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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 28 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:20Birmingham1h45 20:05Manchester, Airport
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£71One-way
Cheapest
18:20Birmingham1h45 20:05Manchester, Airport
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£71One-way
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07:50Birmingham1h45 09:35Manchester, Airport
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£101One-way
20:30Birmingham1h40 22:10Manchester, Airport
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£71One-way
18:20Birmingham2h15 20:35Manchester
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£101One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Wed
27 Oct
£53West Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£23Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£23Cross Country
£6Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£23Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
£18Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£18Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Tue
9 Nov
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Wed
10 Nov
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Thu
11 Nov
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Fri
12 Nov
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Sat
13 Nov
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Sun
14 Nov
£18Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Mon
15 Nov
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Tue
16 Nov
£23Cross 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 from Birmingham to Manchester.

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FAQs
How do I travel to Manchester from Birmingham?

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

What is the cheapest way from Birmingham to Manchester?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Manchester. Tickets for a coach cost on average £3.

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is £41 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Birmingham to Manchester costing on average £45.

What is the quickest way from Birmingham to Manchester?

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

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

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

How many miles from Birmingham to Manchester would I travel?

The distance between Birmingham and Manchester is around 70 miles (113 km).

How many services a day are there to Manchester from Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Manchester is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Birmingham to Manchester?

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, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains mostly depart from Birmingham New Street and arrive in 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 go to Manchester from Birmingham by train with West Midlands Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for £45 with West Midlands Railway from Birmingham to Manchester on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly from Birmingham to Manchester?

Yes, there are direct services available to Manchester from Birmingham with the following travel operators:

  • You can book a direct coach with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Manchester from Birmingham.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Manchester from Birmingham?
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 should I purchase a ticket from Birmingham to Manchester online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £3 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is £45 one way on average for this route.

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