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Trip Manchester Dublin

Plan your trip by train, bus, ferry, carpooling, plane from Manchester to Dublin

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How to get from Manchester to Dublin?

We are suggesting 21 routes by train, bus, ferry, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Manchester Dublin. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Manchester Dublin

For your trip from Manchester (England, United Kingdom) to Dublin (Ireland) with a distance of 166 mi you will be able to take 5 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, ferry, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Manchester > Dublin will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Manchester and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Manchester International MAN airport, 9.3 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Dublin (Dublin airport, IATA code: DUB) operated by Ryanair or Aer Lingus.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Manchester to Dublin without changing trains. You can take the train Manchester-Liverpool and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains of East Midlands Trains, First TransPennine Express or Northern Rail to Liverpool leave from Manchester Piccadilly railway station in Manchester. Arrival in Liverpool will take place at Hunts Cross station (6.1 mi from the city centre).
There is no direct crossing between Manchester and Dublin, you will have to use another mean of transport (bus) to combine with ferry in order to complete the sea crossing Liverpool-Dublin.
You will embark at the port of Liverpool Isle of Man and Dublin Terminal at 0.9 mi from Liverpool aboard a ship of P&O Ferries or Seatruck Ferries. The ferry will dock in the port of Dublin P&O Ferries Terminal 3 at 1.9 mi from Dublin. We advise you to show up at the port of Liverpool for boarding around one or two hours before the time of departure indicated on your reservation.
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Manchester Dublin only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey Manchester-Liverpool.
You will board a coach of MegaBus or National Express in Manchester. The bus will drop you off at Liverpool bus station (0.1 mi from Liverpool, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Manchester bus station (0.2 mi from Manchester) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Liverpool.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Manchester-Liverpool will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by plane in order to cover the entire trip.

Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Dublin?

Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Liverpool (England United Kingdom)
National Express is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Liverpool where the coach will drop you off at Liverpool station situated at about 0.1 mi from Liverpool city centre.
Ferry companies
The ships of P&O Ferries ensure the maritime connection between the port of Liverpool Isle of Man and Dublin Terminal and the one of Dublin (Dublin P&O Ferries Terminal 3 at 1.9 mi from the city)
The ferries of Seatruck Ferries make the crossing between Liverpool and Dublin where they serve the ports of Liverpool Birkenhead Ferry Terminal and Dublin Ferries Terminal 1 respectively 1.6 mi and 2.9 mi distant from their city centre.
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Liverpool (31.1 mi)
Aer Lingus carries out a flight from Manchester International MAN airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Manchester to Dublin (arrival at Dublin DUB airport)
Ryanair flies on the route from Manchester International MAN airport (located 9.3 mi from Manchester, United Kingdom) to Dublin (serving Dublin DUB airport)
Railway companies
East Midlands Trains provides a rail connection Manchester-Liverpool with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Hunts Cross at arrival (6.1 mi from centre)
First TransPennine Express transports passengers on a rail line from Manchester to Liverpool with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Liverpool Lime Street railway station (England United Kingdom)
Northern Rail operates the train journey Manchester-Liverpool with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Liverpool Lime Street at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)

Stop cities from Manchester or cities to visit near Dublin

When travelling from Dublin to Manchester by plane, carpooling, ferry, bus, train, you might have to change at Liverpool located at 31 mi from Manchester and 136 mi away from Dublin (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Dublin or back to Manchester, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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