There are 5 ways to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station by bus, train, car, car ferry 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

Bus, train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer to Carlisle National Express
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly

$59 - $90

4 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station 225.6 miles

$45 - $70

Car ferry to Belfast City, fly  •  7 h 5 min

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

$82 - $215

Train, train to Glasgow, fly  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN

$81 - $322

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  4. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN

$83 - $233

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

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station.
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  • Distance: 153.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

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

There is no direct connection from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station. However, you can take the bus to Stranraer, Port Rodie, take the walk to Stranraer, take the bus to Carlisle, take the walk to Carlisle, then take the train to Manchester Piccadilly. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Manchester Piccadilly Station.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Train operators
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
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$165

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