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Overview: Bus from Birmingham to Manchester

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 5 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$5 (€4)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express or Megabus

Buses from Birmingham to Manchester cover the 70 miles (113 km) long route taking on average 2 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $5 (€4), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $5 (€4). Travelers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Bus companies: National Express from Birmingham to Manchester

National Express buses will get you between Birmingham and Manchester from $5 (€4). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus between Birmingham and Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: $7

National Express' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus from Birmingham to Manchester are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Travel Tips: Bus to Manchester from Birmingham

Take the bus to Manchester 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 Birmingham to Manchester.
FAQs

How much do cheap buses from Birmingham to Manchester cost?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus between Birmingham and Manchester for the next 7 days starting from $5 (€4)  one way.

How much does it cost to take a bus from Birmingham to Manchester?

The bus price to Manchester from Birmingham is on average $5 (€4)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.

How far is it from Birmingham to Manchester by bus?

The distance between Birmingham and Manchester by bus is approximately 70 miles (113 km).

How many hours is the bus time between Birmingham and Manchester?

The Birmingham to Manchester bus duration is on average 2 h 5 min, which is to be expected when traveling 70 miles (113 km) to Manchester from Birmingham. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

When traveling by bus from Birmingham to Manchester, which bus station in Birmingham do I depart from and which bus station in Manchester do I arrive in?

There are a few bus stations in Birmingham to start your trip from including Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge. In Manchester you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street   and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Where is the Birmingham bus station located? Where is the Manchester bus station located?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their buses from Birmingham New Street and need to travel around 0.2 miles (399 m) from the city center to get to this bus station.

Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and need to travel around 0.3 miles (489 m) from this bus station to the city center.

Which bus providers can get me from Birmingham to Manchester?

Take the Birmingham to Manchester bus with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the journey to Manchester from Birmingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When is the earliest bus from Birmingham to Manchester? When is the last bus from Birmingham to Manchester?

The first Birmingham to Manchester bus departs at 11: 00 AM   and the last bus from Birmingham to Manchester leaves at 8: 00 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Birmingham to Manchester on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I buy bus tickets from Birmingham to Manchester to score the best deals?

The price of a one way bus ticket from Birmingham to Manchester is on average $5 (€4) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus companies offering this route. In general, you can find bus tickets to Manchester from Birmingham available a few months in advance.