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 Bristol to Manchester will cost around £ 22 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 16.
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3 h 40 m
4 h 48 m
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Of the 18 buses that leave Bristol for Manchester every day 11 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 227 km distance in an average of 4 h 48 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 40 m .
The slowest buses will take 6 h 10 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||140 miles (226 km)|
|Average coach duration||4 h 15 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£12 (€13)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Megabus|
Coaches from Bristol to Manchester cover the 140 miles (226 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 15 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 £6, but the average price of coach tickets is £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
National Express coaches will get you from Bristol to Manchester from £6. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.
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 Bristol - Manchester 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.
When purchasing your National Express coach tickets from Bristol to Manchester, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:
National Express offer approximately 7 buses from Bristol to Manchester daily. Some journeys require one change at Birminhgham Coach Station. Nevertheless, the average duration of trip is just over 5 hours with transfer making little impact on the journey time. The services begin early in the morning and continue at regular intervals until just before 12.00 am.
National Express buses from Bristol to Manchester each depart at Bristol Coach Station which is located in the city centre on Marlborough Street close to one of the major shopping centres in Bristol, Broadmead Shopping centre. Accessing the city centre from the peripheries and other areas of the country is simple using the regional buses and main train station, Bristol Temple Meads. There are night buses available for those travelling at past midnight; these services are operated by the First Group.
National Express buses that operate from Bristol to Manchester terminate at Manchester Coach Station. The coach station is located in the city centre, less than 500 metres from Manchester Piccadilly station, the central train station of Manchester. Trains and buses from all over the country and areas of Greater Manchester terminate at Manchester Piccadilly and the Coach Station and from these stations, there are also trams and buses available to take you to other areas of the city centre. Transport at night is available with night buses of taxis. The services offered by Megabus terminates at Shudehill Interchange, this bus station is located a short distance from Manchester Victoria train station.
Some of the Bristol coach stations to Manchester you can start your journey from include Bristol, City Centre, Bristol, Bus & Coach Station (Marlborough St) and Bristol, The Centre (c9). Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Manchester include Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this trip, called Bristol Temple Meads, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Bristol.
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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