Manchester to Bristol train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 30 Jun

Cheapest

£64

Average

£93

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.

Cheapest
09:31Manchester Piccadilly3h48 13:19Bristol Temple Meads
1 change
£641One-way
Cheapest
08:31Manchester Piccadilly3h44 12:15Bristol Temple Meads
1 change
£641One-way
09:27Manchester Piccadilly3h06 12:33Bristol Temple Meads
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£891One-way
10:27Manchester Piccadilly3h05 13:32Bristol Temple Meads
1 change
£1091One-way
09:05Manchester Piccadilly3h14 12:19Bristol Temple Meads
0 changes
£1121One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Bristol

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 30 June
08:27Manchester Piccadilly3h04 11:31Bristol Temple Meads
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08:31Manchester Piccadilly3h44 12:15Bristol Temple Meads
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09:05Manchester Piccadilly3h14 12:19Bristol Temple Meads
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09:27Manchester Piccadilly3h06 12:33Bristol Temple Meads
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09:31Manchester Piccadilly3h48 13:19Bristol Temple Meads
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10:27Manchester Piccadilly3h05 13:32Bristol Temple Meads
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 30 Jun

Fastest Journey

3 h 4 m

Average

3 h 20 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

227 km

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.

Fastest
08:27Manchester Piccadilly3h04 11:31Bristol Temple Meads
1 change
£1171One-way
10:27Manchester Piccadilly3h05 13:32Bristol Temple Meads
1 change
£1091One-way
09:27Manchester Piccadilly3h06 12:33Bristol Temple Meads
1 change
£891One-way
09:05Manchester Piccadilly3h14 12:19Bristol Temple Meads
0 changes
£1121One-way
08:31Manchester Piccadilly3h44 12:15Bristol Temple Meads
1 change
£641One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Bristol

distanceDistance140 miles (226 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price£76 (€84)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTransport 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.

Train companies: Great Western Rail and CrossCountry trains Manchester to Bristol

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.

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Great Western Rail

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:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 17 min
  • Average Price: £55
  • CrossCountry frequency: 8 a day

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:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 26 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 8 a day

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
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Manchester to Bristol for as low as £35  for the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Manchester to Bristol is £76  one way.
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Manchester to Bristol via train to be approximately 140 miles (226 km).
On average the train from Manchester to Bristol duration is 3 h 4 min  for the 140 miles (226 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

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.

For the best Manchester to Bristol train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Transport for Wales, Cross Country or First Great Western Service. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Manchester to Bristol to compare what amenities they may offer.
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Bristol is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this route departs from Manchester at 05: 30. The last train leaves from Manchester at 22: 38. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Manchester to Bristol and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
The price of a one way train ticket from Manchester to Bristol is on average £76 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Manchester and Bristol available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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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 to Bristol from Manchester.
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+44 3457114141
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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
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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.
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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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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)

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