There are 6 ways to get from Belfast to Whitehaven by car ferry, car, bus, train or plane

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Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 10 min

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

$69 - $84

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Car ferry, bus, train via Glasgow Central  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 923
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
  5. Take the train from Carlisle to Whitehaven

$119 - $190

Car ferry, bus, train  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) X75
  3. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Whitehaven

$90 - $103

Car ferry, train  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast 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 Carlisle
  5. Take the train from Carlisle to Whitehaven

$124 - $196

Car ferry, bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) to Dumfries, Buccleuch Street (Sherriff Court) X75
  3. Take the bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Whitehaven, Duke Street (nos 39 to 40) 600

$97 - $99

Fly, train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Carlisle (CAX) BHD - CAX
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Whitehaven

$73 - $347

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Whitehaven is to car ferry and drive which costs £50 - £65 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Whitehaven is to fly and train which costs £55 - £270 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Whitehaven is 94 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Whitehaven without a car is to car ferry and bus and train which takes 9 h 14 min and costs £90 - £150.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Belfast to Whitehaven, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Carlisle Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Carlisle Airport.

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There are 183+ hotels available in Whitehaven. Prices start at $71 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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Map of how to get from Belfast to Whitehaven.
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  • Distance: 94.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

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

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Whitehaven. However, you can take the car ferry to Cairnryan then take the drive to Whitehaven. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Whitehaven via Cairnryan, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street), Ayr, Carrick Street (Gaitey Theatre), Ayr, Ashgrove Street, Ayr, Glasgow Central, and Carlisle in around 9 h 14 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Belfast City to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel)
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station) to Dumfries, Buccleuch Street (Sherriff Court)
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Whitehaven, Duke Street (nos 39 to 40)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
$169

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