There are 9 ways to get from City of Lancaster to Northern Ireland by car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Carferry  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the carferry from Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the carferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast

$47 - $151

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Train, carferry  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer
  4. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$156 - $327

Bus, carferry  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 23) to Queen Square Bus Station X2
  2. Take the carferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast

$79 - $85

Bus, bus and ferry  •  17 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...

$62 - $77

Drive, carferry  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Drive from City of Lancaster to Cairnryan
  2. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$70 - $156

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast City  •  3 h 45 min

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

$59 - $201

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Belfast City  •  5 h 2 min

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

$63 - $210

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4 h 52 min

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

$63 - $175

Train, bus to Liverpool, fly to Belfast City  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Belfast City (BHD) LPL - BHD

$72 - $308

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from City of Lancaster to Northern Ireland. However, there are services departing from Lancaster City Centre, Common Garden Street and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via Preston, Lancashire, Manchester and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 56 min.

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The distance between City of Lancaster and Northern Ireland is 166 miles.

The best way to get from City of Lancaster to Northern Ireland without a car is to carferry which takes 8 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 57 min to get from City of Lancaster to Northern Ireland, including transfers.

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City of Lancaster to Northern Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Preston, Lancashire station.

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

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City of Lancaster to Northern Ireland bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Northern Ireland. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from City of Lancaster to Northern Ireland.
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  • Distance: 165.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 57 min

What companies run services between City of Lancaster, England and Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from City of Lancaster to Belfast. However, you can take the bus to Heysham, Combermere Road, take the walk to Heysham, take the carferry to Douglas, Isle of Man, take the carferry to Belfast, then take the taxi to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from City of Lancaster to Belfast via Glasgow Central, Ayr, Stranraer, Cairnryan, Larne, and Larne Harbour in around 10 h 50 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, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
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, 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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $190
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$28 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Train from Lancaster to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Train from Lancaster to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Shipley
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 23) to Queen Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$35
Standard fare
$62
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
$28 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$92
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
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
$226

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