The cheapest buses from Colchester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Cheapest

£39

Average

£58

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 Colchester to Manchester will cost around £ 58 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 39.

Cheapest
12:30Colchester9h15 21:45Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£391One-way
Cheapest
03:05Colchester8h55 12:00Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£391One-way
2nd Cheapest
17:30Colchester12h25 05:55Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£531One-way
10:05Colchester10h10 20:15Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
£621One-way
15:05Colchester10h10 01:15Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
£701One-way

Timetable Colchester to Manchester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Fri, 29 Oct
03:05Colchester8h55 12:00Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
07:55Colchester9h20 17:15Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
10:05Colchester10h10 20:15Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
12:30Colchester9h15 21:45Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
15:05Colchester10h10 01:15Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
17:30Colchester12h25 05:55Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes

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Fri
29 Oct
£91Avanti West Coast
£39National Express
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Sat
30 Oct
£91Avanti West Coast
£29National Express
£84British Airways
Sun
31 Oct
£103
£23National Express
£98British Airways
Mon
1 Nov
£69Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£89British Airways
Tue
2 Nov
£71Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£80British Airways
Wed
3 Nov
£68Avanti West Coast
£17National Express
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Thu
4 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
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Fri
5 Nov
£91Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£53British Airways
Sat
6 Nov
£75Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
£76British Airways
Sun
7 Nov
£75Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
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Wed
10 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£55British Airways
Thu
11 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£57British Airways
Fri
12 Nov
£91Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£55British Airways
Sat
13 Nov
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£22National Express
£58British Airways
Sun
14 Nov
£89Avanti West Coast
£13National Express
£46British Airways
Mon
15 Nov
£68Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£58British Airways
Tue
16 Nov
£53Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£57British Airways

The fastest buses from Colchester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Fastest Journey

8 h 55 m

Average

10 h 2 m

Buses per day

6

Distance

276 km

It's difficult to get from Colchester to Manchester without changing at least once.

Fastest
03:05Colchester8h55 12:00Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£391One-way
2nd Fastest
12:30Colchester9h15 21:45Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£391One-way
07:55Colchester9h20 17:15Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
£841One-way
15:05Colchester10h10 01:15Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
£701One-way
10:05Colchester10h10 20:15Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
£621One-way

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Coach Information from Colchester to Manchester

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
durationAverage coach duration8 h 55 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£25 (€29)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Colchester to Manchester cover the 171 miles (275 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 55 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £25, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Colchester and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

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Coach between Colchester and Manchester with National Express

Buy your official National Express coach tickets between Colchester and Manchester from £16 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

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

  • Average Price: £16

Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your coach tickets from Colchester to Manchester due to the coronavirus:

  • 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.

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FAQs
How much do cheap coaches to Manchester from Colchester cost?
You can find a cheap coach from Colchester to Manchester for some dates and times for as low as £16  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a coach from Colchester to Manchester?
The Colchester to Manchester coach ticket price is on average £25  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is it from Colchester to Manchester by coach?
The coach distance from Colchester to Manchester is around 171 miles (275 km).
What is the average Colchester to Manchester coach duration?
On average the Colchester to Manchester coach time is 8 h 55 min  covering the 171 miles (275 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
When travelling by coach from Colchester to Manchester, which coach station in Colchester do I depart from and which coach station in Manchester do I arrive in?

Some of the Colchester coach stations to Manchester you can start your journey from include Colchester, East Hill / High Street and Colchester, Stanwell Street. 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 Colchester   and arriving in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Where is the departure coach station in Colchester located? Where is the arrival coach station in Manchester located?

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Colchester and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the coach station to the city centre in Manchester.

What coach companies go from Colchester to Manchester?
If you're looking for coaches from Colchester to Manchester, you can rely on National Express to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Colchester to Manchester route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What time is the earliest coach from Colchester to Manchester? What time is the last coach from Colchester to Manchester?
The earliest coach for this route departs from Colchester at 06: 55. The last coach leaves from Colchester at 11: 30. Check Omio for the latest coach timetable from Colchester to Manchester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase coach tickets to Manchester from Colchester to score the best deals?
The price of a one way coach ticket from Colchester to Manchester is on average £25 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this route. In general, you can find coach tickets from Colchester to Manchester available a few months in advance.

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