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from Basingstoke to Manchester

You can get from Basingstoke to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

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Travel Information from Basingstoke to Manchester

distanceDistance160 miles (258 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£35 - £76
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £35 • 7 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £76 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, BA Cityflyer or Cross Country

Travel 160 miles (258 km) by coach, flight or train to Manchester from Basingstoke. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £35. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express, BA Cityflyer or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Basingstoke to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Basingstoke to Manchester

Travel to Manchester 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 Basingstoke to Manchester.

How do I go from Basingstoke to Manchester?

There are 3 ways to get from Basingstoke to Manchester: coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Basingstoke to Manchester?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Basingstoke to Manchester. Tickets for a coach cost on average £35.

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is about £41 less than a flight, which costs on average £76 for this trip.

A coach journey is usually £21 less than a journey to Manchester by train, which costs on average £57 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Manchester from Basingstoke?

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Basingstoke is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 7 h 10 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Manchester by train can take on average 3 h 36 min.

How far is Manchester from Basingstoke?

You should expect to travel around 160 miles (258 km) from Basingstoke to Manchester.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Basingstoke to Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Basingstoke to Manchester is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Basingstoke and Manchester as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Basingstoke? Where do I arrive in Manchester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Basingstoke to Manchester:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Basingstoke and tend to arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains mostly leave from Basingstoke and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Who can get me from Basingstoke to Manchester?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Basingstoke to Manchester:

  • You can take a coach from Basingstoke to Manchester with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £35 with National Express from Basingstoke to Manchester.
  • You can go to Manchester from Basingstoke by plane with BA Cityflyer. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £76 with BA Cityflyer from Basingstoke to Manchester on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Basingstoke to Manchester with Cross Country, and you can find Cross Country Basingstoke to Manchester tickets for £57 on Omio.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Basingstoke to Manchester?

Many of our customers travelling from Basingstoke to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Liverpool or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your Basingstoke and Manchester trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I book tickets to Manchester from Basingstoke online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Basingstoke to Manchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £35 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is £76 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £57 one way.

But we recommend booking Basingstoke to Manchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.