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from Manchester to Birmingham

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Birmingham on 28 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:05Manchester, Airport1h30 11:35Birmingham
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£71One-way
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10:05Manchester, Airport1h30 11:35Birmingham
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£71One-way
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09:35Manchester2h00 11:35Birmingham
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£71One-way
08:20Manchester2h20 10:40Birmingham
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£71One-way
19:30Manchester2h10 21:40Birmingham
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£71One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Wed
27 Oct
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£6Megabus
Thu
28 Oct
£40Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£40Cross Country
£6Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£23Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
£23Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£40Cross 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
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£40Cross Country
£6Megabus
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
£23Cross Country
£5National Express
Mon
15 Nov
£40Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Tue
16 Nov
£23Cross Country
£3Flixbus

Travel Information between Manchester and Birmingham

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £50
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £3 • 2 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £50 • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 70 miles (113 km) between Manchester and Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 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 trip are Flixbus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Manchester to Birmingham.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Manchester to Birmingham?

There are 2 ways to get from Manchester to Birmingham: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Birmingham?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Birmingham, which costs on average £3.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Birmingham:

A coach is £48 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Manchester to Birmingham costing on average £50.

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

The fastest way to get to Birmingham from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 30 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 2 h.

What is the distance from Manchester to Birmingham?

The Manchester to Birmingham distance is approximately 70 miles (113 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Birmingham is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Manchester and Birmingham 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 Manchester to Birmingham?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers board their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Which travel operators can get me from Manchester to Birmingham?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Birmingham by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Manchester to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £3.
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Birmingham by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Manchester to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £50.
Is there a direct service to Birmingham from Manchester?

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

  • You can travel directly by coach with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Manchester to Birmingham ends?
Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Birmingham often also extend their holiday to go to London, Glasgow or Nottingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Birmingham and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I book my Manchester to Birmingham ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester to Birmingham, 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 is £3 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £50 one way for this trip.

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