Ways to travel to and from Belfast
Depending on how much travel you are happy doing, a day trip from Belfast to Dublin is doable. It would require an early start and perhaps a late evening return. But, it may be the best fit for your schedule or all that you need.
On the other hand, you may be wanting to stay in Dublin or perhaps even visit some other places nearby. In that case, your time in the city may be more of a leisurely one.
How to get there?
There are several ways you can get down to Dublin. The best is either by car, train or bus. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be any direct flights operating between Belfast and Dublin. However, the cities are not very far away from each other.
Car: Driving to Dublin from Belfast should roughly take you about 2 hours.
Train: You can hop on a train from Belfast Langon Place to Dublin City Connolly Station, which should take you over 2-hours.
Bus: A bus from Belfast Europa Bus Station to Dublin City Centre will be around the 2-hour 30mins mark.
Tour Dublin and see the sights
Are you stuck for time? Why not make use of a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour? It is a great way to get around the city while having the opportunity to hear about its history. Plus, you can stop off at the major Dublin attractions!
If you are thinking of visiting multiple attractions like Christ Church Cathedral and going on several experiences like the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, the Dublin Pass may be a helpful way for you to save on admission fees. You can get a single day pass or one to cover up to 5 days.
Top Tip: Are you on a tight budget? Then why not check out some free places to visit in Dublin like the National Botanic Gardens.
Looking for more things to do?
Whether you have some places in mind already or are looking for a bit of inspiration, there are plenty of places to explore in Ireland’s capital city. Just check out The Old Library in Trinity College for some stunning architecture.
Not so interested in books, but love local landmarks? Then why not take time to explore Dublin’s historical landmarks. To discover our list of landmarks, click here.
Do you like to know about all the city must-see locations before you adventure anywhere? No problem, we have got you covered. Check out our Dublin Guide to must-see spots, from green spaces like St Stephen’s Green to places of historical importance like Dublin’s General Post Office.
Have you got a bit of spare time on your hands? Are you sticking about in Dublin? What about going on some fun day trips? Whether you are looking for town visits or stunning countryside views, have a peek at our list of 10-day trips from Dublin.
Back in Belfast?
Are you heading back to Belfast? Perhaps, you still have a bit of time left for sightseeing? Great, let’s see what else we can squeeze into our trip.
If you haven’t already paid a visit to Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, then put this on your to-do list. Yes, from the fantastic Titanic Belfast to the Titanic Docks and Pump House, explore the story of one of the world’s most famous sea liners HMS Titanic from her birthplace.
For some more helpful sightseeing suggestions, have a look at our easyGuide list of 8 great things to do in Belfast here.
Or maybe you’ve had your time in Belfast and want to go a bit further afield and see a bit more of Northern Ireland. Have you gone to Giant’s Causeway yet? For recommendations of good places to visit in Northern Ireland, click here.