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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Belfast

distanceDistance143 miles (230 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$43 - $57
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $43 (€36) • 7 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $57 (€47) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet or National Express

Take a flight or bus to travel 143 miles (230 km) to Belfast from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $43 (€36). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are easyJet or National Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Belfast.

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How to get from Edinburgh to Belfast

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Edinburgh to Belfast, 50,88% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Edinburgh to Belfast, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Belfast.

What are the ways to get from Edinburgh to Belfast?

You can travel from Edinburgh to Belfast 2 different ways: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Belfast?

The cheapest way to go to Belfast from Edinburgh is by taking a bus, which costs on average $43 (€36).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Belfast:

Taking a bus is about $13 (€11) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $57 (€47) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Belfast?

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Belfast is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Belfast that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Belfast by bus can take on average 7 h 20 min.

How far is it from Edinburgh to Belfast?

The Edinburgh to Belfast distance is around 143 miles (230 km).

When traveling to Belfast from Edinburgh, where do I depart from Edinburgh and where do I arrive in Belfast?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Edinburgh to Belfast:

  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Edinburgh to Belfast depart from Edinburgh Airport to Belfast International Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Belfast, Stena Line terminus.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Edinburgh to Belfast?

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

  • You can take a flight from Edinburgh to Belfast with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for $57 (€47) with easyJet from Edinburgh to Belfast.
  • You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Belfast with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $43 (€36) with National Express from Edinburgh to Belfast.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Edinburgh to Belfast?

Your trip from Edinburgh to Belfast doesn't have to end in Belfast. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Dublin, London or Glasgow. If you’d like to add Dublin, London or Glasgow to your Edinburgh to Belfast tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Belfast today!

How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Belfast from Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Belfast, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost $57 (€47) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $43 (€36) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Belfast online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.