There are 11 ways to get from Belfast to Lancashire 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  •  9 h 9 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 - $157

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 9 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 Preston, Lancashire

$46 - $61

9 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston

$186 - $277

Car ferry, bus  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2

$54 - $62

Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 3 min

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

$80 - $105

Fly Belfast City to Manchester, train  •  4 h 37 min

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

$53 - $188

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester, train  •  4 h 59 min

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

$56 - $162

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool, bus, train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Liverpool (LPL) BFS - LPL
  2. Take the bus from Liverpool Airport to Manchester
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Langho

$57 - $146

Fly Belfast City to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 49 min

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

$62 - $208

Fly Belfast City to Liverpool, bus, train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Liverpool (LPL) BHD - LPL
  2. Take the bus from Liverpool Airport to Manchester
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Langho

$65 - $292

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Newcastle (NCL) BFS - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Manchester Victoria
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Langho

$110 - $234

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Lancashire is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £50 and takes 16 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Lancashire is to fly and train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs £40 - £150.

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The distance between Belfast and Lancashire is 238 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Lancashire. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Copster Green, Wheatley Farm (Wheatley Barn Fm) via Dublin, Manchester and Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 38). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 9 min.

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

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Lancashire. However, you can take the car ferry to Cairnryan, take the bus to Carlisle, take the walk to Carlisle, take the train to Preston, take the train to Blackburn, then take the train to Langho. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Lancashire via Cairnryan, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Glasgow Central, Preston, and Blackburn in around 11 h 19 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 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
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
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
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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 Newcastle to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
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 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Langho
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 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 Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.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
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Liverpool Airport to Manchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
terravision.eu
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
$171
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
$228

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