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There are 8 ways to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Blackburn by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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Bus, car ferry  •  13h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to Busáras, stop 135001 23
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Isle of Man Douglas
  3. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool

Cheapest option

Train, fly to Manchester  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Drumcondra
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Manchester (MAN) DUB - MAN

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Train, car ferry via Douglas  •  13h 54m

  1. Take the train from Carrick On Shannon to Dublin Connolly Ic / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Isle of Man Douglas
  3. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
  4. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston

Train, car ferry  •  15h 9m

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Connolly
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  3. Take the train from Kirkby to Blackburn

Bus, car ferry, train  •  15h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to The Point, stop 7399 23
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  3. Take the train from Kirkby to Blackburn

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 52m

  1. Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dublin
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Drive from Holyhead to Blackburn

Train, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Drumcondra
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) DUB - LBA
  3. Take the train from Bradford Interchange to Blackburn

Train, fly to Liverpool  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Drumcondra
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Preston
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The cheapest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Blackburn is to train and fly which costs €45 - €190 and takes 7h 38m.

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The fastest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Blackburn is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost €45 - €210 and takes 6h 33m.

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The distance between Carrick-on-Shannon and Blackburn is 230 miles.

The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Blackburn without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 13h 47m and costs €130 - €550.

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It takes approximately 13h 47m to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Blackburn, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Ryanair UK, Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Dublin Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Blackburn.
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  • Distance: 230.4 miles
  • Duration: 13h 47m

What companies run services between Carrick-on-Shannon, IE-LM, Ireland and Blackburn, England?

There is no direct connection from Carrick-on-Shannon to Blackburn. However, you can take the bus to Busáras, stop 496, take the line 53 bus to Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, take the walk to Dublin, take the car ferry to Isle of Man Douglas, take the car ferry to Liverpool, take the walk to Liverpool, James Street Station, take the bus to Queen Square Bus Station, take the line 20 bus to Tower Hill, Moorfield, then take the taxi to Blackburn. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Carrick-on-Shannon to Blackburn via Dublin Connolly, Portland Row, stop 515, Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, Dublin, Isle of Man Douglas, Liverpool, Liverpool Lime Street, and Preston in around 13h 54m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£12 - £180
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£8 - £150
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£10 - £160
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £260
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
£11 - £200
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carrick On Shannon to Dublin Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£13 - £15
Flexible
£15 - £18
Train from Carrick on Shannon to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£13 - £15
Flexible
£15 - £18
Train from Carrick on Shannon to Drumcondra
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£12 - £15
Flexible
£15 - £17
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£17 - £24
Train from Kirkby to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £45
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£26 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Bradford Interchange to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£19 - £26
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £24
Bus operators
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to Busáras, stop 135001
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to The Point, stop 7399
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £20
Website
Bus Eireann
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Isle of Man Douglas
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£15 - £290
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Foot Passanger
£41
Motorcycle&Adult
£149
Car&Adult
£290
Car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £60
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£29 - £33
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£110 - £130
On Foot
£29 - £33

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