How to travel from Manchester to Belfast

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Travel Information from Manchester to Belfast

distanceDistance167 miles (270 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range- $70
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $41 (€36) • 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $41 (€36) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Stena Line, easyJet or Virgin Trains

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

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from Manchester to Belfast

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

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

Aer Lingus
Manchester Airport (MAN)
09:30AMGeorge Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)
0 transfers
Manchester Airport (MAN)
08:00AMBelfast International Airport (BFS)
0 transfers
Manchester Airport (MAN)
08:55PMBelfast International Airport (BFS)
0 transfers
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Aer Lingus
Manchester Airport (MAN)
08:00PMGeorge Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)
0 transfers
Aer Lingus
Manchester Airport (MAN)
12:50PMGeorge Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)
0 transfers
British Airways
Manchester Airport (MAN)
08:45PMGeorge Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)
1 transfer

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Travel on easyJet, National Express and British Airways travel to Belfast from Manchester at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Manchester - Belfast travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom with its headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Known as a full-service global airline, BA offers low fares year-round to destinations around the globe and flies to and from centrally-located airports. Its extensive global route network includes more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. BA is also the second largest airline based in the UK in terms of its fleet size and number of passengers carried.

      FAQs: Travel from Manchester to Belfast

      FAQs: Travel to Belfast 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 Manchester to Belfast.

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

      The cheapest way to go to Belfast from Manchester is by taking a flight, which costs on average $41 (€36).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Manchester to Belfast:

      A flight is $28 (€25) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $70 (€60) from Manchester to Belfast.

      Taking a flight costs () less than taking a ferry, which costs on average () for the same trip.

      A flight is () less than a train with an average ticket price of () from Manchester to Belfast.

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

      Getting to Belfast by bus takes 12 h 55 min on average.

      Belfast is approximately 167 miles (270 km) away from Manchester.

      The average frequency per day from Manchester to Belfast is:

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Manchester to Belfast 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 from Manchester to Belfast:

        • Buses most often depart from Manchester at Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Belfast at Belfast, International Airport (Airport Express Stop).
        • Flights most often depart from Manchester at Manchester Airport and arrive in Belfast at Belfast International Airport.
        • Trains most often depart from Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Belfast at Belfast Lanyon Place.

        The following travel companies offer services from Manchester to Belfast:

        • Travel with National Express to go to Belfast by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Manchester to Belfast tickets on Omio for $70 (€60).
        • Travel with easyJet, Aer Lingus, Flybe or British Airways for flights to Belfast. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Aer Lingus Manchester to Belfast tickets on Omio for $41 (€36).

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

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

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

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