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from Watford to Manchester

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

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Tue
7 Dec
£40Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£52British Airways
Wed
8 Dec
£57Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£100British Airways
Thu
9 Dec
£51Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£81British Airways
Fri
10 Dec
£67Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£72British Airways
Sat
11 Dec
£52Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£60British Airways
Sun
12 Dec
£73Avanti West Coast
£1Flixbus
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Tue
14 Dec
£36Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£64British Airways
Wed
15 Dec
£39Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£61British Airways
Fri
17 Dec
£39Avanti West Coast
£12Flixbus
£90British Airways
Sat
18 Dec
£58Avanti West Coast
£16Flixbus
£69British Airways
Sun
19 Dec
£40Avanti West Coast
£16Flixbus
£56British Airways

Travel Information between Watford and Manchester

distanceDistance148 miles (238 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£5 - £73
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £5 • 4 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £53 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, British Airways or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 148 miles (238 km) from Watford to Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £5. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Watford to Manchester.

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FAQs
How do I go from Watford to Manchester?

You can travel between Watford and Manchester 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

How do I get from Watford to Manchester the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Watford to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £5 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach journey is usually £48 less than a journey to Manchester by plane, which costs on average £53 for the same trip.

A coach is £67 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Watford to Manchester costing on average £73.

What is the quickest way from Watford to Manchester?

The quickest way to travel from Watford to Manchester is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 20 min   of travel time.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 23 min.

How many miles from Watford to Manchester would I travel?

The distance from Watford to Manchester is approximately 148 miles (238 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Watford to Manchester is:

  • 11 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Watford and Manchester as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Watford to Manchester?

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Watford at Watford, High Street (stop F) and arrive in Manchester at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains mostly depart from Watford Junction and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Watford to Manchester?

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

  • You can take a coach from Watford to Manchester with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £5 with Flixbus from Watford to Manchester.
  • You can travel by plane between Watford and Manchester with British Airways, and you can find British Airways Watford to Manchester tickets for £53 on Omio.
  • You can go to Manchester from Watford by train with Avanti West Coast. You'll see cheap train tickets for £73 with Avanti West Coast from Watford to Manchester on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Watford to Manchester?
Omio customers who travel from Watford to Manchester often also extend their holiday to go to London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Manchester and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase Watford to Manchester tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Watford to Manchester, 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 journey is on average £5 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £53 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £73 one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Watford to Manchester 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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