How to travel from Belfast to Manchester

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Travel Information from Belfast to Manchester

distanceDistance167 miles (270 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$38 - $70
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $38 (€33) • 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $38 (€33) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Stena Line or easyJet

Travel 167 miles (270 km) by flight or bus to Manchester from Belfast. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express, Stena Line or easyJet among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry or flight from Belfast to Manchester.

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from Belfast to Manchester

How to get from Belfast to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Belfast to Manchester is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Aer Lingus
George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)
07:40AMManchester Airport (MAN)
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Aer Lingus
George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)
07:40AMManchester Airport (MAN)
0 transfers
Belfast International Airport (BFS)
10:35PMManchester Airport (MAN)
0 transfers
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George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)
09:50AMManchester Airport (MAN)
0 transfers
Belfast International Airport (BFS)
09:10AMManchester Airport (MAN)
0 transfers
Belfast International Airport (BFS)
08:00AMManchester Airport (MAN)
0 transfers

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All travel companies: Airlines, Bus and Ferry from Belfast to Manchester

Stena Line, National Express and Aer Lingus will get you between Belfast and Manchester at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel to Manchester from Belfast, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      Stena Line is a Swedish ferry company that operates a fleet of ferries that provide transportation services for passengers and vehicles across the North Sea, Irish Sea, and Baltic Sea. The company was founded in 1962 and is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Stena Line operates ferry services between Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway, the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands and Poland. In addition to traditional ferry services, Stena Line also operates a number of high-speed craft and a number of fast craft services.

        FAQs: Travel from Belfast to Manchester

        FAQs: Travel to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Belfast to Manchester.

        There are 2 travel options from Belfast to Manchester: flight or bus.

        The cheapest way to travel from Belfast to Manchester is a flight with an average price of $38 (€33).

        This is compared to other travel options from Belfast to Manchester:

        A flight is $32 (€27) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $70 (€60) from Belfast to Manchester.

        A flight is () less than a ferry for this route with tickets for a ferry from Belfast to Manchester costing on average ().

        The quickest way to travel to Manchester from Belfast is by flight, which takes on average 55 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Getting to Manchester by bus takes 13 h 40 min on average.

        You should expect to travel around 167 miles (270 km) between Belfast and Manchester.

        The average frequency per day from Belfast to Manchester is:

          However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Belfast and Manchester as scheduled services by flight or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

          These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Belfast to Manchester:

          • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Belfast to Manchester depart from Belfast, International Airport (Airport Express Stop) to Manchester, Coach Station.
          • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Belfast to Manchester depart from Belfast International Airport to Manchester Airport.

          Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Belfast to Manchester:

          • You can go to Manchester from Belfast by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $70 (€60) with National Express from Belfast to Manchester on Omio.
          • You can travel by plane from Belfast to Manchester with easyJet, Aer Lingus, Flybe or British Airways, and you can find easyJet Belfast to Manchester tickets for $38 (€33) on Omio.

          Yes, there are direct services available from Belfast to Manchester with the following travel companies:

          • Direct bus with.
          • Direct services by ferry with.
          • Direct services by plane with easyJet or Aer Lingus.

          Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Belfast and Manchester.

          Many of our customers who book a trip from Belfast to Manchester often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Liverpool, Paris, Edinburgh or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Belfast and Manchester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Manchester and any of these top destinations today!
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