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1 h 40 m
2 h 13 m
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Of the 27 buses that leave Manchester for Birmingham every day 27 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 13 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 40 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.
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.
|Distance||70 miles (113 km)|
|Average coach duration||2 h 5 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£3 (€4)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Megabus|
Coaches from Manchester to Birmingham cover the 70 miles (113 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 5 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 £3, but the average price of coach tickets is £3. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
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National Express is a great way to travel comfortably and affordably between Manchester and Birmingham. As the UK’s leading long-distance coach operator, National Express offers hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country with maximum savings and comfort in mind for each passenger. Omio shows you National Express coach timetables and ticket options for the Manchester to Birmingham journey, so you can find the cheapest deals to travel by coach. On a National Express coach, you can expect to travel 70 miles (113 km) from Manchester to Birmingham.
All coaches from National Express provide air conditioning, free WiFi and onboard entertainment to keep you feeling comfortable and entertained during a long route. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. There are three different tickets that you can pick for the Manchester to Birmingham coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on cancelling or changing your coach ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.
These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach between Manchester and 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.
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.
Some of the Manchester coach stations to Birmingham you can start your journey from include Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Birmingham include Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving in Birmingham, Coach Station.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.
Passengers arriving in Birmingham most often arrive at Birmingham, Coach Station and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this coach station to the city centre.
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