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.

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Train, carferry, drive  •  12 h 42 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 carferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  5. Drive from Larne to Giant's Causeway

$160 - $356

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Line 101 bus to Manchester, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train, line 172 bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park (Old Bus Depot) to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ)
  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 - $168

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Train, carferry  •  15 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the carferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast
  3. Take the train from York Street to Coleraine station 3

$87 - $113

Train, carferry, bus  •  15 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the carferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Bridge Street to Coleraine Bus Center 218

$89 - $116

Bus and ferry, bus  •  19 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Coleraine Bus Center 218

$69 - $89

Drive, carferry  •  7 h 12 min

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

$88 - $182

Fly Manchester to Belfast City, train, line 172 bus  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast City (BHD) MAN - BHD
  2. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Coleraine station
  3. Take the line 172 bus from Coleraine Bus Station to Aird Giants Causeway The Nook

$62 - $202

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  8 h 28 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

$60 - $151

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Belfast City, train  •  9 h 2 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

Line 147 bus, bus to Liverpool, fly to Derry, line 172 bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the line 147 bus from Rusholme Ctr (Dss Offices) to Manchester City Centre, University of Mcr
  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

$65 - $363

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Belfast City, train  •  8 h 37 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

$73 - $305

Questions & Answers

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 31 min.

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

The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway without a car is to train and carferry which takes 15 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 42 min to get from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Manchester 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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Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Coleraine Bus Center station.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 252+ hotels available in Giant's Causeway. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Giant's Causeway.
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  • Distance: 213.3 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 42 min

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 101 bus to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ), 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 carferry 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, Whitworth St West (RITZ), Manchester Oxford Road, Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool James Street, Birkenhead Hamilton Square, Liverpool Birkenhead, Belfast, York Street, Coleraine station, Coleraine Bus Station, and Aird Giants Causeway The Nook in around 15 h 6 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
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
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Single
$22 - $35
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 - $16
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
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Bridge Street to Coleraine Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$14 - $20
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
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 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
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park (Old Bus Depot) to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ)
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rusholme Ctr (Dss Offices) to Manchester City Centre, University of Mcr
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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
$28 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$93
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
$227

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