There are 11 ways to get from Belfast to Blackpool by car ferry, bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Car ferry, bus, train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Preston

$92 - $169

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester to Blackpool

$42 - $57

9 alternative options

Car ferry, train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast 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

$186 - $285

Car ferry, train  •  10 h 42 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  •  3 h 59 min

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

$59 - $212

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester, train  •  4 h 21 min

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

$62 - $186

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool, train  •  5 h 42 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  •  5 h 20 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 52 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 3 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 bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £45 and takes 15 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Blackpool is to fly and train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs £40 - £170.

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The distance between Belfast and Blackpool is 206 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to get from Belfast to Blackpool, including transfers.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 35 min.

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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 bus to Carlisle, take the walk to Carlisle, take the train to Preston, then take the train to Blackpool North. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Blackpool via Cairnryan, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, Glasgow Central, and Preston in around 10 h 20 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 Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Belfast City to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from Belfast City to Liverpool via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
45 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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
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
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
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
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
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
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
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 Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
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
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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 to Blackpool
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
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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