The cheapest buses from Bristol to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Cheapest

£16

Average

£22

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.

07:20Bristol, City Centre6h10 13:30Manchester
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£161One-way
14:10Bristol, City Centre4h20 18:30Manchester
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£161One-way
16:00Bristol, City Centre4h05 20:05Manchester, Airport
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£161One-way
07:35Bristol5h55 13:30Manchester
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£161One-way
10:25Bristol3h40 14:05Manchester, Airport
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£161One-way

Timetable Bristol to Manchester

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05:35Bristol, Marlborough Street5h40 11:15Manchester, Coach Station
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07:00Bristol, Marlborough Street5h15 12:15Manchester, Coach Station
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07:20Bristol, City Centre6h10 13:30Manchester
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07:35Bristol5h55 13:30Manchester
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08:45Bristol, City Centre3h40 12:25Manchester
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09:00Bristol, Marlborough Street5h15 14:15Manchester, Coach Station
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10:10Bristol, City Centre4h30 14:40Manchester
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10:10Bristol, City Centre3h55 14:05Manchester, Airport
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10:25Bristol3h40 14:05Manchester, Airport
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10:25Bristol4h15 14:40Manchester
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11:30Bristol, Marlborough Street5h45 17:15Manchester, Coach Station
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13:00Bristol, Marlborough Street5h25 18:25Manchester, Coach Station
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14:10Bristol, City Centre4h20 18:30Manchester
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15:30Bristol, City Centre3h40 19:10Manchester
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15:30Bristol, Marlborough Street4h45 20:15Manchester, Coach Station
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16:00Bristol, City Centre4h05 20:05Manchester, Airport
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16:00Bristol, City Centre4h35 20:35Manchester
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19:25Bristol, Marlborough Street5h50 01:15Manchester, Coach Station
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Wed
27 Oct
£62Arriva Trains Wales
£16Megabus
Thu
28 Oct
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£10Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£16Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£14Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£26Cross Country
£12Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£10Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£6Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£7Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£7Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£8National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£7Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£52Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£55Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Tue
9 Nov
£19Arriva Trains Wales
£6Flixbus
Wed
10 Nov
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£7Flixbus
Thu
11 Nov
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£7Flixbus
Fri
12 Nov
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£9Flixbus
Sat
13 Nov
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£7Flixbus
Sun
14 Nov
£52Cross Country
£9Flixbus
Mon
15 Nov
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£6Flixbus
Tue
16 Nov
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£7Flixbus

The fastest buses from Bristol to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Fastest Journey

3 h 40 m

Average

4 h 48 m

Buses per day

18

Distance

227 km

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.

Fastest
08:45Bristol, City Centre3h40 12:25Manchester
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£181One-way
Fastest
10:25Bristol3h40 14:05Manchester, Airport
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£161One-way
Fastest
15:30Bristol, City Centre3h40 19:10Manchester
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£181One-way
2nd Fastest
10:10Bristol, City Centre3h55 14:05Manchester, Airport
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£161One-way
16:00Bristol, City Centre4h05 20:05Manchester, Airport
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£161One-way

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Coach Information between Bristol and Manchester

distanceDistance140 miles (226 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£12 (€13)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational 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.

Coach companies

Bristol to Manchester with National Express

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

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:

    • 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 Bristol to Manchester: Journey Details

    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.

    Where do buses from Bristol to Manchester depart from and arrive at?

    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.

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    FAQs
    How much does a cheap coach from Bristol to Manchester cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets from Bristol to Manchester for as low as £6  for the next 7 days.
    How much does the coach from Bristol to Manchester cost on average?
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket from Bristol to Manchester is £12  one way.
    What is the distance to Manchester from Bristol by coach?
    The coach distance from Bristol to Manchester is around 140 miles (226 km).
    How long does it take from Bristol to Manchester by coach?
    On average the coach from Bristol to Manchester duration is 4 h 15 min  for the 140 miles (226 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    What is the departure coach station in Bristol and arrival coach station in Manchester?

    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.

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

    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.

    Which coach companies can take me between Bristol and Manchester?
    Take the Bristol to Manchester coach with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the route to Manchester from Bristol as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Can I buy a direct coach from Bristol to Manchester?
    Yes, you can search for direct coaches from Bristol to Manchester on Omio with Megabus, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your coach ticket.
    What are the first and last departure coach times from Bristol to Manchester?
    The earliest coach departing from Bristol to Manchester leaves at 04: 45. The last coach departing from Bristol to Manchester leaves at 13: 50. You can find the latest Bristol to Manchester coach times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I buy a coach ticket from Bristol to Manchester to get the best deals?
    If you book a coach ticket from Bristol to Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £12 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets to Manchester from Bristol are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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