There are 11 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 59 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

$92 - $154

Cheapest option

Fly Manchester to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB) MAN - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre

$46 - $173

9 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry  •  10 h 3 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

$148 - $259

Train, car ferry  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast

$68 - $83

Bus and ferry, bus  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X1

$62 - $77

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 59 min

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

$83 - $102

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

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

$51 - $187

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4 h 12 min

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

$54 - $161

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Belfast City  •  4 h 40 min

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

$58 - $202

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

$55 - $145

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

$63 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Blackburn to Belfast is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £45 - £60 and takes 16 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Blackburn to Belfast is to train and fly which costs £35 - £150 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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The distance between Blackburn and Belfast is 152 miles.

It takes approximately 8 h 59 min to get from Blackburn to Belfast, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Blackburn station to Belfast. However, there are services departing from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via Rawtenstall, Bank Street (RAWTENSTALL Bank Street), Manchester and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 25 min.

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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 10 h 3 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
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
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 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
ScotRail
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackburn to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
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
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
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
$15
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
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
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$171
Car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$228

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