Manchester to Birmingham coach

Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 17 May

Cheapest

£5

Average

£11

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.

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16:30Manchester, Coach Station2h30 19:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£51One-way
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08:45Manchester, Coach Station2h15 11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£51One-way
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07:00Manchester, Coach Station2h20 09:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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£51One-way
11:00Manchester, Coach Station2h15 13:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way
17:30Manchester, Coach Station2h30 20:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way

Bus Timetable Manchester to Birmingham

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04:10Manchester, Coach Station2h15 06:25Birmingham, Coach Station
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04:50Manchester2h20 07:10Birmingham
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05:20Manchester, Airport1h50 07:10Birmingham
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07:00Manchester, Coach Station2h20 09:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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07:10Manchester1h45 08:55Birmingham
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08:45Manchester, Coach Station2h15 11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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09:35Manchester2h00 11:35Birmingham
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10:05Manchester, Airport1h30 11:35Birmingham
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11:00Manchester, Coach Station2h15 13:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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11:00Manchester2h10 13:10Birmingham
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11:30Manchester, Airport1h40 13:10Birmingham
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12:10Manchester2h15 14:25Birmingham
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12:15Manchester, Coach Station2h15 14:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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13:30Manchester2h10 15:40Birmingham
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14:00Manchester, Airport1h40 15:40Birmingham
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14:00Manchester, Coach Station2h15 16:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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15:00Manchester, Coach Station2h30 17:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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15:15Manchester, Coach Station2h30 17:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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15:20Manchester2h20 17:40Birmingham
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15:50Manchester, Airport1h50 17:40Birmingham
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16:00Manchester2h15 18:15Birmingham
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16:30Manchester, Coach Station2h30 19:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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16:30Manchester, Airport1h45 18:15Birmingham
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16:55Manchester2h15 19:10Birmingham
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17:30Manchester, Coach Station2h30 20:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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19:30Manchester, Coach Station2h30 22:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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19:30Manchester2h10 21:40Birmingham
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23:20Manchester2h55 02:15Birmingham, Airport
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23:20Manchester2h20 01:40Birmingham
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23:50Manchester, Airport1h50 01:40Birmingham
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23:50Manchester, Airport2h25 02:15Birmingham, Airport
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23:50Manchester, Coach Station2h40 02:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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Bus times from Manchester to Birmingham

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Fastest Journey

1 h 30 m

Average

2 h 11 m

Buses per day

32

Distance

113 km

Of the 32 buses that leave Manchester for Birmingham every day 32 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
10:05Manchester, Airport1h30 11:35Birmingham
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£71One-way
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14:00Manchester, Airport1h40 15:40Birmingham
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£101One-way
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11:30Manchester, Airport1h40 13:10Birmingham
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£101One-way
16:30Manchester, Airport1h45 18:15Birmingham
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£211One-way
07:10Manchester1h45 08:55Birmingham
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£111One-way

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Overview: Coach from Manchester to Birmingham

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
durationAverage coach duration1 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£3 (€3)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesInfobus, Megabus, Flixbus or National Express

Coaches from Manchester to Birmingham cover the 70 miles (113 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 30 min with our travel partners like Infobus, Megabus, Flixbus or National Express. 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.

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus Manchester to Birmingham

For as little as £3 you can travel by coach from Manchester to Birmingham with National Express and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

National Express
FlixBus

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.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    • Average Price: £3

    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.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Birmingham from Manchester

    Take the bus to Birmingham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Birmingham.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches between Manchester and Birmingham to cost as little as £3  in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Birmingham coach to cost on average £3  one way.
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Manchester and Birmingham via coach to be approximately 70 miles (113 km).
    While the time it takes to travel 70 miles (113 km) from Manchester to Birmingham can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Manchester to Birmingham is on average 1 h 30 min.

    When taking the coach from Manchester to Birmingham, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. Your trip can end in coach stations such as Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge and Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13).

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

    You can find the most popular departure coach station for this journey, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre of Manchester. The most popular arrival coach station in Birmingham, called Birmingham, Coach Station, is located around 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from its city centre.

    When taking a coach from Manchester to Birmingham, you can count on Infobus, Megabus, Flixbus or National Express for the best way to get you to Birmingham. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Birmingham from Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
    If you’re looking for a direct coach from Manchester to Birmingham, consider travelling with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
    The earliest coach for this trip departs from Manchester at 05: 40. The last coach leaves from Manchester at 23: 38. Check Omio for the latest coach timetable from Manchester to Birmingham and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    If you book Manchester to Birmingham coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £3. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches from Manchester to Birmingham. Look out for coach tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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