There are 10 ways to get from Belfast to Lancashire by car ferry, bus, train, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Car ferry, bus, train  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston

$174 - $258

Cheapest option

Fly Belfast City to Manchester, train  •  4 h 39 min

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

$53 - $188

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Car ferry, train  •  11 h 16 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 - $271

Car ferry, bus  •  12 h 23 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

$59 - $62

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

$60 - $75

Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 3 min

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

$79 - $104

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester, train  •  5 h 1 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 City to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 50 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 (Aldergrove) to Liverpool, bus, train  •  5 h 52 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 Liverpool, bus, train  •  5 h 30 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Lancashire is to car ferry and bus which costs £45 - £48 and takes 12 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Lancashire is to fly and train which costs £40 - £150 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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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 Coach Station, Chorlton St 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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The distance between Belfast and Lancashire is 149 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Lancashire without a car is to car ferry and bus and train which takes 10 h 3 min and costs £130 - £200.

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It takes approximately 10 h 3 min to get from Belfast to Lancashire, including transfers.

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Belfast to Lancashire 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 Lancashire bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Preston, Lancashire 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 Lancashire.
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  • Distance: 149 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 3 min

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 walk to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Glasgow, Central Station, take the walk to Glasgow Central, 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 16 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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
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
Every day
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
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
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
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach in Lancashire
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
$14
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
$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
$226

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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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