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There are 7 ways to get from Dublin to Manchester by plane, train, car ferry, car or bus

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Fly to Manchester  •  2h 30m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Manchester (MAN) DUB - MAN

6 alternative options

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  3h 49m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly

Fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  4h 32m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) DUB - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly

Car ferry, drive  •  5h 44m

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

Car ferry, train via Holyhead  •  7h 39m

  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 Piccadilly

Car ferry, bus  •  10h 48m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the bus from Holyhead, Summer Hill to Bangor, Bus Station A 545 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St

Car ferry, train  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road

Dublin to Manchester by car ferry, walk and train

28 Weekly Services
7h 39m Average Duration
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Dublin to Manchester is to fly, which costs €25 - €110 and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Manchester is to fly which costs €25 - €110 and takes 2h 30m.

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The distance between Dublin and Manchester is 166 miles.

The best way to get from Dublin to Manchester without a car is to car ferry and train via Holyhead which takes 7h 39m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from Dublin to Manchester, 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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There are 322+ hotels available in Manchester. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 703 bus which takes 13 min and costs €7 - €10.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 166.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

Ryanair UK, Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly from Dublin to Manchester every 3 hours.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£11 - £80
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£11 - £90
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£10 - £75
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £190
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£21 - £480
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
£8 - £170
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £23
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £25
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£16 - £25
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
Train from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£17 - £24
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £21
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£18 - £28
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £28
Transport for Wales
Bus operators
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Holyhead, Summer Hill to Bangor, Bus Station A
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Arriva Cymru
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 Bangor, Gwynedd to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
Ferry operators

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