The cheapest trains from Manchester to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 16 Oct

Cheapest

£105

Average

£105

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.

The average ticket from Manchester to Bristol will cost around £ 105 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 105.

Cheapest
09:27Manchester Piccadilly3h11 12:38Bristol Temple Meads
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£1051One-way
Cheapest
08:27Manchester Piccadilly3h08 11:35Bristol Temple Meads
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£1051One-way
Cheapest
10:27Manchester Piccadilly3h09 13:36Bristol Temple Meads
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£1051One-way
Cheapest
11:27Manchester Piccadilly3h09 14:36Bristol Temple Meads
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£1051One-way

Timetable Manchester to Bristol

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08:27Manchester Piccadilly3h08 11:35Bristol Temple Meads
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09:27Manchester Piccadilly3h11 12:38Bristol Temple Meads
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10:27Manchester Piccadilly3h09 13:36Bristol Temple Meads
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11:27Manchester Piccadilly3h09 14:36Bristol Temple Meads
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15 Oct
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£34Flixbus
Sat
16 Oct
£105Cross Country
£10Flixbus
Sun
17 Oct
£52Cross Country
£14Megabus
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18 Oct
£62Arriva Trains Wales
£8Flixbus
Tue
19 Oct
£52Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Wed
20 Oct
£52Cross Country
£7Flixbus
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21 Oct
£52Cross Country
£7Flixbus
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22 Oct
£52Cross Country
£12Flixbus
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23 Oct
£52Cross Country
£10Flixbus
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24 Oct
£52Cross Country
£13Flixbus
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25 Oct
£52Cross Country
£10Flixbus
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26 Oct
£52Cross Country
£9Flixbus
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27 Oct
£52Cross Country
£9Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£52Cross Country
£10Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£52Cross Country
£10Flixbus
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30 Oct
£52Cross Country
£10Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
£52Cross Country
£12Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£34Cross Country
£9Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£51Cross Country
£12National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£52Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£52Cross Country
£9Flixbus

The fastest trains from Manchester to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 16 Oct

Fastest Journey

3 h 8 m

Average

3 h 9 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

227 km

It's difficult to get from Manchester to Bristol without changing at least once.

Fastest
08:27Manchester Piccadilly3h08 11:35Bristol Temple Meads
1 changes
£1051One-way
10:27Manchester Piccadilly3h09 13:36Bristol Temple Meads
1 changes
£1051One-way
11:27Manchester Piccadilly3h09 14:36Bristol Temple Meads
1 changes
£1051One-way
09:27Manchester Piccadilly3h11 12:38Bristol Temple Meads
1 changes
£1051One-way

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Train Information from Manchester to Bristol

distanceDistance140 miles (226 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price£69 (€78)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or Arriva Trains Wales

Trains from Manchester to Bristol cover the 140 miles (226 km) long route taking on average 3 h 4 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 trip costs around £69, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £52. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

Train companies

CrossCountry trains between Manchester and Bristol

You can travel by train from Manchester to Bristol with CrossCountry for as low as £52. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

CrossCountry

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

CrossCountry is one of the best options when travelling by train from Manchester to Bristol. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train timetables for the Manchester - Bristol route and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance from Manchester to Bristol is around 140 miles (226 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at £52. As you check the latest Manchester to Bristol train timetable from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Bristol safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket between Manchester and Bristol so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

Train information from Manchester to Bristol with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 3 min
  • Average Price: £52
  • CrossCountry frequency: 13 a day

CrossCountry 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Manchester and Bristol are the following:

  • 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 Manchester to Bristol

CrossCountry Trains provide direct rail connections from Manchester to Bristol. Daily schedules begin early in the morning and continue with hourly departures until the final train in early evening. Additional indirect connections are possible, requiring a change at Birmingham New Street. Weekday journey times range from three hours to three hours and 30 minutes. Sunday services are less frequent and take four hours or more to reach Bristol, with all journeys involving a change at Birmingham. Trains from Manchester to Bristol depart from Piccadilly Station, located in the city centre, arriving at Bristol Temple Meads, on the southern side of central Bristol.

Manchester

Manchester has more to offer than just football. Explore the city's Art Deco collection at the Daily Express Building, go for a shop at the Northern Quarter, or take a stroll in one of the many nearby Nature Reserves.

Bristol

Bristol is a dynamic and exciting city with plenty to offer. From fine art to street art, Bristol is a hub of artistic talent and boasts an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events with a focus on fashion, photography, and animation to name just a few. With its diverse club and live music scene, Bristol really has something for everyone.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Bristol
Travel by train to Bristol 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 Manchester to Bristol.
FAQs
How much does a cheap train between Manchester and Bristol cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Manchester and Bristol for the next 7 days starting from £52  one way.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Manchester to Bristol on average?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Bristol train to cost on average £69  one way.
What is the distance between Manchester and Bristol via train?
You should expect to travel around 140 miles (226 km)  from Manchester to Bristol by train.
How long is the train to Bristol from Manchester?
While the time it takes to travel 140 miles (226 km) from Manchester to Bristol can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Manchester to Bristol is on average 3 h 4 min.
Which train station in Manchester goes to Bristol? Which train station do I come into Bristol from Manchester?

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly   to Bristol Temple Meads.

Where is the train station in Manchester to go to Bristol? Where is the train station in Bristol located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Bristol Temple Meads, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

Which train providers can take me from Manchester to Bristol?
For the route from Manchester to Bristol you can take a train with Cross Country or Arriva Trains Wales. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Manchester to Bristol on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there to Bristol from Manchester a day?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Bristol is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Manchester to Bristol? When is the last train from Manchester to Bristol?
The first Manchester to Bristol train departs at 07: 27   and the last train from Manchester to Bristol leaves at 10: 27. Check out the most up-to-date Manchester to Bristol train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy train tickets to Bristol from Manchester to score the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Manchester to Bristol within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £69 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Manchester to Bristol are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Bristol
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip from Manchester to Bristol.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales