How to get from Manchester to Bath

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from Manchester to Bath

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

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To get from Manchester to Bath on 16 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:31Manchester Piccadilly4h03 11:34Bath Spa
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07:31Manchester Piccadilly4h03 11:34Bath Spa
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07:27Manchester Piccadilly3h34 11:01Bath Spa
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07:05Manchester Piccadilly3h36 10:41Bath Spa
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05:11Manchester Piccadilly4h00 09:11Bath Spa
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Travel Information from Manchester to Bath

distanceDistance144 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£24 - £165
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £24 • 5 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £165 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Eastern Airways or Transport for Wales

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 144 miles from Manchester to Bath. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £24. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express, Eastern Airways or Transport for Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Manchester to Bath.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Bath

Travel to Bath 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 Manchester to Bath.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Bath, which costs on average £24.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bath:

A coach journey is usually £141 less than a journey to Bath by plane, which costs on average £165 for the same trip.

A coach is about £38 less than a train, which costs on average £61 for this route.

The quickest way to travel to Bath from Manchester is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 5 h 20 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 28 min   on average.

The distance from Manchester to Bath is approximately 144 miles.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Bath is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • Around 26 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Bath from Manchester 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 when travelling from Manchester to Bath:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Bath, London Road.
  • Most travellers take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bath Spa.

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

  • National Express can take you to Bath by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Manchester to Bath for £24.
  • Travel with Eastern Airways to go to Bath by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Eastern Airways Manchester to Bath tickets on Omio for £165.
  • Transport for Wales can get you to Bath by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Transport for Wales from Manchester to Bath for £61 on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by coach with.
  • You can take a direct train with.

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

Your journey from Manchester to Bath doesn't have to end in Bath. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Oxford. If you’d like to add London, Bristol or Oxford to your Manchester to Bath trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bath today!

Before travelling from Manchester to Bath, 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 is £24 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £165 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £61 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Bath 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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