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Cheap coach tickets from Bristol to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 14 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Bristol to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Megabus
03:359h05
Bristol
12:40Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£171One-way
1 change
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
04:008h40
Bristol, City Centre
12:40Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£231One-way
1 change
Megabus
07:254h25
Bristol, City Centre
11:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£241One-way
0 changes
Megabus
17:554h25
Bristol, City Centre
22:20Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£241One-way
0 changes
Megabus
13:154h25
Bristol, City Centre
17:40Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£241One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableBristol to Manchester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Sunday, 14 July
Megabus
03:358h25
Bristol
12:00Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
03:359h05
Bristol
12:40Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
Megabus
04:008h00
Bristol, City Centre
12:00Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
04:008h40
Bristol, City Centre
12:40Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
National Express
05:355h40
Bristol, Marlborough Street
11:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
06:035h07
Bristol, Airport
11:10Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
06:035h47
Bristol, Airport
11:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
Megabus
07:035h17
Bristol, Airport
12:20Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
07:035h57
Bristol, Airport
13:00Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
National Express
07:155h00
Bristol, Marlborough Street
12:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
07:254h25
Bristol, City Centre
11:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
Megabus
07:253h45
Bristol, City Centre
11:10Manchester, Airport
0 changes
Megabus
08:353h45
Bristol, City Centre
12:20Manchester, Airport
0 changes
Megabus
08:354h25
Bristol, City Centre
13:00Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
National Express
09:005h20
Bristol, Marlborough Street
14:20Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
FlixBus
09:155h10
Bristol, City Centre
14:25Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
Megabus
09:359h35
Bristol
19:10Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
Megabus
10:009h10
Bristol, City Centre
19:10Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
National Express
11:004h55
Bristol, Marlborough Street
15:55Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
National Express
12:005h25
Bristol, Marlborough Street
17:25Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
FlixBus
12:108h50
Bristol, City Centre
21:00Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
Megabus
12:235h17
Bristol, Airport
17:40Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
Megabus
12:234h37
Bristol, Airport
17:00Manchester, Airport
1 change
National Express
13:005h20
Bristol, Marlborough Street
18:20Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
13:153h45
Bristol, City Centre
17:00Manchester, Airport
0 changes
Megabus
13:154h25
Bristol, City Centre
17:40Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
National Express
14:005h20
Bristol, Marlborough Street
19:20Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
National Express
14:305h50
Bristol, Marlborough Street
20:20Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
15:054h25
Bristol, City Centre
19:30Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
Megabus
15:053h45
Bristol, City Centre
18:50Manchester, Airport
0 changes
National Express
15:455h25
Bristol, Marlborough Street
21:10Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
FlixBus
15:4510h10
Bristol, City Centre
01:55Manchester
1 change
Megabus
16:305h10
Bristol, Airport
21:40Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
16:305h50
Bristol, Airport
22:20Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
National Express
16:455h40
Bristol, Marlborough Street
22:25Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
17:554h25
Bristol, City Centre
22:20Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
Megabus
17:553h45
Bristol, City Centre
21:40Manchester, Airport
0 changes
FlixBus
19:2511h25
Bristol, City Centre
06:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
Megabus
19:355h15
Bristol, Airport
00:50Manchester
1 change
National Express
19:355h40
Bristol, Marlborough Street
01:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
19:354h40
Bristol, Airport
00:15Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
20:304h20
Bristol, City Centre
00:50Manchester
0 changes
Megabus
20:303h45
Bristol, City Centre
00:15Manchester, Airport
0 changes
Megabus
20:545h26
Bristol, Airport
02:20Manchester
1 change
Megabus
20:544h51
Bristol, Airport
01:45Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
22:053h40
Bristol, City Centre
01:45Manchester, Airport
0 changes
Megabus
22:054h15
Bristol, City Centre
02:20Manchester
0 changes
FlixBus
22:3013h50
Bristol, City Centre
12:20Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change

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Bus times from Bristol to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 14 Jul

Fastest Journey

3 h 40 m

Average

5 h 52 m

Buses per day

48

Distance

227 km

Of the 48 buses that leave Bristol for Manchester every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Megabus
22:053h40
Bristol, City Centre
01:45Manchester, Airport
£291One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
08:353h45
Bristol, City Centre
12:20Manchester, Airport
£291One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
13:153h45
Bristol, City Centre
17:00Manchester, Airport
£291One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
15:053h45
Bristol, City Centre
18:50Manchester, Airport
£321One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
07:253h45
Bristol, City Centre
11:10Manchester, Airport
£291One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Bristol to Manchester

distanceDistance140 miles
durationAverage coach duration3 h 45 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£12 (€13)
frequencyCoach frequency8 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 8 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express or FlixBus

Coaches from Bristol to Manchester cover the 140 miles long trip taking on average 3 h 45 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Normally, there are 8 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £7, but the average price of coach tickets is £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Bristol, Airport Bus Station and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Coach companies: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus Bristol to Manchester

Travel between Bristol and Manchester from £7 with Omio’s coach partners Megabus, National Express and FlixBus! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

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 Bristol and Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

Coach information from Bristol to Manchester with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 40 min
  • Cheapest Price: £14

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.

FAQs: Bristol to Manchester coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Bristol to Manchester with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Bristol to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Bristol to Manchester can start from as little as £7 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Bristol to Manchester is £12; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Bristol to Manchester coach travel time is 3 h 45 min   for the 140 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Bristol to Manchester leaves at 06: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Bristol to Manchester leaves at 22: 05.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Bristol to Manchester without having to change trains with Megabus. There are 8 direct coaches from Bristol to Manchester each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the journey from Bristol to Manchester you can take a coach with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services to Manchester from Bristol on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Bristol, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including Bristol, Airport Bus Station, Bristol, Station Approach (Temple Meads - Stop T1) and Bristol, Airport. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your route in coach stations like Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and Manchester, Airport.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Bristol, Airport Bus Station, which is located around 8.9 miles (14.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Manchester, Coach Station, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Manchester from Bristol is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 45 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a coach from Bristol to Manchester is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Manchester from Bristol including taking a train or coach.

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