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There are 5 ways to get from Belfast to Whitehaven by car ferry, bus, train or car

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 via Glasgow Central  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station Sl
  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

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  11 h 51 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. Take the bus from Lancaster to Whitehaven

$38 - $140

3 alternative options

Car ferry, bus, train  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Railway Station 500 / ...
  3. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Whitehaven

$95 - $117

Car ferry, train  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
  3. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Whitehaven

$116 - $215

Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 17 min

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

$62 - $147

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Whitehaven is to car ferry and drive which costs £45 - £120 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Whitehaven is to car ferry and drive which costs £45 - £120 and takes 5 h 17 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 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 12 min to get from Belfast to Whitehaven, including transfers.

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There are 192+ hotels available in Whitehaven. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Whitehaven.
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  • Distance: 94.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 12 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 taxi to Belfast, take the car ferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the bus to Ayr station, take the walk to Ayr, take the train to Glasgow Central, take the train to Carlisle, then take the train to Whitehaven. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Whitehaven via Belfast, Cairnryan, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal, Dumfries, Railway Station, Dumfries, and Carlisle in around 10 h 18 min.

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
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
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 Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
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 2 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
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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 from Lancaster to Whitehaven
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
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
$168
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
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

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