How to get from Manchester to Birmingham

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from Manchester to Birmingham

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

Our recommendation
bus

To get from Manchester to Birmingham on 19 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45Manchester, Coach Station2h15 11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£61One-way
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08:45Manchester, Coach Station2h15 11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£61One-way
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07:10Manchester1h45 08:55Birmingham
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£101One-way
19:30Manchester2h10 21:40Birmingham
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£71One-way
16:40Manchester2h00 18:40Birmingham
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£81One-way

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Travel Information between Manchester and Birmingham

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £44
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £6 • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or West Midlands Railway

Travel 70 miles (113 km) by coach or train to Birmingham from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a coach 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 £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or West Midlands Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Birmingham.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Birmingham

Travel to Birmingham 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 Birmingham.
FAQs

There are 2 ways to travel to Birmingham from Manchester including taking a coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Birmingham. Tickets for a coach cost on average £6.

This is compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is generally £38 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £44 from Manchester to Birmingham.

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

Other travel options between Manchester and Birmingham can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Birmingham by train can take on average 1 h 30 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Birmingham is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Manchester, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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

  • You can travel to Birmingham from Manchester by coach with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £6 with Megabus from Manchester to Birmingham.
  • You can go to Birmingham from Manchester by train with West Midlands Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for £44 with West Midlands Railway from Manchester to Birmingham on Omio.
Many of our customers travelling from Manchester to Birmingham don't make Birmingham their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Glasgow or Nottingham, either of which you could add to your Manchester and Birmingham trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Birmingham to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Manchester to Birmingham, 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 for this route is on average £6 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £44 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.

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