The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Reading to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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4 h 5 m
4 h 32 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Reading for Manchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||149 miles (240 km)|
|Average bus duration||4 h 30 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$23 (€21)|
|Bus companies||Megabus, National Express or Flixbus|
Buses from Reading to Manchester cover the 149 miles (240 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 30 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express or Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $20 (€18), but the average price of bus tickets is $23 (€21). Travelers depart most frequently from Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading) and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
For as little as $20 (€18) you can travel by bus from Reading to Manchester with National Express and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.
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 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 to Manchester from Reading, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
When taking the bus to Manchester from Reading, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading), Reading, RBH Main Entrance and Reading, Station Road (Stop SD). Your route can end in bus stations such as Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading) and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading), which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Manchester, Coach Station, located 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city center.
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