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There are 7 ways to get from Aalst to Manchester by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry, car train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

£156 - £549

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  13h 4m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Gent to London
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

£20 - £27

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Bus  •  12h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Uk023 / ...

£26 - £43

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 19m

  1. Drive from Aalst to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Manchester

£139 - £1,285

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 1m

  1. Drive from Aalst to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Manchester

£188 - £221

Train to Brussels, fly  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Alost / Aalst to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Manchester (MAN) BRU - MAN

£44 - £124

Train to Charleroi, fly  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Manchester (MAN) CRL - MAN

£24 - £272

Aalst to Manchester by train and subway

The journey time between Aalst and Manchester is around 5h 18m and covers a distance of around 434 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 13m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Eurostar, London Underground (Tube) and others, the Aalst to Manchester service departs from Alost / Aalst and arrives in Manchester Piccadilly. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 18m
Fastest journey time:
5h 13m
Journey distance:
434 miles
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
£156
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:14
Last service departs at:
15:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Aalst to Manchester train and subway schedules

Belgium → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Belgium

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, France, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Taiwan and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
This applies to arrivals from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Iceland, Israel, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

Regional advice

Considerations leaving from Belgium

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Manchester is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Manchester is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Manchester is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Yes, entry into Belgium from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 27 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aalst to Manchester is to bus and ferry and bus which costs €22 - €35 and takes 13h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Aalst to Manchester is to train and fly which takes 4h 34m and costs €50 - €150.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aalst to Manchester station. However, there are services departing from Aalst Vredeplein and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St via Gent and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Aalst to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Alost / Aalst and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h.

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The distance between Aalst and Manchester is 320 miles.

The best way to get from Aalst to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 6h and costs €180 - €650.

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It takes approximately 6h to get from Aalst to Manchester, including transfers.

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Aalst to Manchester bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Gent station.

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Aalst to Manchester train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Aalst to Manchester is to train which takes 6h and costs €180 - €650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 12h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Aalst to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 320.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h

What companies run services between Aalst, Belgium and Manchester, England?

You can take a train from Aalst to Manchester via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Euston station, and London Euston in around 6h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aalst to Manchester via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Brussels, Gare du Midi, London, Victoria Green Line Station, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 12h 53m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£9 - £65
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £290
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £310
Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Alost / Aalst to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £12
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£10 - £12
1st Class
£13 - £15
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£6 - £9
1st Class
£9 - £13
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£85 - £1,200
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£85 - £1,200
Standard Car - Flexi
£130 - £160

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Aalst to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Manchester is 1h behind Aalst. It is currently 2:24 PM in Aalst and 1:24 PM in Manchester.

Aalst to Manchester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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