How to get from Bournemouth to Manchester

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from Bournemouth to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

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

02:40Bournemouth, Coach Station9h25 12:05Manchester, Coach Station
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02:40Bournemouth, Coach Station9h25 12:05Manchester, Coach Station
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04:50Bournemouth, Coach Station9h25 14:15Manchester, Coach Station
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09:22Bournemouth5h05 14:27Manchester Piccadilly
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10:22Bournemouth5h05 15:27Manchester Piccadilly
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Travel Information from Bournemouth to Manchester

distanceDistance190 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £74
fastestFastest modeTrain • £74 • 4 h 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 190 miles to Manchester from Bournemouth. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Bournemouth to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth to Manchester.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Bournemouth and Manchester. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Bournemouth to Manchester is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £18 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A flight is generally £9 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £27 from Bournemouth to Manchester.

A flight journey is usually £55 less than a journey to Manchester by train, which costs on average £74 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Bournemouth to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 38 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 7 h 10 min   on average.

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You should expect to travel around 190 miles from Bournemouth to Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Bournemouth to Manchester is:

  • Around 1 coach per day.
  • 8 trains per day.

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

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

  • Coaches from Bournemouth to Manchester most often leave from Bournemouth, Coach Station and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Flights from Bournemouth to Manchester most often leave from Bournemouth Airport and arrive in Manchester Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Bournemouth at Bournemouth and arrive in Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly.

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

  • You can go to Manchester from Bournemouth by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £27 with National Express from Bournemouth to Manchester on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Bournemouth to Manchester with Avanti West Coast. Cheap tickets can be found for £74 with Avanti West Coast from Bournemouth to Manchester.

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

  • You can find around 1 direct coach per day and book this direct coach with.
  • You'll find 7 direct trains per day with Cross Country.

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 Bournemouth.

Looking to extend your trip from Bournemouth to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Bournemouth 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.

Before travelling from Bournemouth 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 route is on average £27 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £18 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £74 one way on average.

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

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