublin and Belfast. Travellers can even take a direct from Dublin to Belfast.

How to Travel from Dublin to Belfast

The Irish capital of Dublin is 102 miles from Belfast. The journey between the two cities takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. Dublin, which is situated on the Liffey River, has many attractions to visit, such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol. Visitors to Belfast can visit Crumlin Road Jail and the Titanic Quarter which has many historic maritime landmarks.

Train: There are no trains between Dublin and Belfast.

Bus: There are no buses from Dublin to Belfast.

Flight: There are 11 flights an hour between the two cities for most of the day. Seven companies operate flights on this route: Aer Lingus, Air France, British Airways, Iberia, KLM, and Norwegian Air. All flights depart from Dublin Airport and land in Belfast City Airport. All flights involve 1 change. The flight time is between 2 hours 15 minutes and 26 hours 5 minutes.

Travelling from Dublin to Belfast: Travel Tips

  • What is the cheapest way to travel from Dublin to Belfast?
  • For travellers looking to keep to costs down, the cheapest way to travel from Dublin to Belfast is by plane.
  • What is the fastest way to travel from Dublin to Belfast
  • The fastest way to travel between Dublin and Belfast is by plane which can take 2 hours 15 minutes.

Buses from Dublin to Belfast

The Aircoach travel company operates a daily direct service from Dublin city centre to Belfast. Departures on the 705X route are hourly throughout the day starting in the early hours of the morning and continuing until around 11:30 p.m. Buses depart from Dublin Connolly Station before calling into both terminals of Dublin Airport and arriving at the Belfast Europa Bus Centre on Glengall Street just over 2.5 hours later. The Europa Centre is a new terminus with fast links to both of the city's airports, as well as links to local Metro buses and trains. Taxis are available at departure and arrival points.

Trains from Dublin to Belfast

Eight trains, operated by Irish Rail, run from Dublin to Belfast seven days a week. All departures are direct with the first service leaving Dublin Connolly Station just after 7:30 a.m. Departures are spread throughout the day until just before 9:00 p.m. Trains arrive at Belfast Central Station after a journey time of just over 2 hours. Belfast Central Station is well linked to the city's bus network while Dublin Connolly, slightly out of the city centre, is served by both the Luas and Dart light rail systems as well as local buses. Bus routes operate in Dublin on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Taxis are available at both stations.

Travel Tips: Travel from Dublin to Belfast

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FAQs

Travel between Dublin, Ireland and Belfast, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Ireland enter United Kingdom?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Belfast from Dublin?

Conditions of entry into United Kingdom:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Belfast, United Kingdom?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 24/06/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from Dublin to Belfast.

Return travel to Dublin, Ireland from United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Ireland from United Kingdom?

Entry into Ireland is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Ireland from United Kingdom?

Requirements for reentering Ireland:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Ireland?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Ireland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Dublin, Ireland was last verified on 17/06/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Dublin from Belfast.

There are 4 ways to travel from Dublin to Belfast including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Dublin to Belfast. Tickets for a flight cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Belfast:

A flight journey is usually £12 less than a journey to Belfast by coach, which costs on average £12 for the same trip.

A flight is £1 less than a ferry for this trip with tickets for a ferry from Dublin to Belfast costing on average £1.

A flight is about £15 less than a train, which costs on average £15 for this trip.

The fastest way from Dublin to Belfast is by travel with an average journey time of min.

Other travel options to Belfast from Dublin can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 22 min   on average.

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In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 34 min.

The distance from Dublin to Belfast is approximately 87 miles (140 km).

The average frequency per day from Dublin to Belfast is:

  • 19 coaches per day.
  • Around 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Dublin to Belfast as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Dublin to Belfast:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Dublin, Dublin Airport and arrive in Belfast, Stena Line terminus.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Dublin Airport and arrive in Belfast International Airport.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Dublin to Belfast often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Dublin and Belfast itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Belfast and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Dublin to Belfast, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £12 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £1 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is £1 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £15 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Dublin to Belfast tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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