You can get from Manchester to Birmingham by train, bus or flight.
To get from Manchester to Birmingham on 28 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||70 miles (113 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£3 - £50|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £3 • 2 h|
|Fastest mode||Train • £50 • 1 h 30 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus 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.
There are 2 ways to get from Manchester to Birmingham: coach or train.
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.
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.
The Manchester to Birmingham distance is approximately 70 miles (113 km).
The average frequency per day from Manchester to Birmingham is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling 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:
Yes, there are direct services available between Manchester and Birmingham with the following travel operators:
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.
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:
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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