There are 11 ways to get from Belfast to Greater Manchester by plane, bus, train, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

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Fly Belfast City to Manchester, line 111 bus  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Manchester (MAN) BHD - MAN
  2. Take the line 111 bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52)

$46 - $176

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras x2A / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880

$21 - $25

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Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester, line 111 bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Manchester (MAN) BFS - MAN
  2. Take the line 111 bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52)

$49 - $150

Fly Belfast City to Leeds Bradford, train  •  4 h 33 min

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

$65 - $208

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool, train, line 111 bus  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Liverpool (LPL) BFS - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Oxford Road
  3. Take the line 111 bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52)

$49 - $145

Bus to Dublin, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Manchester (MAN) DUB - MAN

$40 - $162

Fly Belfast City to Liverpool, train  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Liverpool (LPL) BHD - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Oxford Road

$57 - $291

Car ferry, bus, train  •  9 h 25 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 Manchester Piccadilly

$98 - $128

Car ferry, train  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road

$54 - $68

Car ferry, train via Carlisle  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
  3. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly

$135 - $174

Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 24 min

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

$83 - $113

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Greater Manchester is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £16 - £20 and takes 13 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Greater Manchester is to fly and line 111 bus which costs £35 - £140 and takes 2 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Greater Manchester. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52) via Dublin and Manchester City Centre, Major St (Building 101). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 27 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Greater Manchester is 170 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Greater Manchester without a car is to car ferry and bus and train which takes 9 h 25 min and costs £75 - £100.

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Belfast to Greater Manchester, including transfers.

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Belfast to Greater Manchester 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 Greater Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester 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 Greater Manchester.
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  • Distance: 170.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

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

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Greater Manchester. However, you can take the line 600 shuttle to Belfast City Airport, take the walk to Belfast City airport, fly to Manchester, take the walk to Manchester Airport, take the train to Manchester Oxford Road, take the walk to Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel), then take the line 111 bus to Greater Manchester. Alternatively, you can take the line 300 shuttle to Belfast Aldergrove International Airport, take the walk to Belfast (Aldergrove) airport, fly to Manchester, take the walk to Manchester Airport, take the train to Manchester Oxford Road, take the walk to Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel), then take the line 111 bus to Greater Manchester.

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 Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Belfast City to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $500
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $160
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Train operators
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 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Single
$18 - $27
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Single
$22 - $35
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
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
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus Eireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.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
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$166
Car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$221

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The nearest airport to Greater Manchester is Manchester (MAN) Airport which is 6.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include Liverpool (LPL) (26.9 miles), Leeds Bradford (LBA) (37.5 miles), East Midlands (EMA) (57.4 miles) and Birmingham (BHX) (72.4 miles).

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There are 795+ hotels available in Greater Manchester. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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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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