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.
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1 h 25 m
1 h 33 m
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Of the 4 buses that leave Manchester for Stoke-on-Trent every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||33 miles (53 km)|
|Average bus duration||1 h 25 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$6 (€5)|
|Bus providers||National Express, Northern Rail or Flixbus|
Buses from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent cover the 33 miles (53 km) long route taking on average 1 h 25 min with our travel partners like National Express, Northern Rail or Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $6 (€5), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $5 (€4). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Stoke-on-Trent, Keele services.
Find the best buses from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent with Omio's travel partners National Express and FlixBus from $5 (€4). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
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 - Stoke-on-Trent 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.
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 operates buses from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent. The average journey between the two locations takes about one and a half hours. There are seven bus trips each day, and all journeys are direct. The first bus each day departs in the early morning at about 4:00 a.m. and the last bus leaves just before 10:00 p.m. Regular baggage per passenger is free; additional baggage space can be purchased.
All buses from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent are operated by National Express. All trips are direct, taking between one hour 15 minutes and one hour 45 minutes to complete depending on the time of day and the traffic intensity. All buses offer toilet facilities. Cheaper prices can be obtained by booking in advance.
Coach journeys from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent take approximately one and a half hours to complete and cover approximately 45 miles. The shortest journey takes one hour 15 minutes (in the evening) and the longest one hour and 45 minutes (at afternoon peak time).
Seven buses leave Manchester each day bound for Stoke-on-Trent. The first bus departs in the early morning, at about 4:00 a.m., and the last at night just before 10:00 p.m. All buses operate directly between the two centres, with no transfers. There is no difference in the prices of the various trips each day.
Departure bus station: All buses bound for Stoke-on-Trent depart from Manchester bus Station. The station is very centrally located and is easily accessed using public transport. It offers modern travel amenities, including WiFi and a restaurant. The station is open 24 hours a day.
Arrival bus station: All buses from Manchester arrive at the Stoke-on-Trent bus station. The bus station is a new building sporting iconic architecture in the city center. Amenities are limited at the station itself, but facilities catering for travellers are located very nearby. Most areas of Stoke-on-Trent are reachable via the city's well-developed public transport network from the bus station. Stoke-on-Trent is a historic pottery centre and boasts numerous galleries and museums.
When taking a bus from Manchester, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. When you arrive in Stoke-on-Trent, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Stoke-on-Trent, Keele services, Stoke-on-Trent, College Road and Stoke-on-Trent, Mayne Street.
Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent, Keele services.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Stoke-on-Trent, Keele services, located 15.3 miles (24.7 km) away from the city center.
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