There are 10 ways to get from Barrow in Furness to Belfast by train, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry, car 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.

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains, bus, car ferry  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  4. Take the bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  5. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$145 - $251

Cheapest option

Train, train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Belfast City  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Barrow-in-Furness to Carnforth
  2. Take the train from Carnforth to Shipley
  3. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Belfast City (BHD) LBA - BHD

$70 - $222

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Train, car ferry  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Barrow-in-Furness to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast

$71 - $92

Train, bus, car ferry  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, English Street (Cairndale Hotel) to Stranraer, Port Rodie X75
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$113 - $128

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Barrow-in-Furness, Town Hall to Kendal, Bus Station (Ken) (Westmorland Shopping Centre) X6 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kendal to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  4. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...

$70 - $90

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Barrow in Furness to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$78 - $95

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Belfast City  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast City (BHD) MAN - BHD

$71 - $220

Train, train to Carlisle, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Carlisle
  3. Fly from Carlisle (CAX) to Belfast City (BHD) CAX - BHD

$89 - $317

Train, train to Liverpool, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Warrington Bank Quay
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) LPL - BFS

$85 - $206

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Glasgow Central
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD

$119 - $324

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barrow in Furness to Belfast is to train and car ferry which costs £50 - £75 and takes 12 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barrow in Furness to Belfast is to train and fly which costs £65 - £250 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barrow in Furness to Belfast. However, there are services departing from Barrow-in-Furness, Town Hall and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via Kendal, Manchester and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 33 min.

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The distance between Barrow in Furness and Belfast is 114 miles.

The best way to get from Barrow in Furness to Belfast without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 10 h 23 min and costs £110 - £200.

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It takes approximately 10 h 23 min to get from Barrow in Furness to Belfast, including transfers.

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Barrow in Furness to Belfast bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, depart from Barrow-in-Furness, Town Hall station.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Map of how to get from Barrow in Furness to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 114.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 23 min

What companies run services between Barrow in Furness, England and Belfast, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Barrow in Furness to Belfast. However, you can take the train to Lancaster, take the train to Glasgow Central, take the train to Ayr, take the walk to Ayr Railway Station, take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, then take the car ferry to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Barrow in Furness to Belfast via Preston, Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central Loop Line, Birkenhead Hamilton Square, and Liverpool Birkenhead in around 12 h 24 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Carlisle to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $190
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Barrow-in-Furness to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Barrow-in-Furness to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carnforth to Shipley
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Train from Lancaster to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$27 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Train from Barrow-in-Furness to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Train from Lancaster to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Train from Lancaster to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Barrow-in-Furness to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $17
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Train from Lancaster to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $70
Train from Lancaster to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
ScotRail
Bus operators
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, English Street (Cairndale Hotel) to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Barrow-in-Furness, Town Hall to Kendal, Bus Station (Ken) (Westmorland Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Kendal to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$169
Car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$225

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