There are 10 ways to get from Belfast to Blackpool by car ferry, bus, train, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Car ferry, bus, train  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 923
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston

$182 - $278

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Blackpool

$57 - $71

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Car ferry, train  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North

$59 - $70

Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 2 min

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

$79 - $104

Fly Belfast City to Manchester, train  •  4 h 26 min

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

$60 - $195

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester, train  •  4 h 48 min

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

$63 - $169

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool, train  •  5 h 9 min

  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 Liverpool, train  •  4 h 47 min

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

$65 - $300

Fly Belfast City to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 51 min

  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

$79 - $231

Fly Belfast City to Carlisle, train  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Carlisle (CAX) BHD - CAX
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Preston

$102 - $441

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Blackpool is to car ferry and train which costs £45 - £55 and takes 10 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Blackpool is to fly and train which costs £75 - £340 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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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 15 h 35 min.

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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 bus and train which takes 9 h 18 min and costs £130 - £220.

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It takes approximately 9 h 18 min to get from Belfast to Blackpool, including transfers.

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Belfast to Blackpool bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, 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 1 h.

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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: 9 h 18 min

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 Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the bus to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street), take the walk to Ayr, Carrick Street (Gaitey Theatre), take the line 6 bus to Ayr, Ashgrove Street, take the walk to Ayr, take the train to Glasgow Central, take the train to Preston, then take the train to Blackpool North. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Blackpool via Liverpool Birkenhead, Birkenhead Hamilton Square, Liverpool Central Loop Line, and Liverpool Lime Street in around 10 h 43 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Belfast City to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from Belfast City to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Belfast City to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $160
Train operators
ScotRail
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
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
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Blackpool
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$170
Car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$227

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

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