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There are 6 ways to get from Belfast to Lake District by car ferry, car, 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.

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Car ferry, drive via Douglas, Isle of Man  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Heysham
  3. Drive from Heysham to Lake District

$41 - $146

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Car ferry, train  •  11 h

  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 Penrith North Lakes

$221 - $389

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19 h 23 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 Keswick

$59 - $75

Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 23 min

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

$62 - $147

Fly from Belfast City, train  •  6 h 18 min

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

$173 - $351

Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  6 h 35 min

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

$176 - $325

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Lake District is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £45 - £60 and takes 19 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Lake District is to car ferry and drive which costs £45 - £120 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park via Dublin, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Keswick, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 23 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Lake District is 111 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Lake District without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 11 h and costs £160 - £300.

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It takes approximately 8 h 40 min to get from Belfast to Lake District, including transfers.

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Belfast to Lake District 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 Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Keswick 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 Lake District.
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  • Distance: 111.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 40 min

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

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Lake District. However, you can take the car ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man, take the car ferry to Heysham, then take the drive to Lake District. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Lake District via Larne Harbour, Larne, Cairnryan, Stranraer, Ayr, Glasgow Central, and Penrith North Lakes in around 11 h.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $190
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
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
59 min
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 Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
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
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
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Keswick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Heysham
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $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

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There are 1683+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at $97 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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