The cheapest buses from Manchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Sep 25

Cheapest

$14

Average

$17

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Manchester to Birmingham will cost around $ 17 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 14.

07:35PMManchester2h10 09:45PMBirmingham
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$141One-way
01:25PMManchester2h15 03:40PMBirmingham
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$141One-way
03:20PMManchester, Airport1h40 05:00PMBirmingham
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$141One-way
06:00PMManchester2h10 08:10PMBirmingham
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$141One-way
02:50PMManchester2h10 05:00PMBirmingham
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$141One-way

Timetable Manchester to Birmingham

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12:55AMManchester2h35 03:30AMBirmingham, Airport
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12:55AMManchester2h05 03:00AMBirmingham
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01:20AMManchester, Airport2h10 03:30AMBirmingham, Airport
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01:20AMManchester, Airport1h40 03:00AMBirmingham
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07:10AMManchester2h25 09:35AMBirmingham
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08:40AMManchester2h10 10:50AMBirmingham
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09:10AMManchester, Airport1h40 10:50AMBirmingham
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09:50AMManchester2h00 11:50AMBirmingham
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11:55AMManchester2h10 02:05PMBirmingham
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12:25PMManchester, Airport1h40 02:05PMBirmingham
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01:25PMManchester2h15 03:40PMBirmingham
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02:50PMManchester2h10 05:00PMBirmingham
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03:20PMManchester, Airport1h40 05:00PMBirmingham
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04:00PMManchester2h20 06:20PMBirmingham
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04:30PMManchester, Airport1h50 06:20PMBirmingham
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04:40PMManchester2h00 06:40PMBirmingham
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06:00PMManchester2h10 08:10PMBirmingham
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07:35PMManchester2h10 09:45PMBirmingham
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08:05PMManchester, Airport1h40 09:45PMBirmingham
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Sat
Sep 25
$62Cross Country
$6Flixbus
Sun
Sep 26
$32Cross Country
$6National Express
Mon
Sep 27
$62West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$63West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$62West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Thu
Sep 30
$62West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$32Cross Country
$5Flixbus
Sat
Oct 2
$32Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$32Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Mon
Oct 4
$56Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$32Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$32Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
$62West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$32Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Sat
Oct 9
$32Cross Country
$5Flixbus
Sun
Oct 10
$32Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Mon
Oct 11
$56Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Tue
Oct 12
$32Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Wed
Oct 13
$32Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Thu
Oct 14
$32Cross Country
$5Flixbus

The fastest buses from Manchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Sep 25

Fastest Journey

1 h 40 m

Average

2 h 2 m

Buses per day

19

Distance

113 km

Of the 19 buses that leave Manchester for Birmingham every day 19 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 113 km distance in an average of 2 h 2 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 40 m .

The slowest buses will take 2 h 35 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
01:20AMManchester, Airport1h40 03:00AMBirmingham
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$161One-way
Fastest
12:25PMManchester, Airport1h40 02:05PMBirmingham
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$171One-way
Fastest
03:20PMManchester, Airport1h40 05:00PMBirmingham
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$141One-way
Fastest
08:05PMManchester, Airport1h40 09:45PMBirmingham
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$141One-way
Fastest
09:10AMManchester, Airport1h40 10:50AMBirmingham
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$141One-way

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Bus Information between Manchester and Birmingham

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 5 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$6 (€5)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express or Megabus

Buses from Manchester to Birmingham cover the 70 miles (113 km) long trip 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 $6 (€5), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $4 (€3). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Bus companies

Bus between Manchester and Birmingham with National Express

National Express buses will get you between Manchester and Birmingham from $4 (€3). 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 leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Manchester - Birmingham bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

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

    • 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.

    Buses Manchester to Birmingham

    This route is very often offered daily by the buses National Express. The journey starts in the heart of Manchester and leads directly south out of the city. It passes Manchester Airport immediately. The route continues past the towns of Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and Cannock. At the destination you reach the city of Birmingham and land directly in the center in the central bus station. This is excellently equipped and you will find everything you need on arrival.

    Which bus companies operate from Manchester to Birmingham?

    The Manchester - Birmingham bus route is operated exclusively by National Express. However, this offers a sufficient number of departure times so that everyone can find a suitable trip.

    How long does the bus ride from Manchester to Birmingham take?

    The direct driving time is between 2 and 3.5 hours. It is therefore not a particularly long journey. Nevertheless, the route is quite interesting. Especially shortly after Manchester when driving past the airport there is always something to see.

    How often can you travel by bus from Manchester to Birmingham?

    The National Express takes the Manchester - Birmingham bus about 14 times a day on this route. These are just under a hundred journeys a week from which passengers can choose. During the day there is usually a Buses every one to two hours.

    Bus stations on the route Manchester - Birmingham?

    At which bus station does the bus start in Manchester? Manchester Coach Station is located in the centre of Manchester. There the buses Manchester - Birmingham starts. In the large waiting area there is not only a popular drinks machine. Ticket machines are also available. And there are plenty of parking spaces. The airport is only 15 km away. There are facilities for food and public toilets. There's even a coffee shop there. Passengers can also recharge their mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets or laptops. And at the kiosk you can get reading material for the waiting time and for the trip. There is also an ATM right next to the station.

    At which bus station does the bus arrive in Birmingham? At the Birmingham Coach Station the buses of National Express arrives. There, one finds a real waiting hall and parking places in case one wants to be picked up. There are several ways to buy food and even a subway restaurant across the street. There are also ticket vending machines and an ATM. There are also public toilets and a kiosk. Inside and outside there are small coffee houses. There are also charging facilities with free WIFI and even coin-operated phones.

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    FAQs
    How much do cheap buses to Birmingham from Manchester cost?
    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to Birmingham from Manchester for the next 7 days starting from $4 (€3)  one way.
    How much is a bus ticket to Birmingham from Manchester?
    If you are looking to book your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Birmingham bus to cost on average $6 (€5)  one way.
    How far is it from Manchester to Birmingham by bus?
    You should expect to travel around 70 miles (113 km)  from Manchester to Birmingham by bus.
    How many hours is the bus time to Birmingham from Manchester?
    The bus time to Birmingham from Manchester is on average 2 h 5 min  for the 70 miles (113 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Manchester to Birmingham by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the bus from Manchester to Birmingham depart from? Which Birmingham bus station do I come into from Manchester?

    When taking the bus between Manchester and Birmingham, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. Your trip can end in bus stations such as Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

    Where is the departure bus station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival bus station in Birmingham located?

    Passengers board the bus most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Birmingham, Coach Station, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

    What bus companies go from Manchester to Birmingham?
    Take the Manchester to Birmingham bus with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the journey to Birmingham from Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Is there a direct bus from Manchester to Birmingham?
    Yes, you can look for direct buses from Manchester to Birmingham with Megabus  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
    When is the earliest bus from Manchester to Birmingham? When is the last bus from Manchester to Birmingham?
    The earliest bus for this route departs from Manchester at 6: 00 AM. The last bus leaves from Manchester at 5: 15 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Manchester to Birmingham and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    How early should I book Manchester to Birmingham bus tickets to get the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase bus tickets from Manchester to Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $6 (€5) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your bus ticket from Manchester to Birmingham a few months in advance.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Manchester
    Birmingham
    Manchester (Coach Station)
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    WC

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
    This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
    How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
    This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.