How to get to Derry from Belfast: by car, train or bus

This article tells you how to get to Derry from Belfast. You can get there by car or by public transport. One of the most beautiful train journeys in Ireland is this one.

🚗 By car

🕠 Time: 1h 50 min

💸 Price: 11€.

The distance between Belfast and Londonderry is just under two hours. The journey by car costs around €11.

To leave Belfast you need to follow the M2 towards Derry. Continue on the M22, then the A6. At the roundabout, take exit B18. Follow the A6 to Derry.

To leave Dublin, you need to follow the N1 towards Belfast. Continue on the M1 motorway towards Derry. Here you will have to pay a toll. Take the first exit N33 Ardee. Continue on N2, then A5 until you reach Derry.

🚈 By train

🕠 Time: 2 hours

💸 Price: 12€.

🔁 Frequency: 16 trains, every hour from 6:20am to 9:20pm

Northern Ireland is served by Translink throughout the territory. The journey time is 2 hours and costs £12. Trains run hourly from 6am to 9pm, arriving in Derry at 11pm.

🚌 By bus

🕠 Time: 2 hours

💸 Price: £14

Frequency: every 15-30 min.

This is the cheapest way to get to Derry from Belfast. It takes about 2 hours to get to Derry and is direct. The fare is around £14 each way. They offer discounts for students and a reduced price if you buy the return trip together.

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