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There are 8 ways to get from Belfast to Blackpool by car ferry, train, bus, 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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Car ferry, train  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North

$51 - $156

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin 400
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Blackpool

$35 - $49

6 alternative options

Car ferry, train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  11h 2m

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston

$167 - $371

Car ferry, drive  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Blackpool

$72 - $167

Fly Belfast City to Manchester, train  •  3h 52m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Manchester (MAN) BHD - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$59 - $211

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester, train  •  4h 9m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Manchester (MAN) BFS - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$62 - $185

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool, train  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Liverpool (LPL) BFS - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North

$57 - $154

Fly Belfast City to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5h 49m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) BHD - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
  3. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Blackpool North

$74 - $225

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Blackpool is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £26 - £40 and takes 15h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Blackpool is to fly and train which costs £45 - £170 and takes 3h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Blackpool via Dublin and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 5m.

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The distance between Belfast and Blackpool is 129 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Blackpool without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 8h 53m and costs £35 - £120.

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It takes approximately 8h 53m to get from Belfast to Blackpool, including transfers.

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Belfast to Blackpool bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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

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Belfast to Blackpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Blackpool station.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Blackpool.
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  • Distance: 128.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 53m

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Blackpool, England?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Blackpool. However, you can take the car ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man, take the car ferry to Liverpool, take the walk to Liverpool James Street, take the train to Liverpool Central Loop Line, take the walk to Liverpool Lime Street, then take the train to Blackpool North. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Blackpool via Larne Harbour, Larne, Cairnryan, Stranraer, Ayr, Glasgow Central, and Preston in around 11h 2m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Belfast City to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $160
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
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 and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Blackpool
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 shuttle which takes 8m and costs £2 - £4.

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