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from Guildford to Manchester

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

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18 Oct
£58Cross Country
£15National Express
£123British Airways
19 Oct
£58Cross Country
£14National Express
£212British Airways
20 Oct
£58Cross Country
£14National Express
£200British Airways
22 Oct
£75Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
£155British Airways
23 Oct
£58Cross Country
£13National Express
£53British Airways

Travel Information between Guildford and Manchester

distanceDistance170 miles (274 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £80
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 7 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £58 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, National Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 170 miles (274 km) between Guildford and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are British Airways, National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from Guildford to Manchester.

Travel Tips

Travel from Guildford 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 Guildford to Manchester.
How do I travel between Guildford and Manchester?

There are 3 travel options from Guildford to Manchester: flight, coach or train.

How do I get from Guildford to Manchester the cheapest way?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Guildford to Manchester. Tickets for a coach cost on average £14.

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach journey is usually £44 less than a journey to Manchester by plane, which costs on average £58 for the same trip.

A coach is £66 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Guildford to Manchester costing on average £80.

What is the quickest way from Guildford to Manchester?

The fastest way from Guildford to Manchester is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 7 h 5 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 41 min   on average.

What is the distance from Guildford to Manchester?

You should expect to travel around 170 miles (274 km) from Guildford to Manchester.

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

The average frequency per day from Guildford to Manchester is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Guildford and in Manchester?

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

  • Coaches from Guildford to Manchester most often leave from Guildford, Egerton Road and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains from Guildford to Manchester most often leave from Guildford and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can take me from Guildford to Manchester?

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

  • Travel with British Airways to go to Manchester by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find British Airways Guildford to Manchester tickets on Omio for £58.
  • National Express can take you to Manchester by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Guildford to Manchester for £14.
  • Avanti West Coast can get you to Manchester by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Avanti West Coast from Guildford to Manchester for £80 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Manchester from Guildford?

Yes, there are direct services available between Guildford and Manchester with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct flights with British Airways.
  • You can take a direct coach with.

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 Guildford to Manchester.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Guildford to Manchester?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Guildford to Manchester often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Guildford and Manchester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Manchester and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets to Manchester from Guildford online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost £58 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing on average £14 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £80 one way.

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