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Bristol to Belfast

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How to get from Bristol to Belfast?

We are suggesting 14 routes by train, bus, ferry, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Bristol Belfast. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Bristol Belfast

For your trip from Bristol (England, United Kingdom) to Belfast (Northern Ireland, United Kingdom) with a distance of 258 mi you will be able to take 5 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, ferry, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Bristol > Belfast will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Bristol and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Bristol BRS airport, 7.5 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Belfast (Belfast International airport, IATA code: BFS) operated by Easyjet or FlyBE.
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Bristol Belfast only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey Bristol-Birmingham.
You will board a coach of MegaBus in Bristol. The bus will drop you off at Birmingham bus station (0.5 mi from Birmingham, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Bristol bus station (0.3 mi from Bristol) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Birmingham.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Bristol-Birmingham will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by plane in order to cover the entire trip.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Bristol to Belfast without changing trains. You can take the train Bristol-Cardiff and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains of First Great Western to Cardiff leave from Bristol Temple Meads railway station in Bristol. Arrival in Cardiff will take place at Cardiff Central station (0.4 mi from the city centre).
There is no direct crossing between Bristol and Belfast, you will have to use another mean of transport (plane) to combine with ferry in order to complete the sea crossing Douglas-Belfast.
You will embark at the port of Douglas Ile of Man Sea Terminal at 1.4 mi from Douglas aboard a ship of Isle of Man Steam Packet. The ferry will dock in the port of Belfast Stena Line Ferries at 3.2 mi from Belfast. We advise you to show up at the port of Douglas for boarding around one or two hours before the time of departure indicated on your reservation.

Which carriers to travel between Bristol and Belfast?

Airlines
FlyBE carries out a flight from Bristol BRS airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Bristol to Belfast (arrival at Belfast City BHD airport)
Easyjet flies on the route from Bristol BRS airport (located 7.5 mi from Bristol, United Kingdom) to Belfast (serving Belfast International BFS airport)
Aurigny Air Services schedules the flight from Bristol BRS airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Bristol to Manchester (arrival at Manchester International MAN airport)
Ferry companies
The ships of Isle of Man Steam Packet ensure the maritime connection between the port of Douglas Ile of Man Sea Terminal and the one of Belfast (Belfast Stena Line Ferries at 3.2 mi from the city)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Bristol-Birmingham (77.7 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Bristol in Bristol and to the one of Manchester (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Bristol (serving Bristol bus station at 0.3 mi from centre) and the city of Birmingham where the coach will drop you off at Birmingham station situated at about 0.5 mi from Birmingham city centre.
Railway companies
First Great Western provides a rail connection Bristol-Cardiff with the train from Bristol Temple Meads railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Cardiff Central at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
CrossCountry transports passengers on a rail line from Bristol to Glasgow with the train which leaves Bristol Temple Meads station to arrive at Glasgow Central railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)

Stop cities from Bristol or cities to visit near Belfast

When travelling from Belfast to Bristol by plane, carpooling, ferry, bus, train, you might have to change at Cardiff located at 26 mi from Bristol, Glasgow 110 mi away from Belfast, Birmingham situated at 78 mi from Bristol, Manchester at approximately 141 mi from Bristol, Douglas located at 66 mi from Belfast (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Belfast or back to Bristol, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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