How to get to Belfast from London

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from London to Belfast

How to get to Belfast from London by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from London to Belfast is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

British Airways
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
10:35George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)
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British Airways
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
10:35George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)
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London Stansted Airport (STN)
09:30Belfast International Airport (BFS)
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London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
07:45Belfast International Airport (BFS)
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London Luton Airport (LTN)
08:45George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)
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London Stansted Airport (STN)
13:45Belfast International Airport (BFS)
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Travel Information from London to Belfast

distanceDistance321 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range- £54
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £51 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £51 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or Virgin Trains

Travel 321 miles by coach or flight to Belfast from London. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express, easyJet or Virgin Trains among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, ferry, flight or train from London to Belfast.

Travelling from London to Belfast

Travelling to Northern Ireland's capital is easy, visitors can choose between buses, trains and flights. Buses and trains are a leisurely way to make the journey, but they are both far more time consuming than flying. With a flight time of a little over an hour, and services from every London airport, it's easily the most convenient option.

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Quick Guide to Belfast

Must Know: Belfast has an extensive public transport network meaning it's easy to get around for tourists.
Must See: See the city by car with a Black Taxi Tour.
Must Do: Visit St. George's Street market for great food.
Did you know? Belfast has the world’s largest dry dock.

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It is possible to take a Virgin Trains service all the way to Belfast, but a minimum of three changes will be needed along the way. There are plenty of possible departure times, but the quickest route is to take the 10:30 a.m. train from London Euston, and to change at Glasgow, Ayr and Cairnryan (with a ferry journey in between), which takes just over 11 hours.


Taking a flight is much the easiest and fastest way to get to Belfast from London, with daily services from British Airways, Ryanair, Aer Lingus, FlyBe and Easyjet. You can catch an early plane at 7:00 am, or choose departure times throughout the day until the final take off slot at 9:45 p.m. All flights last for around 1 hour 20 minutes. Flights depart from all of London's airports, and touch down at both Belfast City and Belfast International airports.


National Express operates a single direct service every day, which leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 10:30 p.m. and gets into Belfast at 2:25 p.m. the next day. However, there are also two other services with one or more changes, leaving at 3:18 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The fastest bus takes 15 hours 25 minutes to complete the journey.

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Find the best journey from London to Belfast with easyJet, Ryanair and National Express. Comparing timetables and prices and booking the most affordable trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel operators on Omio.

National Express is the leading travel operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Belfast travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom with its headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Known as a full-service global airline, BA offers low fares year-round to destinations around the globe and flies to and from centrally-located airports. Its extensive global route network includes more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. BA is also the second largest airline based in the UK in terms of its fleet size and number of passengers carried.

      FAQs: London to Belfast

      FAQs: Travel to Belfast easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Belfast.

      There are 2 travel options between London and Belfast. You can take a coach or flight.

      The cheapest way to travel from London to Belfast is a flight with an average price of £51.

      This is compared to other travel options from London to Belfast:

      Taking a flight costs £3 less than taking a coach, which costs on average £54 for the same trip.

      Taking a flight costs less than taking a ferry, which costs on average for the same trip.

      Taking a flight costs less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of.

      The fastest way to get to Belfast from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

      Other travel options to Belfast take longer:

      Coach takes 16 h on average.

      Belfast is approximately 321 miles away from London.

      The average frequency per day from London to Belfast is:

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between London and Belfast as scheduled services by coach or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

        • Most travellers catch their coach from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Belfast, Europa Buscentre.
        • Most travellers who book a plane ticket from London to Belfast depart from London Gatwick Airport to Belfast International Airport.
        • Most travellers catch their train from London Waterloo and arrive in Belfast Lanyon Place.

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Belfast:

        • You can travel by coach from London to Belfast with National Express, and you can find National Express London to Belfast tickets for £54 on Omio.
        • You can travel by plane from London to Belfast with easyJet, British Airways, Cityflyer (British Airways 2), Aer Lingus or Flybe, and you can find easyJet London to Belfast tickets for £51 on Omio.

        Yes, there are direct services available from London to Belfast with the following travel companies:

        • Direct coach with.
        • Direct services by ferry with.
        • Direct services by plane with easyJet, British Airways or Cityflyer (British Airways 2).
        • Direct services by train with.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Belfast as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Belfast from London.

        Omio customers who travel from London to Belfast often also extend their holiday to go to Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh or Londonderry. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Belfast and these popular destinations at a great price.
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