Manchester to Birmingham bus

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Cheap coach tickets from Manchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 23 Jul

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
FlixBus
14:302h30
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
17:00Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
£81One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
FlixBus
13:402h10
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
15:50Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
£81One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
07:102h30
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
09:40Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
£81One-way
0 changes
Megabus
14:402h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
17:00Birmingham
£81One-way
0 changes
Megabus
06:202h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
08:40Birmingham
£81One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableManchester to Birmingham

Showing buses for tomorrow, Tuesday, 23 July
FlixBus
02:452h00
Manchester
04:45Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
02:451h50
Manchester, Coach Station
04:35Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
04:102h15
Manchester, Coach Station
06:25Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
06:202h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
08:40Birmingham
0 changes
Megabus
06:502h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
09:10Birmingham
0 changes
Megabus
07:001h40
Manchester, Airport
08:40Birmingham
0 changes
FlixBus
07:102h30
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
09:40Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
Megabus
07:301h40
Manchester, Airport
09:10Birmingham
0 changes
National Express
08:302h30
Manchester, Coach Station
11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
09:202h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
11:40Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
10:002h25
Manchester, Coach Station
12:25Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
10:402h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
13:00Birmingham
0 changes
Megabus
11:002h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
13:20Birmingham
0 changes
Megabus
11:201h40
Manchester, Airport
13:00Birmingham
0 changes
National Express
11:302h25
Manchester, Coach Station
13:55Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
11:401h40
Manchester, Airport
13:20Birmingham
0 changes
National Express
12:302h25
Manchester, Coach Station
14:55Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
12:402h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
15:00Birmingham
0 changes
Megabus
13:251h35
Manchester, Airport
15:00Birmingham
0 changes
National Express
13:302h25
Manchester, Coach Station
15:55Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
13:402h10
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
15:50Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
14:302h35
Manchester, Coach Station
17:05Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
14:302h30
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
17:00Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
Megabus
14:402h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
17:00Birmingham
0 changes
Megabus
15:201h40
Manchester, Airport
17:00Birmingham
0 changes
FlixBus
15:402h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
18:00Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
15:452h45
Manchester, Coach Station
18:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
16:102h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
18:30Birmingham
0 changes
FlixBus
16:402h10
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
18:50Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
16:502h45
Manchester, Coach Station
19:35Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
16:501h40
Manchester, Airport
18:30Birmingham
0 changes
Megabus
17:002h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
19:20Birmingham
0 changes
FlixBus
17:252h10
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
19:35Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
Megabus
17:401h40
Manchester, Airport
19:20Birmingham
0 changes
National Express
19:452h10
Manchester, Coach Station
21:55Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
20:102h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
22:30Birmingham
0 changes
National Express
20:452h10
Manchester, Coach Station
22:55Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
20:501h40
Manchester, Airport
22:30Birmingham
0 changes
National Express
21:452h10
Manchester, Coach Station
23:55Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
23:403h40
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
03:20Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
23:402h50
Manchester, Coach Station
02:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
23:402h50
Manchester, Coach Station
02:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes

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Bus times from Manchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 23 Jul

Fastest Journey

1 h 35 m

Average

2 h 14 m

Buses per day

42

Distance

113 km

Of the 42 buses that leave Manchester for Birmingham every day 42 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Megabus
13:251h35
Manchester, Airport
15:00Birmingham
£121One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
17:401h40
Manchester, Airport
19:20Birmingham
£121One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
07:301h40
Manchester, Airport
09:10Birmingham
£161One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
07:001h40
Manchester, Airport
08:40Birmingham
£121One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
15:201h40
Manchester, Airport
17:00Birmingham
£121One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Manchester to Birmingham

distanceDistance70 miles
durationAverage coach duration1 h 40 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£11 (€12)
frequencyCoach frequency25 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 25 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express or FlixBus

Coaches from Manchester to Birmingham cover the 70 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 40 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Normally, there are 25 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £5, but the average price of coach tickets is £11. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

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

Travel to Birmingham from Manchester from £5 with Omio’s coach partners Megabus, National Express and FlixBus! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

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.

National Express from Manchester to Birmingham coach information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 25 min
  • Cheapest Price: £8
  • National Express frequency: 6 a day

Buses from Manchester to Birmingham

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.

Manchester

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

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.

FAQs: Manchester to Birmingham coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Manchester to Birmingham 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 Manchester to Birmingham.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Manchester to Birmingham can start from as little as £5 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Manchester to Birmingham is £11; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Birmingham coach travel time is 1 h 40 min   for the 70 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Manchester to Birmingham leaves at 06: 10. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Manchester to Birmingham leaves at 23: 40.
Yes, there are 25 direct coaches a day from Manchester to Birmingham with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct coaches.
For the best Manchester to Birmingham coach to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services from Manchester to Birmingham to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Manchester, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and Manchester, Airport. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your trip in coach stations like Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway and Birmingham, Brunel Street.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Birmingham, Coach Station, located 2.2 miles (3.5 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Birmingham from Manchester is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 40 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a coach from Manchester to Birmingham is May.
You have options as you can travel from Manchester to Birmingham 2 different ways: train or coach.

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