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How to get from Dublin to Belfast

If you are going to travel to Ireland and you are planning to visit different cities, Belfast, in Northern Ireland, is one of the essentials. The journey between both cities is very common and you have several options. In this post you have a quick guide where I explain the different ways you have to go from Dublin to Belfast and vice versa.


By Bus, the cheapest way to go from Dublin to Belfast

The cheapest option to travel from Dublin to Belfast is by bus. It is about a 2 hour journey and you have several companies that do this route. The approximate cost is 10 euros each way.

You can book online at any of the companies, something I recommend so you don't run out of tickets. You can see rates, schedules and availability in the companies: Aircoach, Bus Eireann and Dublin Coach.

By train, a comfortable option to go from Dublin to Belfast

Another option you have to make the journey is by train. The trip lasts about 2:10h. There are 8 daily trains every 2 hours approx. The train option is more comfortable than the bus option. They are more modern and with free Wi-Fi.

The cost is not very high, they are usually around 18 euros each way. Although there are different classes and traveling in first class can be around 40 euros. I recommend you book in advance online through Irish Rail.

By car, the best way to explore Ireland

If your intention is to travel around Ireland getting to know different cities and places, the best way is to rent a car. Although you can explore Ireland and its most popular places by bus, train, transfers and excursions, the most comfortable option is by car. You will have absolute freedom to stop where you want and go at your own pace.

The cost of a car rental in Ireland can be around 20 euros in low season, although depending on the season this price rises. You can find the best car rental deals in Ireland from here.

Take a tour to visit Belfast from Dublin

Another option to visit Belfast is to take a day trip from Dublin. If you have little time to visit Dublin and a nearby city, this would be the best option. There are several excursions from Dublin that visit Belfast and other places in Northern Ireland:



I hope you enjoy your trip to Ireland very much and that this article has been useful to you. You can continue reading many more related articles on the blog.

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