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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1 h 30 m
2 h 11 m
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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.
|Distance||70 miles (113 km)|
|Average coach duration||1 h 30 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£3 (€3)|
|Coach companies||Infobus, 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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