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 Manchester to Birmingham will cost around £ 13 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 7.
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2 h 11 m
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Of the 34 buses that leave Manchester for Birmingham every day 34 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 11 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 30 m .
The slowest buses will take 2 h 55 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||70 miles (113 km)|
|Average coach duration||2 h|
|Average coach ticket price||£5 (€6)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Megabus|
Coaches from Manchester to Birmingham cover the 70 miles (113 km) long journey taking on average 2 h with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £5, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £3. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
Find the best coaches from Manchester to Birmingham with Omio's travel partners National Express from £3. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
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 Manchester - Birmingham 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 between Manchester and Birmingham, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:
There are frequent direct buses from Manchester to Birmingham, operated by National Express. Daily departures begin very early in the morning, with buses leaving hourly or every two hours for much of the day. There are two late night connections leaving just before and just after midnight. The fastest journey times are a little over two hours for the night services, and just under three hours for most daytime connections. Buses from Manchester to Birmingham leave from the central Coach Station, close to the Piccadilly railway terminus, arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, east of the city centre.
A major university city in the north west of England, Manchester is home to a variety of cultural and historical attractions in addition to its vibrant nightlife. Visitors should start with the People’s History Museum, which features displays on the development of British democracy over the last 200 years, before making their way to the visually stunning Imperial War Museum. Then head to the Manchester Art Gallery, which features a vast collection of both British and European art. Be sure to catch a game at the famous Old Trafford Stadium before heading out for the evening - for cheap drinks and live local music head to Princess Street, or, if you would rather a small, quirky spot, head to The Temple of Convenience, an underground toilet converted into a bar.
Birmingham, located in the West Midlands, is famous for its shopping and its lively nightlife - however, it is also home to a variety of fascinating cultural and historical attractions. Start by visiting the Barber Institute of Fine Arts to get a sense for the city’s art scene before wandering through the historic Jewellery Quarter and Victoria Square to get a sense for the city’s history and architecture. For shopping, head to the Bull Ring shopping center before making your way to the city’s three main shopping streets: New Street, High Street, and Corporation Street. If a night out is what you fancy, head to the Rectory Bar & Restaurant for a great meal and some drinks before making your way to The Wellington, which offers an outstanding and always changing selection of ales, lagers, ciders, and perry.
When departing from Manchester, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your trip in coach stations like Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge.
Omio customers book a coach from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham, Coach Station most frequently for this route.
Passengers board the coach most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Birmingham, Coach Station, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.
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