The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Birmingham to Manchester will cost around £ 12 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 7.
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Of the 33 buses that leave Birmingham for Manchester every day 33 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 113 km distance in an average of 2 h 10 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 40 m .
The slowest buses will take 2 h 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||70 miles (113 km)|
|Average coach duration||2 h 5 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£5 (€5)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Megabus|
Coaches from Birmingham to Manchester cover the 70 miles (113 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £3, but the average price of coach tickets is £5. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
For as little as £3 you can travel by coach between Birmingham and Manchester with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.
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 Birmingham and Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
When purchasing your National Express coach tickets between Birmingham and Manchester, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:
National Express provides frequent, direct and daily buses from Birmingham to Manchester. Their schedule begins with overnight services leaving around 2:00 a.m, with departures roughly every two hours in the morning and evening and hourly in the afternoon. The final connection from Birmingham leaves around 10:30 p.m. Journey times range from just over 2 hours for overnight buses to more than 3 hours for some daytime connections. Buses from Birmingham to Manchester depart from the city's main coach station, east of the city centre, arriving at the central Manchester Coach Station.
When taking a coach from Birmingham, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge. When you arrive in Manchester, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Birmingham New Street to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this route, called Birmingham New Street, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Birmingham.
The most popular arrival coach station, Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Manchester.
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