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There are 10 ways to get from Belfast to Greater Manchester by car ferry, taxi, train, bus, bus and ferry 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, taxi  •  7 h 10 min

  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 a taxi from Liverpool to Greater Manchester

$161 - $286

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Bus to Dublin, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 20 min

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

$37 - $160

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Car ferry, train  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western

$215 - $372

Bus, car ferry, train  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Take the train from Holyhead to Manchester Oxford Road

$109 - $143

Bus, bus and ferry  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880

$49 - $61

Fly Belfast City to Manchester, line 44 bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Manchester (MAN) BHD - MAN
  2. Take the line 44 bus from Manchester City Centre, Chester St to Moss Side, Parkside Rd

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester, line 44 bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Manchester (MAN) BFS - MAN
  2. Take the line 44 bus from Manchester City Centre, Chester St to Moss Side, Parkside Rd

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool, bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Liverpool (LPL) BFS - LPL
  2. Take the bus from Liverpool Airport to Manchester Sackville Street

$47 - $131

Fly Belfast City to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$57 - $200

Fly Belfast City to Liverpool, bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Liverpool (LPL) BHD - LPL
  2. Take the bus from Liverpool Airport to Manchester Sackville Street

$55 - $277

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Greater Manchester is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £35 - £50 and takes 13 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Greater Manchester is to fly and bus which costs £40 - £220 and takes 4 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 Chorlton upon Medlock, Cambridge St via Dublin and Manchester City Centre, Chinatown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 25 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 taxi which takes 7 h 10 min and costs £120 - £220.

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 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: 7 h 10 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 car ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man, take the car ferry to Liverpool, then take the taxi to Greater Manchester. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Greater Manchester via Larne Harbour, Larne, Cairnryan, Stranraer, Glasgow Central, Wigan North Western, Manchester Oxford Road, and Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn in around 12 h 10 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
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 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
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 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
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
Bus operators
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
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
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Manchester Community Transport
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Chester St to Moss Side, Parkside Rd
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Liverpool Airport to Manchester Sackville Street
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
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
2 h 45 min
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
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
Other operators
Taxi from Liverpool to Greater Manchester
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.co.uk
Taxi In Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 236 1915

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