There are 11 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway by train, car ferry, car, bus, bus and ferry or plane

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

Train, car ferry, drive  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  5. Drive from Larne to Giant's Causeway

$160 - $356

Cheapest option

Bus to Manchester, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train, line 172 bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Moss Side, Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) MAN - BFS
  3. Take the train from Antrim to Coleraine station
  4. Take the line 172 bus from Coleraine Bus Station to Aird Giants Causeway The Nook

$60 - $167

9 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle to Cairnryan
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the train from York Street to Coleraine station 3

$122 - $155

Bus and ferry, bus  •  19 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X1
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Coleraine Bus Center 218

$70 - $94

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Drive from Larne to Giant's Causeway

$90 - $182

Drive  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway 285.9 miles

$60 - $90

Bus to Manchester, fly to Belfast City, train, line 172 bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Moss Side, Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast City (BHD) MAN - BHD
  3. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Coleraine station
  4. Take the line 172 bus from Coleraine Bus Station to Aird Giants Causeway The Nook

$62 - $201

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) LPL - BFS
  3. Take the train from Antrim to Coleraine station

$61 - $152

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Belfast City, train  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Belfast City (BHD) LBA - BHD
  3. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Coleraine station

$81 - $235

Bus, bus to Liverpool, fly to Derry, line 172 bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Moss Side, Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Derry (LDY) LPL - LDY
  4. Take the line 172 bus from Coleraine Bus Station to Aird Giants Causeway The Nook

$66 - $364

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Belfast City, train  •  8 h 45 min

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

$74 - $306

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 8 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway is to drive and car ferry which costs £65 - £140 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Giant's Causeway is 213 miles. The road distance is 285.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 12 h 44 min to get from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Aird Giants Causeway The Nook via Manchester, Busáras, Belfast Europa Bus Centre and Coleraine Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 32 min.

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What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway. However, you can take the bus to Manchester City Centre, Hulme St (The Dancehouse), take the walk to Manchester Oxford Road, take the train to Preston, take the train to Glasgow Central, take the train to Stranraer, take the walk to Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station), take the bus to Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Larne, then take the drive to Giant's Causeway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway via Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly Stn (Railway Bridge), Manchester Piccadilly, Carlisle, Carlisle, Cairnryan, Belfast, York Street, Coleraine station, Coleraine Bus Station, and Aird Giants Causeway The Nook in around 14 h 24 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 to Saturday
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, Thursday, 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
Flights from Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $190
Flights from Liverpool to Derry
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from York Street to Coleraine station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Central station to Coleraine station
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Antrim to Coleraine station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Carlisle to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Coleraine Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$14 - $20
Bus from Coleraine Bus Station to Aird Giants Causeway The Nook
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$5 - $8
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Manchester Community Transport
Phone
0161 946 9255
Email
info@manct.org
Website
manct.org
Bus from Moss Side, Claremont Rd to Manchester City Centre, Gt Bridgewater St (Palace Theatre)
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
manct.org
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
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
$30 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$67
Standard Car
$93
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$172

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