Manchester to Birmingham bus

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Cheap bus tickets and times from Manchester to Birmingham

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Fastest Journey

1 h 35 m


2 h 14 m

Buses per day



113 km

Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Birmingham start from $9 with an average ticket price of $9.

The fastest bus from Manchester to Birmingham takes 1h 35m in comparison to an average duration of 2h 14m and covers a distance of 113 km.

42 buses leave Manchester for Birmingham every day with 42 travelling directly.

Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
05:00PMBirmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
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Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
07:35PMBirmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
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Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
06:50PMBirmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
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Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
03:50PMBirmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
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Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
09:40AMBirmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
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Overview: Bus from Manchester to Birmingham

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 40 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$14 (€12)
frequencyBus frequency25 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 25 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersMegabus, National Express or FlixBus

Buses from Manchester to Birmingham cover the 70 miles (113 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 40 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Normally, there are 25 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $6 (€5), but the average price of bus tickets is $14 (€12). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Bus providers: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus from Manchester to Birmingham

Buy your official Megabus, National Express and FlixBus bus tickets from Manchester to Birmingham from $6 (€5) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

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 Manchester and Birmingham, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

National Express from Manchester to Birmingham bus information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 25 min
  • Cheapest Price: $11
  • National Express frequency: 6 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.

FAQs: Bus from Manchester to Birmingham

FAQs: Take the bus from Manchester to Birmingham with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Birmingham.
Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Birmingham can start from as little as $6 (€5) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Manchester to Birmingham is $14 (€12); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Birmingham bus travel time is 1 h 40 min   for the 70 mile (113 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Manchester to Birmingham leaves at 6: 10 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Manchester to Birmingham leaves at 11: 40 PM.
Yes, there are 25 direct buses a day from Manchester to Birmingham with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct buses.
When taking a bus from Manchester to Birmingham, you can count on Megabus, National Express or FlixBus for the best way to get you to Birmingham. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service between Manchester and Birmingham and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

When departing from Manchester, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Airport and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your trip in bus stations like Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Herald Rd (Birmingham Airport Coach Park) and Birmingham, Brunel Street.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Birmingham, Coach Station, located 2.2 miles (3.5 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Birmingham from Manchester is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 40 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a bus from Manchester to Birmingham is May.
You have options as you can travel from Manchester to Birmingham 2 different ways: train or bus.

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