There are 4 ways to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station by bus, train, car, plane or car ferry

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 41 min

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

$66 - $141

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station 225.6 miles

$45 - $70

Train, train to Glasgow, fly  •  6 h 43 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

$84 - $325

Car ferry to Belfast City, fly  •  7 h 9 min

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

$86 - $219

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 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 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Bus operators
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
$180

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station?

The distance between Cairnryan and Manchester Piccadilly Station is 246 km. The road distance is 361 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station?

The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 56 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station?

The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to drive which takes 3 h 56 min and costs £30 - £50.

How long does it take to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station?

It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Cairnryan to Manchester Piccadilly Station, including transfers.