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from London to Belfast

You can get from London to Belfast by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from London to Belfast on 25 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:15London Gatwick Airport1h30 07:45Belfast International Airport
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06:15London Gatwick Airport1h30 07:45Belfast International Airport
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17:45London Gatwick Airport1h40 19:25George Best Belfast City Airport
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08:25London Gatwick Airport1h30 09:55Belfast International Airport
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18:25London Stansted Airport1h15 19:40Belfast International Airport
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Travel Information from London to Belfast

distanceDistance321 miles (517 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£47 - £56
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £47 • 15 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £56 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet or National Express

Travel 321 miles (517 km) by flight or coach to Belfast from London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £47. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are easyJet or National Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight 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.

Travel Tips

Travel from London to Belfast
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.
How do you get from London to Belfast?

There are 2 ways to travel between London and Belfast including taking a flight or coach.

What is the cheapest way to go to Belfast from London?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Belfast, which costs on average £47.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Belfast:

A coach is about £9 less than a flight, which costs on average £56 for this route.

What is the fastest way to Belfast from London?

The quickest way to travel between London and Belfast is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Belfast by coach can take on average 15 h 5 min.

How far is it from London to Belfast?

Belfast is approximately 321 miles (517 km) away from London.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from London to Belfast?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to Belfast:

  • Flights most often depart from London at London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Belfast at Belfast International Airport.
  • Coaches mostly leave from London, Victoria Coach Station and tend to arrive in Belfast, Stena Line terminus.
Who can get me from London to Belfast?

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

  • You can travel by plane to Belfast from London with easyJet, and you can find easyJet London to Belfast tickets for £56 on Omio.
  • You can travel by coach to Belfast from London with National Express, and you can find National Express London to Belfast tickets for £47 on Omio.
Is there a direct service from London to Belfast?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with easyJet, British Airways or BA Cityflyer.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey from London to Belfast ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from London to Belfast often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Dublin, Glasgow or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and Belfast itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Belfast and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase London to Belfast tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £56 one way on average.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £47 one way.

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