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Overview: Train from Bristol to Manchester

distanceDistance140 miles (226 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 31 min
priceAverage train ticket price£54 (€62)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country or Arriva Trains Wales

Trains from Bristol to Manchester cover the 140 miles (226 km) long route taking on average 3 h 31 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Arriva Trains Wales. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £54, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £52. Travellers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Bristol to Manchester

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets between Bristol and Manchester from £52 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Bristol and Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train from Bristol to Manchester, check Omio for CrossCountry trains offering this route. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 140 miles (226 km) journey between Bristol and Manchester, Omio makes it easier than ever to find CrossCountry trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route to Manchester from Bristol as well as relevant ticket information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and book your CrossCountry train on Omio. If you search for trains from Bristol to Manchester in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. With prices for CrossCountry trains to Manchester from Bristol starting at £52, buy your official CrossCountry tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

  • Average Price: £52

When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets between Bristol and Manchester, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Bristol to Manchester

CrossCountry Trains operate direct rail connections between Bristol and Manchester. Daily departures begin around 7:00 a.m. continuing with hourly services until around 7:00 p.m. Additional later connections are available with the same company, requiring a change at Birmingham New Street Station. The journey time for direct trains is three hours and about 30 minutes more for indirect routes. Sunday services are less frequent, with no direct trains from Bristol to Manchester until 1:00 p.m. Trains leave from Bristol Temple Meads Station, south of the city centre, arriving at Piccadilly Station in the heart of Manchester.

Travel Tips: Trains from Bristol to Manchester

Travel by train 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 Bristol to Manchester.
FAQs

How much do cheap train tickets to Manchester from Bristol cost?

You can find a cheap train from Bristol to Manchester for some dates and times for as low as £52  one way in the next 7 days.

How much does the train from Bristol to Manchester cost on average?

If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Bristol to Manchester train price to come in at an average of £54  one way.

How many miles is it from Bristol to Manchester by train?

The Bristol to Manchester train distance is approximately 140 miles (226 km).

What is the average Bristol to Manchester train duration?

On average the Bristol to Manchester train time is 3 h 31 min  covering the 140 miles (226 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

What station does the Bristol to Manchester train leave from? Which Manchester train station do I come into from Bristol?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads   and arriving in Manchester Piccadilly.

Where is the departure train station in Bristol located? Where is the arrival train station in Manchester located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and travel around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (587 m) from the train station to the city centre in Manchester.

What train companies go from Bristol to Manchester?

When taking a train from Bristol to Manchester, you can count on Cross Country or Arriva Trains Wales for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Bristol and Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many trains per day are there from Bristol to Manchester?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Bristol to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What time is the earliest train from Bristol to Manchester? What time is the last train from Bristol to Manchester?

If you prefer early morning trains from Bristol to Manchester, the first train leaves at 05: 20. If you prefer late night trains from Bristol to Manchester, the last train of the day leaves at 10: 00. Omio shows you the latest train from Bristol to Manchester timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

How far in advance should I buy a train ticket to Manchester from Bristol to get the best deals?

You can find a train between Bristol and Manchester to cost on average £54 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Bristol to Manchester train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bristol
Manchester
The major railway station for departures from Bristol is Bristol Temple Meads. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bristol Temple Meads for your trip from Bristol to Manchester.
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 06: 45 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Bristol Temple Meads
Bus lines: A1, 1, 2, 8, 39/349/X39, 70, 73, 178, 376
Train lines: CrossCountry, Great Western Main Line, Severn Beach Line