How to get from Birmingham to Manchester

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from Birmingham to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Manchester on 19 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:20Birmingham1h45 20:05Manchester, Airport
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20:00Birmingham, Coach Station2h05 22:05Manchester, Coach Station
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07:50Birmingham1h45 09:35Manchester, Airport
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08:00Birmingham, Coach Station2h15 10:15Manchester, Coach Station
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18:00Birmingham, Coach Station2h15 20:15Manchester, Coach Station
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Travel Information from Birmingham to Manchester

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £44
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 1 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £44 • 1 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Avanti West Coast

Travel 70 miles (113 km) by coach or train from Birmingham to Manchester. 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 £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Manchester.

There are 2 travel options from Birmingham to Manchester: coach or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to Manchester, which costs on average £6.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A coach is generally £38 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £44 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, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 40 min.

You should expect to travel around 70 miles (113 km) from Birmingham to Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Manchester is:

  • Around 50 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Birmingham to Manchester as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Birmingham, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains from Birmingham to Manchester most often leave from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Manchester by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Birmingham to Manchester tickets on Omio for £6.
  • Avanti West Coast can take you to Manchester by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Avanti West Coast from Birmingham to Manchester for £44.
Many of our customers travelling from Birmingham 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 Birmingham and Manchester trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!

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 are costing on average £6 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £44 one way.

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.

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