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Coach Information to Manchester from Swindon

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 25 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£18 (€20)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Swindon to Manchester cover the 134 miles (216 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 25 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £14, but the average price of coach tickets is £18. Travellers depart most frequently from Swindon and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

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Travel with National Express from Swindon to Manchester

You can travel by coach to Manchester from Swindon with National Express for as low as £14. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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 Swindon - Manchester 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.

  • Average Price: £14

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach between Swindon and Manchester:

  • 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 Swindon to Manchester

Buses from Swindon to Manchester are provided by National Express and most journeys involve one or two changes, for example at Bristol and Birmingham. Departing from Swindon's main bus station on 7 New Bridge Close, the earliest bus is around 7:15 a.m. and takes roughly 6.5 hours to reach Manchester, including a change. The last bus departs at just after 10:00 a.m., arriving into Manchester in the evening. There are 1 to 3 buses from Swindon to Manchester a day, seven days a week, and journeys can take up to 9 hours 15 minutes. All services arrive at Manchester's Central Coach Station on Chorlton Steet.

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Coach to Manchester from Swindon
Take the bus to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Swindon to Manchester.
How much does a cheap coach from Swindon to Manchester cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach to Manchester from Swindon for as little as £14  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a coach from Swindon to Manchester?
If you’re looking to buy your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Swindon to Manchester coach price to come in at an average of £18  one way.
What is the distance to Manchester from Swindon via coach?
You should expect to travel around 134 miles (216 km)  from Swindon to Manchester by coach.
How long is the coach journey to Manchester from Swindon?
On average the coach from Swindon to Manchester duration is 4 h 25 min  for the 134 miles (216 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which coach station from Swindon to Manchester do I depart from? Which Manchester coach station from Swindon do I arrive in?

When taking a coach from Swindon, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Swindon, Swindon, Bus Station (New Bridge Close) and Swindon, Freshbrook. When you arrive in Manchester, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Swindon   to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Where do I find the Swindon coach station to Manchester? Where is the Manchester coach station?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called Swindon, is located 0.5 miles (836 m) from the city centre of Swindon.

The most popular arrival coach station, Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, is located 0.3 miles (489 m) away from the city centre of Manchester.

What coach companies go from Swindon to Manchester?
Take the Swindon to Manchester coach with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey from Swindon to Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How early should I buy coach tickets from Swindon to Manchester to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy coach tickets between Swindon and Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £18 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your coach ticket from Swindon to Manchester a few months in advance.