Manchester to Belfast

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3 suggested routes to go from Manchester to Belfast by flight, ferry, train, car, bus

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Trip Manchester Belfast

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, ferry, bus, train
Distance169 mi
Direct lineYes

How to get from Manchester to Belfast?

We are suggesting 3 routes by train, bus, ferry, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Manchester Belfast. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Locate cities of Manchester and Belfast on a map as well as the route Manchester Belfast and the different connecting points (Belfast International Airport, Belfast City Airport, Belfast Stena Line Ferries Port, Manchester International Airport, Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Manchester-Belfast

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Cheap flights from Manchester to Belfast

Here's a few tips that can be useful to help you get the best deals to fly from Manchester to Belfast:

  • Don't wait the day before your trip to book the Manchester Belfast flight as prices should be very high. With few exceptions, prices increase as you get closer to the departure date in order to save seats for business customers who book late and are keen to pay more.
  • Avoid weekends to fly to Belfast and be flexible. Fares are different whether the flight is scheduled early in the morning or late in the evening. It is thus recommended to have an important degree of flexibility.

Which airlines fly from Manchester to Belfast ?

You can choose between 2 airlines to travel by plane on this route: Easyjet or FlyBE.
Easyjet Manchester BelfastFlyBE Manchester Belfast

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Arrival airport in Belfast

  • BHD Belfast City
  • BFS Belfast International

Manchester to Belfast bus

Travelling only by bus from Manchester to Belfast is not possible. However, you'll be able to take other lines by ridesharing, train, boat or plane to reach your final destination Belfast.

Bus stops in Manchester

You will have to arrive at your Manchester stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of MegaBus or National Express and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

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Train Manchester to Belfast

Is there a direct train for the Manchester-Belfast route?

No, unfortunately no train line allows to go from Manchester to Belfast without making any changes.

Manchester Belfast train companies

The railways Northern Rail, East Midlands Trains and First TransPennine Express are the companies that you may travel with for your trip to Belfast.
Northern Rail Manchester BelfastEast Midlands Trains Manchester BelfastFirst TransPennine Express Manchester Belfast

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Carpool from Manchester to Belfast

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Manchester-Belfast ride. Instead of driving alone the car from Manchester to Belfast, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get Manchester-Belfast rides searching three days in advance than one month. This is more a lastminute solution to go to Belfast.

Manchester to Belfast ferries

To continue to your trip to Belfast, take a ferry in Liverpool or Douglas with Stena Line or Isle of Man Steam Packet.

There is no possibility to travel only by ferry for the trip to Belfast from the city of Manchester. You have no choice than to combine your trip with another means of transport like bus, ridesharing, train and plane.

Which are the ferry companies sailing between Manchester and Belfast?

The companies Stena Line and Isle of Man Steam Packet operate the Manchester to Belfast crossings.

Stena Line Manchester BelfastIsle of Man Steam Packet Manchester Belfast

Belfast ferry terminals

  • Belfast Stena Line Ferries

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