Bristol to Manchester train

Cheap train tickets from Bristol to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 01 Jul

Cheapest

£58

Average

£70

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.

Cross Country
18:35Bristol3h48 22:23Manchester
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£581One-way
Transport for Wales
16:57Bristol4h18 21:15Manchester
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£641One-way
Transport for Wales
12:56Bristol4h17 17:13Manchester
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£651One-way
Transport for Wales
14:58Bristol4h21 19:19Manchester
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£651One-way
Transport for Wales
10:58Bristol4h15 15:13Manchester
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£651One-way

Train schedule Bristol to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 1 July
Transport for Wales
08:27Bristol3h46 12:13Manchester
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Transport for Wales
10:27Bristol3h46 14:13Manchester
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Transport for Wales
10:58Bristol4h15 15:13Manchester
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Transport for Wales
12:56Bristol4h17 17:13Manchester
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Transport for Wales
14:58Bristol4h21 19:19Manchester
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Transport for Wales
16:57Bristol4h18 21:15Manchester
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Cross Country
18:35Bristol3h48 22:23Manchester
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Avanti West Coast
19:35Bristol4h36 00:11Manchester
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Fastest train times from Bristol to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 01 Jul

Fastest Journey

3 h 46 m

Average

4 h 8 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

227 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Bristol for Manchester every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Transport for Wales
08:27Bristol3h46 12:13Manchester
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£661One-way
Transport for Wales
10:27Bristol3h46 14:13Manchester
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£671One-way
Cross Country
18:35Bristol3h48 22:23Manchester
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£581One-way
Transport for Wales
10:58Bristol4h15 15:13Manchester
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£651One-way
Transport for Wales
12:56Bristol4h17 17:13Manchester
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£651One-way

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Overview: Train from Bristol to Manchester

distanceDistance140 miles (226 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 44 min
priceAverage train ticket price£66 (€73)
frequencyTrain frequency18 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country or Transport for Wales

Trains from Bristol to Manchester cover the 140 miles (226 km) long route taking on average 3 h 44 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Transport for Wales. Normally, there are 18 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £66, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £35. Travellers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Bristol to Manchester

You can travel by train to Manchester from Bristol with CrossCountry for as low as £35. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

CrossCountry

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

Omio helps you find the perfect Bristol - Manchester train with CrossCountry. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to Manchester from Bristol, Omio shows you CrossCountry current train timetables, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Bristol to Manchester trip. You can expect to travel around 140 miles (226 km) from Bristol to Manchester on a train with CrossCountry. Once you are ready, buy your one-way CrossCountry tickets from Bristol to Manchester starting as low as £54 if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with CrossCountry!

Bristol to Manchester train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 5 min
  • Average Price: £54
  • CrossCountry frequency: 2 a day

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.
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Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Bristol to Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £35  one way.
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Bristol to Manchester train to cost on average £66  one way.
The Bristol to Manchester train distance is approximately 140 miles (226 km).
On average the train from Bristol to Manchester duration is 3 h 44 min  for the 140 miles (226 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers book a train from Bristol Temple Meads   to Manchester Piccadilly   most frequently for this route.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Bristol Temple Meads, is located 1.9 miles (3 km) from the city centre of Bristol.

The most popular arrival train station, Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.6 miles (954 m) away from the city centre of Manchester.

For the journey from Bristol to Manchester you can take a train with Cross Country or Transport for Wales. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Manchester from Bristol on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
On average, there are 18 trains a day from Bristol to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this journey departs from Bristol at 04: 33. The last train leaves from Bristol at 19: 35. Check Omio for the latest train times from Bristol to Manchester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Bristol to Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £66 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Bristol to Manchester a few months in advance.

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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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
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Station front. Alternative: the lower approach road, outside the front of Bristol & Exeter House

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