There are 5 ways to get from Dublin to Greater Manchester by plane, bus, train, car ferry, car or bus and ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Manchester, line 147 bus  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Manchester (MAN) DUB - MAN
  2. Take the line 147 bus from Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly Stn (Railway Bridge) to Rusholme Ctr (Pharmacy)

$30 - $154

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880

$21 - $26

3 alternative options

Fly to Liverpool, train, line 101 bus  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Oxford Road
  3. Take the line 101 bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Oxford Rd Rail) to Moss Side, Claremont Rd (Chemist)

$35 - $249

Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Greater Manchester

$64 - $83

Car ferry, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  3. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Oxford Road

$87 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Greater Manchester is to bus and ferry which costs 17€ - 22€ and takes 10 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Greater Manchester is to fly and line 147 bus which costs 25€ - 140€ and takes 2 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Greater Manchester. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52) via Manchester City Centre, Major St (Building 101). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 10 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Greater Manchester is 267 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Greater Manchester without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 7 h 50 min and costs 70€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Dublin to Greater Manchester, including transfers.

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Dublin to Greater Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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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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Dublin to Greater Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester station.

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

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Greater Manchester.
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  • Distance: 166.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Greater Manchester, England?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Greater Manchester. However, you can take the bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to Manchester, take the walk to Manchester Airport, take the train to Manchester Piccadilly, take the walk to Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly Stn (Railway Bridge), then take the line 147 bus to Greater Manchester. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to Liverpool, take the walk to Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport (Speke Hall Avenue), take the bus to Garston, Liverpool South Parkway (Woolton Road), take the walk to Liverpool South Parkway, take the train to Manchester Oxford Road, take the walk to Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Oxford Rd Rail), then take the line 101 bus to Greater Manchester.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$18 - $27
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Chester to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $24
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly Stn (Railway Bridge) to Rusholme Ctr (Pharmacy)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Oxford Rd Rail) to Moss Side, Claremont Rd (Chemist)
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
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 and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42

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