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from Bristol to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Bristol to Manchester on 9 Dec we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:25Bristol3h40 14:05Manchester, Airport
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£171One-way
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16:00Bristol, City Centre4h05 20:05Manchester, Airport
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£161One-way
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08:45Bristol, City Centre3h40 12:25Manchester
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£181One-way
15:30Bristol, City Centre3h40 19:10Manchester
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£181One-way
10:10Bristol, City Centre3h55 14:05Manchester, Airport
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£171One-way

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Thu
9 Dec
£62Arriva Trains Wales
£8Flixbus
Fri
10 Dec
£62Arriva Trains Wales
£7Flixbus
Sat
11 Dec
£62Arriva Trains Wales
£8Flixbus
Sun
12 Dec
£34Arriva Trains Wales
£12Megabus
Mon
13 Dec
£53Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Tue
14 Dec
£53Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Wed
15 Dec
£52Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Thu
16 Dec
£53Cross Country
£9Flixbus
Fri
17 Dec
£62Arriva Trains Wales
£12Megabus
Sat
18 Dec
£62Arriva Trains Wales
£14Flixbus
Sun
19 Dec
£52Cross Country
£12Megabus
Mon
20 Dec
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£12Megabus
Tue
21 Dec
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£12Megabus
Wed
22 Dec
£29Arriva Trains Wales
£12Megabus
Thu
23 Dec
£53Cross Country
£13Megabus
Fri
24 Dec
£53Cross Country
£12Megabus
Sat
25 Dec
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£31Flixbus
Sun
26 Dec
Find prices
£12Megabus
Mon
27 Dec
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£12Megabus
Tue
28 Dec
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£13Megabus

Travel Information between Bristol and Manchester

distanceDistance140 miles (226 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £62
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £9 • 5 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £62 • 3 h 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Arriva Trains Wales

Take a coach or train to travel 140 miles (226 km) to Manchester from Bristol. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Bristol to Manchester.

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FAQs
How do you get from Bristol to Manchester?

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

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Bristol to Manchester, which costs on average £9.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A coach is about £53 less than a train, which costs on average £62 for this route.

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

The fastest way from Bristol to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 48 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Manchester by coach can take on average 5 h 15 min.

How many miles are between Bristol and Manchester

The distance between Bristol and Manchester is around 140 miles (226 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Manchester is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

When going from Bristol to Manchester, where do I depart from Bristol and where do I arrive in Manchester?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Bristol, City Centre and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can take me from Bristol to Manchester?

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

  • You can travel by coach between Bristol and Manchester with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Bristol to Manchester tickets for £9 on Omio.
  • You can go to Manchester from Bristol by train with Arriva Trains Wales. You'll see cheap train tickets for £62 with Arriva Trains Wales from Bristol to Manchester on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Bristol and Manchester?

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

  • You can book a direct coach with 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 from Bristol to Manchester.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Bristol to Manchester?
Many of our customers travelling from Bristol 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 Bristol 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 purchase tickets from Bristol to Manchester online for the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £9 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £62 one way on average.

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