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.
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3 h 4 m
3 h 20 m
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Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester for Bristol every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||140 miles (226 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 4 min|
|Average train ticket price||£76 (€84)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Transport for Wales, Cross Country or First Great Western Service|
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 Transport for Wales, Cross Country or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £76, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £35. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.
Travel to Bristol from Manchester from £35 with Omio’s train partners Great Western Rail and CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Bristol from Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with CrossCountry between Manchester and Bristol for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest CrossCountry train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Manchester to Bristol train with CrossCountry (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Manchester - Bristol trip and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance to Bristol from Manchester by train is 140 miles (226 km). You can book tickets for this CrossCountry train for as low as £55 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets to Bristol from Manchester in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect CrossCountry Manchester - Bristol train ticket online and enjoy your trip!
CrossCountry from Manchester to Bristol train information:
Looking for trains between Manchester and Bristol? Great Western Rail is one of the best companies to travel with on the 140 miles (226 km) trip to Bristol from Manchester. As an official travel partner of Great Western Rail, Omio quickly shows you the latest Great Western Rail train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Manchester to Bristol routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Great Western Rail train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Manchester to Bristol, you can quickly see if the Great Western Rail ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Manchester - Bristol train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Great Western Rail!
Train information from Manchester to Bristol with Great Western Rail:
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 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 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.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving in Bristol Temple Meads.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Bristol most often arrive at Bristol Temple Meads and need to travel around 1.9 miles (3 km) from this train station to the city centre.
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