Manchester to Bristol train

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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Transport for Wales
11:293h39
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:08Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
£761One-way
1 change
Cross Country
10:264h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:32Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
£961One-way
2 changes
Cross Country
08:264h22
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:48Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
£1241One-way
2 changes
Cross Country
12:134h21
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
16:34Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
£1281One-way
3 changes

Train timetableManchester to Bristol

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 19 May
Cross Country
08:264h22
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:48Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
2 changes
Cross Country
10:264h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:32Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
2 changes
Transport for Wales
11:293h39
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:08Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
1 change
Cross Country
12:134h21
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
16:34Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
3 changes

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Train times from Manchester to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 39 m

Average

4 h 7 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

227 km

To travel from Manchester to Bristol you need to make at least one change.

Fastest
Transport for Wales
11:293h39
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:08Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
£761One-way
1 change
Cross Country
10:264h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:32Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
£961One-way
2 changes
Cross Country
12:134h21
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
16:34Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
£1281One-way
3 changes
Cross Country
08:264h22
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:48Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
£1241One-way
2 changes

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Bristol

distanceDistance140 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 2 min
priceAverage train ticket price£68 (€75)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains

Trains from Manchester to Bristol cover the 140 miles long trip taking on average 3 h 2 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £68, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £45. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

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

Find the best trains to Bristol from Manchester with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Virgin Trains from £37. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best 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.

Transport for Wales from Manchester to Bristol train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 40 min
  • Cheapest Price: £37

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.

FAQs: Manchester to Bristol train

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester 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
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Bristol can start from as little as £45 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Bristol is £68; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Bristol train time is 3 h 2 min   covering the 140 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Bristol leaves at 05: 27. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Bristol leaves at 20: 25.
Yes, there are 7 direct trains a day from Manchester to Bristol with CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the trip from Manchester to Bristol you can take a train with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains. 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.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 25.

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

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

A trip to Bristol from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 2 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Manchester to Bristol is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Manchester and Bristol including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Bristol

Manchester
Bristol
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your journey to Bristol.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Public transport options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)
Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road or DeansgateAccessibility
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Manchester, Abraham Moss
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