The cheapest buses from Birmingham to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 27 Oct

Cheapest

£7

Average

£12

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.

12:20Birmingham2h20 14:40Manchester
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£71One-way
12:20Birmingham1h45 14:05Manchester, Airport
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£71One-way
17:00Birmingham2h10 19:10Manchester
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£71One-way
20:30Birmingham1h40 22:10Manchester, Airport
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£71One-way
20:30Birmingham2h10 22:40Manchester
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£71One-way

Timetable Birmingham to Manchester

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03:15Birmingham, Airport2h20 05:35Manchester, Airport
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03:15Birmingham, Airport2h45 06:00Manchester
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03:20Birmingham, Coach Station2h35 05:55Manchester, Coach Station
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03:45Birmingham1h50 05:35Manchester, Airport
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03:45Birmingham2h15 06:00Manchester
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06:30Birmingham2h10 08:40Manchester
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07:30Birmingham, Coach Station2h40 10:10Manchester, Coach Station
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08:00Birmingham, Coach Station2h15 10:15Manchester, Coach Station
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09:00Birmingham, Coach Station2h15 11:15Manchester, Coach Station
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09:20Birmingham2h10 11:30Manchester
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10:00Birmingham, Coach Station2h15 12:15Manchester, Coach Station
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10:50Birmingham2h15 13:05Manchester
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11:00Birmingham2h20 13:20Manchester
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11:00Birmingham, Coach Station2h15 13:15Manchester, Coach Station
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11:00Birmingham1h50 12:50Manchester, Airport
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12:00Birmingham, Coach Station2h15 14:15Manchester, Coach Station
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12:20Birmingham2h20 14:40Manchester
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12:20Birmingham1h45 14:05Manchester, Airport
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13:50Birmingham2h15 16:05Manchester
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15:00Birmingham, Coach Station2h15 17:15Manchester, Coach Station
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15:20Birmingham2h00 17:20Manchester
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16:00Birmingham, Coach Station2h25 18:25Manchester, Coach Station
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17:00Birmingham2h10 19:10Manchester
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18:00Birmingham, Coach Station2h15 20:15Manchester, Coach Station
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18:20Birmingham2h15 20:35Manchester
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18:20Birmingham1h45 20:05Manchester, Airport
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19:20Birmingham2h00 21:20Manchester
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20:00Birmingham, Coach Station2h05 22:05Manchester, Coach Station
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20:30Birmingham1h40 22:10Manchester, Airport
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20:30Birmingham2h10 22:40Manchester
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23:00Birmingham2h15 01:15Manchester
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23:00Birmingham1h45 00:45Manchester, Airport
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23:00Birmingham, Coach Station2h15 01:15Manchester, Coach Station
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£53West Midlands Railway
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Wed
27 Oct
£23Cross Country
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28 Oct
£15Cross Country
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Fri
29 Oct
£23Cross Country
£6Megabus
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30 Oct
£23Cross Country
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31 Oct
£18Cross Country
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1 Nov
£23Cross Country
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£23Cross Country
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£23Cross Country
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£23Cross Country
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5 Nov
£23Cross Country
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6 Nov
£23Cross Country
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7 Nov
£18Cross Country
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8 Nov
£23Cross Country
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9 Nov
£23Cross Country
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10 Nov
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
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11 Nov
£23Cross Country
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12 Nov
£23Cross Country
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Sat
13 Nov
£23Cross Country
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£18Cross Country
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The fastest buses from Birmingham to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 27 Oct

Fastest Journey

1 h 40 m

Average

2 h 10 m

Buses per day

33

Distance

113 km

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.

Fastest
20:30Birmingham1h40 22:10Manchester, Airport
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£71One-way
2nd Fastest
23:00Birmingham1h45 00:45Manchester, Airport
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£101One-way
2nd Fastest
12:20Birmingham1h45 14:05Manchester, Airport
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£71One-way
2nd Fastest
18:20Birmingham1h45 20:05Manchester, Airport
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£111One-way
03:45Birmingham1h50 05:35Manchester, Airport
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£161One-way

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Coach Information from Birmingham to Manchester

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
durationAverage coach duration2 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£5 (€5)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational 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.

Coach companies

Coach from Birmingham to Manchester with National Express

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

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:

    • 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.

    Buses from Birmingham to Manchester

    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.

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    FAQs
    How much does a cheap coach to Manchester from Birmingham cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets to Manchester from Birmingham for as low as £3  for the next 7 days.
    How much does the coach from Birmingham to Manchester cost on average?
    If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Birmingham to Manchester coach to cost on average £5  one way.
    How far is it from Birmingham to Manchester by coach?
    The coach distance from Birmingham to Manchester is around 70 miles (113 km).
    How long is the coach journey to Manchester from Birmingham?
    The Birmingham to Manchester coach duration is on average 2 h 5 min, which is to be expected when travelling 70 miles (113 km) to Manchester from Birmingham. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
    What is the departure coach station in Birmingham and arrival coach station in Manchester?

    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.

    Where is the coach station in Birmingham? Where is the coach station in Manchester?

    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.

    Which coach companies can get me from Birmingham to Manchester?
    Take the Birmingham to Manchester coach with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the trip between Birmingham and Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    What are the first and last departure coach times from Birmingham to Manchester?
    The first Birmingham to Manchester coach departs at 10: 00   and the last coach from Birmingham to Manchester leaves at 20: 30. Check out the most up-to-date Birmingham to Manchester coach timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How far in advance should I book a coach ticket between Birmingham and Manchester to get the best deals?
    If you book a coach ticket to Manchester from Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £5 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets between Birmingham and Manchester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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