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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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How to travel from Manchester to Belfast ?

Trip Manchester Belfast

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

You're planning a trip from Manchester to Belfast and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Manchester Belfast? Browsing several websites to get a simple information and book your trip is always very tedious.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for flights, ferries, trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Belfast from Manchester You just have to specify the departure date to Belfast then let Vivanoda search for you. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

To travel from Manchester, flights, ferries, trains, carpooling or buses of East Midlands Trains, FlyBE, Stena Line, Easyjet, Blablacar, National Express, First TransPennine Express and MegaBus will carry you to Belfast.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Manchester to Belfast bus

Travelling only by bus from Manchester to Belfast is not possible. You will have to change modes of transport and use other lines by flight, ferries, rail or carpooling.

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. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

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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

These are the 3 railways companies that you may take during your trip to Belfast: Northern Rail, East Midlands Trains and First TransPennine Express.
Northern Rail Manchester BelfastEast Midlands Trains Manchester BelfastFirst TransPennine Express Manchester Belfast

Railway stations from Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Manchester to Belfast ferries

Using only the ferry to travel between these two cities (Manchester and Belfast) is not feasible. Change modes of transport and use coach, carpooling, rail or flight in combination with the ferry.

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

In Liverpool or Douglas continue your trip to Belfast and sail with Stena Line or Isle of Man Steam Packet.
  • Belfast Stena Line Ferries

Cheap flights from Manchester to Belfast

To help you find cheaper flights to fly to Belfast, we wanted to give you a few pieces of advice:

  • 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.
  • Be flexible with your dates of travel to Belfast. Prices change all the time and are different one day to the next. Having some flexibility will be an important asset.

Which airlines fly from Manchester to Belfast ?

Easyjet and FlyBE are the 2 airlines to serve the air route Manchester Belfast in direct flight.
Easyjet Manchester BelfastFlyBE Manchester Belfast

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Destination airport in Belfast

  • BHD Belfast City
  • BFS Belfast International

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. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. So, you have more probabilities to find Manchester-Belfast rides five days before your date of travel than three months. This is more a lastminute solution to go to Belfast.

Before you book your Manchester-Belfast ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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