There are 5 ways to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Portpatrick by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 500 / ...

£56 - £89

Cheapest option

Bus via Carlisle  •  10h 19m

  1. Take the bus from MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St to Carlisle
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands 79
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Stranraer, Port Rodie 500 / ...

£25 - £36

3 alternative options

Train  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

£92 - £163

Bus  •  9h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 923

£39 - £64

Drive  •  4h 2m

  1. Drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Portpatrick 227.4 miles

£35 - £60

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Portpatrick is to bus via Carlisle which costs £25 - £40 and takes 10h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Portpatrick is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Portpatrick. However, there are services departing from Shudehill Interchange and arriving at Portpatrick, Post Office via Buchanan Bus Station and Stranraer, Port Rodie. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 19m.

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The distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station and Portpatrick is 151 miles. The road distance is 227.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Portpatrick without a car is to train and bus which takes 8h 7m and costs £55 - £90.

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It takes approximately 8h 7m to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Portpatrick, including transfers.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Portpatrick bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Shudehill Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Portpatrick is to train which takes 8h 17m and costs £90 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £65 and takes 9h 19m.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Portpatrick bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Stranraer, Port Rodie station.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Portpatrick.
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  • Distance: 150.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 7m

What companies run services between Manchester Piccadilly Station, England and Portpatrick, Scotland?

You can take a train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Portpatrick via Glasgow Central, Ayr, Stranraer, and Stranraer, Port Rodie in around 8h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Portpatrick via Shudehill Interchange, Buchanan Bus Station, and Stranraer, Port Rodie in around 9h 19m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Off-Peak Day Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£27 - £40
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£16 - £21
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £26
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£29 - £40
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£22 - £40
Website
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £21
Website
Scottish Citylink
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 MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station to Portpatrick is 227 miles. It takes approximately 4h 2m to drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Portpatrick.

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