How to get from London to Belfast

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from London to Belfast

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

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To get from London to Belfast on 19 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:35London Gatwick Airport1h45 08:20George Best Belfast City Airport
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06:35London Gatwick Airport1h45 08:20George Best Belfast City Airport
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09:15London Stansted Airport1h20 10:35Belfast International Airport
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11:05London Heathrow Airport1h25 12:30George Best Belfast City Airport
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13:00London Stansted Airport1h15 14:15Belfast International Airport
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Travel Information from London to Belfast

distanceDistance321 miles (517 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£52 - £72
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £52 • 15 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £72 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or BA Cityflyer

Travel 321 miles (517 km) by coach or flight 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 £52. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or BA Cityflyer among others. Travellers can even take a direct 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.

You can travel from London to Belfast 2 different ways: coach or flight.

The cheapest way from London to Belfast is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £52 compared to other travel options to Belfast:

A coach journey is usually £20 less than a journey to Belfast by plane, which costs on average £72 for the same trip.

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

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 15 h 5 min.

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

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.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Belfast, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can take you to Belfast by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from London to Belfast for £52.
  • Travel with BA Cityflyer for flights to Belfast. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BA Cityflyer London to Belfast tickets on Omio for £72.
Many of our customers travelling from London to Belfast don't make Belfast their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Dublin, Glasgow or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your London and Belfast trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Belfast to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from London 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 is on average £52 one way for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £72 one way for this route.

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.

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