Reading to Manchester bus

Wed, 19 Jun
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Cheap coach tickets from Reading to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 19 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Reading to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Megabus
01:054h45
Reading
05:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£281One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
11:457h25
Reading
19:10Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£291One-way
1 change
Megabus
01:054h05
Reading
05:10Manchester, Airport
£301One-way
0 changes
Megabus
11:355h05
Reading
16:40Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£301One-way
0 changes
Megabus
11:354h20
Reading
15:55Manchester, Airport
£331One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableReading to Manchester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wednesday, 19 June
Megabus
01:054h05
Reading
05:10Manchester, Airport
0 changes
Megabus
01:054h45
Reading
05:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
National Express
03:109h10
Reading
12:20Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
05:308h40
Reading
14:10Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
06:008h20
Reading
14:20Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
06:259h25
Reading
15:50Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
07:258h30
Reading
15:55Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
09:008h40
Reading
17:40Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
09:309h30
Reading
19:00Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
10:309h05
Reading
19:35Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
Megabus
11:354h20
Reading
15:55Manchester, Airport
0 changes
Megabus
11:355h05
Reading
16:40Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
Megabus
11:457h25
Reading
19:10Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
National Express
12:008h30
Reading
20:30Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
12:309h30
Reading
22:00Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
13:309h10
Reading
22:40Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
14:309h25
Reading
23:55Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
15:308h55
Reading
00:25Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
16:009h15
Reading
01:15Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
18:007h45
Reading
01:45Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
20:009h45
Reading
05:45Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
22:057h55
Reading
06:00Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes

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Bus times from Reading to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 19 Jun

Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

8 h 3 m

Buses per day

22

Distance

241 km

Of the 22 buses that leave Reading for Manchester every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Megabus
01:054h05
Reading
05:10Manchester, Airport
£301One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
11:354h20
Reading
15:55Manchester, Airport
£331One-way
0 changes
Megabus
01:054h45
Reading
05:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£281One-way
0 changes
Megabus
11:355h05
Reading
16:40Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£301One-way
0 changes
Megabus
11:457h25
Reading
19:10Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£291One-way
1 change

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Overview: Coach from Reading to Manchester

distanceDistance149 miles
durationAverage coach duration4 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£16 (€18)
frequencyCoach frequency1 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there is 1 direct coach a day
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express or FlixBus

Coaches from Reading to Manchester cover the 149 miles long journey taking on average 4 h 5 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Normally, there is 1 coach operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £16, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £7. Travellers depart most frequently from Reading, Bagnall Way / Trooper Potts Way and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Coach companies: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus Reading to Manchester

Buy your official Megabus, National Express and FlixBus coach tickets from Reading to Manchester from £7 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

Reading to Manchester coach information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 9 h 45 min
  • Cheapest Price: £17

FAQs: Reading to Manchester coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Reading to Manchester with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Reading to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Reading to Manchester can start from as little as £7 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Reading to Manchester is £16; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by coach from Reading to Manchester is 4 h 5 min   to travel the 149 mile long route, with around there is 1 coach per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Reading to Manchester leaves at 04: 40. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Reading to Manchester leaves at 22: 35.
Yes, there is 1 direct coach a day from Reading to Manchester with Megabus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct coaches.
Take the Reading to Manchester coach with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey between Reading and Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from Reading, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Reading, Bagnall Way / Trooper Potts Way, Reading, Blagrave Street (RailAir Lounge) and Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE). When arriving in Manchester, you can end your route in coach stations like Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and Manchester, Airport.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Reading, Bagnall Way / Trooper Potts Way, which is located around 0.5 miles (848 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Manchester, Coach Station, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Manchester from Reading is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 5 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Reading to Manchester by coach is March.
You have options as you can travel between Reading and Manchester 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

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