There are 10 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  •  13 h 30 min

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

$146 - $276

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  19 h 19 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

$60 - $83

8 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry  •  14 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road 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

$125 - $163

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 - $187

Fly Manchester to Belfast City, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast City (BHD) MAN - BHD
  2. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Coleraine station

$63 - $203

Line 44 bus to Manchester, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train, line 172 bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the line 44 bus from Moss Side, Lloyd St South/Claremont Rd to Manchester City Centre, Oxford St/Gt Bridgewater St (Palace Theatre)
  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

$61 - $169

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  8 h 33 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

$63 - $154

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Belfast City, train  •  9 h 4 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

$83 - $237

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Derry, line 172 bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Derry (LDY) LPL - LDY
  3. Take the line 172 bus from Coleraine Bus Station to Aird Giants Causeway The Nook

$68 - $366

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Belfast City, train  •  8 h 42 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

$76 - $308

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 line 44 bus to Manchester City Centre, Oxford St/Gt Bridgewater St (Palace Theatre), take the walk to Manchester Oxford Road, take the train to Carlisle, take the train to Kilmarnock, 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, Oxford St/Gt Bridgewater St (Palace Theatre), Manchester Oxford Road, Carlisle, Carlisle, Cairnryan, Belfast, York Street, Coleraine station, Coleraine Bus Station, and Aird Giants Causeway The Nook in around 14 h 35 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
Every day
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 Manchester Oxford Road to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
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
$13 - $18
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Antrim to Coleraine station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
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
$18 - $26
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$25 - $35
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Coleraine Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$15 - $21
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
Manchester Community Transport
Phone
0161 946 9255
Email
info@manct.org
Website
manct.org
Bus from Moss Side, Lloyd St South/Claremont Rd to Manchester City Centre, Oxford St/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
$12 - $13
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 - $100
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$42
Passenger Flexi
$70
Standard Car
$98
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$42
Small Car
$181

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway?

The distance between Greater Manchester and Giant's Causeway is 341 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway?

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £40 - £60 and takes 19 h 19 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway?

The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway is to drive and car ferry which takes 7 h 12 min and costs £60 - £140.

Is there a direct bus between Greater Manchester and Giant's Causeway?

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/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 19 min.

How long does it take to get from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway?

It takes approximately 13 h 30 min to get from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway, including transfers.