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There are 8 ways to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station by bus, train, car, car ferry or plane

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Bus, train TransPennine Express  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Railway Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly

$56 - $83

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Bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

$37 - $50

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Bus, train via Wigan North Western  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Railway Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Wigan North Western

$78 - $124

Train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster
  4. Take the train from Lancaster to Manchester Piccadilly

$111 - $226

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station 225.6 miles

$45 - $70

Car ferry to Belfast City, fly  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Manchester (MAN) BHD - MAN

$98 - $233

Bus, bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN

$71 - $218

Car ferry, train to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street
  3. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Manchester (MAN) BFS - MAN

$80 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to bus which costs £28 - £40 and takes 8 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station station. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St via Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 12 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Manchester Piccadilly Station is 154 miles. The road distance is 225.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 43 min and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station, including transfers.

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Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to train which takes 8 h 8 min and costs £85 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £40 and takes 8 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station.
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  • Distance: 153.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 43 min

What companies run services between Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland and Manchester Piccadilly Station, England?

You can take a train from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station via Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, Glasgow Central, and Lancaster in around 8 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 8 h 12 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $160
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$27 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Train from Lancaster to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
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
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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 Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
$168
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station is 226 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to drive from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Manchester Airport.

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