Timetable Manchester to Birmingham

Showing buses for tomorrow, Tue, 27 Jul
00:55Manchester2h35 03:30Birmingham, Airport
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00:55Manchester2h05 03:00Birmingham
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01:20Manchester, Airport2h10 03:30Birmingham, Airport
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01:20Manchester, Airport1h40 03:00Birmingham
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04:10Manchester, Coach Station2h15 06:25Birmingham, Coach Station
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07:00Manchester, Coach Station2h20 09:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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07:10Manchester2h25 09:35Birmingham
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08:40Manchester2h10 10:50Birmingham
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08:40Manchester2h55 11:35Birmingham, Airport
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09:10Manchester, Airport1h40 10:50Birmingham
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09:10Manchester, Airport2h25 11:35Birmingham, Airport
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09:50Manchester2h00 11:50Birmingham
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11:55Manchester2h10 14:05Birmingham
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12:15Manchester, Coach Station2h15 14:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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12:25Manchester, Airport1h40 14:05Birmingham
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13:25Manchester2h15 15:40Birmingham
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15:15Manchester, Coach Station2h30 17:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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15:30Manchester, Coach Station2h30 18:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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16:00Manchester2h20 18:20Birmingham
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16:30Manchester, Coach Station2h30 19:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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16:30Manchester, Airport1h50 18:20Birmingham
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16:40Manchester2h00 18:40Birmingham
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17:30Manchester, Coach Station2h30 20:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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18:15Manchester, Coach Station2h15 20:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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19:35Manchester2h10 21:45Birmingham
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20:05Manchester, Airport1h40 21:45Birmingham
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23:50Manchester, Coach Station2h40 02:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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The fastest buses from Manchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 27 Jul

Fastest Journey

1 h 40 m

Average

2 h 13 m

Buses per day

27

Distance

113 km

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.

Fastest
09:10Manchester, Airport1h40 10:50Birmingham
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£101One-way
Fastest
12:25Manchester, Airport1h40 14:05Birmingham
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£131One-way
Fastest
01:20Manchester, Airport1h40 03:00Birmingham
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£121One-way
Fastest
20:05Manchester, Airport1h40 21:45Birmingham
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£101One-way
2nd Fastest
16:30Manchester, Airport1h50 18:20Birmingham
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£221One-way

COMPARE Prices across different modes

Tue
27 Jul
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
28 Jul
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
29 Jul
£45West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
30 Jul
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sat
31 Jul
£23Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
Sun
1 Aug
£23Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
Mon
2 Aug
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£4National Express
Tue
3 Aug
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
4 Aug
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
5 Aug
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
6 Aug
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sat
7 Aug
£23Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
Sun
8 Aug
£23Avanti West Coast
£4National Express
Mon
9 Aug
£45West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
10 Aug
£45West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
11 Aug
£45West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
12 Aug
£45West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
13 Aug
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sat
14 Aug
£23Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Sun
15 Aug
£23Cross Country
£6Flixbus

The cheapest buses from Manchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 27 Jul

Cheapest

£7

Average

£13

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.

16:30Manchester, Coach Station2h30 19:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way
07:00Manchester, Coach Station2h20 09:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way
08:40Manchester2h10 10:50Birmingham
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£71One-way
18:15Manchester, Coach Station2h15 20:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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£101One-way
12:15Manchester, Coach Station2h15 14:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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£101One-way

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Coach Information to Birmingham from Manchester

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
durationAverage coach duration2 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£3 (€4)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational 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.

Coach companies

Coach between Manchester and Birmingham with National Express

Buy your official National Express coach tickets between Manchester and Birmingham from £3 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

National Express

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:

  • 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.

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.

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Buses from Manchester to Birmingham
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FAQs
How much do cheap coaches to Birmingham from Manchester cost?
You can find a cheap coach from Manchester to Birmingham for some dates and times for as low as £3  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a coach from Manchester to Birmingham?
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.
How far is it from Manchester to Birmingham by coach?
You should expect to travel around 70 miles (113 km)  to Birmingham from Manchester by coach.
What is the average Manchester to Birmingham coach duration?
On average the coach from Manchester to Birmingham duration is 2 h 5 min  for the 70 miles (113 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What station does the Manchester to Birmingham coach leave from? Which Birmingham coach station do I come into from Manchester?

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.

Where is the coach station in Manchester to go to Birmingham? Where is the coach station in Birmingham located?

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.

Which coach companies can take me to Birmingham from Manchester?
If you're looking for coaches from Manchester to Birmingham, you can rely on National Express or Megabus to get you to Birmingham. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Manchester to Birmingham route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first coach depart from Manchester to Birmingham? When does the last coach depart from Manchester to Birmingham?
If you prefer early morning coaches from Manchester to Birmingham, the first coach leaves at 06: 00. If you prefer late night coaches from Manchester to Birmingham, the last coach of the day leaves at 17: 15. Omio shows you the latest coach from Manchester to Birmingham times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
When should I book Manchester Birmingham coach tickets to score the best deals?
You can find a coach from Manchester to Birmingham to cost on average £3 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Birmingham coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Birmingham
Manchester (Coach Station)
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.