Bristol to Manchester train

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Cheap train tickets from Bristol to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 19 Jun

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Cross Country
10:002h59
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
12:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£771One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:002h59
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1391One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:002h59
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1391One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:353h09
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
13:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1441One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:353h09
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
12:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1541One-way
2 changes

Train timetableBristol to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 19 June
Cross Country
08:002h59
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:353h09
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 changes
Cross Country
09:002h59
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:353h09
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
12:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 changes
Cross Country
10:002h59
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
12:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:353h09
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
13:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 changes

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Train times from Bristol to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 19 Jun

Fastest Journey

2 h 59 m

Average

3 h 4 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

227 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Bristol for Manchester every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
08:002h59
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1391One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Cross Country
10:002h59
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
12:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£771One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Cross Country
09:002h59
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1391One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:353h09
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
12:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1541One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:353h09
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
13:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1441One-way
2 changes

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Overview: Train from Bristol to Manchester

distanceDistance140 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 57 min
priceAverage train ticket price£76 (€86)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCrossCountry, Transport for Wales, Virgin Trains or Great Western Rail

Trains from Bristol to Manchester cover the 140 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 57 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Transport for Wales, Virgin Trains or Great Western Rail. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £42, but the average price of train tickets is £76. Travellers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Virgin Trains trains Bristol to Manchester

Buy your official CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Virgin Trains train tickets between Bristol and Manchester from £26 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

Transport for Wales is a public transport provider in Wales, UK. It operates a comprehensive network of trains, buses and ferries across the country. The trains are modern and comfortable, with a range of different types including InterCity Express Trains, Regional Trains, and Metro Trains. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. There are a variety of ticket types available, including single and return tickets, season tickets, and group tickets. The most popular routes include Cardiff to Swansea, Cardiff to Newport, and Cardiff to Manchester.

Bristol to Manchester train information with Transport for Wales:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 50 min
  • Cheapest Price: £37

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.

FAQs: Bristol to Manchester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Bristol 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
Cheap train tickets from Bristol to Manchester can start from as little as £42 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Bristol to Manchester is £76; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Bristol to Manchester train travel time is 2 h 57 min   for the 140 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Bristol to Manchester leaves at 04: 53. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Bristol to Manchester leaves at 21: 00.
Yes, there are 7 direct trains a day from Bristol to Manchester with CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
When taking a train from Bristol to Manchester, you can count on CrossCountry, Transport for Wales, Virgin Trains or Great Western Rail for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Manchester from Bristol and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 00.

When departing from Bristol, you have various train station options to start your route from including Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol, Airport and Bristol, Napier Road. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your route in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads, which is located around 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Manchester from Bristol is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 57 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Bristol to Manchester by train is November.
You have options as you can travel to Manchester from Bristol 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Bristol and Manchester

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Bristol Temple Meads is the most popular Bristol railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Bristol for your journey to Manchester.
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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
Bristol, Airport
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