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from Manchester to Birmingham

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

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Sat
24 Jul
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sun
25 Jul
£23Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
Mon
26 Jul
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
27 Jul
£45West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
28 Jul
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
29 Jul
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
30 Jul
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sat
31 Jul
£23Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
Sun
1 Aug
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£4National Express
Mon
2 Aug
£45West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
3 Aug
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
4 Aug
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
5 Aug
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
6 Aug
£45West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sat
7 Aug
£23Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
Sun
8 Aug
£23Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
Mon
9 Aug
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
10 Aug
£45West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
11 Aug
£45West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
12 Aug
£46West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
13 Aug
£45West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus

Travel Information from Manchester to Birmingham

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £52
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £3 • 2 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £52 • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 70 miles (113 km) from Manchester to 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 from Manchester to Birmingham.

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FAQs
How do I go from Manchester to Birmingham?

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

How far is Birmingham from Manchester?

The distance between Manchester and Birmingham is around 70 miles (113 km).

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

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

  • Coaches from Manchester to Birmingham most often leave from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to Birmingham?

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

  • You can go to Birmingham from Manchester by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £3 with Flixbus from Manchester to Birmingham on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Manchester to Birmingham with Cross Country. Cheap tickets can be found for £52 with Cross Country from Manchester to Birmingham.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Manchester to Birmingham?
Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Birmingham? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Birmingham usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Nottingham. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow or Nottingham from Birmingham, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I buy a ticket to Birmingham from Manchester online to score 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 for this trip is £3 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £52 one way.

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.

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

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 journey is usually £48 less than a journey to Birmingham by train, which costs on average £52 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to Birmingham from Manchester?

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

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 5 min   of travel time.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Birmingham
Manchester (Coach Station)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Oxford Road
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Manchester Piccadilly
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Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.