Hannon Coach
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Hannon Coach operates the only scheduled through-coach service between Belfast and Glasgow. Coach runs twice a day 7 days a week in both directions. Price includes cost of ferry. Each passenger can bring 1 x 23Kg bag for free. Free cancellations and free date/time changes (subject to availability and refund policy). The service is ideal for visiting family & friends, students, backpackers and general travellers.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • trikepw
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    The whole trip was a great experience. Used the Glasgow to Belfast service 3 times and will use again. Ok,it's a 5.5hr journey altogether including the ferry but absolutely stress free as opposed to the hustle bustle of airport security,bag drop etc. You get of the bus,have a few drinks on the ferry bar or eat. There's an onboard toilet on the coach but the steps are quite steep and the cubicle very small,I'm guessing somebody 20 stone or disabled won't manage. All in all,the coach is comfortable Drivers are very experienced and you can sit back and enjoy the scenery,fly,and all you see is clouds,no brainer . I will use HANNON coach at every opportunity I have to travel to Belfast
    Hello, Many thanks for leaving us a wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed travelling on our service. Yes it definitely takes the stress out of travelling! Thanks for choosing to travel with us and we hope to see you back on board again soon😊 Kind regards, HANNON Coach
    Written 24 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 July 2023
  • stephenbradly5
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Belfast-Glasgow
    Great hassle free service. Well priced, Very clean and comfortable coach, Air-con great also. Everything was on time, will defo use this service again in the near future! Not one for writing reviews, but thought Hannon coaches deserved one.
    Hello, Thank you so much for the great review! We're delighted that you were pleased with the service and your trip went smoothly. We hope to see you back on board again soon😊 Kind regards, HANNON Coach
    Written 24 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Mario M
    Pasadena, California57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Belfast to Glasgow Travel
    Anyone taking a one way or round trip from Belfast Northern Ireland to Glasgow Scotland should consider taking the Hannon Coach service. The motor coach picks you up at the Europa Bus Station in Belfast. It comfortably transports you and your luggage via the Stena Ferry to Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station. You are able to enjoy the views of coast, small towns and countryside while someone else takes care of the driving. The coach drivers are very skilled in safely navigating the roads. This option is so worthwhile for anyone who wants an alternative to flying between the two cities.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Discover13983512004
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better than flying
    IT WORKS! We were travelling from the US to UK and had quite some luggage so we chose to take the ferry across Scotland and Ireland. This seemed to be the best option. The whole process takes about 6-7 hours but the process was simple. We got on the bus from The Buchanan bus terminal from Glasgow and the bus takes about 21/2 hours to board the ferry. The ferry time run time is again 2 1/2 hours and then back to Belfast bus terminal takes about 1/2 to 45 minutes depending on the traffic. Only issue we had was the bus seats smelled of Urine. Not intolerable but it really needs some cleaning. The seats do not have a lot of leg room just like the plane The bus didn't have phone charger or toilets as specified. The driver explained the procedure of how to board back into the bus. Overall it was a good experience.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 November 2023
  • Michael W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Service
    I had made a booking error when booking online and needed to get home asap! When I called up, Kate couldn't be more helpful and pleasant to deal with. Our driver Cameron arrived and within about 5 minutes had everybody & their luggage loaded onto the coach and ready to depart. Really diligent staff and very hard working both an asset to the team. I know who I'll pick for the return trip!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 December 2023
  • David M
    Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time using the coach- will not be the last.
    I usually fly between Glasgow and Belfast, but got the coach this year with a Santa sack full of presents. You get 40 kilos of luggage included in your ticket, which is very good value anyway - the cost of hold bags on Easyjet would be more than your coach ticket! Coach and ferry takes 6 hours which is a bit longer than flying, but it's much less stressful. You stick your bags on the coach and then relax until you get off it. No queueingto get through security, no one hassling you about liquids in your hand baggage, no queueing to get on the plane. It takes a couple hours longer than flying but literally everything else is better. Cheaper, less stress and better for the environment. The drivers were both decent guys too. I will definitely be getting coach home more often from now on.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 January 2024
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AllyCurrie
Inverclyde, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I was trying to decide whether to fly over, arrange a bus down, then get a ferry organised and in Northern Ireland get to Belfast then down to visit my daughter. She suggested I look up Hannon's Coaches.
This is a brilliant service and I would highly recommend it - Coach from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station straight to Lurgan which was close enough for my Daughter to get me and add a few more grey hairs driving me to her house. No need to carry luggage between different transport - superb.
Coach was clean and comfortable, drivers in both directions were brilliant both in driving and personalities.
I will be going back later this years hopefully and I definitely will be going back with Hannon.
Written 8 September 2020
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Hi Many, many thanks for taking the time to review our Glasgow Express service. It is great to hear that you liked the service and found it an easy and stress-free way to make the trip. We look forward to welcoming you back aboard soon. Kind regards Hannon Coach
Written 9 September 2020
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sammybj0rn
Glasgow, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
The online booking was easy to go through. The coach was on time, the driver was courteous, explained clearly regarding the safety aspect of boarding and leaving the coach. The driver observed the highway code. I would recommend Hannon coach to anyone.
Written 25 March 2020
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Many thanks for leaving us such a positive review. It is great to hear that you like our service and would recommend us to others. Kind regards, Hannon Coach
Written 18 May 2021
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linzilipstick
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Both outward and return journey the driver told us not to use the toilet, which for myself and my older friends is mandatory. Having paid nearly twice as much as other providers I feel this facility should have been available. Coach was cold going and roasting coming back, the drivers were the best part of it the coaches themselves not up to scratch.
