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Overview: Coach from Dublin to Manchester

distanceDistance165 miles (266 km)
changesDirect coachNo
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Eurolines Switzerland

Coaches from Dublin to Manchester cover the 165 miles (266 km) long journey with our travel partners like National Express or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct coach services available.

Coach companies: National Express Dublin to Manchester

You can travel by coach between Dublin and Manchester with National Express. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

National Express

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

    Coach from Dublin to Manchester

    Covering a distance of 266 miles, and incorporating the Irish Ferries crossing at Dublin Port for a seamless journey, there are several buses between Dublin and Manchester each week, with the journey taking around 8 hours 30 minutes on average. 

    How long is the journey by bus from Dublin to Manchester?

    Although the average bus from Dublin to Manchester takes around 8 hours 30 minutes, there is some variation depending on when you plan to travel. The fastest service is 7 hours 40 minutes, and it's operated by Eurolines with the usual changeover at Dublin Port for the ferry. Passengers will leave their coach for the duration of the channel crossing but will reboard before departing the ferry for the onward journey.

    How many coaches are there from Dublin to Manchester?

    Services on the bus from Dublin to Manchester do not operate throughout the week, but they tend to run at weekends and in the evenings to accommodate weekend and commuter traffic for the week ahead. On quieter travel days such as Monday through Thursday, there can be no services at all, so it's important to check the seasonal schedule in advance before you make travel plans.

    What is/are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Dublin to Manchester?

    Departure bus station: Busáras Central Station is located centrally on North Dock, just a short walk away from main city centre attractions and other public transport stops. It has plenty of passenger facilities, including accessible toilets and platforms, coffee kiosks, newspaper stands, ticketing facilities, waiting areas and public phones.

    Arrival bus station: Located on Chorlton Street, directly in the city centre. Piccadilly bus and train stations are only a five-minute walk away. The bus station has food and coffee outlets, comfortable waiting areas, digital information boards and ticketing, accessible facilities and free WiFi. It is also perfectly situated for a short walk into the main shopping areas of Market Street and King Street and located directly next door to China Town.

    Which coach providers travel from Dublin to Manchester?

    The Bus from Dublin to Manchester is serviced by Eurolines and National Express. On days where services operate - typically at the weekends - Euroline tends to operate two evening services and Euroline Switzerland operates one. Eurolines is usually the fastest at around 7 hours and 40 minutes, with a half-hour changeover at Shearings Stretton Interchange.  National Express has the same changeover at Shearings Stretton Interchange. Both use Irish Ferries to make the channel crossing.

    Eurolines Dublin to Manchester

    Eurolines operates two evening services at the weekend, crossing with Irish Ferries and sometimes offering an additional stop at Warrington. The service arrives at Manchester in the early hours of the morning, with easy onward travel via taxi or night bus. 

    National Express Dublin to Manchester

    National Express tends to operate a single evening service at the weekends, departing at around 8:00 p.m. Again, the service arrives at around 3:00 a.m. and passengers can take advantage of the taxi rank just outside the coach station, or the nearby night bus service depending on preference. 

    Dublin to Manchester Coach: Services on Board

    Eurolines coaches are comfortable, with onboard toilets, WiFi and plenty of luggage space. They have charging ports, adjustable air conditioning and onboard entertainment. Accessible travel is made easy with ready assistance from trained staff, that needs to be booked in advance. The fleet is modern and has been redesigned in a bid to make coach travel as appealing as possible to environmentally and price-conscious travellers. Assistance dogs only are allowed on board.

    National Express offers a generous luggage allowance of 20g, which can be split across two pieces of stored luggage and a piece of hand luggage. There is an on-board entertainment service with free TV shows and movies, self-adjustable airconditioning, plenty of legroom and charging ports for USBs. passengers can request extra assistance if they request this at least 36 hours before travel and ideally at the point of booking. However, National Express will accommodate last-minute requests where it can. Many coaches have an accessibility lift at the front. Extra services, such as extra luggage, can also be booked. No pets, other than assistance dogs, can be carried on board.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Manchester from Dublin

    Take the bus 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 Dublin to Manchester.

    Travel by coach between Dublin, Ireland and Manchester, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

    Is international entry into Manchester from Dublin restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Dublin?

    Entry Requirements:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Manchester, United Kingdom?

    The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance required: metre (s) ( feet)
    • Face mask required: Regional advice

    The above information was last checked on 27/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Manchester from Dublin closer to your date of departure here.

    The restriction level for your return coach to Dublin, Ireland from Manchester is: Fully open.

    Is my return coach into Dublin from Manchester restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Ireland from Manchester?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Dublin, Ireland?

    The government of Ireland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Social distancing required: metre (s) ( feet)
    • Face mask required: Recommended

    Last checked on 25/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Dublin from Manchester closer to your date of departure here.

    The coach distance from Dublin to Manchester is around 165 miles (266 km).
    If you're looking for coaches from Dublin to Manchester, you can rely on National Express or Eurolines Switzerland to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Dublin to Manchester route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

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