The cheapest buses from Manchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 27 Oct

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.

2nd Cheapest
19:30Manchester2h10 21:40Birmingham
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£71One-way
12:10Manchester2h15 14:25Birmingham
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£91One-way
10:05Manchester, Airport1h30 11:35Birmingham
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£91One-way
09:35Manchester2h00 11:35Birmingham
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£91One-way
07:00Manchester, Coach Station2h20 09:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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£91One-way

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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07:10Manchester2h15 09:25Birmingham
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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, Coach Station2h15 16:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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14:00Manchester, Airport1h40 15:40Birmingham
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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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16:00Manchester2h20 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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16:55Manchester2h15 19:10Birmingham
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17:30Manchester, Coach Station2h30 20:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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19:30Manchester2h10 21:40Birmingham
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19:30Manchester, Coach Station2h30 22:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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21:00Manchester2h00 23:00Birmingham
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21:30Manchester, Airport1h30 23:00Birmingham
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23:20Manchester2h55 02:15Birmingham, Airport
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23:20Manchester2h20 01:40Birmingham
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23:50Manchester, Coach Station2h40 02:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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23:50Manchester, Airport2h25 02:15Birmingham, Airport
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23:50Manchester, Airport1h50 01:40Birmingham
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£23Cross Country
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£23Cross Country
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£23Cross Country
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£23Cross Country
£5National Express
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£44West Midlands Railway
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The fastest buses from Manchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 27 Oct

Fastest Journey

1 h 30 m

Average

2 h 11 m

Buses per day

34

Distance

113 km

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.

Fastest
10:05Manchester, Airport1h30 11:35Birmingham
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£91One-way
Fastest
21:30Manchester, Airport1h30 23:00Birmingham
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£101One-way
2nd Fastest
14:00Manchester, Airport1h40 15:40Birmingham
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£101One-way
2nd Fastest
11:30Manchester, Airport1h40 13:10Birmingham
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£101One-way
05:20Manchester, Airport1h50 07:10Birmingham
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£101One-way

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Coach Information between Manchester and Birmingham

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
durationAverage coach duration2 h
priceAverage coach ticket price£5 (€6)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational 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.

Coach companies

National Express Manchester – Birmingham

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

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:

    • 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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    FAQs
    How much does a cheap coach between Manchester and Birmingham cost?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches to Birmingham from Manchester to cost as little as £3  in the next 7 days.
    How much does the coach from Manchester to Birmingham cost on average?
    If you’re looking to purchase your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Birmingham coach price to come in at an average of £5  one way.
    How many miles 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 Manchester to Birmingham coach time is 2 h  covering the 70 miles (113 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
    When travelling by coach from Manchester to Birmingham, which coach station in Manchester do I depart from and which coach station in Birmingham do I arrive in?

    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.

    Where is the departure coach station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival coach station in Birmingham located?

    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.

    Which coach companies should I travel with from Manchester to Birmingham?
    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.
    Are there any Manchester to Birmingham direct coaches?
    Yes, you can find a direct coach between Manchester and Birmingham with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
    When can I take the first coach from Manchester to Birmingham? When can I take the last coach for the day?
    You can take the first coach from Manchester to Birmingham at 06: 00   or take the last coach from Manchester to Birmingham leaving at 15: 30. Look for the latest Manchester Birmingham coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this journey.
    When should I buy Manchester Birmingham coach tickets to score the best deals?
    If you purchase Manchester to Birmingham coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £5. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches from Manchester to Birmingham. Look out for coach tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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