Written 1 September 2021
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Hello, Thank you for making us aware of this issue. Having a toilet on board is one of the main benefits of our service so we apologise that this facility wasn't available. However, glad to hear our driver tried to make the journey as comfortable as possible for you. We will look into the issue and thank you for letting us know. Kind regards, HANNON Coach
Written 9 December 2021
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wstewartgoli
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The coach was very comfortable and operated on schedule. Although it did not directly affect me the driver was certainly competent but more importantly was his manner with us passengers,including a small girl with her mother. I watched him make two courtesy calls to passengers five minutes before departure to ensure they got the coach on time. He was very friendly, genuine and clear as to explain procedures such as at the port. I have worked in tourism for 10 years in Northern Ireland. I can say from experience this driver went the extra mile and is a credit to himself and the company. I only booked the company when another I usually use was unavailable because they have cut back on service. I have already recommended this company to friends. Please pass on my thanks to the driver.
Written 11 February 2020
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Hi! Many thanks for taking the time to give us this review. We are really pleased to hear that you like the service and feel comfortable recommending it to others. We will pass your comments on to the driver. Thanks again Hannon Coach
Written 21 February 2020
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Graham H
Limavady, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
My favourite way of getting to Scotland is to take the Stena Ferry, but its a bit of a hassle getting to Belfast Port, hanging around in the terminal for an hour, then a bus and train at the other end, especially if you have luggage. So this time I enhanced the Stena experience by taking the Hannon coach. I was not disappointed. Loaded the luggage into the coach at Donegal Square, Belfast, then forgot about it until I arrived at Glasgow. A short wait at the ferry terminal then we transferred to the ferry. At the other end a relaxing ride in a comfortable coach along a scenic route. An excellent experience. A few more positives to note. Its cheaper than the plane, the days of £9.99 flights are long gone, especially when you add in baggage and other surcharges. Also, the price doesn't go up as you book nearer your date of travel. Its quicker than the plane. It takes an hour to get to Belfast Airport, security clearance issues last year meant that sometimes, arriving 2 hours before your flight was not enough. Spending time at the airport is not pleasant, these are organisations that are designed to suck your money away. The flight to Glasgow may be short but getting to the city centre takes as long (or longer than your flight.
Written 1 April 2022
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Hello, Many thanks for leaving us a great review! We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable journey. We strive to provide stress-free travel, comfortable travel for our passengers and we definitely agree that travelling by coach is a lot less stressful than flying and going through airports. We look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon 😊 Kind regards, HANNON Coach
Written 6 April 2022
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JohnrtFord
Belfast, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I have been travelling back and forward from Belfast to Scotland using various different services for years now, and in the last year and a half or so - Hannon has been the one for me with over 15 return journeys done so far and a couple more to book in the near future.
The coaches are fantastic and comfortable and the fact that you don’t need to pick up your bags and check into the boat on foot is a huge bonus.
Drivers are always very pleasant and journeys are always without drama!
You’ll absolutely recommend to anyone to travel with Hannon on the Belfast to Glasgow route!
Written 10 January 2020
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Hi Many thanks for the review and great to hear that you regularly use the service and feel happy recommending it to others. ☺ Kind regards Hannon Coach
Written 28 January 2020
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BoardingPass438553
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We travelled on the 10.30 am service from Belfast on 24 August 2021. Everything went smoothly at first apart fron a slight delay on the sailing due to fog. However as we approached the Cairnryan Terminal we were told that the main road north to Girvan had been closed due to a serious road accident. The coach was diverted south to Newtown Stewart to join the A714. north to Girvan but, guess what, this road was also closed just south of Girvan due to another serious road accident. The A714 is a very narrow winding road which made it very difficult for large vehicles to turn but our driver, with the help of a local farmer, managed to get turned in a field.and, with the assistance of a City Link bus which also turned we used another even narrower road to get back on the main coast road beyond the first accident. Although it was a hairy experience and we eventually arrived in Glasgow 4 hours late, the actions of our driver probably saved us many more hours as both roads remained closed. Well done Hannon Coach and driver.
Written 1 September 2021
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Hello, Thanks so much for leaving us a great review. This was very unusual journey for us due to all the road closures but it is great to hear that our driver tried to make it as comfortable and stress-free as possible for our passengers. We hope to see you back on board again soon. Kind regards, HANNON Coach
Written 2 September 2021
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Argumentative
Glasgow, UK54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The major plus point here is that the coach travels on the ferry and continues to Belfast City Hall. This means no changes needed, no need to carry the baggage on and off the ferry, no airport security queues and no need to park the car at the port. The ferry journey provides a break. Weather was bad and the ferry coped far better than the flights. The only downside is that I am not a big fan of coaches and prefer the train where available.
Written 26 February 2020
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Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. The stress-free aspect of the through-coach is probably the most common reason why people say they like the service. Great to hear that your journey went well despite the weather. Kind regards Hannon Coach
Written 28 February 2020
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walterstafford
Belfast, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Service was excellent. On both the outward and return journey the bus was punctual. The coach was clean and comfortable. The driver drove safely and kept us informed of anything we needed to know about. It is really good that the bus drives onto the ferry...saves a lot of walking from the Terminal buildings.
Will be happy to use Hannon's on our next trip to Glasgow.
Written 5 July 2021
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Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to hear that you like our service. We pride ourselves on making the journey as comfortable and stress-free as possible for our passengers. We look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon. Many thanks, HANNON Coach
Written 6 July 2021
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V9278FTdavidg
Ballyclare, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I frequently use Hannon’s coach service between Northern Ireland and Scotland.
I find it very convenient, reliable and well priced. I particularly like the way my luggage, which is very flexible in size and quantity, is loaded into the coach at the pick-up point and I next see it at my destination.
Booking is very easy.
Written 29 January 2020
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Hi Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. it's great to hear that you find the service reliable and convenient and a good service for regular travel. Kind regards Hannon Coach
Written 30 January 2020
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