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22 Jan
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23 Jan
£53Cross Country
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24 Jan
£29Arriva Trains Wales
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25 Jan
£61Arriva Trains Wales
£14National Express
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26 Jan
£62Arriva Trains Wales
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27 Jan
£52Cross Country
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28 Jan
£52Cross Country
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29 Jan
£53Cross Country
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30 Jan
£52Cross Country
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1 Feb
£52Cross Country
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2 Feb
£52Cross Country
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3 Feb
£62Arriva Trains Wales
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4 Feb
£62Arriva Trains Wales
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5 Feb
£52Cross Country
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6 Feb
£52Cross Country
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7 Feb
£52Cross Country
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8 Feb
£62Arriva Trains Wales
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9 Feb
£61Arriva Trains Wales
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10 Feb
£62Arriva Trains Wales
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Overview: Train from Manchester to Bristol

distanceDistance140 miles (226 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price£50 (€57)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country or Arriva Trains Wales

Trains from Manchester to Bristol cover the 140 miles (226 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 5 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 £50, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £29. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Manchester to Bristol

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets to Bristol from Manchester from £29 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

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.

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket to Bristol from Manchester online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Manchester and Bristol as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains to Bristol from Manchester start at £52 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 140 miles (226 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train to Bristol from Manchester. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Manchester to Bristol CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

CrossCountry from Manchester to Bristol train information:

  • 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.

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 to Bristol from Manchester.
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ParkingParking
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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