Manchester to Birmingham bus

Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Birmingham

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12

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15

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Manchester to Birmingham is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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12:10PMManchester2h15 02:25PMBirmingham
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121One-way
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11:20AMManchester, Airport1h50 01:10PMBirmingham
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02:00PMManchester, Airport2h00 04:00PMBirmingham
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04:55PMManchester2h15 07:10PMBirmingham
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07:30PMManchester2h20 09:50PMBirmingham
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Bus schedule from Manchester to Birmingham

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04:50AMManchester2h20 07:10AMBirmingham
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05:20AMManchester, Airport1h50 07:10AMBirmingham
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07:10AMManchester2h15 09:25AMBirmingham
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09:35AMManchester2h00 11:35AMBirmingham
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10:05AMManchester, Airport1h30 11:35AMBirmingham
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10:50AMManchester2h20 01:10PMBirmingham
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11:20AMManchester, Airport1h50 01:10PMBirmingham
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12:10PMManchester2h15 02:25PMBirmingham
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01:30PMManchester2h30 04:00PMBirmingham
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02:00PMManchester, Airport2h00 04:00PMBirmingham
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03:20PMManchester2h20 05:40PMBirmingham
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03:50PMManchester, Airport1h50 05:40PMBirmingham
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04:00PMManchester2h15 06:15PMBirmingham
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04:30PMManchester, Airport1h45 06:15PMBirmingham
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04:55PMManchester2h15 07:10PMBirmingham
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07:30PMManchester2h20 09:50PMBirmingham
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Bus times from Manchester to Birmingham

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Fastest Journey

1 h 30 m

Average

2 h 5 m

Buses per day

16

Distance

113 km

Of the 16 buses that leave Manchester for Birmingham every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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10:05AMManchester, Airport1h30 11:35AMBirmingham
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141One-way
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04:30PMManchester, Airport1h45 06:15PMBirmingham
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11:20AMManchester, Airport1h50 01:10PMBirmingham
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03:50PMManchester, Airport1h50 05:40PMBirmingham
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05:20AMManchester, Airport1h50 07:10AMBirmingham
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Overview: Bus from Manchester to Birmingham

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$9 (€8)
frequencyBus frequency18 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 18 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesInfobus, Megabus, Flixbus or National Express

Buses from Manchester to Birmingham cover the 70 miles (113 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 30 min with our travel partners like Infobus, Megabus, Flixbus or National Express. Normally, there are 18 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $9 (€8), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $5 (€4). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Birmingham, Brunel Street.

Bus companies: FlixBus and National Express from Manchester to Birmingham

For as little as $5 (€4) you can travel by bus from Manchester to Birmingham with FlixBus and National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

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National Express

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    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.

    Manchester to Birmingham bus information with National Express:

    • Average Duration: 2 h 20 min
    • National Express frequency: 7 a day

    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.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Birmingham from Manchester

    Travel Tips: Take the bus to Birmingham 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 Manchester to Birmingham.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Manchester to Birmingham to cost as little as $5 (€4)  in the next 7 days.
    The bus price to Birmingham from Manchester is on average $9 (€8)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Manchester to Birmingham by bus to be approximately 70 miles (113 km).
    On average the Manchester to Birmingham bus travel time is 1 h 30 min  for the 70 miles (113 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    When taking the bus from Manchester to Birmingham, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. Your journey can end in bus stations such as Birmingham, Brunel Street, Birmingham, Coach Station and Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13).

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

    Passengers board their bus most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station and travel around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city center to this bus station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Birmingham, Brunel Street and need to travel approximately 1.7 miles (2.7 km) from the bus station to the city center in Birmingham.

    For the trip from Manchester to Birmingham you can take a bus with Infobus, Megabus, Flixbus or National Express. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services between Manchester and Birmingham on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, there are 18 direct buses per day from Manchester to Birmingham, and you can find a direct bus for this route with Flixbus or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    On average, there are 18 buses a day from Manchester to Birmingham. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The first Manchester to Birmingham bus departs at 7: 30 PM   and the last bus from Manchester to Birmingham leaves at 7: 30 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Manchester to Birmingham on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    You can find buses between Manchester and Birmingham to cost on average $9 (€8) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Birmingham bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
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