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Bus Information between Chelmsford and Manchester

distanceDistance165 miles (266 km)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express

Buses from Chelmsford to Manchester cover the 165 miles (266 km) long journey with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Chelmsford and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Bus companies

National Express buses between Chelmsford and Manchester

Find the best trip between Chelmsford and Manchester with Omio's bus partners National Express! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

National Express

National Express is a great way to travel comfortably and affordably between Chelmsford and Manchester. As the UK’s leading long-distance bus company, National Express offers hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country with maximum savings and comfort in mind for each passenger. Omio shows you National Express bus schedules and ticket options for the Chelmsford to Manchester route, so you can find the cheapest deals to travel by bus. On a National Express bus, you can expect to travel 165 miles (266 km) from Chelmsford to Manchester.

All buses from National Express provide air conditioning, free WiFi and onboard entertainment to keep you feeling comfortable and entertained during a long journey. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. There are three different tickets that you can pick for the Chelmsford to Manchester bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

These are National Express' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus between Chelmsford and Manchester:

  • 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 Chelmsford
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 Chelmsford to Manchester.
How far is Manchester from Chelmsford by bus?
The distance between Chelmsford and Manchester by bus is approximately 165 miles (266 km).
What bus station in Chelmsford goes to Manchester? What bus station do I come into Manchester from Chelmsford?

Some of the Chelmsford bus stations to Manchester you can start your journey from include Chelmsford, Duke Street and Chelmsford, Station (Stand VA). Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Manchester include Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Chelmsford   and arriving in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

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

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Chelmsford and travel around 0.1 miles (102 m) from the city center to this bus station.

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

What bus providers offer a service to Manchester from Chelmsford?
When taking a bus from Chelmsford to Manchester, you can count on National Express for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service between Chelmsford and Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.