How to get from Manchester to Bournemouth

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from Manchester to Bournemouth

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

Our recommendation

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

16:30Manchester, Coach Station8h20 00:50Bournemouth, Coach Station
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16:30Manchester, Coach Station8h20 00:50Bournemouth, Coach Station
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11:30Manchester, Coach Station8h50 20:20Bournemouth, Coach Station
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15:00Manchester, Coach Station8h20 23:20Bournemouth, Coach Station
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17:30Manchester, Coach Station9h05 02:35Bournemouth, Coach Station
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Travel Information to Bournemouth from Manchester

distanceDistance190 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£5 - £81
fastestFastest modeTrain • £81 • 4 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 190 miles to Bournemouth from Manchester. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Bournemouth.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Bournemouth

Travel to Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth.

There are 4 ways to travel from Manchester to Bournemouth including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Bournemouth. Tickets for a flight cost on average £5.

This is compared to other travel options to Bournemouth:

A flight journey is usually £24 less than a journey to Bournemouth by coach, which costs on average £29 for the same trip.

A flight is £76 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Manchester to Bournemouth costing on average £81.

The quickest way to travel between Manchester and Bournemouth is by train, which takes on average 4 h 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Bournemouth by coach can take on average 8 h 15 min.

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You should expect to travel around 190 miles from Manchester to Bournemouth.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Bournemouth is:

  • 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Manchester to Bournemouth 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 for travellers from Manchester to Bournemouth:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Manchester, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Bournemouth, Coach Station.
  • Flights most often depart from Manchester at Manchester Airport and arrive in Bournemouth at Bournemouth Airport.
  • Trains from Manchester to Bournemouth most often leave from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Bournemouth.

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

  • Travel with National Express to go to Bournemouth by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Manchester to Bournemouth tickets on Omio for £29.
  • South Western Railway can get you to Bournemouth by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with South Western Railway from Manchester to Bournemouth for £81 on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Bournemouth often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Southampton or Oxford. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Bournemouth itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bournemouth and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Manchester to Bournemouth, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £29 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £5 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £81 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Manchester and Bournemouth online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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