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from Manchester to Bristol

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Bristol on 30 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:10Manchester3h40 21:50Bristol, City Centre
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£141One-way
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18:10Manchester3h40 21:50Bristol, City Centre
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£141One-way
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16:40Manchester4h10 20:50Bristol, City Centre
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£141One-way
14:30Manchester4h20 18:50Bristol, City Centre
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£161One-way
19:30Manchester4h05 23:35Bristol
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£141One-way

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Mon
30 May
£35Transport for Wales
£9Flixbus
Tue
31 May
£35Transport for Wales
£14Megabus
Wed
1 Jun
£35Transport for Wales
£12Megabus
Thu
2 Jun
£35Transport for Wales
£12Megabus
Fri
3 Jun
£35Transport for Wales
£12Megabus
Sat
4 Jun
£54Cross Country
£12Megabus
Sun
5 Jun
£35Transport for Wales
£12Megabus
Mon
6 Jun
£36Transport for Wales
£9Flixbus
Tue
7 Jun
£35Transport for Wales
£12Megabus
Wed
8 Jun
£35Transport for Wales
£11National Express
Thu
9 Jun
£35Transport for Wales
£12Megabus
Fri
10 Jun
£35Transport for Wales
£12Megabus
Sat
11 Jun
£35Transport for Wales
£12Megabus
Sun
12 Jun
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£12Megabus
Mon
13 Jun
£35Transport for Wales
£12Megabus
Tue
14 Jun
£35Transport for Wales
£12Megabus
Wed
15 Jun
£35Transport for Wales
£12Megabus
Thu
16 Jun
£117Cross Country
£12Megabus
Fri
17 Jun
£64Transport for Wales
£7Flixbus
Sat
18 Jun
£54Cross Country
£6Flixbus

Travel Information from Manchester to Bristol

distanceDistance140 miles (226 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £61
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 3 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £61 • 3 h 3 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Arriva Trains Wales

Travel 140 miles (226 km) by coach or train to Bristol from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 3 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Manchester to Bristol.

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FAQs

What are my travel options from Manchester to Bristol?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Manchester to Bristol. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Bristol from Manchester?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Bristol, which costs on average £14.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bristol:

A coach is about £47 less than a train, which costs on average £61 for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Bristol?

The quickest way to travel from Manchester to Bristol is by train, which takes on average 3 h 3 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 40 min.

What is the distance from Manchester to Bristol?

You should expect to travel around 140 miles (226 km) from Manchester to Bristol.

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Bristol is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Manchester? Where do I arrive in Bristol?

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

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Manchester to Bristol depart from Manchester, Coach Station to Bristol, City Centre.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Manchester to Bristol depart from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads.

Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to Bristol?

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

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Bristol by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Manchester to Bristol tickets on Omio for £14.
  • Arriva Trains Wales can take you to Bristol by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Arriva Trains Wales from Manchester to Bristol for £61.

Is there a way to travel directly from Manchester to Bristol?

Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Bristol with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to Bristol with Megabus.
  • You can find 16 direct trains per day to take to Bristol with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Bristol tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Manchester to Bristol?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Bristol often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Cardiff or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Bristol itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bristol and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Manchester to Bristol online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester to Bristol, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £14 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £61 one way for this trip.

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