There are 11 ways to get from Liverpool to Londonderry by car ferry, car, train, bus, bus and ferry, plane or shuttle

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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Carferry, drive  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the carferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the carferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Londonderry

$46 - $151

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Carferry, train via Douglas, Isle of Man  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the carferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the carferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast
  3. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$60 - $167

Carferry Stena Line, train  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the carferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast
  2. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$70 - $82

Train, bus, carferry  •  14 h

  1. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  4. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  5. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$225 - $310

Bus, bus and ferry  •  17 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool University to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St 060
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre X3 / ...

$54 - $78

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) MAN - BFS
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast to Derry

$70 - $177

Fly Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) LPL - BFS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast to Derry

$54 - $144

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast City, shuttle  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast City (BHD) MAN - BHD
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast City Airport to Derry

$74 - $211

Train to Liverpool, fly to Derry  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Derry (LDY) LPL - LDY

$50 - $346

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Belfast City, shuttle  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Belfast City (BHD) LBA - BHD
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast City Airport to Derry

$94 - $246

Fly Liverpool to Belfast City, shuttle  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Belfast City (BHD) LPL - BHD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast City Airport to Derry

$69 - $298

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Londonderry. However, there are services departing from Liverpool University and arriving at Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre via Manchester and Dublin Busáras Bus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 40 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Londonderry is 208 miles.

The best way to get from Liverpool to Londonderry without a car is to carferry and train which takes 9 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to get from Liverpool to Londonderry, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Londonderry bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Liverpool University station.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Liverpool to Londonderry bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre station.

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easyJet and Ryanair offer flights from Manchester Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport.

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There are 193+ hotels available in Londonderry. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Londonderry.
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  • Distance: 207.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 56 min

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Londonderry, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Liverpool to Londonderry. However, you can take the carferry to Douglas, Isle of Man, take the carferry to Belfast, then take the drive to Londonderry. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Liverpool to Londonderry via Douglas, Isle of Man, Belfast, and York Street in around 9 h 44 min.

Airlines
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
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
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 2 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from York Street to Londonderry station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$1 - $2
Off-Peak Single
$2 - $4
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Single
$3 - $6
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.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 from Liverpool University to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$30 - $45
Airporter UK
Phone
+44 (0)28 7126 9996
Email
info@airporter.co.uk
Website
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast to Derry
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast City Airport to Derry
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
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
$225
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
$169

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