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1. Posted by thegirlwho (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

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What would be the most convenient and/or cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Belfast?

And actually, while I'm here I'll go ahead and shoehorn this in: When traveling, do you generally prefer trains or coaches/buses?

Thanks!

-Amy-

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 7y

Hello Thegirlwho

I generally prefer trains. The views, from the windows, are usually better.

Maybe Ryanair fly from Glasgow, to Belfast. They have very cheap flights. Here is their website.
www.ryanair.com

Mel

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

I think Easyjet is your best bet - £20 from Glasgow International (not Prestwick which is miles away).

4. Posted by alisonkf (Budding Member 24 posts) 7y

Dear Amy,
I usually avoid trains in the UK because of the outrageous prices and the unreliability. Flying is now cheap but boring, Belfast airport is miles from the city.

More interesting is to take a coach and ferry from Stranraer. The prices are pitched to compete with air travel and are usually cheaper. The journey time is about five to six hours, but you will see some nice scenery on the way out to the west coast and ferry journeys from one island to another are always memorable and make you feel you are travelling properly.

Coogle the Citylink Scotland site and you can book in advance, securing a discount. If you are young or old a further discount is attracted.

Cheers,

Alison

5. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1371 posts) 7y

Quoting magykal1

I think Easyjet is your best bet - £20 from Glasgow International (not Prestwick which is miles away).

You can also check FlyBe and BMI. (they fly from Belfast City airport instead of Belfast Int.)

Train/Bus -> I prefer trains, as they are faster. (for everything over 4-5 hours of traveling time, I check the flights to see if they are cheaper). I also like it that on trains, you have the possibility to walk around a little bit, and you just have a little bit more space in general.

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 6, 2007, at 4:33 PM by Herr Bert ]

6. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1371 posts) 7y

Quoting Mel.

Hello Thegirlwho

I generally prefer trains. The views, from the windows, are usually better.

Maybe Ryanair fly from Glasgow, to Belfast. They have very cheap flights. Here is their website.
www.ryanair.com

Mel

RyanAir doesn't have any flights to/from Belfast.

7. Posted by bob flinn (Full Member 173 posts) 7y

Travel from Glasgow to Stranraer and ferry to Belfast is a real good way to see the scenery and enjoy the experience. If you are in a hurry try Easyjet.

8. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3535 posts) 7y

There are a few options - you can get Ulsterbus (translink) which will do a ferry and bus combo - usually very reasonable; or you can fly - easyjet into Belfast International where buses run every 20 mins into the city or flybe.com will fly you into Belfast city with bus transfers which will have you in the city centre in about 15mins is the traffic is not against you.

OR if you drive you can drive to Stranraer and get Stenaline into Belfast which gets you into the Belfast Port which is very central in Belfast.

CITY LINK

EASYJET

STENALINE

FLY BE

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Hopefully these weblinks will help!

You can try train links which would be getting a train from Glasgow to Stranraer ferry into Belfast and then a bus will take you into city centre - but to be honest the train links in Northern Ireland are pretty pathetic really compared to the rest of the UK!

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 16, 2007, at 1:38 PM by Purdy ]