There are 9 ways to get from Blackburn to Belfast by train, bus, car ferry, 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

Train, bus, car ferry via Carlisle  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Carlisle
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle to Cairnryan
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$95 - $162

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Blackburn, Eanam Wharf (Lancashire United Depot) to Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) X41
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X1

$48 - $62

7 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$156 - $273

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 59 min

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

$85 - $104

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 18 min

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

$51 - $188

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4 h 25 min

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

$55 - $163

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 43 min

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

$61 - $207

Train, bus to Liverpool, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  5 h 9 min

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

$57 - $147

Train, bus to Liverpool, fly to Belfast City  •  5 h 1 min

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

$64 - $292

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

There is no direct connection from Blackburn to Belfast. However, you can take the train to Preston, take the train to Carlisle, take the walk to Carlisle, take the bus to Cairnryan, then take the car ferry to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Blackburn to Belfast via Preston, Glasgow Central, Ayr, Ayr Railway Station, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, and Cairnryan in around 9 h 53 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Liverpool to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Flights from Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $190
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $95
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
ScotRail
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackburn to Bolton
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackburn to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Carlisle to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
The Blackburn Bus Compan
Phone
01254 670 583
Email
hello@blackburnbus.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Blackburn, Eanam Wharf (Lancashire United Depot) to Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House)
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$25 - $35
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $13
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$42
Small Car
$181

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Blackburn to Belfast?

The distance between Blackburn and Belfast is 243 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Blackburn to Belfast?

The cheapest way to get from Blackburn to Belfast is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £45 and takes 16 h 5 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Blackburn to Belfast?

The quickest way to get from Blackburn to Belfast is to train and fly which takes 4 h 18 min and costs £35 - £140.

Is there a direct bus between Blackburn and Belfast?

No, there is no direct bus from Blackburn to Belfast. However, there are services departing from Blackburn, Eanam Wharf (Lancashire United Depot) and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via Manchester and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Blackburn to Belfast?

It takes approximately 8 h 52 min to get from Blackburn to Belfast, including transfers.