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There are 8 ways to get from Belfast to Liverpool by plane, train, bus or car ferry

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Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool  •  3h 6m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Liverpool (LPL) BFS - LPL

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Bus to Dublin, fly to Liverpool  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Glengall Street to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL

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Fly Belfast City to Liverpool  •  2h 39m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Liverpool (LPL) BHD - LPL

Fly Belfast City to Manchester, train  •  4h 19m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Manchester (MAN) BHD - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester, train  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Manchester (MAN) BFS - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

Car ferry  •  8h

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Isle of Man Douglas
  2. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool

Train, car ferry  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the train from Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly Ic / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester

Car ferry, bus  •  14h 32m

  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 bus from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Preston Coach Station M11 / ...

Belfast to Liverpool by train, bus, car ferry and walk

The journey time between Belfast and Liverpool is around 11h 30m and covers a distance of around 288 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 40m. Operated by Irish Rail, Dublin Bus, Irish Ferries and others, the Belfast to Liverpool service departs from Belfast Central and arrives in Liverpool Lime Street Low Level. Typically 37 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

37 Weekly Services
11h 30m Average Duration
£77 Cheapest Price
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Belfast → Liverpool
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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Liverpool is to bus and fly which costs £22 - £110 and takes 4h 24m.

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The fastest way to get from Belfast to Liverpool is to fly which takes 2h 39m and costs £30 - £110.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Belfast to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Belfast and arriving at Liverpool via Isle of Man Douglas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h.

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The distance between Belfast and Liverpool is 146 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Liverpool without a car is to car ferry which takes 8h and costs £23 - £75.

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It takes approximately 3h 6m to get from Belfast to Liverpool, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Liverpool Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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easyJet offers flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Liverpool Airport.

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There are 203+ hotels available in Liverpool. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs £4 - £6.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 145.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 6m

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

easyJet flies from Belfast to Liverpool One 4 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from Belfast City to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£8 - £110
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£9 - £150
Train operators
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Glengall Street to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
Aircoach
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
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Preston Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £22
Website
Megabus UK
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Glasgow to Preston Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Belfast to Isle of Man Douglas
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £60
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£28 - £31
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£100 - £120
On Foot
£28 - £31
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Stena Line
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stena Line

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