The cheapest buses from Norwich to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Cheapest

£21

Average

£29

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 Norwich to Manchester will cost around £ 29 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 21.

Cheapest
05:00Norwich, Bus Station10h10 15:10Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£211One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:30Norwich, Bus Station9h40 17:10Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£221One-way
11:30Norwich, Bus Station9h15 20:45Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£231One-way
13:30Norwich, Bus Station9h05 22:35Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£251One-way
01:00Norwich, Bus Station11h00 12:00Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£341One-way

Timetable Norwich to Manchester

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01:00Norwich, Bus Station11h00 12:00Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
05:00Norwich, Bus Station10h10 15:10Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
07:30Norwich, Bus Station9h40 17:10Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
11:30Norwich, Bus Station9h15 20:45Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
13:30Norwich, Bus Station9h05 22:35Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
17:15Norwich, Bus Station12h40 05:55Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes

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Mon
18 Oct
£73
£21National Express
Tue
19 Oct
£60Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
Wed
20 Oct
£73
£16National Express
Thu
21 Oct
£65
£15National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£73
£24National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£113Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£113Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£46
£16National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£51
£15National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£52
£14National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£58
£16National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£58
£18National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£72
£18National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£76Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£52
£15National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£149Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£52
£15National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£52
£12National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£52
£15National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£39
£16National Express

The fastest buses from Norwich to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Fastest Journey

9 h 5 m

Average

10 h 18 m

Buses per day

6

Distance

255 km

It's difficult to get from Norwich to Manchester without changing at least once.

Fastest
13:30Norwich, Bus Station9h05 22:35Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£251One-way
2nd Fastest
11:30Norwich, Bus Station9h15 20:45Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£231One-way
07:30Norwich, Bus Station9h40 17:10Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£221One-way
05:00Norwich, Bus Station10h10 15:10Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£211One-way
01:00Norwich, Bus Station11h00 12:00Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£341One-way

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Coach Information from Norwich to Manchester

distanceDistance157 miles (254 km)
durationAverage coach duration9 h
priceAverage coach ticket price£20 (€22)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Norwich to Manchester cover the 157 miles (254 km) long journey taking on average 9 h with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £20, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £15. Travellers depart most frequently from Norwich and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Coach companies

National Express coaches between Norwich and Manchester

Find the best coaches between Norwich and Manchester with Omio's travel partners National Express from £15. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Norwich and Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach between Norwich and Manchester are the following:

    • 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.

    Coaches from Norwich to Manchester

    The journey between the historic East Anglian university town of Norwich and the northern metropolis of Manchester takes around 10 hours by coach on average. Most buses leave in the morning and arrive in the early to late evening, with departures every few hours before noon. In addition, there's usually a late coach for those who wish to travel overnight.

    Which coach companies travel from Norwich to Manchester?

    The route from Norwich and Manchester is operated by National Express. There are currently no other options for travelling by coach between these two cities.

    How long is the coach from Norwich to Manchester?

    Travel times between Norwich and Manchester generally vary from eight hours 45 minutes to just under 11 hours. Passengers have to change once or twice on some early morning coaches. Contrary to what one might expect, journeys are slightly quicker at the weekend, with travellers saving between ten minutes and half an hour depending on when they leave.

    How many coaches are there from Norwich to Manchester?

    There are usually around seven coaches travelling between Norwich and Manchester every day. Most of these depart in the morning, from as early as 5:00 a.m. until just after lunch. Then there's generally nothing until the final coach of the day at around 6:30 p.m. There is much the same pattern throughout the week, with little or no variation for Saturdays and Sundays.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Norwich to Manchester?

    Departure coach station: Recently treated to an award-winning £5-million refurbishment, Norwich bus station is located in the heart of the city centre between Surrey Street and Queens Road. As well as the standard facilities, it has a baby changing area and a cafe that's open six days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It's regularly serviced by several local bus operators.

    Arrival coach station: Open 24 hours a day, Manchester Coach Station Chorlton Street (also known as Manchester Central Coach Station) is situated opposite the Richmond Tea Rooms and a few minutes' walk from Canal Street and sights like the Turing Monument. Its wide array of facilities include a coffee shop, newsagents, a diner and charging points for smartphones and mobile devices.

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    FAQs
    What is the price of the cheapest coach between Norwich and Manchester?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches from Norwich to Manchester to cost as little as £15  in the next 7 days.
    How much is a coach ticket from Norwich to Manchester?
    If you’re looking to buy your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Norwich to Manchester coach price to come in at an average of £20  one way.
    How far is it from Norwich to Manchester by coach?
    The distance to Manchester from Norwich by coach is approximately 157 miles (254 km).
    How long is the coach between Norwich and Manchester?
    On average the Norwich to Manchester coach time is 9 h  covering the 157 miles (254 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
    Which coach station from Norwich to Manchester do I depart from? Which Manchester coach station from Norwich do I arrive in?

    When departing from Norwich, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Norwich, Bus Station, Norwich, University of East Anglia and Norwich, Bus Station. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your journey in coach stations like Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

    Omio customers book a coach from Norwich   to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the coach station in Norwich? Where is the coach station in Manchester?

    The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called Norwich, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Norwich.

    The most popular arrival coach station, Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Manchester.

    Which coach companies can get me from Norwich to Manchester?
    If you're looking for coaches from Norwich to Manchester, you can rely on National Express to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Norwich to Manchester journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    When is the earliest coach from Norwich to Manchester? When is the last coach from Norwich to Manchester?
    The earliest coach for this journey departs from Norwich at 04: 45. The last coach leaves from Norwich at 13: 30. Check Omio for the latest coach times from Norwich to Manchester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I book a coach ticket from Norwich to Manchester to get the best deals?
    If you buy Norwich to Manchester coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £20. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches between Norwich and Manchester. Look out for coach tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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