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from Birmingham to Manchester

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

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sat
24 Jul
£46Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
Sun
25 Jul
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Mon
26 Jul
£52Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Tue
27 Jul
£52Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Wed
28 Jul
£52Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Thu
29 Jul
£52Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Fri
30 Jul
£52Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Sat
31 Jul
£23Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
Sun
1 Aug
£23Cross Country
£4National Express
Mon
2 Aug
£51Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Tue
3 Aug
£52Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Wed
4 Aug
£52Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Thu
5 Aug
£52Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Fri
6 Aug
£52Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Sat
7 Aug
£23Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
Sun
8 Aug
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Mon
9 Aug
£51Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Tue
10 Aug
£51Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Wed
11 Aug
£52Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Thu
12 Aug
£51Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Fri
13 Aug
£51Cross Country
£3Flixbus

Travel Information between Birmingham and Manchester

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £45
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £3 • 2 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £45 • 1 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or West Midlands Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 70 miles (113 km) to Manchester from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 26 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or West Midlands Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Birmingham to Manchester.

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FAQs
How do I go from Birmingham to Manchester?

You can travel to Manchester from Birmingham 2 different ways: coach or train.

How far is it from Birmingham to Manchester?

The Birmingham to Manchester distance is approximately 70 miles (113 km).

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Manchester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Manchester:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Birmingham, Coach Station to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travellers take a train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel operators can get me from Birmingham to Manchester?

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

  • You can travel by coach between Birmingham and Manchester with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Birmingham to Manchester tickets for £3 on Omio.
  • You can travel from Birmingham to Manchester by train with West Midlands Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £45 with West Midlands Railway from Birmingham to Manchester.
Is there a way to travel directly from Birmingham to Manchester?

Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to Manchester with the following travel companies:

  • You can find a direct coach to Manchester with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You'll find direct train services to Manchester with Cross Country.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Manchester tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Birmingham to Manchester?
Looking to extend your trip from Birmingham to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Birmingham to Manchester usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Edinburgh from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I buy a ticket between Birmingham and Manchester online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip between Birmingham and Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £3 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £45 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Birmingham and Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

What is the cheapest way to go to Manchester from Birmingham?

The cheapest way from Birmingham to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £3 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach journey is usually £42 less than a journey to Manchester by train, which costs on average £45 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Birmingham to Manchester?

The fastest way from Birmingham to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 26 min.

Other travel options from Birmingham to Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 5 min   on average.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
Manchester
Birmingham (Coach Station)
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Birmingham Moor Street
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Birmingham New Street
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