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Coach Information from Manchester to Belfast

distanceDistance167 miles (270 km)
durationAverage coach duration11 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£48 (€54)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Manchester to Belfast cover the 167 miles (270 km) long trip taking on average 11 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £47, but the average price of coach tickets is £48. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Belfast, Stena Line terminus.

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Coach from Manchester to Belfast with National Express

Travel to Belfast from Manchester from £47 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches 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 traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches 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 coach: 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.

  • Average Price: £47

National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach to Belfast from Manchester are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Travel Tips

Buses from Manchester to Belfast
Take the bus 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.
What is the cost of cheap coaches between Manchester and Belfast?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach from Manchester to Belfast for the next 7 days starting from £47  one way.
What is the average cost of a coach from Manchester to Belfast?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket to Belfast from Manchester is £48  one way.
What is the distance from Manchester to Belfast via coach?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Belfast from Manchester via coach to be approximately 167 miles (270 km).
How long is the coach between Manchester and Belfast?
The coach time from Manchester to Belfast is on average 11 h 35 min  for the 167 miles (270 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Belfast from Manchester by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure coach station in Manchester and arrival coach station in Belfast?

Some of the Manchester coach stations to Belfast you can start your journey from include Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Belfast include Belfast, Stena Line terminus, Belfast, Europa Buscentre and Belfast, Europa Bus Centre.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Belfast, Stena Line terminus.

Where is the departure coach station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival coach station in Belfast located?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Manchester.

The most popular arrival coach station, Belfast, Stena Line terminus, is located 4 mile (s) / 6 km away from the city centre of Belfast.

What coach companies offer a service between Manchester and Belfast?
Take the Manchester to Belfast coach with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey to Belfast from Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How far in advance should I book a coach ticket between Manchester and Belfast to get the best deals?
If you purchase a coach ticket between Manchester and Belfast within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £48 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets between Manchester and Belfast are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.